Dr Alexis Joannides

University Position
Research Associate


We have established a scaleable and clinically compatible system for generating and propagating neural stem cells from human embryonic stem (ES) cells. Using this platform, and building on our work on mouse ES cells demonstrating a correlation of developmental restriction with the onset of gliogenesis, we are investigating the interplay between extrinsic signals and intrinsic determinants on developmental plasticity in a human context.

Key Publications


Defining unmet clinical need across the pathway of brain tumor care: a patient and carer perspective.

Journal: Cancer Manag Res
E-pub date: 1 Aug 2019
Authors: W Sage, R Fernández-Méndez, A Crofton, MJ Gifford, A Bannykh, C Chrysaphinis, E Tingley, H Bulbeck, M Brahmbhatt, JD Pickard, FM Walter, A Brodbelt, SJ Price, AJ Joannides

Missed opportunities for diagnosing brain tumours in primary care: a qualitative study of patient experiences.

Journal: Br J Gen Pract
E-pub date: 1 Apr 2019
Authors: FM Walter, C Penfold, A Joannides, S Saji, M Johnson, C Watts, A Brodbelt, MD Jenkinson, SJ Price, W Hamilton, SE Scott