Dr. Christos Tapeinos received his bachelor degree in Material Science from the University of Patras in 2006. He got his MSc (2009) and his PhD. (2013) from the same university in Material Science in collaboration with the National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos” in the area of stimuli-responsive drug delivery systems. From 2015 to 2017 he worked at the Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM) at NUIG as a Marie Curie postdoctoral research fellow, under the supervision of Prof. Abhay Pandit. Dr. Tapeinos was also a visiting Researcher at the University of Chicago from October 2016 to January 2017, where he studied the differentiation of human monocytes under oxidative stress and under treatment with collagen nanospheres.
His research interest is focused on delivery systems that respond to various stimuli, including pH, temperature, alternating magnetic field and reactive oxygen species (ROS). In addition, Dr. Tapeinos has fabricated a variety of biomaterial-based structures, including nanospheres, microspheres and fibers using natural (collagen & hyaluronic acid) and/or synthetic polymers (PMMA,PAA,PHPMA,PLGA) for the treatment of various diseases, like intervertebral disc degeneration, myocardial infarction and cancer (breast, prostate and glioblastoma). Moreover, one of his expertises is the synthesis and characterization of inorganic nanoparticles including MnO2, CeO2, CuO, ZnO. Dr. Tapeinos studies also the biological interactions of the synthesized materials in living cells and tissues. One of his last research projects was related on the fabrication of Nanostructured Lipid Carriers (NLC) and cell membrane-coated magnetic nanocubes for the treatment of Glioblastoma.
Currently, Dr. Tapeinos works as an Experienced Researcher funded by an individual Marie-Curie fellowship, at the Smart Bio-Interfaces group of Gianni Ciofani, where he focuses his research on the fabrication of biomimetic and neuroprotective nanocapsules for the treatment of post-ischemic stroke effects.
A biomimetic and neuroprotective delivery nanocapsule for the targeted treatment of post-ischemic stroke effects
Marie-Curie Fellow under the Marie-Curie Innovative Training Network Fellowship (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014) – Development of Biomaterial-based Delivery Systems for Ischemic Conditions: An Integrated Pan-European Approach
Marie-Curie Individual Fellowship (H2020-MSCA-IF-2017) – A biomimetic and neuroprotective delivery nanocapsule for the targeted treatment of post-ischemic stroke effects (Project cost: € 168,277.20)
‘La Caixa’ Junior Leader Fellowship – ROS scavenging magnetic nanocapsules: A multi-therapeutic approach against pancreatic cancer (Project cost: € 305,700)