Eleni Ladikou

Eleni Ladikou

PhD Clinical Fellow

Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Eleni studied Medicine at the University of Leicester and completed a Master of research (MRes) in Medical Research at Brighton and Sussex Medical School. She joined the integrated clinical academic pathway and successfully completed Academic Foundation Programme in Translational medicine and Academic Clinical Fellowship in Haematology. Eleni is currently a PhD Clinical Fellow investigating the role of Bone Marrow (BM) microenvironment in Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) which is funded by Sussex Cancer Fund and the British Society of Haematology Early- Stage Research Grant. She also works part-time as a clinical trial sub-investigator in the Clinical Research Facility at Royal Sussex County Hospital.

A microscopy photograph of AML cells (round shiny cells) adhered to stromal cells (elongated adherent cells). AML cells adhere to BM cells in order to protect themselves from destructive drug therapies. This model is being used to identify mechanisms to release AML cells from the protective BM niche and force them into the circulation where they will be more susceptible to destruction using conventional AML therapies.

Interests
  • Bone Marrow Microenvironment
  • Cell adhesion
  • Acute Myeloid Leukaemia
Education/Experience
  • Master of Research (MRes), Distinction, 2020

    Brighton and Sussex Medical School

  • MBChB Medicine, 2007

    University of Leicester

  • Intercalated BSc, First Class Honours degree, 2013

    University of Leicester