Eleanor Zaimis

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Eleanor Christides Zaimis
Born16 June 1915
Died3 October 1982
Alma materUniversity of Athens
Scientific career

Eleanor Christides Zaimis (16 June 1915 – 3 October 1982) was a Greek-British academic who was professor at Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, often referred to as "Nora".[1] She was the recipient of the 1959 Gairdner Foundation International Award for study of methonium compounds and other pharmacology contributions.[2]

Zaimis was elected to the British Pharmacological Society Hall of Fame.

Early life and education[edit]

Zaimis was born in Galati, Romania.[3] She was educated at the Greek Gymnasium and graduated in medicine at the University of Athens in 1938.[4]


In 1947, she went to England as a British Council scholar. After working briefly as a research assistant in the department of pharmacology at Bristol University and later at the National Institute for Medical Research, she moved to the department of pharmacology at the school of pharmacy, University of London.


  1. ^ British Medical Journal obituary
  2. ^ Gairdner Foundation International Award page for Eleanor Zaimis
  3. ^ "Eleanor Zaimis". British Pharmacological Society. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  4. ^ Hudson, Briony; Boylan, Maureen (8 June 2013). The School of Pharmacy, University of London: Medicines, Science and Society, 1842-2012. Academic Press. ISBN 9780124076907.