Georgia Zahariou was born in Athens in 1976. She graduated from the Physics Department of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in 1999. She pursued postgraduate studies at the Section of Solid State Physics of the same department, where she received her M.Sc degree in 2002. For her phd thesis which was carried out at the institute of Material Science of NCSR “Demokritos”, she studied the interaction between tyrosyl Z radical and the Mn-cluster of higher plants' Photosystem II. 

Her research interests are the application of EPR spectroscopy in bio-inorganic systems. Most of her interests are found in the study of the photosynthetic oxygen evolution process and on the magnetic interactions between the species involved in this mechanism.


Stoumpos, C.C., Danelli, P., Zahariou, G., Pissas, M., Psycharis, V., Raptopoulou, C.P., Sanakis, Y. and Perlepes, S.P., Di-2-pyridyl ketone-based ligands as evergreen “trees” in the “forest” of manganese chemistry: Mononuclear Mn(III) complexes from the use of MnF3 Polyhedron, Volume 207, Article Number: 115350, 2021 [doi]

Zahariou, G., Ioannidis, N., Sanakis, Y. and Pantazis, D.A., Arrested Substrate Binding Resolves Catalytic Intermediates in Higher-Plant Water Oxidation Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, Volume 60, Pages: 3156-3162, 2021 [doi]

Nano, K., Zahariou, G., Ioannou, P.-C., Alam, M.M., Pantazis, D.A., Raptopoulou, C.P., Psycharis, V., Sanakis, Y. and Kyritsis, P., Electronic properties of the S = 5/2 Mn(II) complexes [MnPhC(O)NP(O)PPh2(N,N)(NO3)], (N,N) = phenanthroline, neocuproine, 2,2′-bipyridine Polyhedron, Volume 207, Article Number: 115374, 2021 [doi]

Chrysina, M., Zahariou, G., Ioannidis, N., Sanakis, Y. and Mitrikas, G., Electronic structure of tyrosyl D radical of photosystem II, as revealed by 2D-hyperfine sublevel correlation spectroscopy Magnetochemistry, Volume 7, Article Number: 131, 2021 [doi]

Drosou, M., Zahariou, G. and Pantazis, D.A., Orientational Jahn–Teller Isomerism in the Dark-Stable State of Nature's Water Oxidase Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, Volume 60, Pages: 13493-13499, 2021 [doi]

Halevas, E., Pekou, A., Papi, R., Mavroidi, B., Hatzidimitriou, A.G., Zahariou, G., Litsardakis, G., Sagnou, M., Pelecanou, M. and Pantazaki, A.A., Synthesis, physicochemical characterization and biological properties of two novel Cu(II) complexes based on natural products curcumin and quercetin Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, Volume 208, Article Number: 111083, 2020 [doi]

Matiadis, D., Tsironis, D., Stefanou, V., Elliott, A.G., Kordatos, K., Zahariou, G., Ioannidis, N., McKee, V., Panagiotopoulou, A., Igglessi-Markopoulou, O. and Markopoulos, J., Synthesis, characterization and antimicrobial activity of N-acetyl-3-acetyl-5-benzylidene tetramic acid-metal complexes. X-ray analysis and identification of the Cd(II) complex as a potent antifungal agent Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, Volume 194, Pages: 65-73, 2019 [doi]

Chrysina, M., De Mendonça Silva, J.C., Zahariou, G., Pantazis, D.A. and Ioannidis, N., Proton Translocation via Tautomerization of Asn298 during the S 2 -S 3 State Transition in the Oxygen-Evolving Complex of Photosystem II Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Volume 123, Pages: 3068-3078, 2019 [doi]

Zahariou, G., Characterization of the High-Spin Co(II) Intermediate Species of the O2-Evolving Co4O4 Cubic Molecules Inorganic Chemistry, Volume 56, Pages: 6105-6113, 2017 [doi]

Zahariou, G. and Ioannidis, N., Theoretical study of the EPR spectrum of the S3TyrZ• metalloradical intermediate state of the O2-evolving complex of photosystem II Photosynthesis Research, Volume 130, Pages: 417-426, 2016 [doi]

Zahariou, G., Chrysina, M., Petrouleas, V. and Ioannidis, N., Can we trap the S 3 y Z metalloradical intermediate during the S-state transitions of Photosystem II? An EPR investigation FEBS Letters, Volume 588, Pages: 1827-1831, 2014 [doi]

D'Alessandro, S., Posocco, B., Costa, A., Zahariou, G., Lo Schiavo, F., Carbonera, D. and Zottini, M., Limits in the use of cPTIO as nitric oxide scavenger and EPR probe in plant cells and seedlings Frontiers in Plant Science, Volume 4, Article Number: 340, 2013 [doi]

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