Dr Marilena Hadjidemetriou

Research Fellow

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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. Marilena is currently a Research Associate and her work is funded by a Medical Research Council (MRC) Momentum Award, a Manchester Molecular Pathology Innovation Centre (MMPathIC) pump priming grant and the CRUK Pioneer Award working on the nanoparticle-enabled discovery of blood biomarkers for a variety of pathologies.


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

Areas of expertise

  • Q Science (General) - nanomedicine, bio-nano interface, biomarker discovery, biomolecule corona

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