Patras Medicine student team participated in the World Synthetic Biology Competition iGEM 2022 (International Genetically Engineered Machine) held in Paris, 26-28 October 2022. A total of 356 teams from 42 countries and distinguished universities worldwide participated in the competition. The student team Patras_Medicine with its Project “syn-PNOIA – Redefining Lung Cancer Diagnosis” after evaluation by a Jury (5 judges) won the following in the Undergraduate category:

1st Prize in the category “Diagnostics” (Best Diagnostics Project, )

1st Prize for “Best Wiki Award” (Best Wiki Award, )

Gold Medal (achievement of specific competition objectives)

The Patras_Medicine team consists of the following members:

Eleftherios Bochalis, 3rd Year, Department of Pharmacy , Irini Dereki, 4th Year, Department of Pharmacy, Anatoli Betsou, 3rd Year, Department of Pharmacy, Garifalina Konidi, 3rd Year, Department of Pharmacy, Nikiforos Chandrinos, 4th Year, Department of Pharmacy, Athena Giannakopoulou, 5th Year, Department of Civil Engineering, Sofianos Souliotis, 5th Year, Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, Christos Karaoglanis, 2nd Year, Department of Medicine, Elias Velissariou, 3rd Year, Military Nursing, National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Grigoris Derekis, 1st High School Student

Guidance – Instructors: Yota Kalligosphiri, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, Vassilis Vardas, PhD Candidate, Department of Biology, Eleni Lambrou, PhD Candidate, Department of Chemistry, Markos Sotiriou, Postgraduate Student, Department of Chemistry, Christodoulos Bochalis, Postgraduate Student, University of Piraeus/Research Center “Demokritos”

Scientific Officers: Despina Kalogianni, Assistant Professor, Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Galatea Kallergi, Assistant Professor, Laboratory of Biochemistry/Metastatic Signalling in the field of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development, Department of Biology

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