Konstantinos Poulas

Associate Professor, University of Patras

Konstantinos Poulas was born in 1970 in Athens. He studied Biology at the University of Athens where he also completed his Ph.D. Since 2003, he has been faculty member of the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Patras. He has worked for 20 years in order to understand the structure and function of Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor(s) and its interaction with ligands, autoantibodies or monoclonal antibodies. For the last four years he is studying and analysing the nicotine and other compounds contained in e-liquids (before and after vaping) and also the effects of vaping at molecular, cellular and histological level.

He has developed two new methodologies for the expression and crystallization of proteins, for one of which he is having an international patent. He is also involved in dealcoholization methodologies of beverages holding two national patents. He has more than 70 publications in peer reviewed journals and he is currently participating in HORIZON2020 and national projects. He serves as Scientific Advisor of two biotechnological companies in Greece and co-founder of another two. 


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We acknowledge support of this work by the project “Synthetic Biology: From omics technologies to genomic engineering (OMIC-ENGINE)” (MIS 5002636) which is implemented under the Action “Reinforcement of the Research and Innovation Infrastructure”, funded by the Operational Programme "Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation" (NSRF 2014-2020) and co-financed by Greece and the European Union (European Regional Development Fund).