Professor,  Section of Pharmacognosy and Natural Product Chemistry



  • Degree,  Department of Pharmacy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (1976) 
  • PhD,  Department Pharmacy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (1986)


  • Undergraduate courses/labs: Pharmacognosy III, Pharmacognosy III Labs
  • Graduate courses: Analysis of Natural Products, Introduction to Good Laboratory Practice, Bibliographic Search on Specialized Topics

Research topics 

  • Chemical and chemotaxonomic analysis and evaluation of biological effects of essential oils and plant extracts. 
  • Phytochemical analysis, isolation of secondary metabolites by chromatographic methods and structure elucidation with modern spectrometric techniques.

Recent publications

  • Slavkovska V., Zlatkovic B., Brauchler C., Stojanovic D., Tzakou O., Couladis M. Variations of essential oil characteristics of Clinopodium pulegium (Lamiaceae) depending on phonological stage. Botanica Serbica, 2013, 37, (2) 97-104. 
  • Tomic M., Popovic V., Petrovic S., Stepanovic-Petrovic R., Micov A., Pavlovic-Drobac M., Couladis M. Antihyperalgesic and antiedematous activities of bisabolol-oxides rich Matricaria oil in rat model of inflammation. Phytother. Res., 2014, 28:759-766.
  • Popovic V., Petrovic S., Tomic M., Stepanovic-Petrovic R., Micov A., Pavlovic-Drovbac M., Couladis M. and Niketic M. Antinocipeptive and anti-edematous activities of the essential oils of two Balkan endemic Laserpitium species. Nat. Product Commun., 2014, 9 (1) 125-128.
  • Popovic V.P., Petrovic S.D., Milenkovic M.T., Pavlovic-Drobac M.M., Couladis M.A., Niketic M.S. Composition and antimicrobial activity of the essential oils of Laserpitium latifolium L. and L. ochridanum MICEVSKI (Apiaceae). Chemistry & Biodiversity, 2015, 12, 170-177. 
  • Arsenijevic J., Drobac M., Sostaric I., Razic S., Milenkovic M., Couladis M., Maksimovic Z. Bioactivity of herbal tea of Hungarian thyme based on the composition of volatiles and polyphenolics. Industrial Crops and Products. 2016, 89, 14-20.
  • Drobaca M., Silvana Petrovića S., Milenkovićb M., Couladis M., Kukić-Markovića J.  Niketićd M. Composition and Antimicrobial Properties of Essential Oils of Laser trilobum Rhizomes and Fruits. Nat. Prod. Commun., 2016, No 1, 1-4.
  • Koutsaviti A., Ioannou E., Couladis M., Tzakou O., Roussis V. 1H and 13C NMR spectral assignments of abietane diterpenes from Pinus heldreichii and Pinus nigra subsp. nigra. Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry. 2017, 55, 772-778.
  • Papaefthimiou E., Vagias C., Couladis M., Tzakou O. Study of Volatile Components of Acacia farnesiana Willd. Flowers. Rec. Nat. Prod. 2017, 11: 5, 474


Postal address: Section of Pharmacognosy and Chemistry of Natural Products,
Department of Pharmacy,
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens,
Panepistimiopolis, 157 71
Athens, Greece
Tel.: +30 210 7274585
Fax: +30 210 7274592