Kalliopi Gkouskou graduated from the Department of Biology of the University of Crete in 2001 with distinction and in 2003 she was awarded an MSc in “Molecular Biology and Biomedicine”by the University of Crete, also with distinction. Kalliopi performed her PhD training at the prestigious Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (IMBB-FORTH) in Heraklion, having secured a national grand and an EMBO scholarship. She continued her training as a post-doctoral researcher at IMBB and later at the University of Crete Medical School, working with Professor Aristides Eliopoulos. During these years she received specialized training in chromosomal analysis methods at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and in Genomics technologies at the Cancer Research Center of the University of Liverpool, UK.
In parallel, from 2006 to 2012 she taught at the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics of the Technical University of Crete and from 2016 till present she teaches specialized biology and genetics subjectsat the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the Department of Medical Laboratories of the University of West Attica.
Having acquired a strong basic research background in molecular biology and genetics, in 2015 Kalliopi established the SME Embiodiagnostics with the ambition to provide innovative, distinctive products and services for personalized dietary and lifestyle interventions. One of the best-developed Embiodiagnosticsproducts is the nutrigenetic test GENOSOPHY® (genosophy.gr) which is the outcome of persistent and extensive exploration of the latest scientific developments, knowledge discovery tools and technological advancements in partnership with leading academic institutions in Greece. She has also established a constantly expanding network of physicians, dieticians and other health professionals (GENOSOPHY®network) with a strong commitment towards the improvement of human health through the provision of precision medicine products and services.
Since December 2021 she is an Assistant Professor of Biology & Genetics of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.