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Last updated 18th April 2024


Dr. Vyrkou has received her undergraduate diploma in Chemical Engineering from the School of Chemical Engineering in the National Technical University of Athens in 2005 and has completed her PhD Thesis, entitled “Molecular simulations of synthetic liquid crystalline materials for the design of biosensors”, in 2012 at the same university.

After the completion of her PhD, she took a five-year career break to care for her growing family.

In May 2018, she became a Daphne Jackson Research Fellow, at the School of Applied Sciences at the University of Huddersfield. She is currently working on the project “Molecular simulation studies of human Lactate Dehydrogenase A and its inhibitors for the design of anticancer drugs” under the mentoring of Prof. R. Phillips and Dr. D. Cooke.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Biomolecules
  • Organic Complexes
  • Molecular Dynamics Simulations


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