Vasso Apostolopoulos

Adjunct Professor and Sessional Academic, Victoria University

Over 20 years experience in research and training in the area of vaccine formulations development for cancer and chronic diseases with translational focus. In addition, extensive clinical research background, translating research to clinical trials to commercialisation of products, and expertise with consulting for pharmaceutical companies. Excellent skills on the commercialisation side of drug development and clinical research. Multidisciplinary research, in the areas of, immunology, medicinal chemistry, biochemistry, crystallography, clinical research and drug development and commercialisation.

Cancer, MS and Chronic diseases (such as, diabetes). Translational research, clinical research, vaccine development. Developing new improved vaccines and delivery systems to treat diseases with immunology focus. Strong interest in crystallography and how to use crystallography to design new improved vaccines and drugs. Lately have acquired an interest in active and healthy living to treat cancer, diabetes and autoimmune diseases, and, how to boost the immune system through exercise and healthy eating. Is exercise the new immunotherapy..?

Professional Activities
Grant review panel, NHMRC Australia, Susan Komen Breast Cancer Foundation USA
Grant and Fellowship Assessor, NHMRC, ARC Australia and numerous International granting bodies
Scientific Advisory Board, ELDrug
Associate Editor, Immunotherapy
Regional Editor, Recent Patents Anti-Cancer Drug Discovery
Section Editor, Current Medicinal Chemistry
Editorial Advisory Board, Expert Review of Vaccines, Medicinal Chemistry, ABBS, Frontiers in Immunotherapies and Vaccines
Guest Editor, Expert Review of Vaccines, Journal of Drug Delivery
Judging Panel for numerous national and international awards
The Science Advisory Board, USA
NHMRC Research Translation Faculty

Author of over 200 research publications and books, and an inventor of 14 patents


Brigadier General; Young Australian of the Year (VIC); Premiers Award Medical Resarch; Woman of the Year; Inducted Honour Roll of Women; Australia Day Ambassador; Young Tall Poppy Award; Channel10 HeraldSun Young Achiever Year; Greek Australian of Year