I graduated from the University of Ioannina, Greece in 2010 completing a BSc in Chemistry and following this an MSc in Bioinorganic Chemistry in 2012. I started my PhD in EPR in 2012 at the University of St Andrews, under supervision of Dr Bela Bode.
The aim of my PhD research revolves around the use of paramagnetic metal ions in nanometre distance measurements using a pulsed electron paramagnetic resonance technique, named PELDOR (pulsed electron-electron double resonance). The use of metal ions instead of nitroxide radicals might facilitate the introduction of the spin bearing group. A combination of both should allow employing orthogonal labelling strategies yielding several precise distances from a single sample. Initially, I will develop improved data acquisition schemes to compensate for the challenging spectroscopic properties of most paramagnetic metal centres (i.e. huge line widths and fast relaxation times) on model complexes with well-defined distances I newly synthesise.
PELDOR in rotationally symmetric homo-oligomers, Mol. Phys., 111, 18-19, 2013
Assessing dimerisation degree and cooperativity in a biomimetic small-molecule model by pulsed EPR, Chem. Commun., 51, 5257-5260, 2015