Lakis Liloglou

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PhD projects

-The role of HDAC inhibitors in managing oral dysplasias.
-miRNA profiling in plasma for early detection of lung cancer.

1996 …2024

Research activity per year

Personal profile


Triantafyllos (Lakis) Liloglou received his BSc (hons) in Biology from the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Following his national service in the Greek Army as 2nd Lieutenant, he undertook his  PhD in Molecular Oncology at the University of Crete Medical School. After his post-doctoral training at the University of Liverpool he became a junior group leader while joining the Liverpool Lung Project in 1998. In 2010 he was appointed as a Lecturer in Molecular Oncology at the University of Liverpool and promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2013. In August 2021, he joined Edge Hill University as a Senior Lecturer in Postgraduate Medical Education. He is currently The Programme Leader for the Master of Surgery (MCh) and continues his research in respiratory cancer being an active member of The Liverpool Lung Project and Liverpool Head and Neck Cancer.

Research interests

Dr Liloglou's research interests focus in genetic and epigenetic instability in cancers of the respiratory tract. Particular emphasis is given to the discovery and validation of biomarkers for clinical management (early detection and therapeutic stratification). 

A number of projects are currently on going, on non-coding RNAs, DNA methylation and HDAC inhibitors.

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 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

Higher Education, Other, Certificate in Professional Studies, University of Liverpool

1 Mar 201112 Feb 2014

Award Date: 12 Feb 2014

Molecular Oncology, PhD, The role of glycolytic enzymes in malignant transformation of cells, University of Crete

1 Oct 199120 Oct 1994

Award Date: 20 Oct 1994

Biology, BSc, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

1 Oct 198410 Oct 1988

Award Date: 10 Oct 1988

Other positions

External Examiner, University of Essex

1 Dec 2021 → …

Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Liverpool

1 Aug 2021 → …


  • R Medicine
  • Oncology
  • lung
  • head and neck
  • clinical management
  • biomarkers
  • Q Science
  • Molecular biology
  • epigenetics

Research Institutes

  • Health Research Institute

Research Centres

  • Cardio-Respiratory Research Centre


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