Professor Vassilios ROUSSIS

Dr. Vassilios Roussis is a Professor at the Section of Pharmacognosy and Chemistry of Natural Products, Department of Pharmacy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He obtained his PhD in 1987 (University of Iowa, USA) and worked as postdoctoral fellow at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA (1987-1989).and NCSR Demokritos (1992-1995). He joined the Department of Pharmacy in 1995 and in 2006 he was promoted to full professor. He is currently the Director of the Laboratory “Valorization of Bioactive Natural Products”, while he served as the Director of the “Laboratory of Pharmacognosy and Chemistry of Natural Products” from 2008 till 2020. His specialization is in Marine Pharmacognosy and marine natural products chemistry. He is the author of more than 220 publications and 5 patents. He is actively involved in the chemical investigation of marine organisms from the East Mediterranean Sea, having isolated more than 350 new marine natural products and his research has been funded by several national and European grants. In 2015 he received the PSE – Bruker Award “in recognition of his outstanding contributions to chemistry, structure and function of marine natural products”. He is the editor for Marine Natural Products in 3 international scientific journals. He has served for 4 years as the vise-President and for 2 years as the President of the Phytochemical Society of Europe. He has organized 14 international conferences in Greece. He has been invited to give lectures at international conferences, universities and companies and has trained several junior scientists. vroussis.jpg