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

    Vourloumis D.


    Dr. Dionisios Vourloumis was born in 1966 in Athens, Greece. He graduated from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, obtaining the Degree of Chemistry in 1990.The work of D. Vourloumis has focused in the past on the total synthesis of natural products and analogs thereof for the establishment of structure-activity relationships toward the optimization of their pharmacological profile, along with organic chemistry methodology development in solution and solid phase. For his Ph.D. thesis at the West Virginia University (WVU) in Morgantown, WV, from January 1991 to December 1994, he investigated the stereocontrolled synthesis of enediyne-carbocycles and enediyne-lactones, analogs of the known family of enediyne antibiotics, for their controlled activation under physiological conditions and consequent reduction of the toxic effects associated with their action as anticancer agents.


    Working with Professor Nicolaou at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in San Diego, California from June 1996 to April 1999, he was involved in the total synthesis and biological evaluation of various different anticancer agents, namely several members of the epothilone family, the marine agents eleutherobin, sarcodictyins A and B and eleuthosides A and B, and apoptolidine and analogs thereof. During that time he was also trained in several aspects of combinatorial chemistry, including the parallel design and the use of specific instrumentation for the desired solid phase transformations.


    His work at the Combinatorial Technology Team (CTT) of the pharmaceutical industry GlaxoWellcome (currently GlaxoSmithKline), North Carolina, from May 1999 to July 2000, perfected his high-throughput combinatorial chemistry experience, which he applied for the construction of chemical libraries, and educated him on the biological involvement of orphan nuclear receptors in the areas of obesity and diabetes.


    From July 2000 to June 2005, at Anadys Pharmaceuticals, Inc., San Diego, California, D. Vourloumis has been involved in the rational design and synthesis of small molecule therapeutics in the areas of Hepatitis C, in collaboration with EMBL Heidelberg (European Molecular Biology Laboratory), antibacterials, and metabolic diseases.


    In June 2005 he moved back to Athens, to work as a Research Director at the Institute of Physical Chemistry, NCSR "Demokritos", in the field of Chemical Biology. His research focuses on the total synthesis of natural products and designed analogs with improved potencies and pharmacological profiles, the development of new synthetic methodologies in solution and solid phase and the development of new in vitro biological assays for the evaluation of the new synthetic entities.

    A complete CV in pdf is here


    The Group Members


    A list of Publications

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