VERTZONI MARIA

Assistant Professor of Biopharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Technology

Education

  • Bachelor of Sciences | Chemistry Department of Chemistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Master of Sciences | Analytical Chemistry Department of Chemistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Master of Sciences | Medical and Pharmaceutical Statistics Department of Statistics, Athens University of Economics and Business
  • Doctor of Philosophy | Pharmaceutical Sciences Department of Pharmacy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Teaching

Undergraduate courses/labs

  • Biopharmaceutics – Pharmacokinetics II
  • Enabling Dosage Forms
  • Biopharmaceutics – Pharmacokinetics (Laboratory)
  • Introduction to Laboratory Practices

Graduate courses/labs

  • Applied Pharmaceutical Analysis | MSc: Industrial Pharmacy, Cosmetology- Dermatopharmacology
  • Laboratory Practices in Industrial Pharmacy | MSc: Industrial Pharmacy
  • Application of Laboratory and Analytical Methods to the diagnosis and the therapeutic monitoring| MSc: Clinical Pharmacy
  • Basics of Nanomedicine | MSc: Nanomedicine
  • Dosage forms and oral route | MSc: NANOMED EMJMD

Research topics

  • Impact of regional differences along the gastrointestinal tract on oral drug absorption
  • Drug absorption after per os administration to special populations (paediatrics, advanced age population)
  • Physiologically based pharmacokinetic modeling for the prediction of in vivo performance of oral dosage forms

Distinctions

  • Scholarship for post-doctoral training, Greek State Scholarships Foundation , (2008-2009)
  • Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences  Member of the Scientific Advisory Board, (2017-2020).
  • Die Pharmazie | Member of the Editorial Board (2013-today).
  • Co-editor with Dr E. Kostewicz of the book entitled “Oral Absorption of modified release dosage forms” (Volume 4) in the “Encyclopaedia of Controlled Drug Delivery” 2nd edition, Editors: Benson and Roberts, Wiley (in press).

Recent publications

  • Butler J., Hens B., Vertzoni M., Brouwers J., Berben P., Dressman J., Andreas C.J., Schaefer J.K., Mann J., McAllister M., Jamei M., Kostewicz E., Kesisoglou F., Langguth P., Minekus M., Müllertz A., Schilderink R., Koziolek M., Jedamzik P., Weitschies W., Reppas C., Augustijns P. In vitro models for the prediction of in vivo performance of oral dosage forms: recent progress from partnership through the IMI OrBiTo collaboration. Eur. J. Pharm. Biopharm. 136:70-83 (2019).
  • Vertzoni M., Augustijns P., Grimm M., Koziolek M., Lemmens G., Parrott N.J., Pentafragka C., Reppas C., Rubbens J., Van den Αbeele J., Vanuytsel T., Weitschies W., Wilson C.G. Impact of regional differences along the gastrointestinal tract of healthy adults on oral drug absorption: An UNGAP review. Eur. J. Pharm. Sci. 134:153-175 (2019).
  • Guimarães M., Statelova M., Holm R., Reppas C., Symillides M., Vertzoni M., Fotaki N. Biopharmaceutical considerations in paediatrics with a view to the evaluation of orally administered drug products - a PEARRL review. J. Pharm. Pharmacol. 71:603-642 (2019).
  • Pentafragka C. Symillides M., McAllister M., Dressman J. Vertzoni M. Reppas C. The impact of food intake on the luminal environment and performance of oral drug products with a view to in vitro and in silico simulations: a PEARRL review. J. Pharm. Pharmacol. 71:557-580 (2019).
  • Kesisoglou F., Vertzoni M., Reppas C. Physiologically based absorption modeling of salts of weak bases based on data in hypochlorhydric and achlorhydric biorelevant media. AAPS PharmSciTech. 19:2851-2858 (2018).
  • Koziolek M., Kostewicz E., Vertzoni M. Physiological considerations and in vitro strategies for evaluating the influence of food on drug release from extended-release formulations. AAPS PharmSciTech. 19:2885-2897 (2018). 


Contact

Section of Pharmaceutical Technology
Department of Pharmacy
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Panepistimiopolis, 157 84
Athens, Greece
Tel.: +30(210) 7274445
Fax: +30(210) 7274207
e-mail: vertzoni@pharm.uoa.gr