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Abiodun Ayo Abiodun Ayo

Scientific Education and Experience

since 09/2015

Early Stage Researcher in the ETN Magicbullet at University of Helsinki/Finland.
PhD topic: Targeting Brain Metastasis of Breast Cancer – Translational Cancer Biology, Research Programs Unit - Prof. Pirjo Laakkonen

09/2014 – 11/2014

Laboratory Demonstrator to 1st year General Science Students - National University of Ireland, Galway/Republic of Ireland.

09/2013 – 11/2014

M.Sc. in Cancer Research at the National University of Ireland, Galway/Republic of Ireland.
Master thesis: The role of sestrin2 in Endoplasmic Reticulum stress-induced autophagy in MCF7 breast cancer cells - Apoptosis Research Center, School of Natural Sciences - Prof. Afshin Samali

04/2000 – 12/2005

B.Sc. in Biochemistry at the University of Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State/Nigeria.
Thesis: The protective influence of vitamin E on the Antioxidant Defense System in the liver of normal and aloxan-induced diabetic rats – Department of Biochemistry – Dr. James Oludele Olanlokun

01/2004 – 05/2004

Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme(SIWES) at Chemical Pathology Department, Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State/Nigeria
Training: Chemical pathology tests of diseased conditions in human body.


  • Saveljeva, S., Cleary, P., Mnich, K., Ayo, A., Pakos-Zebrucka, K., Patterson, J., Logue, S., & Samali, A. (2016). Endoplasmic reticulum stress-mediated induction of SESTRIN 2 potentiates cell survival. Oncotarget, 7 (11), 12254-12266


  • Poster presentation "Implication of Mammary Derived Growth Inhibitor (MDGI) in Cancer Development: From Glioma-to-Brain Metastasis of Breast Cancer" at the 6th Annual Brain Metastases Research and Emerging Therapy Conference in Marseille, France. September 30.09.2016 – 01.10.2016
  • Poster presentation "Targeting Brain Metastasis of Breast Cancer" at the 1st Open Day Optical Imaging Center Erlangen (OICE) Conference in Erlangen, Germany. 08.12.2016
  • Poster presentation "Targeting Brain Metastasis of Breast Cancer" at the Primary and Secondary Brain Tumors Conference in Madrid, Spain. 19.02.2017 – 22.02.2017.