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FORTH will co-ordinate the project and act as the main contact between tha consortium, the EU and all involved participants. FORTH will constantly evaluate the progress of the project, report any significant problems and ensure that the project will successfully reach its goals.

As a technical partner, FORTH will lead the design and implementation of the integrated, interoperable execution workflow environment that will demonstrate the ability to concatenate tasks and procedures from the participating VPH projects and the MGH-CViT DMR simulation models. In addition, FORTH will collaborate on the development and population of the EU cancer model/data repository for the TUMOR project by developing/ customizing models and image analysis tools.


Team Information

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Dr. Kostas Marias,
Ph. D., Principal Researcher

TUMOR project Coordinator

E-mail: kmarias@ics.forth.gr

Short Bio
Kostas Marias currently holds a Principal Researcher position in the Institute of Computer Science, ICS-FORTH, Greece and currently he is the coordinator of ContraCancrum EC VPH project.. Previously he worked as a Research Assistant in the Medical Vision Laboratory, University of Oxford, UK. His research interests include mathematical approaches for cancer modeling, medical image analysis, mainly multi-modality data fusion, segmentation and registration, molecular and gene-expression imaging. He has published more than 40 papers in International journals and conferences in the above scientific fields and he is a member of IEEE EMBS (Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society).


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Dr. Vangelis Sakkalis,
Ph. D., Associate Researcher

TUMOR Project Manager

E-mail: sakkalis@ics.forth.gr

Short Bio

Dr. Vangelis Sakkalis received his PhD in Computer Engineering from the Technical University of Crete. He currently holds an associate researcher position in the Institute of Computer Science - Foundation for Research and Technology (ICS - FORTH). Previously he completed his Master's degree at Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, UK. His background falls in Biomedical Engineering, Atomic-Molecular Physics, Optoelectronics and Laser. His research interests include biosignal and image analysis, visualization, classification algorithms and biostatistics applied in computational medicine, cognitive neuroscience and biomedical informatics.
He has published more than 60 papers in scientific archival journals, proceedings of international conferences & workshops and scientific newsletters, related to his fields of expertise.


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Mr. Stelios Sfakianakis,
M.Sc., Research Engineer


E-mail: ssfak@ics.forth.gr

Short Bio

Stelios Sfakianakis received his BSc in Computer Science in 1995 and his MSc in Advanced Information Systems in 1998 from the University of Athens, Greece. In January 2000 he joined the FORTH-ICS Biomedical Informatics Laboratory (BMI). His interests include the semantic integration and composition of services in state of the art computational environments such as the Grid and the Semantic Web and the employment of statistical and computational approaches based on machine learning and data mining techniques for the analysis of high-throughput experiments, such as gene expression profiling and genomic sequencing.



October 22 - 23, 20125th International Advanced Research Workshop on In Silico Oncology and Cancer Investigation - The TUMOR Project Workshop (Athens, GR).




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