In his research, Elias focusses on mapping macrophage heterogeneity in human atherosclerosis using novel transcriptomic as well as multiplex imaging approaches.
In 2018, Elias completed his BSc in Molecular Cell Biology at the University of Rennes 1 (France) with an ERASMUS year at the Universidad de Sevilla (Spain) where he studied NK cell activation in Vaccinia Virus infections.
Next, Elias obtained his MSc in Molecular Cell Biology at the University of Rennes 1 (France). He did his thesis on the development of the immune system at the Centre d’Immunologie de Marseille-Luminy (CIML) in the lab of Dr. Serge van de Pavert using a whole mount tissue staining approach, light sheet microscopy and 3D image modelisation.
Since 2021, Elias is working as a PhD candidate on macrophage heterogeneity in atherosclerosis under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Erik Biessen and Dr. Pieter Goossens.