BSc in Chemistry (University of Crete, 2016); MSc in Drug discovery and Medicinal Chemistry (University of Birmingham, 2017).

Eleana worked on cyclodextrin derivatives for antimicrobial applications. Specifically, she prepared derivatives that were active against highly resistant bacterial strains that produced metallo-β-lactamases. The derivatives were combined with suitable β-lactam antibiotics and the effectiveness of the combined treatment was successfully demonstrated in vitro. Eleana also worked on the preparation of derivatives that could block bacterial toxin pores. Currently, she is employed in the private sector.



Agnes, M., Kasimati, E.M., Inclán, M., Thanassoulas, A., Miliotis, G., Malanga, M., Benkovics, G., Nounesis, G., García-España, E., Bouziotis, P., Lazarou, Y.G., Miriagou, V., Mavridis, I.M. and Yannakopoulou, K., Metal-binding cyclodextrins: Synthesis and complexation with Zn2+ and Ga3+ cations towards antimicrobial applications Carbohydrate Polymers, Volume 321, Article Number: 121323, 2023 [doi]

Saridakis, E., Kasimati, E.-M., Yannakopoulou, K. and Mavridis, I.M., A guanidino-γ-cyclodextrin superdimer generates a twin receptor for phosphate dimers assembled by anti-electrostatic hydrogen bonds Chemical Communications, Volume 58, Pages: 5300-5303, 2022 [doi]

Thomsen, Hanna, Agnes, Marco, Uwangue, Owens, Persson, Linn'ea, Mattsson, Matilda, Graf, Fabrice E, Kasimati, Eleni-Marina, Yannakopoulou, Konstantina, Ericson, Marica B and Farewell, Anne, Increased antibiotic efficacy and noninvasive monitoring of Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilms using per-cysteamine-substituted $gamma$-cyclodextrin–A delivery effect validated by fluorescence microscopy International Journal of Pharmaceutics, Elsevier, Volume 587, Pages: 119646, 2020 [doi]

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