Melpomeni Kalofonou | Postdoctoral Researcher (Cancer Technology Lead)
Imperial College London

Melpomeni Kalofonou, Postdoctoral Researcher (Cancer Technology Lead), Imperial College London

Dr Melpomeni Kalofonou is a Postdoctoral Researcher and Research Lead of Cancer Technology within the Centre for Bio-Inspired Technology, Imperial College London. Graduating with an MSc and PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Imperial College London, she has conducted pioneering work in cancer technology, having innovated methods for detection of cancer specific biomarkers using DNA microchip technology. She is now leading the project towards the development of the first microchip based Point-of-Care breast cancer monitoring test, integrating chemical sensors with gene specific assays in a Lab-on-Chip platform, targeting cell-free DNA markers. Dr Kalofonou is a member of the IEEE, IET, ESMO and the IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Technical Committee (BioCAS TC), promoting the application of biomedical engineering research in cancer diagnostics and precision in treatment.


Precision 2018 Day 1 @ 12:40

Chemical sensing microchip technology for liquid biopsies in breast cancer

  • Latest advances in chemical sensing microchip technology currently being used for genomics and point-of-care diagnostics
  • Recent and exciting results of our research towards the development of a sample-to-result, scalable, Lab-on-Chip system for early detection of breast cancer recurrence

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