Evelina Charidemou

University of Cyprus (Cyprus)

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Dr Evelina Charidemou holds a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Cambridge UK. She specialises in Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism. Her research was performed at the Medical Research Council Human Nutrition Research (MRC HNR). She holds a bachelor’s degree (Hons) in Biochemistry from Imperial College London, where she was awarded the honorary degree of the Associateship from the Royal College of Science UK (ARCS) for excellence during her studies. Her research focuses on the development of metabolomics and lipidomics tools to investigate aspects of the Metabolic Syndrome, particularly Type II diabetes and Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Specifically, she is using high-performance liquid chromatography and multivariate bioinformatic tools to analyse biological samples and identify biomarkers to understand the underlying mechanism of metabolism in diseases.

Dr Charidemou presented her work in National and International Conferences; The 12th and 14th International Conference of the Metabolomics Society in Dublin and Seattle respectively as well as the 11th annual Metabomeeting in Nottingham UK. In the 2nd Metabolomics Sardinian Scientific School, she was awarded the best presentation and she was invited to publish her research work at the International Journal of Biochemistry and Cell Biology. Dr Charidemou has published her work at high impact journals such as Journal of Clinical Investigations Insights, Hepatology, Cell Science, Diabetologia and she has multiple scientific collaboration with the University of Oxford UK, University of Aarhus Denmark, Imperial College, as well as the University of Cyprus. In addition, she is an active member of the International Metabolomic Society, the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism, the Biochemical Society and she founded the Cyprus Metabolomic Network, of which she is currently the President. She has also been awarded the Marie Skłodowska-Curie individual fellowship.

Besides her scientific interests, Dr Charidemou is a former elite athlete of the Cyprus National Track and Field team and enjoys running.