Elena Panagopoulou ~ Ph.D. Candidate

Panagopoulou Eleni
Ph.D. Candidate at National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Phone: +302107274749
E-mail: elenapanag@chem.uoa.gr
Twitter: @Panagopoulou_E

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Education

B.Sc. in Chemistry (2013-2017), National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Grade: 6.98/10

M.Sc. in Analytical Chemistry (2017-2019), National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Grade: 9.43/10

Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry (2019-today), Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Research topic

Undergraduate Thesis: “Determination of phenolic compounds in honey samples using LC-QTOF- MS” Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry, Chemistry department, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece (2017)

Master Thesis: “Method development for the determination of priority pollutants and emerging contaminants in river water samples by GC-APCI-QTOFMS”, Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry, Chemistry department, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece (2018-2019)

Ph.D. Thesis: “Study of the influence of pH in the toxicity of xenobiotics in aquatic organisms through toxicokinetics and metabolomics approaches utilizing high resolution mass spectrometric techniques”, Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry, Chemistry department, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece (2019-today)

Research Interests

General research interests: Environmental chemistry, High Resolution Mass Spectrometry (HRMS), Ultra-high Performance Liquid Chromatography (UHPLC), Method Development, Determination of priority pollutants and emerging contaminants, Determination of organic contaminants in biota samples and environmental samples, Reversed Phase Liquid Chromatography (RPLC) and Hydrophilic interaction chromatography (HILIC), Investigation of toxicity, uptake and bioaccumulation of xenobiotics in aquatic organisms, Biotransformation (Phase I & II) of emerging contaminants in zebrafish embryos, Suspect and non-target (HRMS) screening of emerging pollutants

Projects:
2017 –2018: EMBLAS II, EU/UNDP Project: Improving environmental monitoring in the Black Sea. Analysis
of water framework priority substances and screening of black sea specific pollutants in water biota and
sediment samples obtained during the National Pilot Monitoring Studies and Joint Open Sea Surveys and
risk assessment of identified pollutants.
2018 –present: Asopos River Project: Monitoring of Asopos river basin waters – Assessment of pollution/ contamination and qualitative and quantitative investigation of contamination levels and possible sources of pollution. (funding: The Region of Attica)
2019 –present: PhION Project: Analytics and Modelling within the UBA project “Acidity – not always fun: pH effect on toxicity and bioaccumulation of ionic substances” (“A&M in PHION”).

Conferences Presentations

1. Panagopoulou.E, Damalas.D, Aleiferi.E, Aalizadeh.R, Schweizer.M, Kundy.L, Köhler.H.R., P.C. von der Ohe, Triebskorn.R, Thomaidis.N, “ Investigation of the influence of pH on the toxicity, uptake and biotransformation of Ibuprofen in zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos”, Open Science for Enhanced Global Environmental Protection, SETAC Europe 30th Annual Meeting (SETAC SciCon 2020), 3-7 May 2020 (Poster presentation)
2. Damalas.D, Panagopoulou.E, Agalou.M, Beis.D, Thomaidis.N, “Holistic approach for comprehensive xeno-metabolome coverage of Zebrafish embryos exposed to Benzotriazoles, combining orthogonal chromatographic modes, trapped ion mobility and HRMS”, Open Science for Enhanced Global Environmental Protection, SETAC Europe 30th Annual Meeting (SETAC SciCon 2020, 3-7 May 2020 (Oral presentation)
3. Aleiferi.E, Panagopoulou.E, Damalas.D, Aalizadeh.R, Schweizer.M, Kuttler.J, Köhler.H.R., P.C. von der Ohe, Triebskorn.R, Thomaidis.N, “Assessment of the pH effect on toxicity & biotransformation of the anti-inflammatory drug Diclofenac using the zebrafish (Danio rerio) toxicity test”, Open Science for Enhanced Global Environmental Protection, SETAC Europe 30th Annual Meeting (SETAC SciCon 2020, 3-7 May 2020 (Poster presentation)
4. Koulis.G, Katsianou.P, Panagopoulou.E, Aalizadeh.R, Proestos.C, Thomaidis.N, ”Metabolomic approach for Greek honey origin discrimination making use of Ultra High Performance Liquid Chromatography coupled to High Resolution Mass Spectrometry”, 11th International Conference on “Instrumental Methods of Analysis” (IMA-2019), 22-25 September, 2019, Ioannina, Greece (Poster presentation)
5. Panagopoulou.E, Nika.M.-C, Damalas.D, Koulis.G, Thomaidis.N. «Development of a novel GC-APCI-QTOFMS methodology for the determination of more than 300 organic compounds in Asopos river water samples » 16th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology, CEST-2019,
4-7 September 2019,Rhodes,Greece (oral presentation).
6. Damalas.D, Panagopoulou.E, Agalou.M, Beis.D, Lamoree.M, Leonards.P.E.G, Thomaidis.N «Combining acute toxicity, toxicokinetics and metabolomics approaches for comprehensive toxicity assessment of xenobiotics in aquatic organisms-Zebrafish embryosexposed to triclosan as a case study» 15 th Annual Conference of the Metabolomics Society, Metabolomics-2019, 23-27 June 2019, The Hague, The Netherlands (poster presentation).
7. Panagopoulou.E, Nika.M.-C, Koulis.G, Damalas.D, Thomaidis.N. «Development of a novel methodology for the determination of priority pollutants and emerging contaminants in Asopos river water samples by GC-EI-MS/MS and GC-APCI-QTOFMS» 17th International Conference on Chemistry and the Environment, ICCE-2019, 16 – 20 June 2019,Thessaloniki, Greece (poster presentation).
8. Katsianou.P, Koulis.G, Panagopoulou.E, Stergiou.F, Fiore.A, Karabournioti.S, Proestos.C, Thomaidis.N «Honey Authenticity: Evaluation of phenolic compounds as potential authenticity markers using target LC-HRMS screening» 11th International Conference AACD-2018, 25 – 29 September 2018, Chania, Crete, Greece(poster presentation).

Awards and Honors

  1. Best Poster Award: «Development of a novel methodology for the determination of priority pollutants and emerging contaminants in Asopos river water samples by GC-EI-MS/MS and GC-APCI-QTOFMS» 17th International Conference on Chemistry and the Environment, (ICCE-2019), 16 – 20 June 2019,Thessaloniki, Greece .
  2. Scholarship from the Master’s Degree Program “Analytical Chemistry” (Laboratory of Analytical chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Athens) for the second year of M.Sc. studies (2019-2020).
  3. Scholarship for Ph.D. studies, A.G. Leventis Foundation, 2020-2021.

Professional Affiliations

Association of Greek Chemists, 2017-Present

Contact information

Eleni Panagopoulou
Office: 4th floor, Wing D, Office 8
Phone: 210 7274749
Postal Address: Panepistimioupoli Zografou, Postal Code:15771, Athens, Greece
Email: elenapanag@chem.uoa.gr