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Zoidis Grigoris

Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry

 Personal Website http://users.uoa.gr/~zoidis/  



  • 2000: Degree in Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, University of Athens.
  • 2002: M.Sc. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, School of Pharmacy, University of Athens.
  • 2006: Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, School of Pharmacy, University of Athens.
  • 2006-2009: Post-doctoral research, School of Pharmacy, University of Athens, under the supervision of Professor George Fytas 
  • 2009-2010: Post-Doc fellow in the field of: Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Bari, IT) under the supervision of Professor Angelo Carotti.
  • 2010-2011: Post-Doc fellow in the field of: Natural Product Synthesis (Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacognosy and Natural Product Chemistry, University of Athens, GR) under the supervision of Professor Leandros Skaltsounis.

Research topics

  • Design and synthesis of novel pharmacologically active molecules emphasizing to antiviral, antiparasitic and anticancer acting compounds.
  • Synthesis of Natural Products with pharmacological activity.


  • 1996-1998: State Scholarships Foundation, undergraduate academic performance
  • 2000-2002: State Scholarships Foundation, post-graduate academic performance (1st in Faculty)
  • 2003-2006: State Scholarships Foundation, 1st in written exams (duration 42 months)
  • 2007-2008: State Scholarships Foundation, fellowship for post-Doc research, after research proposal evaluation (duration 18 months)
  • 1st Award for poster-oral presentation «Novel Aminoadamantane Derivatives with Pharmacological Activity» European School of Medicinal Chemistry, Urbino, Italy, July 4-8 2004.
  • Honor in panhellenic examination in mathematics. Source: Greek Mathematics Society. (1990)


List of recent publications

  • Kolocouris, N.; Zoidis, G.; Foscolos, G. B.; Fytas, G.; Prathalingham, R. S.; Kelly, J. M.; Naesens, L. and De Clercq, E. “Design and synthesis of bioactive adamantane spiro heterocycles” Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters (2007), 17, 15, 4358-4362.
    ("Top-cited articles" as published in Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters 2003-2010). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bmcl.2007.04.108
  • Zoidis, G.; Tsotinis A.; Kolocouris, N.; John M. Kelly, S. Radhika Prathalingham, Lieve Naesens and Erik De Clercq. “Design and synthesis of bioactive 1,2-annulated adamantane derivatives” Org. Biomol. Chem., (2008), 6, 3177–3185.
  • Zoidis, G.; Kolocouris, N.; Naesens, L. and De Clercq E. “Design and Synthesis of 1,2-Annulated Adamantane Piperidines with Antiviral Activity” Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry (2009), 17, 1534–1541.
  • Zoidis, G.; Kolocouris, N.; Benaki, D.; Myrianthopoulos, V.; Mikros, E.; Naesens L. and De Clercq, E. ''Synthesis of 1,2 annulated adamantane heterocycles: structural determination studies of the bioactive cyclic sulfite'' Tetrahedron Letters, (2009), 50 (22), 2671-2675.
  • Fytas, C.; Zoidis, G.; Tzoutzas, N.; Taylor, M. C.; Fytas, G.;  Kelly, J. M. ‘Novel Lipophilic Acetohydroxamic Acid Derivatives Based on Conformationally Constrained Spiro Carbocyclic 2,6-Diketopiperazine Scaffolds with Potent Trypanocidal Activity’ J. Med. Chem. (2011) 54 (14), 5250-5254.


Zoidis Grigoris

School of Pharmacy
Division of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Panepistimiopolis- Zografou 157 71
Athens- Greece
Tel: 210 7274809, 2107274808  Fax: 210 727-4747
E-mail: zoidis[at]pharm.uoa[dot]gr, grigoris[at]zoidis[dot]com