Vasia Hatzi Bio

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Vasia Hatzi stands between two different worlds: Science and Art.

She holds a BSc in Genetics (University of Liverpool, UK), an MSc in Applied Genetics & Biotechnology (Aristotle University of Athens, Greece) and a PhD in Cytogenetics (Medical School, University of Athens, Greece). Currently she is a collaborate researcher at NCSR “Demokritos”, Athens-Greece and her research interests are focusing towards the cellular world under the microscope, the effects of chemicals and radiation exposures and the mechanisms of chromosomal damage and carcinogenesis. For her scientific work she has been nominated with 2 scholarships and 5 awards for presentations in international scientific conferences. Co-author of 30 peer reviewed publications, 4 book chapters, 70 presentations and abstracts in European and International Conferences, translator of on book of Genetics, reviewer in 12 International journals and member of 5 International Societies.

Outside the scientific laboratory she passionately explores the intersection of biomedical sciences and artsdesign and technology. Combining her knowledge from the field of Cytogenetics with imagination and aiming to communicate her science through a different path, during 2012 she created LaB. Bio-Conceptual Creations: the hybrid world of Biology and Art, where cellular structures of the microcosm are transformed into wearable bio-conceptual creations.

Willing to familiarize the general public with biomedical inspired art, connect the med-inspired artists from all around the world and globalise the medical art movement, she has inspired and created MEDinART (www.MEDinART.eu): the continuously growing global network of artists  inspired by Biomedical Sciences. MEDinART is an independent project that was launched at the main stage of TEDMEDLive Athens 2013. Since then, MEDinART is expanding around the globe and presents and promotes the work of more than 130 artists that are inspired by biomedical sciences in social media/blogs, interviews and articles in newspapers/magazines, international conferences and exhibitions in Europe (Belgium, Denmark, Greece, Switzerland), Kazakhstan as well asUSA (Saint Louis, Atlanta).

 

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