Iosifina Foskolou

DPhil student 2012 - 2016

Iosifina came to study at the Department of Oncology after obtaining a distinction in her MSc in Molecular Medicine from the University of Athens, under the supervision of Dr Panagiotis Politis. She went on to undertake her DPhil studies in the laboratory of Professor Ester Hammond, investigating the DNA replication stress induced by low oxygen levels and was funded by a CRUK Oxford Centre DPhil Prize Studentship.

Iosifina found her experience in the CRUK/MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology fascinating and productive, with her work being published in 6 journals, including Molecular Cell, Journal of Clinical Investigation and FEBS. She was also fortunate enough to be awarded a Graduate Scholarship for academic merit, and the opportunity and funding to present her work at highly prestigious events such as the Keystone Symposium and the Gordon Research Conference. She has received numerous oral presentation and poster prizes.

Iosifina is now working as a postdoctoral researcher in the laboratory of Professor Randall Johnson in the department of Cancer Immunology at the University of Cambridge.

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