DDS, PhD – CSO, Co-Founder
Thanos Halazonetis holds a Dental Degree from the University of Athens and a PhD Degree in Genetics from Harvard University. He worked at Merck, Sharp & Dohme as a Research Fellow, before joining the faculty of the Wistar Institute and the University of Pennsylvania. In 2006, he joined the University of Geneva as Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology.
His research has always focused on cancer; after studying the p53 tumor suppressor and the responses of cells to DNA double-strand breaks, his research has focused on oncogene-induced DNA replication stress and the pathways by which cells repair collapsed DNA replication forks. He is an elected member of EMBO and of Academia Europaea.
Sotirios K. Sotiriou
PhD – Head of Biology, Co-Founder
Sotirios Sotiriou, PhD, is a Molecular Cancer Biologist currently working as the Head of Biology at FoRx Therapeutics. Previously, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard Medical School, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and University of Geneva. Sotirios received his PhD degree with great distinction in Molecular Biology from the University of Geneva.
Sotirios completed his undergraduate studies in Biological Applications and Technology at the University of Ioannina. His research interests focus on DNA repair, DNA replication, and the mechanisms underlying genomic instability in human cancers.