Cournia CV

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Cournia CV2023-11-01T14:09:15+00:00

Dr. Cournia is a Researcher – Associate Professor level at the  Biomedical Research Foundation, Academy of Athens, where she works on  anticancer drug and materials design using High Performance Computing  ( She graduated from the Chemistry Department,  University of Athens in 2001 and received her PhD at the University of  Heidelberg in Germany in 2006. She then worked as a postdoctoral  researcher at the Chemistry Department, Yale University, USA, on  computer-aided drug design and in 2009 she became a Lecturer at Yale  College. She has been awarded with the American Association for Cancer  Research Angiogenesis Fellowship (2008), the “Woman of Innovation 2009”  Award from the Connecticut Technology Council, USA, the Marie Curie  Fellowship from the European Union (2010), the “Outstanding Junior  Faculty Award” from the American Chemical Society (2014) and the first  Ada Lovelace Award” from the “Partnership for Advanced Computing in  Europe” (2016). She was a member of the Infrastructure Advisory Group  (INFRAG) of the European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking in  2018-2021 and in 2022 she was appointed as the Greek representative in  the Innovative Health Initiative Joint Undertaking. She is an Executive  Editor at the Journal of Chemical information and Modeling, American  Chemical Society and the national representative of Greece and Treasurer  at the Division of Computational and Theoretical Chemistry in the  European Chemical Society. She is currently teaching at the Master’s  program “Data Science and Information Technologies” at the Department of  Informatics and Telecommunications, National University of Athens.