One of the best scientists in Nanomedicine
Kostas Kostarelos is a professor of Nanomedicine at the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences of the University of Manchester. He also leads the Nanomedicine Lab that is part of the Centre for Tissue Injury and Repair and the National Graphene Institute. He is considered to be one of the best scientists in the world regarding nanomedicine.
Kostas Kostarelos received his diploma in Chemical Engineering and his Ph.D. from the department of Chemical Engineering at the Imperial College London. There, he studied the steric stabilization of liposomes using block copolymer molecules.He completed his postdoctoral training in various medical institutions in the United States and has worked closely with many professors.
He started working as an assistant professor of Genetic Medicine & Chemical Engineering in Medicine at Cornell University Weill Medical College. In 2002, he was relocated to the United Kingdom as the Deputy Director of Imperial College Genetic Therapies Centre and in 2003, the Greek professor joined the Centre for Drug Delivery Research at the UCL School of Pharmacy as the Deputy Head of the Centre. In 2007, he was promoted to Personal Chair of Nanomedicine and Head of the Centre.
In 2013, the Nanomedicine Lab, led by Kostas Kostarelos, was embedded within the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences and the National Graphene Institute at the University of Manchester. The lab had a long history in developing liposomes, colloidal nanoparticulates, natural and synthetic macromolecules and novel nanomaterials as vector systems for therapeutic and diagnostic applications. Kostas Kostarelos and his team at the Nanomedicine Lab, have designed microscopic “grenades” that can explode their cancer-killing payload in tumors. They presented their findings at the National Cancer Research Institute conference.
Kostas Kostarelos is Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (FRSM) and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). He is the founding and senior editor of the journal “Nanomedicine” and sits on the editorial board of many scientific journals. He was awardedwith the 2010 Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Professorial Fellowship from the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Tsukuba, Japan.