Despina Sanoudou

Despina Sanoudou

Despina Sanoudou
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology
University of Athens Medical School, Greece


Dr. Despina Sanoudou is an Assistant Professor at the Pharmacology Department- Medical School, University of Athens. She studied Molecular Biology, obtained a PhD at the University of Cambridge, got certified in Clinical Molecular Diagnostics (American Board of Medical Genetics), and served as Instructor at the Harvard Medical School and the Children’s Hospital of Boston. Her research team focuses on the discovery of novel diagnostic and prognostic markers, the identification of novel therapeutic targets, and the evaluation of chemical compounds against cardiovascular and neuromuscular diseases. The results of this work have been published in over 70 scientific articles and book chapters, 145 oral and 170 written presentations in scientific meetings worldwide. She serves as an evaluator of research grant applications at the European Commission and other international organizations, as an Editorial Board member of 7 publishers, and as a reviewer in 20 scientific journals. Furthermore, she teaches at 9 MSc programs and has founded the first High School Outreach Program in Greece, which has hosted 2,000 students to date. Dr Sanoudou has received a series of awards including the L’Oreal-UNESCO award for Young Women in Science, an American Society of Human Genetics education award, multiple Hellenic Cardiological Society and Greek Society of Pharmacology scientific awards and others.

Research Interest

Pharmacogenomics in Cardiovascular and Neuromuscular Disease, with an Emphasis on Identifying Novel Therapeutic Targets and Evaluating the Molecular Effects of Novel Therapeutic Compounds.