Andreana N. Assimopoulou
Associate Professor, Applied Organic Chemistry with emphasis on Natural Products

– Dr. Chem. Eng. (AUTh, GR, 2001)
– MSc. Prod. Syst. Manag. (AUTh, GR, 1999)
– Dipl. Chem. Eng. (AUTh, GR, 1997)

Curriculum Vitae




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Office Hours: Dailly 9:00 – 17:00

  1. Isolation of bioactive constituents from natural products-purification.
  2. Phytochemical study of natural products. Structure identification of bioactive constituents.
  3. Studies on the biological activity of natural products – Discovery of synergistic actions of bioactive molecules of natural origin.
  4. Determination/quantitative analysis of bioactive constituents in natural products by analytical techniques- Stability testing of naturally occurring active ingredients.
  5. Technological utilization of natural products.-Drug delivery systems of pharmaceuticals.
  1. Papageorgiou V.P., Assimopoulou A.N., Couladouros E.A., Hepworth D., Nicolaou K.C., ‘Chemistry and Biology of Alkannins, Shikonins, and Related Naphthazarin Natural Products’, Angewandte Chemie, Int. Edition 38(3): 270-301 (1999)
  2. Jasmin Tappeiner, Alexandra Vasiliou, Markus Ganzera, Dimitrios Fessas, Hermann Stuppner, Vassilios P. Papageorgiou, Andreana N. Assimopoulou, ‘Quantitative determination of alkannins and shikonins in endemic Mediterranean Alkanna species’, Biomedical Chromatography, 28(7), 923–933 (July 2014).
  3. E.D. Spyrelli, A.V. Kyriazou, C. Virgiliou, A. Nakas, O. Deda, V.P. Papageorgiou, A.N. Assimopoulou, H.G. Gika, ‘Metabolic profiling study of shikonin’s cytotoxic activity in the Huh7 human hepatoma cell line’. Mol Biosyst. May 2;13(5):841-851 (2017).
  4. Qiaoli Zhao, Andreana N. Assimopoulou, Sabine M. Klauck, Harilaos Damianakos, Ioanna Chinou, Nadine Kretschmer, José-Luis Rios, Vassilios P. Papageorgiou, Rudolf Bauer, Thomas Efferth: “Inhibition of c-MYC with involvement of ERK/JNK/MAPK and AKT pathways as a novel mechanism for shikonin and its derivatives in killing leukemia cells”, Oncotarget, 6(36), 38934-38951 (2015).
  5. Konstantinos N. Kontogiannopoulos, Athanasia Dasargyri, Maria F. Ottaviani, Michela Cangiotti, Dimitrios Fessas, Vassilios P. Papageorgiou, Andreana N. Assimopoulou: “Advanced drug delivery nanosystems for shikonin: A calorimetric and Electron Paramagnetic Resonance study”, Langmuir, 34 (32), pp 9424–9434 (2018).
  1. Organic Chemistry I (L) (3′ Semester – Compulsory Course)
  2. Statistics (3′ Semester – Compulsory Course)
  3. Natural Products Chemistry and Technology (S ≥6′ Semester – Elective Course)
  4. Pharmaceuticals Technology (W ≥7 ‘ Semester – Elective Course)
  1. Argiriadis Aggelos (Starting Year: 2013)
  2. Koletti Antigoni-Athanasia (Starting Year: 2015)
  3. Nakas Alexandros-Georgios (Starting Year: 2017)
  4. Rodic Nebojsa (Starting Year: 2017)
  5. Arampatzis Athanasios (Starting Year: 2017)