In his research, Elias focusses on mapping macrophage heterogeneity in human athersclerosis.
In 2018, Elias completed his third and last year of his Bachelor studies in Molecular Cell Biology at the University of Rennes 1 with an ERASMUS year at the Universidad de Sevilla in Spain where he studied NK cell activation in Vaccinia Virus infections.
Two years later, Elias obtained his MSc in Molecular Cell Biology at the University of Rennes 1 in France. He did his thesis on the development of the immune system at the Centre d’immunologie de Marseille (CIML) using a whole mount tissue staining approach and light sheet microscopy.
Since 2021, Elias is doing his PhD on macrophage heterogeneity in athersclerosis under the suervision Prof. Dr. Erik Biessen and Dr. Pieter Goossens.