Papanikolaou prize 2019

Original research papers in the fields of medicine, biomedical sciences or related areas are invited.
Four candidates will be shortlisted and participate in the competition. Shortlisted candidates will deliver a 10-minute presentation, followed by a 2-minute discussion.
Candidates must be 38 years or younger and below Consultant or Senior Scientist status. They should be members or eligible for membership of the Hellenic Medical Society UK.
The deadline for submission is midnight of the 8th of November 2019
Abstracts of 300 words will be accepted.


The winner of the 2019 Papanikolaou Prize is Dimitrios Karponis, who is a final year medical student at the Imperial College London. 
The title of his paper was : “The Effect of Cigarette Smoke on Growth, Proliferation and Secretion of Matrix Metalloproteinase 2 (MMP-2) by Human Dermal Fibroblasts”
The other three contestants were: 
Dr Anastasia Dimakopoulou with the paper: “ Recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) is the loss of three or more consecutive pregnancies prior to 24 weeks of gestation”, 
Dr Rania Kaltsoyianni, with the paper “Timeline of respiratory function changes following administration of systemic postnatal corticosteroids in extremely preterm infants” 
and Mr George Sotiropoulos with the paper: “Circulating plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) activity: a biomarker for resectable non-small cell lung cancer?”

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