Dr ARISTIDES TAGALAKIS

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    Dr Aristides Tagalakis is a Reader in Gene Delivery and Nanomedicine at Edge Hill University. The main objective of his research has been the development and implementation of innovative non-viral and nanoparticle technologies in gene therapy for solid tumours, cystic fibrosis, glaucoma, neurological and cardiovascular disorders. These have included a variety of somatic gene transfer approaches towards the efficient, widespread and long-term expression of recombinant genes locally or systemically, silencing of disease-implicated genes, as well as gene repair/editing.

    Previously he worked as a Research Fellow and then a Senior Research Fellow at UCL. He holds a PhD from The University of London. He has authored over 80 peer-reviewed publications (original research articles and conference proceedings) in high-impact international journals. He is a member of the ‘Nanoagents and Synthetic Formulations Scientific Committee’ of the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy. He is a reviewer of national and international project/programme grants and a regular reviewer of over 50 leading scientific journals. He serves on editorial boards of scientific journals. He is a Fellow of: the Institute of Biomedical Sciences, the Higher Education Academy and the Royal Society of Biology and a Full Member of the Biochemical Society, the Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Society and The British Society for Nanomedicine.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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