Assistant Professor, Pharmacology Department – Medical School, University of Athens
Dr. Despina Sanoudou is an Assistant Professor at the Pharmacology Department – Medical School, University of Athens.
She studied Molecular Biology, obtained a PhD at the University of Cambridge, got certified in Clinical Molecular Diagnostics (American Board of Medical Genetics), and became an Instructor at the Harvard Medical School. Her research team (has employed >30 scientists to date) focuses on the discovery of novel diagnostic and prognostic markers, the identification of novel therapeutic targets, and the evaluation of chemical compounds against cardiovascular and neurological diseases. Her research projects are funded by the EU (FP6 and FP7 large-scale projects), the Greek General Secretariat for Research and Technology, Fondation Sante, the Hellenic Cardiological Society, and the John S.Latsis Public Benefit Foundation.
The results of this work have led to one patent, as well as publications in over 70 scientific articles and book chapters, 145 oral and 170 written presentations in scientific meetings worldwide. She serves as an evaluator of research grant applications at the European Commission (FP6, FP7 and Horizon 2020) and other international and national organizations, as an Editorial Board member of 7 publishers, and as a reviewer in 34 scientific journals. Furthermore, she teaches at 9 MSc programs and has founded the first High School Outreach Program in Greece, which has hosted 2,000 students to date.
Dr. Sanoudou has received a series of awards including the L’Oreal-UNESCO award for Young Women in Science, an American Society of Human Genetics education award, multiple Hellenic Cardiological Society and Greek Society of Pharmacology scientific awards and others.