Demetrios Kouretas

April 27, 2018

Demetrios Kouretas
Professor, Animal Physiology - Toxicology
University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece; President of the Hellenic Society of Toxicology


Demetrios Kouretas is Professor of Animal Physiology – Toxicology at the University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece since 2007, and President of the Hellenic Society of Toxicology. Since 2015 he is the Director of the Graduate Program in Toxicology, University of Thessaly.
Dr. Kouretas is member of the European Commission Council of Experts (risk assessment of chemical threats).
He studied at Department of Pharmacy, University of Patras, Greece (B.Sc.). He was awarded a Doctorate in Biochemistry from the Department of Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (1989).
He completed postdoctoral studies at the Department of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, USA (1990-1992).
His research interests include molecular mechanisms of antioxidant activity of plant phenolics, adaptation in exercise in human (study of redox and molecular mechanisms involved), functional food development and action in humans. He is member of the committee of Risk Assessment of Chemical Threats, in European Commission (SCHEER).
He is Associate Editor in ‘Food and Chemical Toxicology’ and ‘Toxicology Reports’ and Academic Editor in ‘Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity’ and ‘Antioxidants’
Dr. Kouretas has an h-index 46 and around 7000 citations in his scientific publications. He is the founder of the spin-off company of the University of Thessaly, Foodoxys.
Born in 1962, he is married to Charitini Nepka MD, PhD, Physician in the University Hospital of Larissa, and has a daughter born in 1995, graduate of Medicine School, University of Ioannina.

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