Director of the Institute of Chemical Biology Profile

Alexandros N. Pintzas, Ph.D.

Director of the Institute of Chemical Biology
National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF)
48 Vassileos Constantinou Avenue
11635 Athens, Greece

Tel.: +30
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Alexandros N. Pintzas is the Director of the Institute of Chemical Biology and a member of the Board of the National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF). He is a graduate of the Department of Chemistry from the University of Athens, and he received his PhD in Molecular Biology, University of Athens.

He has worked as a Researcher at the CRC (now CRUK) Beatson Cancer Research Institute in Glasgow, UK and at the CNRS - LGME (now IGBMC) Institute of Genetics, Molecular and Cell Biology in Strasbourg-Illkirch, France. He holds the EMBO Long Term Post-doctoral Fellowship and the Marie Curie Post-doctoral Fellowship of the European Union.

Dr. Pintzas was a Visiting Researcher at academic institutions and pharmaceutical companies in Europe and the USA. He has been the coordinator of major European and Greek research programs. He has taught in many postgraduate programs and has been a member of many committees for doctoral candidates. He is a member of the special inter-institutional committee of the Interinstitutional Programme of Post-Graduate Studies (MSc) in "Oncology: from Oncogenesis to Therapy", co-organized by the Medical School of the University. Of Crete and the National Research Foundation.

His research interests are in the scientific fields of biology and cancer therapy, as well as in cell death. His current research interests focus on the discovery, improvement and repositioning of drugs and therapeutic responses to cancer targeted drugs and their rational combinations. They also include the analysis of genetic and epigenetic events and the profile of mutations and gene expression related to disease progression and prognosis. He has supervised dozens of Postdoctoral Fellows, PhD Candidates and other Research Fellows.

A. Pintzas Has participated in the organization of the 32nd FEBS Conference in Athens (2008), in many renowned EMBO / FEBS / NATO summer schools on Spetses Island, as well as in many international and national conference. He has given more than 50 guest lectures at conferences and academic institutions. With more than 2,400 citations and h-index = 28 (Scopus, Web of science), (or more that 3,300 citations and h index=32, Google Scholar) his published work includes more than 60 papers in eminent international scientific journals and over 25 articles in proceedings of international and national conferences.

He is a reviewer of eminent international scientific journals and reviewer for research programs and grant applications of many national and international research organizations, as well as member of Advisory Committees. He has been a member of the European Association for Cancer Research (EACR) and the European Organization for Cancer Research and Treatment (EORTC). He has been a member of the National Research and Technology Council and National Expert in the EU 7FP ERC IDEAS program.

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