Prof. K.E.Kypreos' Bio

    Current Academic Position: Professor of Pharmacology and Chairman, University of Patras School of Health Sciences, Department of Medicine, Pharmacology laboratory and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology unit.

    Department - Laboratory: MedicinePharmacology

    Address: University of Patras School of Health Sciences, Department of Medicine, Panepistimioupolis, TK 26500, Rio Achaias, Greece

    Telephone: +302610969120

    E-mail: kkypreos at upatras.gr

    Skype name: kyriakos.kypreos

     

     

    Brief Bio: Professor Kyriakos E. Kypreos received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry in 1998 from Boston University Medical School Division of Graduate Medical Sciences (Boston, MA. U.S.A). Following his graduation, Prof. Kypreos did his post-doctoral training at the Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute at Boston University Medical Center in the U.S.A (1998-2002) and at Leiden University Medical Center, Department of Human Genetics (2002-2004) in the Netherlands. In 2004 he returned to the USA where he became Instructor and in 2006 Research Assistant Professor in Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. In 2008, he was appointed as Associate Professor of Pharmacology at The University of Patras School of Health Sciences, Department of Medicine, in Greece‚ where in December 2013‚ he was promoted to the rank of Professor of Pharmacology. Since September 2014, he is the Chairman of the Pharmacology laboratory and Director of the Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology unit of the Department of Medicine at the University of Patras School of Health Sciences.
    Prof. Kypreos and his research team focus on the pharmacology of metabolic syndrome. In particular they research the mechanisms underlying the development of the pathological conditions associated with metabolic syndrome with emphasis placed on the lipoprotein transport system and sex steroid hormones. Ultimate goal of their studies is the identification of novel pharmacological targets and the development of lead compounds for the treatment of these conditions. More recently, Prof. Kypreos' group became interested in the Pharmacology of hematological cancers. The Clinical Pharmacology unit of his laboratory is actively engaging in clinical pharmacology analyses of existing and new anti-cancer agents (including TDM, Pharmacodynamics and Pharmacokinetics analyses, and others).
    Prof. Kypreos is an EMBO Fellow, a Marie-Curie Fellow (FP5 and FP7), and the winner of “Irvine H. Page” Atherosclerosis Research Award for the year 2002, offered by the ATVB council of the American Heart Association. His research activities have been funded by competitive research grants from the Greek General Secretariat for Research and Technology, the Greek State Scholarship Foundation, the European Community (FP5, 6, 7) and the industry.
    Prof. Kypreos has significant international presence as consultant in the Health Care industry, while his research team is actively engaged in research collaborations with the Pharmaceutical industry in Greece and abroad. From 2001 to 2007 Prof. Kypreos served on the scientific advisory board of KOS Pharmaceuticals. 
    In addition to research, Prof. Kypreos has extensive teaching duties. Currently, he co-coordinates and teaches the courses of Pharmacology and Pharmacogenomics offered to the medical students of the University and participates in advanced courses offered by the Graduate Program in Basic Medical Sciences of the University of Patras Department of Medicine.
    Prof. Kypreos is member of the editorial board of the American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism. Recently, he has been appointed by the Greek Ministry of Health as vice chairman of the Hellenic National Committee on Pharmacovigilance. 
    For Prof. Kypreos most current publication list please refer to PubMed. For updated statistics on his published work please visit google scholar or scopus (orcid.org/0000-0001-6784-2710). 

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