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Prof Georgios Giamas

Post:Professor of Cancer Cell Signalling (Biochemistry)
Other posts:Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange (Life Sciences)
Location:JMS BUILDING 3C12

Telephone numbers
UK:01273 873163
International:+44 1273 873163

Research expertise:
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Professor Georgios Giamas obtained his Biology degree (BSc) at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in Greece. He then undertook his Doctoral degree (PhD - Magna Cum Laude) at the University of Ulm (Germany). Following postdoctoral work at the University of Ulm, he moved to Imperial College London at 2007, working as a Research Associate in the Division of Surgery and Cancer. In 2011 he was awarded Imperial College's prestigious Junior Research Fellowship. In 2012 he was awarded a NIHR Senior Research Fellowship and was appointed as a Research Team Leader. In July 2015, he became a Reader (Associate Professor) in Cell Signalling at University of Sussex. Since May 2018, he is a Professor at the department of Biochemistry and Biomedicine at University of Sussex  while holding an honorary contract (Visiting Professor) at Imperial College.

Professor Giamas is the Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange (DRaKE) at the School of Life Sciences.

He is also an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has served as the Designated Individual (DI) under the Human Tissue Act at the School of Life Sciences from June 2017- May 2019.


Professor of Cancer Cell Signalling

Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange (DRaKE) at the School of Life Sciences

Editorial boards and Peer reviewing

  • Deputy Editor in Oncogene (Nature/Springer).
  • Editoria Board of Communications Biology (Nature/Springer)
  • Advisory Board member of ‘Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences’ (Springer)
  • Member of the Editorial Board of: Scientific Reports and Breast Cancer Management Journals.
  • Peer Reviewer for scientific journals including: Annals of Oncology, Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, British Journal of Cancer, Pharmacogenomics journal, Clinical Epigenetics, International Journal of Cancer, BMC Cell Biology, Scientific Reports, Breast Cancer, Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery, Medicinal Research Reviews, Plos One, Advances in Breast Cancer, Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine,  Clinical Colorectal Cancer and others
  • Peer Reviewer for research grants applications from Medical Research Council (MRC; UK), Worldwide Cancer Research, NC3Rs, Breast Cancer Now (BCN; UK), Neuroblastoma UK, Bloodwise (UK), Yorkshire Cancer Research (UK), MIUR (the Italian Ministry for Education, University and Research), John Goldman Fellowships Austrian Science Fund (FWF), National Science Centre (Poland) and other international research bodies


Member  of Professional Bodies

  • ASCO (American Association for Clinical Oncology
  • Association of Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)
  • American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
  • The European Association for Cancer Research (EACR)