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Study Guide 2019-20

Magafa Vasiliki
Tel. : (+30) 2610 962344
         (+30) 2610 962343
Fax : (+30) 2610 969181
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Web Site: www.pharmacognosy.upatras.gr

Education 
1995: PhD in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Patras, Greece
1988: Diploma in Chemistry, University of Patras, Greece

Professional training and academic appointments
Teaching and Research Assistant, Laboratory of Organic Chemistry, University of Patras, Greece(1989-1993)
Research Fellow, Laboratory of Organic Chemistry, University of Bergen, Norway(1994)
Visiting Researcher, University of Bergen, Norway (1997)
Teaching Associate, Technological Educational Institute of Patras (1996-1998)
Lecturer, Laboratory of Pharmacognosy and Chemistry of Natural Products, Department of Pharmacy, University of Patras, Greece (1998)
Assistant Professor, Laboratory of Pharmacognosy and Chemistry of Natural Products, Department of Pharmacy, University of Patras (2003)  

Professional Societies
The Association of the Greek Chemists
European Peptide Society
Greek Peptide Society
Hellenic Society of Medicinal Chemistry

Research Interests
  • Chemistry of amino acids and peptides
  • Synthesis in liquid and solid phase analogues of biologically important peptides [Hormones (Substance P, Angiotensin II, Oxytocin, Vasopressin, Luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone, Somatostatin, Neurotensin, Corticotropin-Releasing Factor), Antimicrobial peptides (Chrysophsin), Conopeptides (χ-MrIA)]
  • Study of structure-activity relationships of biologically important peptides
  • Synthesis and study of Cysteine - Containing Oligopeptides and their Complexes with heavy metals

Teaching Activities
Undergraduate Courses:
1st Semester: General and Inorganic Chemistry
6th Semester: Pharmacognosy I
7th Semester: Pharmacognosy ||
 
Postgraduate Courses:
Phytotherapy, Advanced Pharmacognosy, Advanced Organic Synthesis (Department of Pharmacy, University of Patras)
Pharmaceutical Products of Natural & Synthetic Origin ( Depts. of Pharmacy & Chemistry, Joint PostGraduate Prog., University of Patras)

Publications
International Journals : 34
Scientific Books: 19
Proceedings Series of Peptide Symposia: 25
Abstracts of International Conferences: 33
Abstracts of National Conferences (In Greek ): 95  

 Selected Publications

  • "Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Oxytocin Analogues Containing L-α-t-butylglycine [Gly(But)] in Positions 8 or 9". M. Fragiadaki, V. Μagafa, J. Slaninová and P. Cordopatis. Peptides, (2003), 24, 1425-1431
  • "2-Amino-4-pyrrolidinothieno[2,3-d]pyrimidine-6-carboxylic Acid as an N-Terminal Surrogate in Amino Acid and Peptide Analogues". E. Bissyris, D. Belekos, V. Magafa , P. G. Tsoungas, G. Varvounis and P. Cordopatis. Synthesis, (2005), 18, 3159-3166
  • "Synthesis and Biological Activity of Oxytocin Analogues Containing Conformationally Restricted Residues in Position 7". M. Fragiadaki, V. Magafa, L. Borovickova, J. Slaninová and P. Cordopatis. European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, (2007), 42, 799-806
  • "Synthesis and Biological Activity of Oxytocin Analogues Containing Unnatural Amino Acids in Position 9. Structure Activity Study", V. Magafa, L. Borovickova, J. Slaninová and P. Cordopatis. Amino Acids, (2009), 38, 1549-1559
  • "Insights into Ectopic Estrogen Receptor Expression, Nucleocytoplasmic Distribution and Interaction with Chromatin Obtained with new Antibodies to Estrogen Receptors α and β". N. Chantzi, A. Meligova, E. Dhimolea, C. Petrou, D. Mitsiou, V. Magafa, A. Pechtelidou, I. Florentin, E. Kitraki, P. Cordopatis, D. Tiniakos, M. Alexis. Steroids, (2011), 76, 974-981

OFFICE HOURS FOR POSTCRADUATE STUDENTS
Tuesday Wednesday and Friday 11:00-13:00