Lectures / Seminars

    Prof. Thomas D. Anthopoulos 

    Department of Physics and Centre for Plastic Electronics, Imperial College London, Blackett Laboratory, London, UK

    in a lecture entitled:

    "New materials and fabrication paradigms for plastic electronics"

    Department of Advanced Materials auditorium (Building #8),

    Wednesday 20th of November 2013 at 11.a.m.


    Professor Rebecca Deprez - Poulain Pr PhD MRSC


    INSERM U761 Biostructures And Drug Discovery


    Universite De Lille 2 - Pasteur Institute Lille


    “Hydroxamates as tools for the target validation of metalloproteases:

    Applications To malarial PfAM1 And human Insulin-Degrading Enzyme”


    Wednesday 30rd of October at 12:00 pm,


    IPC auditorium


    The lecture is organized by the Institute of Nuclear & Radiological Sciences & Technology, Energy & Safety (I.N.RA.S.T.E.S.) and Dr. E. Stratikos


    29/07/2013 Opening For a PhD studentship (Greek Version)



    17/01/2014 Opening For an Experienced Researcher/Fellow for MARIE CURIE SANAD project

    29/07/2013 Opening For a PhD studentship (Greek Version)

    15/07/2012 Opening For a PhD studentship

    15/07/2012 Opening For Post Doctoral Position

    06/06/2012 Opening For Synthetic Chemistry Post Doctoral Associate

    06/06/2012 Opening For Post Doctoral Associate on Carbon Nanomaterials

    06/06/2012 Opening For Synthetic Chemistry PhD Studentship


    Intenational Workshop | 31 October - 3 November 2011
    Macromolecular crystal growth and optimisation methods

    Workshop Program



    Photochemistry and Applications in Photoactivable Anticancer Drugs

    Bologna, September 26 – 28, 2011



    October 11 of 2010 :

    The Institute of Physical Chemistry actively participates in the establishment of the European Photocatalysis Federation and the coordination of the corresponding research activities in Greece.



    The 6th Summer School on Methods in Micro-Nanotechnology and Nanobiotechnology will be held in Athens, Greece September 13 - 17, 2010.  

    The Summer School is co-organized by the Institutes of Physical Chemistry, Microelectronics,  Radioisotopes & Radiodiagnostic Products and Materials Science,  NCSR Demokritos, in collaboration with the Foundation for Biomedical Research of the Academy of Athens.

    The Summer School  is co-sponsored by the project, Marie Curie ITN CYCLON  ( )  coordinated by the  Institute of Physical Chemistry.

    Special Events


    Institute of Physical Chemistry

    Institute of Physical Chemistry

    Natural Products Synthesis & Bioorganic Chemistry

     Research Objectives / Activities

    Our group is involved in the design and synthesis of organic compounds.  The targeted molecules are mainly natural products or designed analogues with the aim to develop novel synthetic strategies, explore the potential of new synthetic methods, and prepare and study novel compounds with interesting and/or improved biological activity and possible pharmaceutical applications. Modern synthetic methods and techniques, including combinatorial chemistry, are exploited for their preparation (either in solution or on solid support) and the evaluation of their biological activity is performed through collaboration with specialized laboratories.  In parallel, the expertise of the team in the design and synthesis of complex organic molecules is exploited for the preparation of organic molecules with possible technological applications (e.g. photoresist etch enhancement additives, linkers for the preparation of polymers) or molecules with interesting supramolecular behavior.




    Indicative accomplishements of the group are the total synthesis of Trichodimerol (TNF-α inhibitor), Bastadins (a family of marine natural products that modulate Ca2+ homeostasis and have antiangiogenic activity), Oxazinins (marine toxins related to “red tide” insidents), and the efficient and short synthesis of the pharmacophoric core of Scyphostatin (selective inhibitor of Neutral Sphingomyelinase, N-SMase).

    Current Funded Projects


    Group Members

    Present and past international collaborations and participation in networks
    Prof. Ei-ichi Negishi (Purdue University, W. Lafayette, Indiana, USA)
    Prof. A. Giannis (University of Leipzig, Institute of Organic Chemistry, Leipzig, Germany)
    Dr. Joe Lewis (Chemical Biology Core Facility, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany)
    Prof. J.W. Lazarewicz (Medical Research Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland)
    Prof. E. Fattorusso (University of Napoli, Italy)
    Prof. K.C. Nicolaou (The Scripps Research Institute & University of California, San Diego, USA)

    COST Action CM0804 "Chemical Biology with Natural Products"
    COST Action CM0602 "Inhibitors of angiogenesis: design, synthesis and biological exploitation (ANGIOKEM)"

    The Sphingolipid Club


    Polarimeter, HPLC, parallel synhtesizer


    Dr. E.N. Pitsinos
    Research Directors
    Institute of Physical Chemistry
    P.O. Box 60228
    GR-153 10 Aghia Paraskevi
    Web page:
    E-Mail: pitsinos"at"
    Tel.: +30-2106503789
    FAX: +30-2106511766


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