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Dr Cynthia Andoniadou receives Lister Institute Research Prize Fellowship

Lecturer in Stem Cell Biology, Dr Cynthia Andoniadou, has been awarded the Lister Institute Research Prize Fellowship.

The scheme provides up to five awards of £200,000 annually. Aimed at early stage independent researchers, for whom receipt of the Prize would make a real difference, they are intended to enhance or expand an on-going research activity or enable new areas of discovery to help, support and nurture future leaders of biomedical research.

Dr Andoniadou has been awarded this Research Prize for studies on the regulation of stem cell potential, using the mammalian pituitary gland as a model. Specifically, she aims to use the funds to enable expansion of current research areas that focus on understanding the signalling mechanisms that control organ regeneration. These studies are likely to lead to models of disease such as tumours and organ failure, enabling pursuit of preclinical avenues.

She joins a community of scientists from diverse biomedical fields who meet annually at the Fellows’ Meeting in Cambridge to network, discuss their research and their future plans.

The Award was presented at a special seminar by Professor Sir Alex Markham, Chair of the Lister Institute as part of a ceremony held on Guy’s Campus.

As well as receiving the prize, Dr Andoniadou delivered an engaging seminar on “Regulation of the pituitary stem cell compartment”.

Congratulations Dr Andoniadou.