Miss Antzela Tsavou
Antzela obtained her BSc in Biomedical Sciences from Brunel University in 2018, followed by an MSc in Molecular Medicine at Imperial College London. During her MSc project, she worked under the supervision of Professor Charles Bangham in the Department of Infectious Diseases, where she studied the molecular basis of the HTLV-1 viral pathogenesis and immunology.
After finishing her postgraduate studies, she decided to expand her expertise working as a Research Assistant with the human fungal pathogen Candida albicans in in the Naglik Laboratory at King’s College London. In her current role, while contributing to several projects, she also leads two projects. The first project involves the characterisation of innate immune response to about 200 secreted virulence factors from 37 medically relevant species of pathogenic fungi and the second, the screening of genes driving disease progression and pathogenesis in several fungal strains.