MSc fellow at the Institute of Organic and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, National Hellenic Research Foundation in collaboration with the Pharmacy Department.of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens,
''Design and synthesis of benzopyran analogues bearing heterocyclic five-membered rings, such as 1,2,3-triazole and isoxazole synthesized using ''click'' reactions and evaluation of their activity against glutamate neurotoxicity. Research also involves solid phase synthesis of 2-substituted chromans.''
2003 - 2007:
• Bachelor degree in Chemistry with grade 8.04
University of Patras, Faculty of Sciences, Chemistry Department.
Undergraduate thesis:''Synthesis of butyl imidazole and histamine analogues with potential antihypertensive activity''. Laboratory of Organic Chemistry, University of Patras. (October 2006 - May 2007)
Greek : Native speaker English: Fluently French: Working knowledge Spanish: Good knowledge
Conferences - Presentations
Maria Koufaki, Christina Kiziridi, Xanthippi Alexi, Helene Guerrand, Alexandra Tsatsaroni, Michael N. Alexis. Design and synthesis of novel neuroprotective 1,2-dithiolane/chroman hybrids.16th European Symposium on Organic Chemistry, Prague, Czech Republic 12-16 July 2009.
Maria Koufaki, Elissavet Theodorou, Helene Guerrand, Xanthippi Alexi, Alexandra Tsatsaroni, Michael N.Alexis.Design and synthesis of new neuroprotective chroman analogues bearing catechol substituants. 11th Conference in Advanced Medicinal Chemistry, Thessaloniki, Greece, May 23-24 2009.
AlexandraTsatsaroni, Maria Koufaki, Xanthippi Alexi, Michael N.Alexis Design and synthesis of novel neuroprotective chroman analogues.14th Hellenic Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry, Thessaloniki, Greece, April 23-25, 2010.
AlexandraTsatsaroni, Maria Koufaki, Xanthippi Alexi, Michael N.AlexisDesign and synthesis of novel neuroprotective chroman analogues. 3d European Workshop in Drug synthesis, Certosa di Pontignano, Siena-Italy, May 23-27, 2010