Marilena obtained her BSc in Pharmacy at the University of Athens, Greece in 2012. For her final year dissertation she conducted research on the ‘Preparation, physicochemical characterization and study of self-assembly of liposomes incorporating active molecules’. In 2013 she completed her MSc in Drug Delivery with Distinction at the UCL School of Pharmacy, University College London. Her research project focused on the use of peptide nanofibres for the delivery of siRNA. Marilena joined the Nanomedicine Lab at the University of Manchester as a Marie Curie Early Stage Fellow and full-time PhD student under the PATHCHOOSER ITN on the development of the nanoparticle protein corona as a tool for cancer diagnostics. After her PhD, Marilena was funded by a Medical Research Council (MRC) Momentum Award, a Manchester Molecular Pathology Innovation Centre (MMPathIC) pump priming grant and the CRUK Pioneer Award to work on the nanoparticle-enabled discovery of blood biomarkers for a variety of pathologies. In December 2018, she was appointed as a Research Fellow/Lecturer in Nano-Omics. Her team aims to developed multi-omics enrichment nanotechnology platforms to explore disease pathways and to uncover molecular biomarkers.
2017- PhD in Medicine, Univeristy of Manchester, UK
2013- MSc in Drug Delivery, School of Pharmacy, UCL, UK
2012- BSc Degree in Pharmacy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece