Curriculum Vitae

Despina Sanoudou is Associate Professor in Pharmacogenomics at the Medical School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), Head of the Clinical Genomics and Pharmacogenomics Unit at the 4th Department of Internal Medicine, and collaborating Faculty at the Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens (BRFAA).
She completed her PhD at the University of Cambridge, UK, and worked at the Harvard Medical School where she became Instructor in 2003. She is Board Certified in Clinical Molecular Diagnostics by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics and has worked at genetic diagnostic laboratories of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and Children’s Hospital Boston. She has served as Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Imperial College London Faculty of Medicine, Visiting Scholar at the Boston University Department of Medicine, and Co-ordinator of the International Genomics and Pharmacogenomics Program of the Sir Magdi Yacoub Research Network. 
Her research work focuses on deciphering pathogenetic mechanisms in cardiovascular disease and the development of Precision Medicine therapeutic approaches. She has participated in tens of competitive research projects, funded from international or national organizations, and she is currently the Principal Investigator of the Greek Team for the prestigious International Leducq Research Network “Cure-PLaN”. She has over 110 publications in scientific journals and books, and over 400 oral and written presentations at international meetings. She serves on the evaluation committees of 20 international and national funding organizations, as Associate Editor in the Metabolism journal, in the editorial board and reviewer teams of 50 other international scientific journals. Dr Sanoudou has received multiple awards for her contribution to science including the Greek L’Oreal-UNESCO award, the European Society of Human Genetics, the American Society of Human Genetics, and more.
She is Director of the "Precision Medicine" course at the NKUA Medical School, Academic Director of the NKUA eLearning program "Laboratory Genetics: application and interpretation of genetic testing", and Founder/Co-ordinator of the BRFAA Scientific Outreach Program for High School Students which has hosted over 5,000 students from public and private schools across Greece.

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