PhD student

Efthalia Preka


PhD student

Om mig

I am a PhD student within the Blomgren group, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Karolinska Institutet.

An engineer with a focus on developmental and computational neuroscience. 


Modern therapies in the paediatric CNS cancer lead to up to 80% 5-year survival and cranial radiotherapy is a crucial modality in the treatment of high-grade brain tumours. However, it is considered a major risk for cognitive impairment in survivors, particularly in children. 

My PhD project focuses on unraveling the alterations happening in the juvenile brain after cranial radiotherapy throughout time. At the same time, I use classic drugs like lithium as well as a novel award-winning technique, called antisense oligonucleotides, in order to ameliorate and/or reverse the irradiation-induced neuroinflammation and cognitive decline in the paediatric cancer survivors. 



MEng Chemical Engineer from the University of Patras, Greece, 2012-2018


Akademiska priser och utmärkelser

Best poster at the NBCNS Research meeting, Gothenburg, November 2022.