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Dr Panicos Shangaris

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Panicos Shangaris is a Clinical Lecturer, subspecialising in Maternal & Fetal Medicine at KCL. He studied for a PhD at UCL funded by a Wellcome Trust SPARKS Research Training Fellowship and UCLH Charities on the subject: "Can we treat genetic blood disorders by transplantation of stem cells /gene therapy to the fetus?" under the supervision of Professor Anna David and Professor Paolo De Coppi.  He has always been interested in research, fetal medicine, and therapy. For this reason, he took a year out of clinical training to study for an MSc in Prenatal Genetics and Fetal Medicine. UCLH Charities awarded him, with an entry-level fellowship for research in 2011 to start a PhD. In 2012, he was awarded the prestigious Wellcome Trust Sparks Research Training Fellowship to continue and complete his PhD. He has been involved in teaching science and medical students during tutorials, lectures and in the clinic. In addition, he had the opportunity to supervise science students during their research projects, with all students receiving merit or distinction in their projects. He is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA), in recognition of his contribution to teaching.  He enjoys attending, networking and presenting at international conferences and during his Ph.D., he received nine national and international awards for conference presentations. He is planning to establish a stem cell research group focusing on in utero stem cell transplantation using immunotherapy, which is the research area of his mentor, Professor Giovanna Lombardi. This is an exciting, developing area, which combines stem cell research, immunology, and prenatal reprogramming.  He is keen to form new collaborations with both scientists and clinicians. 

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