Charis Kampyli

I completed my five-year studies (MSc) at the Department of Biological Applications and Technologies, Ioannina University (Greece), from where I graduated with honours.

My one-year undergraduate thesis in Dr Theoni Trangas’s laboratory, at the Department of Biological Applications and Technologies in the University of Ioannina, was focused on studying the effects of unsaturated fatty acids on cell growth and cell cycle.

I have also participated in the preparation of a poster entitled “The effects of n-3 PUFAs upon the Hypereosinophilic Syndrome” which was exhibited on the 8th “Biological Sciences: Development lever of society” Greek Conference. This was hosted by the University of Patras and the Greek Union of Biology Scientists.

During my two-month research training placement at Dr Spyros Konitsiotis’s laboratory in the Neurological Clinic of the University Hospital of Ioannina, I familiarized myself with the theoretical background of the recording of Electroencephalography (EEG) and the electrical dynamics in both normal and pathological brain conditions such as epilepsy, sleep disorders, coma, encephalopathies and brain death.

Additionally, I was granted a three-month research training placement at Dr Lazaros Foukas’s laboratory in the Institute of Healthy Ageing, UCL as part of an Erasmus programme scholarship, where I took part in a research programme on insulin signalling and oxidative stress resistance.

I was also entitled to the Bodossaki Foundation grant for participation in the “Seminar Series in Biology and Medicine” organized by this Foundation.

Currently, I am working at Dr Bart Vanhaesebroeck’s laboratory in the UCL Cancer Institute. The aim of my study is to investigate mechanisms of action and biological functions of the PI3K-C2β isoform.