Prof. Prokopios Magiatis, Ph.D., M.Sc. | Associate Professor of Pharmacognosy and Natural Products Chemistry at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Athens

Prokopios Magiatis, Ph.D., M.Sc., is associate Professor of Pharmacognosy and Natural Products Chemistry at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Athens. He graduated from the same Faculty in 1994 and defended his Ph.D. in 2000. In 2001, he did his postdoctoral research at the Curie Institute in Paris, France. He has worked as a visiting professor at the University of California, Davis. In 2014-2016 he had an adjunct professor position at the Virginia Commonwealth University. In 2009, he was awarded the Egon-Stahl silver medal as the top scientist under 40 years old in the field of natural-products chemistry and pharmacology. His research is focused on the isolation, chemical synthesis, and bioactivity of natural products, especially those reported in ancient medical texts. Since 2002 he has been working on olive products and especially on olive oil. He has invented five indirubin derivatives commercially available as pharmacological tools and he is an author of >130 publications and 10 patents. He has been awarded as the inventor of the year 2016 in Greece for his invention ARISTOLEO. He has created the first university lab offering analysis of olive oil by NMR regarding its content on health protecting ingredients. He is a co-founder and vice-president of the Oleocanthal International Society and co-founder of the World Olive Center for Health in Athens.

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