Dr Theodora Calogeropoulou is the Research Director, Deputy Director of the Institute of Chemical Biology of the National Hellenic Research Foundation. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Athens (1983), and her Ph.D. degree from the Department of Chemistry, University of Iowa, USA (1987). She served as a Postdoctoral Researcher at Scripps Research Institute, San Diego, USA and at the R&D of Viochrom SA and then joined NHRF. She has over 30 years’ experience in medicinal chemistry and her research interests involve the design and synthesis of biologically active molecules against neurodegenerative and parasitic diseases and cancer and the design and synthesis of fluorescent bioactive compounds and probes for mechanistic studies, optical imaging and theranostic applications. A parallel research activity involves the development of synthetic methodology. Her research is supported by European and National grants 35 grants, in several as coordinator, and by contracts with industries. She has organised national and international meetings and served as expert evaluator in evaluation committees (EU, Portugal, France, Belgium). She has trained >46 junior scientists (Postdocs, PhD, MSc, Diploma students). She is co-inventor of 20 patents, has published a large number of papers and she co-founder of the spin-off company Quadrel Srl.

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