Two young Greek researchers are recognised as Europe’s best

Europe Pulmonologist Maria Tsoumakidou and Nikolaos Bekiaris-Liberis

Two young Greek scientists were distinguished by being named among the top researchers by the European Research Council (ERC) and therefore received funding of €2 million each to work on a specific research project for the next five years.

Pulmonologist Maria Tsoumakidou and her team at the Alexander Fleming Institute of Biomedical Research are studying the mechanisms of immunity against cancer with the aim of finding new immunotherapies.

Their project concerns the further study of fibroblasts, their interactions with other cells and the networks that determine their gene expression. Nikolaos Bekiaris-Liberis is an associate professor at the Technical University of Crete’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE).

His project is titled Micro-Macro Secure Control of Infinite-Dimensional Transport Systems.

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