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Christopoulos Theodore

Theodore Christopoulos Professor
Department of Chemistry, University of Patras, Greece

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Last updated: March 2013


1991: Post-Doctoral Diploma in Clinical Chemistry, Univ. of Toronto, Canada
1987: PhD in Chemistry, Univ. of Athens, Greece
1982: Diploma in Pharmacy, Univ. of Athens, Greece


Previous Employment/Occupation:

2013-2017: Member of the Council of the University of Patras
2011- 2013: Chairman, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Patras
2004-present: Professor of Chemistry, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Patras
2000-present: Collaborating faculty member, FORTH/ICE-HT
1999-2003: Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Patras
1999: Full Professor, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada
1996-1999: Associate Professor (tenured), Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada
1998: Visiting Associate Professor, Dept. of Genetics, Harvard University, Boston, MA
1992-1996: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada
1989-1992: Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Department of Clin. Biochemistry, School of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada


Research Activities:

  • New techniques for DNA,RNA and protein analysis
  • Microfabricated devices (chips) for genomics and proteomics
  • Nanotechnology and biosensors
  • Chemical and biochemical instrumentation/High-throughput systems
  • Bioluminescence and fluorescence/time-resolved fluorescence
  • Exploiting recombinant DNA technology for the development of new analytical systems



  • Research Award from the ‘Empeirikeio Foundation’, Athens, Greece (2000).
  • The ‘Grannis Award for an outstanding scientific report’ by the U.S. National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (1997).
  • The 'Oncor Prize for the best oncology related poster presentation' at the San Diego Conference on: 'Nucleic Acids: A Decade of Discovery' (1995).
  • The 'Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists (CSCC) Best Poster Award' (1995, 1991 and 1985).
  • The 'Van Slyke Society Grant Award' (1992) from the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC).
  • The 'Young Investigator Award' from the Upstate New York Section of AACC (1991).
  • The 'Student Travel Grant' from the Ontario Soc. of Clin.Chem. (1991).
  • The 'CSCC Award to encourage research in Clinical Chemistry' (1990).


Participation in Research Projects:

Funded as Single Investigator in competitive grants from the National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada (1993-1999). Principal Investigator or Collaborator in PAVE, YPER, PENED, EPAN and AO Foundation programmes.



96 original papers. Co-editor of 2 books (in english). 7 invited review articles. 14 chapters in international books.


Conference Participation/Attendance:

38 invited lectures in international and national conferences and universities/ research institutes. 96 contributed papers to international scientific conferences. 17 contributed papers to Greek scientific conferences.


Teaching Activities:

Since 1990 I have tought Undergraduate and Graduate Courses:
'Instrumental analysis' (Dept. of Chem. & Biochem., U of Windsor and Dept. of Chem., U of Patras).
'Qualitative Analysis' and 'Quantitative Analysis' (lab) (Dept. of Chem., U of Patras).
'General Chemistry' and 'Biochemistry' (Dept of Chem. & Biochem., U of Windsor). 'Advanced Bioanalytical Topics', 'Clinical Chemistry', 'Clinical Biochemistry', 'Instrumental Analysis in Clinical Chemistry' (Dept of Chem. & Biochem., U of Windsor).
'Analytical Biochemistry', 'Advanced Analytical Biochemistry', 'Molecular Biological Aspects of Analytical Biochemistry' (Dept of Clin. Biochem., U of Toronto).


Workshop/Symposia Organisation:

Organizer of a 4-session symposium on 'Advances in Analytical Methods for Biomolecules', Canadian Society for Chemistry Conference, Windsor, 1997.
Co-organizer of a one-day workshop on 'Molecular Biology Techniques' offered by the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists (CSCC) (Whistler BC, Canada, 1995).
Co-organizer of three-day workshops on 'Molecular Biology Techniques' sponsored by the Dept. of Clin. Biochem., University of Toronto, in 1994, 1993 and 1992.
Organizer of the international conference on "Instrumental Methods of Analysis-Modern Trends and Applications (IMA07)", Sept. 30-Oct. 4, Rio, Patras, Greece.


Professional Activities:

Referee of 17 international scientific journals. Member of the Editorial Board of 'Clinica Chimica Acta' (1999-) and 'Clinical Biochemistry' (1999). Member of the Senate, Univ. of Patras (2002-3). Member of the Graduate Studies committee, Dept. of Chemistry, Univ. of Patras (2005-). Member of the Health and Safety committee, Dept. of Chem. Univ. of Patras (2006-). Member of the Executive Committee, School of Physical Sciences, U of Windsor, Ontario, Canada (1999). Member of the Graduate Council of the Univ. of Windsor (1995-6). Awards Committee, U. of Windsor (1995-6). Scholarships Officer, Dept. of Chem. and Biochem., U of Windsor (1995-98). Member of the Graduate studies committee, Dept. of Chem. and Biochem., Univ. of Windsor (1992-98).


Selected Publications:

  • Trantakis IA, Christopoulos TK, Spaniolas S, Kalaitzis P, Ioannou PC, Tucker GA. Quantitative bioluminometric method for DNA-based species/varietal identification in food authenticity assessment. Journal of Agricultural & Food Chemistry, 2012; 60: 912-916.
  • Iliadi A, Petropoulou M, Ioannou PC, Christopoulos TK, Anagnostopoulos NI, Kanavakis E, Traeger-Synodinos J. Absolute quantification of the alleles in somatic point mutations by bioluminometric methods based on competitive PCR in the presence of a locked nucleic acid blocker or an allele-specific primer. Analytical Chemistry 2011; 83: 6545-6551.
  • Petrakis EC, Trantakis IA, Kalogianni DP, Christopoulos TK. Screening for unknown mutations by a bioluminescent protein truncation test with homogeneous detection. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2010; 132: 5091-5095.
  • Tragoulias SS, Obeid PJ, Tataridis I, Christopoulos TK. Home-built integrated microarray system (IMAS). A three-laser confocal fluorescence scanner coupled with a microarray printer. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 2008, 390, 1563-1573.
  • Kalogianni DP, Elenis DS, Christopoulos TK, Ioannou PC. Multiplex quantitative competitive polymerase chain reaction (MQC-PCR) based on a multianalyte hybridization assay performed on spectrally encoded microspheres. Analytical Chemistry, 2007, 79, 6655-6661.
  • Kalogianni DP, Bravou VT, Christopoulos* TK, Ioannou PC, Zoumbos NC. Dry-reagent disposable dipstick test for visual screening of seven leukemia-related chromosomal translocations. Nucleic Acids Research, 2007, 35, e23, 1-12.
  • Kalogianni DP, Koraki T, Christopoulos TK, Ioannou PC. Nanoparticle-based DNA biosensor for visual detection of genetically modified organisms. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 2006, 21, 1069-1076.
  • Obeid PJ, Christopoulos TK, Crabtree HJ, Backhouse CJ. Microfabricated device for DNA and RNA amplification by continuous-flow PCR and RT-PCR with cycle number selection. Analytical Chemistry, 2003, 75: 288-295.


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