Vicky Polychronidou

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Vicky studied Chemistry at the University of Ioannina, Greece where she received her undergraduate and master degrees (2017). She received her PhD in Chemical Biology from the Technical University of Dortmund and the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology. During her PhD, Vicky worked on the development of novel hypervalent iodine-mediated transformations, Lewis acid catalyzed asymmetric synthesis and on the development of novel methods for the synthesis of heterocycles. In her current position as a postdoctoral research scientist aims to synthesize and evaluate using chemistry tools a series of compounds that can act as ferroptosis-inducing and ferroptosis-inhibiting agents leading to novel therapeutic strategies.