Dimitrios Kouretas was born in Patras in 1962
He studied Pharmacy at the University of Patras and then received his PhD in Biochemistry from the Chemistry Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. From 1990 to 1992 he worked as a Researcher at the Harvard University School of Medicine in Boston, USA.
Today he is Professor of Animal Physiology-Toxicology and Director of the homonymous Laboratory at the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Thessaly, Larissa.
His research interests lie in the study of the mechanisms of interaction of nutrients with the organism at the molecular level, especially in the case of exercise. He has published more than 180 articles in internationally acclaimed scientific journals. Mr. Kouretas’ publications have been reported over 6,500 times and their “h-index” is 42.
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”.
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 (riskassessment of chemicalthreats).
He has been a member of the World Academy of Sciences since January 2019.