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Dr Antonis Myridakis
Lecturer in Environmental Sciences

Heinz Wolff 001


I am an analytical chemist, expert in small molecule profiling and quantification, mass spectrometry and multidimensional chromatography. My current research is focused on environmental chemicals and human health, with special interest in microplastics, emerging contaminants and endocrine disrupting chemicals.

I have extensively developed and applied metabolomic and volatolomic approaches for cancer diagnosis and the investigation of the link between gut microbiome metabolites and the pathogenesis of cardiometabolic and neurodevelopmental diseases. During my studies, my main research activities were focused on the exposure assessment of endocrine disrupting and neurotoxic chemicals in pregnant women and their children.


2011-2015: PhD in Environmental Analytical Chemistry, Chemistry Department, University of Crete, Greece

2009-2011:  MSc in Environmental Science and Engineering, Chemistry Department, University of Crete, Greece

2004-2009:  BSc (Hons) in Chemistry, University of Crete, Greece

Newest selected publications

Costopoulou, D., Kedikoglou, K., Vafeiadi, M., Roumeliotaki, T., Margetaki, K., Stephanou, E., et al. (2024) 'Systematic investigation of organochlorine pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls blood levels in Greek children from the Rhea birth cohort suggests historical exposure to DDT and through diet to DDE'. Environment International, 187. pp. 1 - 12. ISSN: 0160-4120 Open Access Link

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Belluomo, I., Whitlock, SE., Myridakis, A., Parker, AG., Converso, V., Perkins, MJ., et al. (2024) 'Combining Thermal Desorption with Selected Ion Flow Tube Mass Spectrometry for Analyses of Breath Volatile Organic Compounds'. Analytical Chemistry, 96 (4). pp. 1397 - 1401. ISSN: 0003-2700 Open Access Link

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Andrikopoulos, P., Aron-Wisnewsky, J., Chakaroun, R., Myridakis, A., Forslund, SK., Nielsen, T., et al. (2023) 'Evidence of a causal and modifiable relationship between kidney function and circulating trimethylamine N-oxide'. Nature Communications, 14 (1). pp. 5843. ISSN: 2041-1723

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Myridakis, A., Wen, Q., Boshier, PR., Parker, AG., Belluomo, I., Handakas, E. and et al. (2023) 'Global Urinary Volatolomics with (GC×)GC-TOF-MS'. Analytical Chemistry, 95 (47). pp. 17170 - 17176. ISSN: 0003-2700

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Serger, E., Luengo-Gutierrez, L., Chadwick, JS., Kong, G., Zhou, L., Crawford, G., et al. (2022) 'The gut metabolite indole-3 propionate promotes nerve regeneration and repair'. Nature, 607 (7919). pp. 585 - 592. ISSN: 0028-0836

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