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International collaborations

ACTC Lab has already established an important international research collaboration network, participating in many european research programs together with many internationally recognised research centers in Europe and North America.

ACTC Lab is the only laboratory in Greece participating in the european program CANCER-ID (http://www.cancer-id.eu). The research program CANCER-ID is a newly formed european consortium, funded by Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI), with 33 partners in 13 countries, aiming at the establishment of standard methodologies for the clinical validation of cancer biomarkers detection through the liquid biopsy. This consortium aims at the collaboration of experts from the academic and cilinic research fields, innovative small and medium business and diagnostic and pharmaceutical companies as well, providing the oppurtunity for the liquid biopsy establishment in clinical practice.

National Collaborations

Our aim is to link up our research activity with clinical research having as primary objective the personalised therapy, by applying the liquid biopsy in clinical routine. This will be primarily for the benefit of patients and society as well, because it reduces the cost of very expensive and specialized treatments.

Our lab has already established an extremely important national research collaboration network. We collaborate with Departments of Clinical Oncology all around Greece, and more closely with these of:

  • Clinical Oncology and Pathology in Heraklion General University Hospital, in Crete (Prof. V. Georgoulias)
  • Clinical Oncology in "Helena Venizelou" Hospital in Athens (Director: N. Malamos)
  • Clinical Oncology and Pathology in General University Hospital "Attikon" in Athens (Amanda Psyrri)
  • Clinical Oncology and Pathology in Hospital "Aretaieio" in Athens (Prof. C. Papadimitriou)

Our research team has also an active participation in Hellenic Oncology Research Group activities (http://www.horg.gr/en/index.php). HORG is directed and coordinated by Prof. V. Georgoulias while E. Lianidou is coordinating the Laboratories Sector.


Medical School, University of Crete:

  1. V. Georgoulias, Professor of Oncology http://oncology.med.uoc.gr/
  2. D. Mavroudis, Professor of Oncology http://oncology.med.uoc.gr/mavroudis.htm
  3. S. Aggelaki, Assistant Professor http://oncology.med.uoc.gr/agelaki.htm

International collaboration -  "TRANSCAN":

  1. K. Pantel, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany
  2. C. Alix-Panabières, University Medical Centre of Montpellier Saint-Eloi Hospital, France

International collaboration

Sabine Kasimir-Bauer, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical School, University of Essen, Germany http://www.biomedexperts.com/Profile.bme/677033/Sabine_Kasimir-Bauer

Medical School, University of Athens:

  1. P. Moutsatsou, Associate Professor
  2. C. Kroupis, Assistant Professor


Department of Pharmacology, University of Patras:

  1. G. Sotiropoulou, Associate Professor http://www.pharmacy.upatras.gr/index.php/en/personell/faculty-members/associate-professors/22-sotiropoulou-georgia


Researchers –Hospitals:

  1. K. Psarra, Immunology Lab, Evangelismos Hospital


Other international collaborations:

  1. Ε. P. Diamandis, Professor of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, Univ of Toronto, Canada http://www.utoronto.ca/acdclab/epdpubs.htm
  2. George Yousef, Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine, Univ of Toronto, Canada http://www.stmichaelshospital.com/research/profile.php?id=yousef&