THRF Early Career Research Fellow
Adelaide Medical School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.
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My career spans more than ten years of research experience within private and academic sectors focusing on cancer cell biology and tissue growth and repair. I am very passionate about cancer research and strive to identify new therapeutic strategies to combat metastatic disease. My primary research interest lies within the role of stromal cells within the tumour microenvironment on cancer growth and metastasis. This interest developed early on in my career but wasn't until my PhD (completed in 2016) where I became fascinated with targeting the stroma with novel therapeutic strategies as a treatment for breast cancer. My PhD identified for the first time a causative role for peroxidase enzymes in cancer development and metastasis. This discovery has resulted in 3 first author publications, a patent application, and collaboration with a pharmaceutical company assessing novel peroxidase inhibitors as a potential therapeutic agents in the treatment/prevention of breast cancer.
Date Position Institution name 2019 NHMRC Peter Doherty Early Career Research Fellow The University of Adelaide 2017 - 2018 THRF Early Career Research Fellow The University of Adelaide 2011 - 2016 Research Associate The University of Adelaide 2010 - 2011 Research Assistant SA Pathology 2009 - 2010 Study Coordinator VivoPharm 2008 - 2009 Research Assistant VivoPharm 2006 - 2008 Research Assistant TGR BioSciences 2004 - 2006 Medical Scientist Gribbles Pathology/Healthscope 2003 - 2004 Medical Scientist SA Health/Women's and Children's Hospital
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review Greek, Modern (1453-) Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
Date Institution name Country Title 2013 - 2016 The University of Adelaide Australia PhD 1999 - 2002 The University of South Australia Australia Bachelor of Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechonolgy
Date Title Institution name Country 0 Epigeum: Supervising Doctoral Studies The University of Adelaide —
Year Citation 2018 DiFelice, C., Zinonos, I., DeNichilo, M., Evdokiou, A., & Panagopoulos, V. (2018). A Causative Role for Inflammatory Peroxidase Enzymes in Bleomycin-Induced Pulmonary Fibrosis. In AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE Vol. 197 (pp. 1 page). San Diego, CA: AMER THORACIC SOC. 2015 Panagopoulos, V., Zinonos, I., Liapis, V., Hay, S., Ingman, W., Iasiello, M. P., . . . Evdokiou, A. (2015). Uncovering a new role for peroxidases in breast cancer development and metastasis. In CLINICAL & EXPERIMENTAL METASTASIS Vol. 32 (pp. 227-228). SPRINGER.
Year Citation 2017 Liapis, V., Labrinidis, A., Zinonos, I., Hay, S., Ponomarev, V., Panagopoulos, V., . . . Evdokiou, A. (2017). Anticancer efficacy of the hypoxia-activated pro-drug evofosfamide in prcelinIcal osteosarcoma murine models. Poster session presented at the meeting of INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR MEDICINE. SPANDIDOS PUBL LTD. 2017 Liapis, V., Zinonos, I., Labrinidis, A., Hay, S., Ponomarev, V., Panagopoulos, V., . . . Evdokiou, A. (2017). The hypoxia activated pro-drug evofosfamide exhibits tumour suppressive activity and synergy with chemotherapy against primary and metastatic breast cancers. Poster session presented at the meeting of INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR MEDICINE. SPANDIDOS PUBL LTD. 2017 Shoubridge, A., Panagopoulos, V., Anderson, P., Field, J., Saifzadeh, S., Steck, R., . . . Evdokiou, A. (2017). Soybean Peroxidase Possesses Osteogenic Activity to Accelerate Bone Regeneration In Vivo. Poster session presented at the meeting of JOURNAL OF BONE AND MINERAL RESEARCH. Denver, CO: WILEY.
2019, NHMRC Peter Doherty Early Career Fellowship, 4 years ($327,192.00)
2018, Scott Canner Young Researcher Grant, Chief Investigator-A, (top evaluated proposal), Tour de Cure, 2 years ($125,000)
2017, Early Career Fellowship, The Hospital Research Foundation, 2 years ($240,000)
2017, Early Career Researcher Mentored Project Development Program ($8,905,95)
2017, Beat Cancer Project Travel Award, Cancer Council SA/SAHMRI ($2,900)
2017, International Travel Award, The University of Adelaide ($2,930)
2016 - 2018 Co-supervising 3 PhD students
2017 1 Honours student completion awarded Honours Alumni University Medal
2013 - 2016 Mentored 5 PhD students, 3 Honours students, and 4 summer research scholarship students
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2019 Co-Supervisor The roles of the Tam Receptor Family in Multiple Myeloma Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Justine Rachel Clark 2017 Co-Supervisor Fibrosis, Cancer and the Pre-Metastatic Niche: Implications for Peroxidases Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Christopher Difelice 2016 Co-Supervisor The Role of Peroxidase Enzymes in Fracture Repair of Healthy and Osteoporotic Bone Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Alexandra Jayne Shoubridge
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2017 - ongoing Representative BHI Strategic Research Directions Group Basil Hetzel Institute Australia 2017 - ongoing Member Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR) State Committee — — 2015 - 2016 Representative BHI Management Committee Basil Hetzel Insitute —
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