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Laboratory Teaching Staff

Section of Pharmacognosy & Chemistry of Natural Products




  • BachelorDegree in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Ioannina (2000)
  • M.Sc in Biomolecular Chemistry and Biochemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Ioannina(2003)
  • Ph.D in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Ioannina(2008)


Undergraduate laboratory courses:

  • Laboratory courses of Analytical Chemistry I
  • Laboratory courses of Analytical Chemistry II
  • Laboratory courses of Pharmacognosy I
  • Laboratory courses of Pharmacognosy II

Research topics

  • Isolation of new compounds with pharmaceutical, agrochemical, nutraceutical and cosmetic interest from natural sources (mainly plants) originated from Mediterranean and global biodiversity, using VLC, MPLC, FCPC, HPLC chromatographic techniques. Identification and structure elucidation of natural products,applying state-of-the-art spectroscopic and spectrometric techniques: UV-Vis, IR, CID, GC-MS, LC-MS, HRMS & HRMS/MS. Chemical analysis of natural products and quantification of secondary metabolites by HPLC-DAD and LC-HRMS analytical methodologies. “Green” chemistry and large-scale extraction of high added value natural products.
  • Development, validation and quality control of HPLC-DAD analytical methods for the determination bioactive compounds in natural products, food supplements, food products, drugs and other sources
  • Design, synthesis, and evaluation of biological activity of peptide analogues with pharmaceutical interest. Development of new cell penetrating carriers for specific intracellular delivery of drugs.


  • Scholar of the State Scholarship Foundation during 2001-2002

Recent publications

  • Comparison survey of EVOO polyphenols and exploration of healthy aging-promoting properties of oleocanthal and oleacein. Nikou, T., Liaki, V., Stathopoulos, P., Sklirou, A.D., Tsakiri, E.N., Jakschitz, T., Bonn, G., Trougakos, I.P., Halabalaki, M., Skaltsounis, L.A. Food and Chemical Toxicology. 125, 2019, 403-412
  • Oleocanthalic and Oleaceinic acids: New compounds from Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO). A. Angelis, L. Antoniadi, P. Stathopoulos, M. Halabalaki, A.-L. Skaltsounis. Phytochemistry Letters, 2018, 26, 190-194
  • Molecular requirements involving the human platelet protease-activated receptor-4 mechanism of activation by peptide analogues of its tethered-ligand. Moschonas IC, Kellici TF, Mavromoustakos T, Stathopoulos P, Tsikaris V, Magafa V, Tzakos AG, Tselepis AD. Platelets. 2017 Mar 7:1-10. 


Postal address: Section of Pharmacognosy and Chemistry of Natural Products,
Department of Pharmacy, 
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens,
Panepistimiopolis, 157 71
Athens, Greece
Athens, Greece
Tel.: +30(210) 727 4886