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  • Bachelor in Chemistry (1995) Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • Master of Science (1999). Department of Pharmacognosy & Chemistry of Natural Products, School of Pharmacy, University of Athens
  • PhD Thesis (2005). Awarded by the School of Pharmacy, University of Athens
  • Post-Doctoral Thesis (2008-2009). Scholarship of State Scholarships Foundation of Greece


Research topics

  • Phytochemical analysis  (isolation and identification of secondary metabolites from medicinal and aromatic plants)
  • Chemical analysis of bee-keeping products (honeys, propolis, royal jelly)
  • Applications of 1D and 2D NMR, HPLC, MPLC, CC and GC-MS in Natural Products Chemistry


  • Scholarship of British Council for the University of Portsmouth, Great Britain (1995)
  • Scholarship of State Scholarships Foundation of Greece for Post-Doctoral Thesis (2008-2009)


List of recent publications

  • P. Milena, K. Graikou, I. Chinou, V. Bankova (2010). GC-MS profiling of diterpene compounds in Mediterranean propolis from Greece. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 58, 5, 3167-3176. 
  • C. C. Liolios, K. Graikou, E. Skaltsa and I. Chinou (2010). Dittany of Crete: A botanical and ethnopharmacological review. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 131, 2, 229–241. 
  • K. Graikou, K. Sykłowska Baranek, A. Pietrosiuk, H. Damianakos, M. Jeziorek and I. Chinou (2011). Chemical analysis of Lithospermum canescens (Michx.) Lehm. hairy roots through TLC, CC, GC-MS, ESI-MS and NMR methods. Acta Chromatographica 23(2), 353-363. 
  • K Graikou,S Kapeta, N Aligiannis, G Sotiroudis, N Chondrogianni, E Gonosand I Chinou (2011).Chemical Analysis of Greek Pollen - Antioxidant, antimicrobial and proteasome activation properties. Chemistry Central Journal 5, 1, 1752
  • S. Zajdel, K Graikou, K Głowniak and I Chinou (2012). Chemical Analysis of Penstemon campanulatus (Cav.) Willd. - Antimicrobial activities. Fitoterapia 83, 2, 373-376.
  • K. Graikou, O. Gortzi, G. Mantanis and I. Chinou (2012). Chemical Composition and Biological Activity of the Essential Oil from the wood of Pinus heldreichii Christ. var. leucodermis. European Journal of Wood and Wood Products 70, 5, 615-620. 
  • S. Zajdel, K Graikou, G. Sotiroudis K Głowniak and I Chinou (2013). Two new iridoids from selected Penstemon species – antimicrobial activity. Natural Product Research 27, 24, 2263-2271.
  • Justyna Pyrzanowska, Agnieszka Piechal, Kamilla Blecharz-Klin, Ilona Joniec-Maciejak, Konstantia Graikou, Ioanna Chinou, Ewa Widy-Tyszkiewicz (2014). Long-term administration of Greek Royal Jelly improves spatial memory and influences the concentration of brain neurotransmitters in naturally aged Wistar male rats. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 155, 1, 343-351.
  • Eva Kassi, Ioanna Chinou, Eliana Spilioti, Anna Tsiapara, Konstantia Graikou, Sofia Karabournioti, Menelaos Manoussakis, Paraskevi Moutsatsou (2014). A monoterpene, unique component of thyme honeys, induces apoptosis in prostate cancer cells via inhibition of NF-κB activity and IL-6 secretion. Phytomedicine (in press)



Graikou Konstantia

Laboratory of Pharmacognosy & Chemistry of Natural Products,

Department of Pharmacy, 

School of Health Sciences, University of Athens

Panepistimiopolis-Zografou, Athens GR-15771, Greece 

Tel: +30210-7274283

E-mail: kgraikou[at]pharm.uoa[dot]gr.