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Thanos Blanas

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Education/Academic qualification

Master, University of Crete, Faculty of Medicine

10 Sep 201310 Dec 2015

Bachelor, University of Crete, Faculty of Sciences and Engineering, Department of Biology

10 Sep 200810 Jul 2013

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Research Output 2018 2018

Open Access

Disruption of sialic acid metabolism drives tumor growth by augmenting CD8+ T cell apoptosis

Cornelissen, L. A. M., Blanas, A., van der Horst, J. C., Kruijssen, L., Zaal, A., O'Toole, T., Wiercx, L., van Kooyk, Y. & van Vliet, S. J., 22 Dec 2018, In : International Journal of Cancer.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Fucosylated Antigens in Cancer: An Alliance toward Tumor Progression, Metastasis, and Resistance to Chemotherapy

Blanas, A., Sahasrabudhe, N. M., Rodríguez, E., van Kooyk, Y. & van Vliet, S. J., 2018, In : Frontiers in Oncology. 8, p. 39

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

IFNα Impairs Autophagic Degradation of mtDNA Promoting Autoreactivity of SLE Monocytes in a STING-Dependent Fashion.

Gkirtzimanaki, K., Kabrani, E., Nikoleri, D., Polyzos, A., Blanas, A., Sidiropoulos, P., Makrigiannakis, A., Bertsias, G., Boumpas, D. & Verginis, P., 23 Oct 2018, In : Cell Reports.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

Transcriptional activation of fucosyltransferase (FUT) genes using the CRISPR-dCas9-VPR technology reveals potent N-glycome alterations in colorectal cancer cells

Blanas, A., Cornelissen, LAM., Kotsias, M., Horst, J., Vrugt, H., Kalay, H., Spencer, D., Kozak, R. & van Vliet, SJ., 16 Oct 2018, In : Glycobiology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Activities 2017 2019

  • 3 Membership of committee
  • 2 Invited talk
  • 1 Organising a conference, workshop, ...
  • 1 Membership of network

GlyCoCan Project Final Meeting (Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions)

Thanos Blanas (Participant)
8 May 201910 May 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

GlyCoCan Research Outreach Committee (External organisation)

Thanos Blanas (Chair)
23 Sep 201830 May 2019

Activity: MembershipMembership of network

ProPhD Committee (External organisation)

Thanos Blanas (Chair)
15 Sep 20171 Mar 2019

Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

Press / Media

Glycosylation in colorectal cancer (GlyCoCan)

Thanos Blanas


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities


ImmunoTools Special Award 2018

Thanos Blanas (Recipient), 18 Jun 2018