One of the leading lights in COVID-19 research in Victoria, Professor Vasso Apostolopolous of Victoria University will be the speaker of an International Women’s Day online event next Monday (8 March) organised by the Food For Thought Network (FFTN) and The Greek Australian Women and Friends Around the World Forum.

Prof Apostolopoulos, who is a patron of FFTN, is leading an elite team of researchers from Victoria University into COVID-19 vaccine research.

The chairperson of the FFTN, Varvara Ioannou said that part of the professor’s talk would include an update on vaccines for COVID.

“Professor Vasso Apostolopoulos apart from giving us an update on the efficacy of the vaccines, this presentation will delve into the person Vasso (is) and the challenges this remarkable woman has had to overcome to reach the pinnacle of her scientific career,” said Ms Ioannou who founded the FFTN 20 years ago.

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“She will inspire young and old and those in between with her story. We look forward to hearing the path that has taken her to being a pioneer in world research. A path that has seen her achieve over 100 awards for her endless and tireless work.”

In the early 1990s, as part of her PhD work at the University of Melbourne, Prof Apostolopoulos pioneered a unique method of developing cancer vaccines. Her work has been adopted by laboratories across the world. she ha s developed a number of vaccines for cancer, autoimmune disorders and to counter drug addiction.

“We foresee this to be another not to be missed event on this very important International Women’s Day like no other. Let’s inspire the next generation by inviting them along to listen to this truly amazing young woman,” said Ms Ioannou.

♦ To book to be part of this event click on the event’s trybooking link. For more information, visit the Food For Thought Network website or contact the Chair of FFTN, Varvara Ioannou on 0403 034 527.

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