Maria Kolympadi Markovic

   Maria Kolympadi Markovic, PhD
   Assistant Professor

   Curriculum vitae (files/CV_MKolympadi.pdf.pdf)

   Office: O-S16
   Phone: 585 612

    Atmospheric chemistry
    Green synthesis of nanomaterials



2004-2010: Organic Chemistry, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL).
Ph.D.’s title: 'Synthesis of C-linked Disaccharides and Analogues as Biomimetics of the
TF epitope'.
2001-2003: Organic Chemistry, University of Athens
Master’s project: semisynthesis of terpenoid marine natural products.
Scholarship for postgraduate studies from the ‘Greek State Scholarships Foundation’.
1997-2001: Chemistry, University of Athens
Diploma project: synthesis of insect pheromones, substances useful for environment friendly crop protection.



Post-Doctoral Researcher, Department of Physics, University of Rijeka
Participation in a multi-disciplinary research project of Croatian Science Foundation under the direction of Associate Prof.: Gabriela Ambrožić: 'Preparation of porous thin-film materials for water purification using atomic layer deposition (ALD)'.
2014: Pharmaceutical R&D Collaborator (8 months), LISAPHARM Laboratoires, Paris, France,
in collaboration with the Faculty of Pharmacy, University Paris Descartes
Development: Improving the physical and organoleptic properties of a pharmaceutical gel-cream. Reformulation and preliminary stability studies. The project furnished positive results for further product development.
2010-2012: Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland,
Prof. Reinhard Neier’s group
Participation in a multi-disciplinary research project aiming at the development of an optical biosensor detecting early protein aggregation stages in Alzheimer’s disease. Collaboration with scientists from Microcity, EPFL in Neuchâtel.
Chemical modification studies of the sensor surface.
Teaching assistant for laboratory classes of general chemistry.
2004-2010: Doctoral Assistant, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
Prof. Pierre Vogel’s group
Research project on the synthesis of sugarmimicsfor the preparation of anti-cancer vaccines.
Synthesis of fluorinated carbohydrates, NMR conformational studies and interactions with carbohydrate recognizing proteins. Collaboration with a Spanish research group.
Supervision of undergraduate and master’s students.
2004-2006:Teaching assistantfor laboratory classes of organic chemistry.
2001-2003: Teaching assistant, University of Athens, Greece
Laboratory classes of organic chemistry. Supervision of undergraduate students.




·      G. Ambrožić, M. Kolympadi Markovic, R. Peter, I. Kavre Piltaver, I. Jelovica Badovinac, D. Čakara, D. Marković, M. Knez, ʻBuilding organosilica hybrid nanohemispheres via thiol-ene click reaction on alumina thin films deposited by atomic layer deposition (ALD)ʼ, J. Colloid Interface Sci.2020, 560, 303-311.
·      I. Saric, R. Peter, M. Kolympadi Markovic, I. Jelovica Badovinac, C. Rogero, M. Ilyn, M. Knez, G. Ambrožić, ʻIntroducing the concept of pulsed vapor phase copper-free surface click-chemistry using the ALD techniqueʼ, Chem. Comm. 2019, 55, 3109-3112.
·      K. Cottet, M. Kolympadi, D. Marković, M.-C. Lallemand, ‘Natural Products Biosynthesis involving a Putative DielsAlder Reaction’, Curr. Org. Chem. 2016, 20, 2421-2442.
·      K. Cottet, M. Kolympadi, M.-C. Lallemand, D. Marković, ‘Artificial Enzyme-Catalyzed Diels-Alder Cycloadditions’, Curr. Org. Chem. 2016, 20, 2254-2281.
·      I. Mierina, E. Gudelis, D. Stepanovs, M. Jure, A. Mishnev, M. Kolympadi, D. Marković, 'Crystal structure of 3-(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)-N-phenylpropanamide, C16H17NO3', Z. Kristallogr. NCS 2016, 231(2), 657-659.
·      D. Marković, M. Kolympadi, B. Deguin, F.-H. Porée, M. Turks, ʻThe isolation and synthesis of neodolastane diterpenoidsʼ, Nat. Prod. Rep. 2015, 32, 230-255.
·      L. Awad, R. Madani, A. Gillig, M. Kolympadi, M. Philgren, A. Muhs, C. Gerard, P. Vogel, ‘A C-Linked Disaccharide Analogue of Thomsen-Friedenreich Epitope Induces a Strong Immune Response in Mice’, Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 8578-8582.
·      M. Kolympadi, M. Fontanella, C. Venturi, S. André, H.-J. Gabius, J. Jiménez-Barbero, P. Vogel, ‘Synthesis and conformational analysis of (a-D-galactosyl)phenyl methane and a-,β- difluoromethane analogues. Interactions with the plant lectin viscumin’, Chem. Eur. J. 2009, 15, 2861-2873.
·      M. Kolympadi, M. Liapis, V. Ragoussis,‘Synthesis of the marine furanoditerpene (-)-marginatone’,Tetrahedron2005, 61, 2003-2010.
·      V. Ragoussis, Ek. Vamvaka, M. Kolymbadi, ‘Short and stereoselective synthesis of (E)-3-alkenyl acetates, insect sex pheromone constituents of Lepidoptera; Gelechidae’, J. Chem. Res. (S) 2002, 398-399.