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Christos Tapeinos

Researcher
Biomaterials and Smart Drug Delivery Systems

Research Line

Smart Bio-Interfaces

Center

CMBR@SSSA Pisa

Contacts

Smart Bio-Interfaces Group - CMBR - IIT - Polo Sant'Anna Valdera Viale Rinaldo Piaggio, 34 - 56025 - Pontedera (PI), Italy
+39 050 883019
+39 3455742654
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About

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 National University of Ireland Galway as a Marie Curie postdoctoral research fellow and at the Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM) 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, studying 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 multiple myeloma). Moreover, one of his expertises is the synthesis and characterization of inorganic nanoparticles including MnO2, CeO2, CuO, ZnO etc. 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 Solid Lipid Nanoparticles (SLN) and Nanostructured Lipid Carriers (NLC) for the treatment of Glioblastoma Multiforme.

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.

Interests

biomaterials drug delivery systems ROS responsive systems Nanotechnology nanospheres nanoparticles fibers

Projects

BIONICS

A biomimetic and neuroprotective delivery nanocapsule for the targeted treatment of post-ischemicA biomimetic and neuroprotective delivery nanocapsule for the targeted treatment of post-ischemicstroke effects

Awards

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)

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