Serkos A. Haroutounian

Agricultural University of Athens, Greece


Serkos A. Haroutounian achieved his B.S. degree in chemistry from the University of Patras, 1980, and his Ph.D. degree in chemistry (1985) from the Agricultural University of Athens (AUA) and the University of Illinois (UI) under the guidance of Professors M. P. Georgiadis and J. C. Bailar Jr. In 1986-1987, he moved to the UI where he carried out postdoctoral research with Professor J. A. Katzenellenbogen and specialized in the biomedical applications of organic synthesis. Then, he joined the faculty of AUA, where he is currently working as a Professor of chemistry. In 1992-1993, he returned to the UI as a Visiting Professor. Since 2002, he has been working at the Hellenic Open University (studies in natural sciences) as a Professor-Coordinator of organic chemistry. His scientific fields of interest include natural products (isolation, evaluation, and uses of bioactive natural compounds derived from plants and agroindustrial wastes), design synthesis of novel bioactive molecules (targeting the control of angiogenesis and the development of novel selective estrogen receptor modulators for treatment of estrogen dependant gynaecological cancers and osteoporosis), and food chemistry (novel functional foods and exploitation of Greek traditional agricultural products). Haroutounian authored 79 papers (74 research and 5 reviews), 8 chapters in books and scientific publications, 9 conference papers in scientific journals, and 2 patents. He has supervised the implementation of nine doctoral and thirteen master theses. His research project DIONYSOS on waste management was awarded by the European Commission as one of the best environmental projects of 2008

Biography Updated on 21 October 2012

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