Dr. Christos Chinopoulos

Associate Professor, Project Leader of the RPPA facility

Department of Medical Biochemistry, Semmelweis University

Introduction

Dr. Christos Chinopoulos’ main research interest is oncometabolism, a topic that concerns the changes in the expression of proteins, mostly enzymes, ‘rewiring’ certain metabolic pathways. These alterations provide an excellent opportunity for cancer-specific therapeutic intervention. Identifying those proteins involved in bioenergetic pathways that are up- or downregulated in order to serve the needs of neoplasia, is crucial for beating cancer. The RPPA facility of the Semmelweis University (http://rppa.hu) expected to be fully operational by early 2018 aims to quantify the expression of all mitochondrial proteins in healthy and solid tumor samples.