Επίκουρος Καθηγήτρια, Τμήμα Χημείας, ΕΚΠΑ
Dr. Eleni K. Efthimiadou completed her MSc and PhD at the University of Athens (Greece) in the domain of Chemistry in collaboration with NCSR D and dealt with the synthesis, characterization and biological evaluation of organic and inorganic compounds. Her phd funded by the NCSR “Demokritos”. The synthetic compounds, organic or inorganic, had been biological evaluated as potential new drugs, MRI contrast agents and about their antimicrobials and anticancer activity. Her work was awarded in different conferences about pharmaceutical chemistry. She was working for 9 years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Sol-Gel Laboratory, Institute for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology of NCSR “Demokritos” at Athens, Greece, in the domain of Nanotechnology us potential Drug Delivery Systems (DDS) and other applications. In parallel, a second MSc was acquired in the domain of Chemistry, in the field of Catalysis and Enviromental Chemistry, in The Open University of Greece, Patra, Greece.
She successfully developed smart polymeric nanocontainers (NCs) based on their specific functionalization. The fabricated NCs exhibit different sensitivities such as pH, Thermo and Redox or combination of them. The NCs were modified with Magnetic Nanoparticles (MNPs) with target moieties, peptides and small molecules as well as coated with different biocompatible (polyethylene Glycol, PEG) and biodegradable polymers (Polylactic Acid, PLA). She also works on the polysaccharides as advanced coated material inducing specific pH, Thermo and Redox properties in this domain. She has experience in peptidic synthesis in solid and solution phase also. She also works in the domain of inorganic nanoperticles like gold, iron and other nps as potential theranostic systems. In this laboratory, she advanced her skills to characterize the fabricated NCs both, structural and morphological. For the NCs characterization, I learn to use and to estimate the result of the X-ray diffraction (XRD), Scanning and Transmission electron microscopy (SEM & TEM), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and others. She is an expert on in vitro and in vivo evaluation of materials. During this period, she has published 46 papers, in the majority of which she is the corresponding author. Her h-index is 19 and the published papers has 1250 citations. She co-authored three book chapters and co-supervised of 12 master and 6 Ph.D. candidates. She is a member of the cost action Radiomag TD-1402. Currently was elected as Ass. Prof. in Inorganic Chemistry-bioinorganic chemistry, at Chemistry department of University of Athens. Her work in the field of nanomedicine awarded by L ‘Oreal-Unesco institution for Woman in Science.