Aristides Eliopoulos is Professor of Biology & Genetics and Head of the Department of Biology at National & Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), School of Medicine. He is also affiliated with the Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens (BRFAA) as a Senior Scientist.
After completing his PhD training at the National Hellenic Research Foundation (Athens) in partnership with the University of Crete Medical School, he spent approx. 12 years in the UK (University of Birmingham) and the USA (Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia) as a post-doctoral scientist and research group leader, supported by a prestigious Medical Research Council (MRC) Career Development Award. In late 2005 he joined the University of Crete Medical School as Associate Professor and in 2012 he was promoted to full Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology. In 2017 he was elected Professor at NKUA, School of Medicine.
His research focuses on signalling pathways regulating inflammatory and oncogenic processes and their interplay with genetic events that underpin malignant, inflammatory and metabolic diseases. His group also studies the effects of nutritional factors on chemotherapy responses and changes in gut microbiota. Professor Eliopoulos’ work is reflected in >115 publications that have received >10000 citations and h-index=53. He has given more than 40 invited lectures at international conferences, universities and biotech companies, served as ad hoc reviewer for major scientific journals and as an expert evaluator for several funding agencies. He has organized and chaired 5 Summer Schools and Conferences and has been the coordinator of 3 European Commission-funded collaborative research programmes invlolving more than 30 research teams across Europe and Israel.
Professor Eliopoulos teaches Biology and Genetics to undergraduate medical students and has contributed to the translation of a number of biology and genetics textbooks in Greek. He also teaches various aspects of Cancer Biology in doctoral programmes of NKUA, the University of Crete and Democritus University of Thrace.