21 July 2017
Dr Cynthia Andoniadou presented with Lister Institute Research Prize Fellowship
The Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine funds research that is crucial to our understanding of health and disease. Dr Cynthia Andoniadou, Lecturer in Stem Cell Biology at King’s College London was recently presented with the Fellowship at a ceremony held on Guy’s Campus mid-July.
Their single scheme provides up to five awards of £200,000 annually. These are aimed at early stage independent researchers, for whom receipt of the Prize would make a real difference as it is intended to enhance or expand an on-going research activity or enable new areas of research. Dr Andoniadou 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.
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.
The Award was presented at a special seminar by Professor Sir Alex Markham, Chair of the Lister Institute. As well as receiving the prize, Dr Andoniadou delivered an engaging seminar on the “Regulation of the pituitary stem cell compartment”. Congratulations again to Dr Andoniadou.