Dimitrios Kouretas was born in Patras in 1962.
He studied Pharmacy at the University of Patras and received his PhD in Biochemistry from the Department of Chemistry of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. From 1990 to 1992 he worked as a researcher at the Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA.
He is Professor of Animal Physiology-Toxicology and Director of the Laboratory of Animal Physiology at the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Thessaly, Larissa.
His research interests focus on the molecular mechanisms of antioxidant activity of plant phenolics, the redox and molecular mechanisms involved in cellular adaptations during exercise, and the functional food development. He has co-authored more than 240 articles in international peer-reviewed scientific journals and has been cited over 13.000 times with an H-index of 66.
He has been an EU expert on the ‘Foodforlife’ technology platform for 2007-2013 and 2014-2020. He is Associate Editor in the journal of nutritional toxicology “Food and Chemical Toxicology” and Academic Editor in the scientific journals “Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity” and “Antioxidants”.
His work on food innovation has been awarded in Greece and in the EU. In 2013-2014 he was Deputy Rector of the University of Thessaly, and since 2018 a member of the Expert Committee of the Commission on Chemical and Nutrition Crises (risk assessment of chemical threats).
He is a member of the World Academy of Sciences since January 2019.