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Orkoula Malvina
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Assistant Professor of Instrumental Pharmaceutical Analysis, Department of Pharmacy, University of Patras.

2010: Research fellow, University of Michigan, Department of Chemistry, Advanced Raman Microscopy & Chemical Imaging Lab (Prof. Michael D. Morris).
2000: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, University of Patras.
1994: Diploma in Chemical Engineering, University of Patras (five years curriculum).

2004: Lecturer, appointed for the 2003-2004 spring semester, Department of Pharmacy, University of Patras.
2001-2004: Lecturer, appointed for the academic years 2001-2002, 2002-2003, 2003-2004 (autumn semester), Department of Materials Science, University of Patras.
2001: Post doctoral Fellow, Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas.

International Journal of Pharmacy.


  • Award in Panhellenic Contest for Advanced Research and Innovation of Eurobank EFG Group and SEV (Hellenic Federation of Enterprises) «Give Greece A Chance» 2011, for the application of biomedical technologies for the quick, reliable and secure diagnosis of retrogressive (osteoarthritis) and metabolic (osteoporosis) bone disorders (Coordinator: Sofia Panteliu, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics, Univ. Patras).
  • Fellowship from the Institute Francais du Petrole, Rueil Malmaison, France, 1997.
  • Scholarship from ICE/HT - FORTH, 1994-2000.
  • Scholarship from ESF (European Science Foundation), 2001.


Undergraduate Courses

  • «Physical Chemistry»
  • «Instrumental Pharmaceutical Analysis I – Separation and Electrochemical techniques»
  • «Instrumental Pharmaceutical Analysis II – Spectroscopic techniques»

Graduate Courses

  • «Analytical Spectroscopy»
  • «Advanced Methods of Instrumental Analysis»
  • «Analysis of Biomolecules»
  • «Advanced Pharmaceutical Analysis»
  • «Analytical Techniques for Separation and Characterization of Bioactive Substances»
  • «Analysis of Biological Samples»
  • «Quality Control and Quality Assurance»


  • Development of novel non-destructive methodologies for the qualitative and quantitative determination of active pharmaceutical ingredients in solid and liquid formulations as well as biological liquids.
  • Development of novel non-destructive, non-invasive methodologies for the study of bone and bone diseases (osteoporosis, osteoarthritis).
  • Characterization of polymorphic phases (generic drugs).


  • Technical Chamber of Greece
  • Hellenic Society of Biomaterials


  • «K. Karatheodori» project entitled: «Development of Novel Diagnostic Method for Monitoring Bone Diseases», Contract No: C.914, Duration: 01.05.2010 to 01.05.2013, (coordinator).
  • «Heracleitus II» project entitled: «Drug Release from Biodegradable Polymers» Contract No: 119, Duration: 17.02.2009 to 31.08.2013.
  • «ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE» project entitled: «Novel Remediation Strategies for Preservation of Marble Structures Endangered from Environmental Damages» Contract No: ENV4-CT98-0704, Duration: 01.07.1998 to 31.05.2001.
  • «NATO» project entitled: «Improvement of the Technological Parameters in the Electrochemical Production Mg-Nd Alloys», Contract No: SFP-971858, Duration: 01.06.2001 to 31.10.2001.
  • «EPET II» project entitled: «Development of New Materials for Structural Surface Conservation of Monuments», Contract No: 365/95, Duration: 01.07.1995 to 31.12.1995.
  • «JOULE» project entitled: «Control of Corrosion and Scaling in Geothermal Systems» Contract No: JOU2-CT92-0108, Duration: 01.10.1994 to 30.06.1995.
  • «BRITE-EURAM» project entitled: «High Performance Coating Materials for Application in Corrosive and Abrasive Environments (HIPERMAT)», Contract No: BREU-0118-C (GDF), Duration: 01.06.1990 to 31.05.1993.

Intra-University Research Network entitled: «Network for the study of retrogressive and metabolic disorders of bone and cartilage - OSTEONET».

Publications in Journals: 17
Publications in National and International Conference Proceedings: 39
Other Publications: 2
Chapters in Books: 2
Participations in Conferences: 35


  1. I.A. Karampas, M.G. Orkoula and C.G. Kontoyannis, «Effect of Hydrazine Based Deproteination Protocol on Bone Mineral Crystal Structure» J. Mater. Sci.: Mater. Med., 23 (2012) 1139-1148.
  2. Malvina Orkoula, Michael Friedman, David Kohn and Michael Morris, «Effect pf Exercise and Nutrition on Composition of Murine Tibia» Bone, 48 (2011) S179 Suppl.2.
  3. C.T. Chasapis, A.K. Loutsidou, M.G. Orkoula and G.A. Spyroulias, «Zinc Binding Properties of Engineered RING Finger Domains of Arkadia E3 Ubiquitin Ligase» Bioinorganic Chemistry and Applications, 2010 (2010) Article ID 323152.
  4. M.G. Orkoula, C. Kontoyannis, «Non-Destructive Quantitative Analysis of Risperidone in Film-Coated Tablets», J. Pharm. Biomed. Anal., 47 (2008) 251-257.
  5. C. K. Markopoulou, J.E. Koundourellis, M.G. Orkoula and C. G. Kontoyannis, «Quantitative Non-Destructive Methods for the Determination of Ticlopidine in Tablets Using Reflectance Near-Infrared and Fourier-Transform Raman Spectroscopy», Applied Spectroscopy, 62 (2008) 251-257.
  6. M.G. Orkoula, C.G. Kontoyannis, C.K. Markopoulou and J.E. Koundourellis, «Validation of a Direct Non-Destructive Quantitative Analysis of Amiodarone Hydrochloride in Angoron® Formulations Using FT-Raman Spectroscopy», Talanta, 73 (2007) 258-261
  7. M.G. Orkoula, C.G. Kontoyannis, C.K. Markopoulou and J.E. Koundourellis, «Development of Methodologies Based on HPLC and Raman Spectroscopy for Monitoring the Stability of Lovastatin in Solid State in the Presence of Gallic Acid», Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, 35 (2004) 1011-1016.