Assist Prof  Dr. Andreas Agathangelidis | Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology | Best Researcher Award

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens | Greece

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Early Academic Pursuits

Andreas Agathangelidis initiated his scientific journey at Thessaloniki's "G. Papanikolaou" hospital, delving into Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) and antigens for his diploma thesis. Subsequently, his Ph.D. at Aristotle University focused on immunogenetics in B-cell malignancies.

Professional Endeavors

Agathangelidis conducted groundbreaking studies during his Ph.D., notably refining CLL molecular classification using a sizable patient cohort. His postdoctoral research at San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, explored CLL and Monoclonal B lymphocytosis (MBL) under Professor Paolo Ghia, broadening his expertise in advanced genetic methodologies.

Contributions and Research Focus

Significant contributions include expansive studies on CLL patients and the largest worldwide series on Mantle Lymphoma (MCL), emphasizing the role of antigens in disease progression. He conducted diverse immunoprofiling studies, exploring gene rearrangements and subtyping based on immunogenetics, oncogenetics, and immunophenotype integration.

Accolades and Recognition

Agathangelidis' pioneering research secured recognition, including fellowships from the HFRI Foundation and industry funding from Gilead Sciences. His leadership in the "CLLon" project, studying the B cell receptor's role in CLL and MBL development, represents a significant achievement in cancer genetics.

Impact and Influence

His work has significantly challenged prevailing views in disease mechanisms, refining classifications, and paving the way for targeted therapies for B-cell malignancies. The extensive studies he led have had a substantial impact on understanding disease ontogeny and the development of potential treatments.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Currently an Assistant Professor at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Agathangelidis continues his research using advanced NGS technologies. His focus on elucidating the B cell receptor's role in CLL and MBL development through deep sequencing and bioinformatics is poised to bring forth notable advancements in cancer genetics and potential therapeutic avenues.

Notable Publications

Recurrent mutations refine prognosis in chronic lymphocytic leukemia 2014 (219)

A complementary role of multiparameter flow cytometry and high-throughput sequencing for minimal residual disease detection in chronic lymphocytic leukemia: an European Research Initiative on CLL study 2015 (179)

Antigen receptor stereotypy in chronic lymphocytic leukemia 2016 (99)

Assist Prof  Dr. Andreas Agathangelidis | Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology | Best Researcher Award

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