Iris Elpida Kalenderoglou
University of Copenhagen, Denmark
"I am a PhD researcher in the Løland group, at the Department of Neuroscience, University of Copenhagen. I am investigating the structure and function of human Neurotransmitter-Sodium Symporters (NSSs) in complex with CNS targeting drugs via cryo-EM (cryo electron microscopy) and pharmacological radioligand binding/competition assays.
I studied for an MRes in Biochemistry at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford. My studies involved the investigation of intrinsically disordered transcription factors and their interactions with DNA, through NMR spectroscopy and fluorescence polarization equilibrium and kinetics techniques.
I hold an MPharm degree from the School of Pharmacy, University of Athens. In my diploma thesis, I investigated Influenza A M2 proton channel structure and dynamics in different membrane environments by atomistic molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. I also completed an Erasmus+ placement at the University of Oxford, where I further investigated membrane-dependent clustering patterns of M2 through coarse-grained MD simulations."