Anastasia Tsigkou

Associate Professor of Biology, Duke Kunshan University

Her research focus is reproductive biology, particular the study of inhibin and progesterone receptors in uterine leiomyomas and ovarian cancers. One of her main achievements was the development of a novel immunoassay inhibin total (A&B) (Inhibin-TGF-β family). Development of the assay led to the successful licensing of the antibodies and assays with total royalty income to Oxford Brookes University in the U.K. of more than GBP 2 million.
She has received several research grants, most recently from the National Natural Science Foundation of China for the study of MMPs in cancer biology, and a regional grant from Guangdong province in collaboration with Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) for the development of a novel immunoassay to vitamin D binding proteins.
Tsigkou has a B.Sc. (hons) in biochemistry from the University of Melbourne, Australia, and a D.Phil from Oxford Brookes University. She also has a postgraduate certificate in science from Oxford Brookes. Prior to joining DKU, she was a visiting associate professor at the University of Athens Medical School and held a lecturer position at XJTLU's Department of Biological Sciences, teaching biochemistry, biotechnology and cancer biology.



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