Development of inorganic, organic and hybrid nanomaterials, in vitro and in vivo biological evaluation.


Ms Efthimiadou was born in 1979 in Farsala, Larisa, Greece. She graduated from National and Kapodistrian University of Athens as Chemist as well as her MSc and PhD. She worked for 9 years as a postdoctoral researcher at the Sol Gel Laboratory at the Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology of NCSR "D" developing nanomaterials for theranostic applications like polymeric nanocontainers, inorganic and hybrid nanoparticles. Her main research focus was on new functional nanotechnology materials, their application in the development of innovative drug delivery and controlled drug delivery systems, and the treatment of cancer.

During these years she participated as the PI in many research projects representing both, the Department of Chemistry of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology of NCSR Demokritos. As part of the research, she has developed magnetic nanoparticles against cancer, inflammation and atherosclerotic plaque. The team consists of 21 people, 2 postdoctoral researchers, 6 PhD candidates, 8 postgraduate students and 5 undergraduate students who are preparing their dissertation. Her research funded by National and European agencies. During this period she published 27 articles in the field of nanotechnology and their applications.


Elisavet D. Michailidi, George Bomis, Athanasios Varoutoglou, George Z. Kyzas, George Mitrikas, Athanasios Ch. Mitropoulos, Eleni K. Efthimiadou and Evangelos P. Favvas, Bulk nanobubbles: Production and investigation of their formation/stability mechanism Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 564, Pages: 371-380, 2020 [doi]

Theodora S. Koutsikou, Marios G. Krokidis, Nikos Boukos, George Mitrikas and Eleni Efthimiadou, Synthesis, characterization and evaluation of multi sensitive nanocarriers by using the layer by layer method Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology, Volume 53, Pages: 101142, 2019 [doi]

Toniolo, Gianluca, Louka, Maria, Menounou, Georgia, Fantoni, Nicolò Zuin, Mitrikas, George, Efthimiadou, Eleni K., Masi, Annalisa, Bortolotti, Massimo, Polito, Letizia, Bolognesi, Andrea, Kellett, Andrew, Ferreri, Carla and Chatgilialoglu, Chryssostomos, [Cu(TPMA)(Phen)](ClO4)2: Metallodrug Nanocontainer Delivery and Membrane Lipidomics of a Neuroblastoma Cell Line Coupled with a Liposome Biomimetic Model Focusing on Fatty Acid Reactivity ACS Omega, Volume 3, Pages: 15952-15965, 2018 [doi]

Galani, A., Efthimiadou, E.K., Mitrikas, G., Sanakis, Y., Psycharis, V., Raptopoulou, C., Kordas, G. and Karaliota, A., Synthesis, crystal structure and characterization of three novel copper complexes of Levofloxacin. Study of their DNA binding properties and biological activities Inorganica Chimica Acta, Volume 423, Pages: 207-218, 2014 [doi]

Mitrikas, George, Efthimiadou, Eleni K. and Kordas, George, Extending the electron spin coherence time of atomic hydrogen by dynamical decoupling Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., The Royal Society of Chemistry, Volume 16, Pages: 2378-2383, 2014 [doi]

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