Dr. Kletsas Dimitris
Research Director, Laboratory of Cell Proliferation & Ageing
Dimitris Kletsas holds a batchelor’s degree in Biology for the University of Thessaloniki and a PhD in Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Athens. He worked as post-doctoral or visiting scientist in the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, in the Imperial College in London and in the Georgetown University in Washington DC. He is Research Director and Head of the Laboratory of Cell Proliferation & Ageing, od the Laboratory of Cell Systems and Bioactive Molecules and of the Experimental Animal Facility if the Institute of Biosciences and Applications of the NCSR “Demokritos”. Since 2017 he is Director of the Institute and Member of the Board of NCSR “Demokritos”. His research interests include: a. cellular senescence: molecular mechanisms and role in age-related diseases, b. mechanisms of carcinogenesis, c. regulation of intracellular signaling pathways, d. study of natural products and new synthetic compounds with antioxidant/antiageing, anticancer and wound healing action. He published 184 articles in peer-reviewed journals and 16 chapters in books. He is Member of the Biosciences’ Division of the National Council of Research and Innovation and on the National Committee for the Wellbeing of Experimental Animals, while he served as President in the Hellenic Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and of the European Tissue Repair Society.