What a fantastic date it was. Georgios, after finishing his PhD studies mid-2016, had his graduation ceremony at the stunning building of Lincoln Cathedral in the city of Lincoln in the UK. Great pleasure to receive my PhD degree directly from the Vice Chancellor of the University and also meet my supervisor, mentor and Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Lincoln, professor Andrew Hunter. After the ceremony, I had the opportunity to meet many other academics from the school of computer science and the college of science, with whom I am going to closely cooperate in the near future, as I will be joining the permanent academic staff of the school of computer as a lecturer. Having spent more than half a year working as a Lead Data Scientist and Program Manager in a leading company in Radiation Oncology solutions in Germany, I am definitely ready to go back to academia. Undoubtedly, Marie Curie actions were paramount in shaping my career, alongside the unique experiences and training I received. I am definitely looking forward to meeting my new colleagues and face new challenges.
Georgios was invited to give an interview for inclusion in the annual magazine of the University of Lincoln, which includes every year young researchers, whose research activity played an important role within the University of Lincoln. Recognising his contribution on the understanding of the vascular changes that occur to the retinal geometry during the progression of diabetes before the onset of diabetic retinopathy, the interview included topics covering background information about Georgios, as well as his current career and his future plans. Every small step to the understanding of the vascular changes can have a huge impact on the early diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy. Well done Georgios!
During December I was invited to give an interview at a newspaper highlighting my contribution already to my field.
It was a great moment and highly professional!
Georgios was invited to an event held every month in Lincoln where researchers describe their research in simple words in non-specialised audience. The challenge is that it shall not include any presentation but only a pen and a white board. It was really fun and for half an hour I managed to keep the audience interested raising many questions. I had the unique opportunity to describe the importance of our project and intonate the crucial role that might play in improving methods of analysing retina images and understanding the progression of diseases.
Georgios Leontidis and Francesco Caliva took part at the ESOF 2014 conference and Marie Sklodolvska Curie Actions satellite event in Copenhagen. It is the biggest European conference and is organised every two years.
Apart from the scientific part we had the pleasure to take part in training events with other researchers around the world and meet Nobelists, CEOs from many leading industries as well as representatives from the European commission.
It was a great event and we are looking forward to taking part again in two years in Manchester.
Georgios Leontidis successfully published a journal paper at the Informa Healthcare journal series after the invitation he had received to submit an article at the Journal of Expert review in Opthalmology.
“Our referees have now considered your paper and have recommended publication in Expert Review of Ophthalmology. We are pleased to accept your paper in its current form which will now be forwarded to the publisher for copy editing and typesetting”
Georgios will be presented at the annual international conference of IEEE in Engineering in Medicine and Biology (EMBC 2014) which is organized in Chicago, USA after the acceptance he received for his late breaking research short paper titled ” Study of the Retinal Vascular Changes in the Transition from Diabetic to Diabetic Retinopathy Eye” presenting some preliminary results.