OTURUM AÇMA BİLGİLERİNİZİ UNUTTUNUZ MU?

VII. Ulusal Anorganik Kimya Kongresi

Davetli Konuşmacılar | Thanos Salifoglou

Presentation Title: “VANADIUM IN CANCER CELL DEMISE. THE PRESENT AND FUTURE IN CANCER THERAPEUTICS”

EDUCATION
Ph.D., Bioinorganic Chemistry, The U. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA 12/1987

ACADEMIC RECORD
Professor Dept. Chemical Engineering, Aristotle U. Thessaloniki, Greece 2003-present
Head of the Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry and Advanced Materials
Director of the Graduate Program “Processes and Technology in Advanced Materials”2008-2010
University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece. 1996-2003
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA 1988-1995
New England Medical Center/Tufts U., Boston, MA, USA. 1992-1993
The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, MI, USA 1983-1988
The University of Iowa, Iowa, USA 1982-1983

RESEARCH INTERESTS AND ONGOING ACTIVITIES
Inorganic-organic hybrid surface-modified (dendrimers, liposomes and silica) and magnetic nanoparticles
capable of transport, selective and specific delivery of molecular probes to neuro-loci in the brain for
imaging. Bioinorganic chemistry of vanadium, titanium, chromium, and zinc compounds with
physiological and biomimetic substrates, as potential pharmaceuticals of anticarcinogenic, neuroprotective,
adipogenetic and insulin mimetic activity. Signal transduction and genetic biomarkers. Controlled release
of synthetic-naturally encountered molecules from (macro)molecular cages relevant to metallodrug
absorption and bio-activity processes. (Multi)functional materials (sensors) in Biomedical Engineering
diagnostic medicine and (nano)technology.

Transcriptional activation of signal transducing Hα-Ras through DNA minisatellites in the human genome.
Metallo-induced oxidative stress and pathogenetic processes in neurodegeneration (Alzheimer, etc.) and
cancer. Design and development of technological approaches linked to metal-catalyzed oxidative damage
of biological tissues. Development of selective chemosensors of essential and non-essential metal ions in
relation to clinically pathological conditions in neurodegenerative diseases. Diagnostic molecular
biomarkers in Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s dementia.

Bioinformatics in the establishment of properties and processes of biological nanonetworks relevant to
cellular (patho)physiologies linked to disease onset, progression and drug administration (theranostics)

Natural antioxidants in human nutrition. Natural antioxidants and pro-oxidant metal ionic materials in
human nutrition. Mechanisms of pro-oxidant metals and antioxidant behavior of natural products through
the use of experimental models in human physiology

AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS IN THE PAST 7 YEARS
Representative of Greece, Inorganic Chemistry Division of the European Chemical Society (EuChemS)
Elected Member of the Romanian Society for Cell Biology
Member of the Scientific Council National Institute of Research and Development for Electrochemistry
and Condensed Matter (INCEMC), Timisoara, Romania
Distinguished member of the Faculty of Chemistry and Biology, West U. of Timisoara, Romania
Honorary Professor of the Dept. of Applied Chemistry and Material Sciences
Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania
Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
Editorial Board Member International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Adjunct Professor Department of Chemistry and Biology, West University of Timisoara, Romania

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