Renowned Greek Biologist, Eleni Antoniadou to receive International Award!
Congratulations to Eleni Antoniadou, the 27 year old Greek scientist who will be honored with the prestigious Giuseppe Sciacca “Science and Research 2016” International Award!
Eleni Antoniadou is an extraordinary young scientist, who has made major contributions to the scientific community with her research. She is currently a student at the NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration Academy, selected from a pool of 1,200 applicants to study the effects of changes in atmospheric pressure on the nervous systems of astronauts. In 2011, Antoniadou contributed to research enabling the world’s first successful, completely artificial organ transplant – an artificial trachea for a 36-year-old late-stage cancer patient. Her significant research has seen remarkable success at every stage of her career and she is making Greeks proud with her scientific and humanitarian contributions. Apart from being a NASA researcher, Antoniadou is the co-founder of the start-up “Transplants Without Donors” which aims to use laboratory-grown organs in clinical transplants and end human organ trafficking.
Antoniadou was named one of Forbes’ Top 30 Under 30 in Healthcare for 2015 and featured in Marie Claire magazine’s feature on “8 Women that Change the World.”