Athina Geronikaki graduated from Tashkent State University in 1971 and gained the specialty of organic chemist. In 1977 she defended her PhD thesis and received the Ph.D grade in Chemistry (Ph.D, Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry). In 1984 she graduated from School of Pharmacy of Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki. From 2006-2016 she is the Head of the Department of Pharm. Chemistry. Since 2010 she is Full Professor of Medicinal Chemistry of School of Pharmacy of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. During 2009-2011 she was Vice President of School of Pharmacy of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In July 2013 Prof. Geronikaki was elected as a Full member of Mediterranean Academy of Science and Arts and in 2015 Member of European Academy of Science and Arts. Her scientific interest is: Chemistry of natural products isolation, determination of structure; Chemistry of biologically active compounds and evaluation of their activity, using different computational methods. She organized three International conferences: Computational Methods in Toxicology and Pharmacology, Integrating Internet Resources (CMTPI) (2003) Thessaloniki; 4th Eurasian Meeting on heterocyclic Chemistry , 2006 , Thessaloniki, 8th CMTPI -2015 and 23d Hellenic Symposium in Medicinal Chemistry, 2017. Published more than 130 papers and 4 chapters in a book. Wrote 4 books for student. Has 23 Erasmus agreements and is University coordinator of Paul Ehrlich PhD Network in Medicinal Chemistry.
Heterocyclic chemistry of biologically active compounds (thiazoles , benzothiazoles, triazoles, thiazolidinones), medicinal chemistry (anti-inflammatory activity, COX/LOX inhibitors, PTP1B inhibitors, HIV inhibitors, antimicrobials.)