Group Leader, University of Leeds, School of Medicine
Dr Georgia Mavria is the head of Signal Transduction and Tumour Microenvironment group at the School of Medicine, University of Leeds. She carried out her undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the University of Leeds, postdoctoral work and junior team leadership at the National Institute of Medical Research (now part of the Francis Crick Institute) and Institute of Cancer Research, Translational Research Fellowship at the University of Leeds where she became Faculty member in 2015. Her research team are investigating the role of microenvironmental signalling on tumour progression and resistance to therapies, and have ongoing interest in the cellular and molecular mechanisms of blood vessel development and vascular responses to hypoxia. In the context of breast cancer they are investigating how cancer cells interact with the vascular endothelium, and how elucidating the molecular mechanisms of cancer cell extravasation can present therapeutic strategies for the prevention of the metastatic process.