Dr. Zoe Cournia


Dr. Cournia is a Researcher – Assistant Professor level at the Biomedical
Research Foundation, Academy of Athens, where she works on anticancer drug
design, design of drug delivery systems and biomolecular modeling using
computational techniques. She graduated from the Chemistry Department,
University of Athens in 2001 and completed her PhD at the University of
Heidelberg in Germany in 2006. She then worked as a postdoctoral
researcher at the Chemistry Department, Yale University, USA, on
computer-aided drug design and in 2009 she became a lecturer at Yale
College. She has been awarded the American Association for Cancer Research
Angiogenesis Fellowship (2008), the “Woman of Innovation 2009” Award from
the Connecticut Technology Council, USA, the Marie Curie Fellowship from
the European Union (2010), the “Outstanding Junior Faculty Award” from the
American Chemical Society (2014) and the first “Ada Lovelace Award” from
the “Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe” (2016).


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