Professor, Chair of Nanomedicine and the Head of the Centre for Drug Delivery Research, University of London
Kostas is the Chair of Nanomedicine and the Head of the Centre for Drug Delivery Research. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (FRSM) and Fellow of the Institute of Nanotechnology (FIoN). He obtained his Diploma in Chemical Engineering and a PhD from the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London where he studied the steric stabilisation of liposomes using block copolymer molecules. He carried out his postdoctoral training in various medical institutions in the United States (UCSF, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Cornell University Weill Cornell Medical College). Following his promotion to Assistant Professor of Genetic Medicine and Chemical Engineering in Medicine at Cornell University Weill Medical College, he relocated to the UK as the Deputy Director of Imperial College Genetic Therapies Centre. During his career his research has been focused on the engineering of delivery systems for drugs, vitamins, radionuclides and genes towards therapeutic and diagnostic applications. He is a Senior Founding Member of the American Society of Nanomedicine and a past Treasurer and Board Member of the International Liposome Society. Prof. Kostarelos is the Founding and Senior Editor of the journal Nanomedicine, sits on the Editorial Board of the 'Journal of Liposome Research', the 'International Journal of Nanomedicine', and 'Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine'.
Chairing the special symposium on Materials for Drug & Gene Delivery.