Charalampopoulou Alexandra
Doctoral Student
Organization Unit: DOTTORATO HDR


Alexandra Charalampopoulou was born in Athens, Greece. In 2018, she graduated in Biological Sciences at the University of L'Aquila with a thesis in oncology and in 2020, in Neurobiology at the University of Pavia with a master's thesis accomplished in the Radiobiology laboratory of the National Center for Oncological Hadrontherapy (CNAO) in Pavia. In particular, during her thesis research she investigated the effects of conventional radiotherapy and hadrontherapy on radioresistant tumours. After her graduation, she won a 2-year research grant, in the field of hadrontherapy, at the same Radiobiology laboratory of CNAO Foundation where she is currently conducting research for her PhD in collaboration with the IUSS of Pavia in the field of Innovative Particle Therapies.



  • In Vivo Evaluation of Multifunctional Gold Nanorods for Boron Neutron Capture and Photothermal Therapies - Krishna R. Pulagam, Malou Henriksen-Lacey, Kepa B. Uribe, Carlos Renero-Lecuna, Jatish Kumar, Alexandra Charalampopoulou, Angelica Facoetti, Nicoletta Protti, Vanessa Gómez-Vallejo, Zuriñe Baz, Vished Kumar, Ana Sánchez-Iglesias, Saverio Altieri, Unai Cossío, Desire Di Silvio, Angel M. Martínez-Villacorta, Ane Ruiz-de-Angulo, Luka Rejc, Luis M. Liz-Marzán, and Jordi Llop, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2021, 13, 42, 49589–49601,
  • Factors released by low and high-LET irradiated fibroblasts modulate migration and invasiveness of pancreatic cancer cells - Alexandra Charalampopoulou, Amelia Barcellini, Mario Ciocca, Riccardo Di Liberto, Francesca Pasi, Marco Giuseppe Pullia, Ester Orlandi and Angelica Facoetti. Frontiers in Oncology 2022 Oct 12; 12:1003494. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2022.1003494. .
  • Ovarian Cancer Radiosensitivity: What Have We Understood So Far? - Amelia Barcellini, Alexandra Charalampopoulou, Loris De Cecco, Andrei Fodor, Emanuela Rabaiotti, Giorgio Candotti, Simona Secondino, Angelica Facoetti, Laura Deborah Locati, Sandro Pignata, Ester Orlandi and Giorgia Mangili. Life, 2023, 13(1), 6;
  • Granulosa cell tumors (GCTs) of the ovary: What is the role of radiotherapy? - Amelia Barcellini, Giorgia Mangili, Andrei Fodor, Simona Secondino, Flavia Zerbetto, Alexandra Charalampopoulou, Sandro Pignata, Ester Orlandi, Alice Bergamini. Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology, 2023, 181,