Nikos Karamanos is a Professor of biochemistry at the University of Patras, Patras, Greece and he is a Collaborating Member of ICE-TH/FORTH. He received his Ph.D. degree in chemistry in 1984 and the Ph.D. degree in biochemistry in 1988 from the University of Patras. He has carried out pre- and postdoctoral research at Karolinska Institute (School of Medicine, Sweden). His main area of research involve matrix pathobiology, cell signaling and gene expression, pharmacological targeting, drug preclinical evaluation, mimetic cell culture models, and development of bioanalytical assays for structure analysis, diagnostic, and pharmacokinetic purposes. His studies are focused on the implication of biological matrix effectors (proteoglycans, glycosaminoglycans, metalloproteinases, and glycoproteins) in tissue organization, pathogenesis, and progression of various disorders, such as cancer growth, invasiveness, and metastatic potential. Currently he is on the editorial boards of several international journals and Editor of the book Extracellular Matrix: Pathobiology and Signaling (DeGruyter, 2012).
Biography Updated on 6 December 2012