SNF Co-President Andreas Dracopoulos named 2017 NYSCF’s Stem Cell Hero
17 October 2017

On October 16th, Andreas Dracopoulos, Co-President of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), was honored with the New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Humanitarian Award at the 12th Annual NYSCF Gala and Science Fair, in New York.

The New York Stem Cell Foundation’s mission is to cure the major diseases of our time through innovative stem cell research and support the global stem cell research community. The SNF has supported NYSCF with a grant towards the organization’s new laboratories and headquarters. The central corridor of the facility, which showcases NYSCF’s research developments, has been named “Τhe Stavros Niarchos Foundation Gallery”.

Mr. Dracopoulos has stated regarding the SNF’s support of the NYSCF “When a proposal comes to our Foundation we always use two main criteria, the one is to add value to society at large and number two are the people involved committed, ethical, professional, able. I think in this case it was an easy yes on both cases. We love the spirit of collaboration and the openness and the fact that there is research not just for the sake of research itself but more about finding ways to accelerate to cure diseases.”

For more information about the event and the work of the NYSCF, click here.