Nantia Leonidou

M.Sc. in Bioinformatics


Department for Computer Science
Institute for Bioinformatics and Medical Informatics
Sand 14 ・ Main Floor ・ Office C107

Social Media

Twitter Account
ORCID Account
GitHub Profile

Academic Qualifications


         Visiting stundent at Temple University, Philadelphia (PA), Winter term 2018/2019
  • B.Sc. in Bioinformatics, University of Tuebingen, Germany, 2018:
    Thesis: An Integrated Analysis Tool for SILAC Proteomics

Research interests

  • Molecular Biology / Molecular Medicine:
    Molecular, biochemical and metabolic mechanisms in prokaryotes and eukaryotes in health and disease

  • Systems Biology:
    Constraint-based reconstruction and analysis of metabolic networks

  • Visualization:
    Visualization and results interpretation of metabolic processes

Current research projects

Identification of robust antiviral drug targets against SARS-CoV-2

This start-up project supports the identification of robust targets for the treatment of COVID-19 to be experimentally verified in subsequent projects.

Funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science as part of the Excellence Strategy of the German Federal and State Governments.

Computer Modeling and Experimental Validation of Microbial Interactions
Collaborative Project

The project № EXC-2124/05.037_0 is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation, doi:10.13039/501100001659) under Germanyʼs Excellence Strategy – EXC 2124 – 390838134 and supported by the Cluster of Excellence CMFI (Controling Microbes to Fight Infections) from May 2021 to April 2024 as a collaboration with the group of Dr. Simon Heilbronner.


Winter term 2016 until summer term 2021


Summer term 2021

Bioinformatics Preparatory Course

The Bioinformatics Vorkurs aims at introducing students to the basic computational issues. It is not going to cover entire programming taught in the Bachelor Bioinformatics course, rather it is meant to provide a starting point for those who are planning a career in bioinformatics, but have no experience with Linux-like systems and programming. It is a Vorkurs, therefore no ECTS points are awarded.

Please see for further information about this course.

Systems Biology II: Simulation of Dynamic Network States (BIOINF4394)

Lecture with Excercises

Because of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, this course will take place this semester as a flipped classroom course on tuesdays at 2 p.m. c.t. via ZOOM. The weekly tutorial session is taking place on thursdays at 2 p.m. c.t. via ZOOM. The corresponding Alma page provides more detailed information. If you encounter any difficulties to access the information, please contact Jun.-Prof. Dr. Andreas Dräger.

Systems Biology I: Constraint-Based Reconstruction and Analysis (BIOINF3371)

Lecture with Excercises

Lecturer: Jun.-Prof. Dr. Andreas Dräger
Tutor: M.Sc. Nantia Leonidou

The language of this lecture is English. For further information, please see the Syllabus document linked below and the entry in the Alma system.

Talks and Posters


  1. Tissue-specific reconstruction of constraint-based metabolic models based on ReconX 
    Nantia Leonidou, Alina Renz, Reihaneh Mostolizadeh und Andreas Dräger
    7th Conference on Constraint-Based Reconstruction and Analysis (COBRA 2021), virtual, 1-2 March, 2021.
    [ Link ]


  1. Tissue-specific reconstruction of constraint-based metabolic models based on ReconX
    Nantia Leonidou, Alina Renz, Reihaneh Mostolizadeh und Andreas Dräger

Awards and honors

  1. ILW Recognition Award 2020/21
  2. Apolytirion with distinction from the 5th Lyceum in Kavala, Greece