About the article
Christos K. Kontos
Dr. Christos K. Kontos is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Athens. His research interests include the discovery and study of novel cancer biomarkers in the prognosis of colorectal cancer, head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, and hematological malignancies, as well as the cloning of alternatively spliced variants of cancer-related genes. So far, he has participated in several demanding research grants and received two annual fellowships for scientific excellence by the National Hellenic Research Foundation. He has published eight original research papers in international peer-reviewed scientific journals and four mini-reviews in the Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology. Recently, he has also deposited 10 original sequences in Genbank.
Dr. Andreas Scorilas holds the position of Associate Professor of Clinical Biochemistry in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Athens. His research team’s interests include the discovery and study of novel cancer biomarkers in the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment monitoring of human malignancies, as well as the development of highly sensitive methodologies in Molecular Diagnostics. He was a major investigator in the discovery and cloning of several cancer-related genes, including the novel apoptotic gene BCL2L12, the novel carcinoembryonic antigen gene CEAL1 as well as three novel members of the Kallikrein gene family. Dr. Scorilas has been honored with several international scientific awards and coordinated numerous demanding research grants. So far, he has more than 190 publications in high impact international scientific journals, accompanied by >4200 citations (h index=36).
Published Online: 2012-07-12
Published in Print: 2012-11-01