Sanoudou Despina
Assistant Professor
Instit.: Pharmacology Dep. Medical School, UoA
Tel: (+30) 210-7462712
Personal Web Page: http://www.bioacademy.gr/Faculty/investigators_details_new.php?id=25&inv=0&ovr=0
Short Bio:
Despina Sanoudou studied Molecular Biology at the University of Hertfordshire and did her PhD at the University of Cambridge, UK. She worked at the Medical School of the Harvard University in Boston, where she became a Lecturer/Instructor. In parallel, she got Board Certified in Clinical Molecular Diagnostics by the American Board of Medical Genetics, and worked in molecular diagnostic laboratories of the following hospitals: Brigham and Women’s, Massachusetts General and Children’s, in Boston. In 2003 she undertook the establishment, organization and coordination of the Molecular Biology Laboratory of the Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens.
Today she is an Assistant Professor at the Pharmacology Department of the Medical School of the University of Athens, and an Affiliated Researcher at the Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens. Dr Sanoudou’s work is focused on the characterization of the molecular mechanisms implicated in cardiovascular and neuromuscular disease development and progression. The ultimate goal is the improvement of diagnosis, prognosis and therapies. Along those lines Dr Sanoudou specializes in Genomics and Pharmacogenomics.
Dr Sanoudou has over 60 publications in international scientific journals of high impact factors, over 70 invited talks, and 100 abstracts at scientific meetings. Her work is funded by competitive grants from Greek, European and US research funding bodies. Furthermore, she serves in the Expert Evaluator Committees of the European Union, the French Agency against Myopathies, as well as Greek research funding agencies. She has served as the Editor in International and Greek scientific journals, and is an invited expert reviewer for more than 12 additional scientific journals.
In parallel, she teaches in 9 Master’s programs in the Medical Schools of Athens and Crete, as well as the Schools of Biology, Chemistry, Nursing and Informatics of the University of Athens. She has received several awards, including the L’Oreal-UNESCO award for Young Women in Science, the National award by the European Society of Human Genetics, and multiple awards by the Hellenic Cardiological Society (2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009).

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