Agricultural Sciences, Biotechnology and Food Science
Cyprus University of Technology
Chryssoula Drouza is a Lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Sciences, Biotechnology and Food Science. She obtained her BSc in Chemistry from the University of Ioannina, in 1991 and her PhD in Bioinorganic Chemistry from the University of Cyprus in 2003. She worked as a Visiting Scientist at Colorado State University (1994-1997), on a NIH funded program dealing with the synthesis of novel Vanadium compounds and their potency to act as antidiabetic drugs through the inhibition of Phosphatases. Her PhD thesis was dealing with the synthesis and characterization of novel substituted hydroquinone complexes. During 2003-2005 she did Post Doctoral Research at the Department of Chemistry, University of Cyprus. She conducted research on the synthesis of novel Selenium compounds conjugated to Vitamin E, capable to act as chemopreventing agents and to present anticancer properties, leading to a patent. Her research was funded by the Research Promotion Foundation through six proposals, while she is currently participating in two new proposals of two and three years duration, respectively.
Synthesis of novel Selenium compounds conjugated to Vitamin E, which is capable to act as chemopreventing agents and to present anticancer properties.
Vlasiou M, Drouza C, Kabanos TA, Keramidas AD (2015) Donor atom electrochemical contribution to redox potentials of square pyramidal vanadyl complexes. J Inorg Biochem 147: 39-43.
Stylianou M, Hadjiadamou I, Drouza C, Hayes SC, Lariou E, et al. (2017) Synthesis of new photosensitive H2BBQ2+[ZnCl4]2-/[(ZnCl)2(μ-BBH)] complexes, through selective oxidation of H2O to H2O2. Dalton Trans 46: 3688-3699.
Drouza C, Dieronitou A, Hadjiadamou I, Stylianou M (2017) Investigation of Phenols Activity in Early Stage Oxidation of Edible Oils by Electron Paramagnetic Resonance and 19F NMR Spectroscopies Using Novel Lipid Vanadium Complexes As Radical Initiators. J Agric Food Chem 65: 4942-4951.