Dr. Serkos A. Haroutounian
Professor of Chemistry
Prof. Serkos Haroutounian received his B.Sc. degree from the Chemistry Department of the University of Patras (1980) and pursued doctoral studies in Chemistry at the Agricultural University of Athens, under the guidance of Prof. M. P. Georgiadis and J. C. Bailar Jr (1985). In 1986–1987 he moved to the University of Illinois, where he carried out postdoctoral research in the laboratory of Prof. J. A. Katzenellenbogen working on the biomedical applications of organic synthesis. Then he joined the faculty at A.U.A., where he is currently Professor of Chemistry. In 1992–1993 he returned to the U of I as a visiting professor. He is co-author of 62 scientific papers and two patents. His research group has accomplished the first total asymmetric syntheses of (-)-prosophylline and (+)-hydroxyleptophylline A and the official recognition of Santorini’s fava as a Product of Designated Origin (P.D.O.).
His current research interests concern the bio-medical applications of organic chemistry, the synthesis of bioactive compounds, the chemistry (isolation, synthesis) of natural products, the integrated management of agroindustrial wastes and the official recognition of Greek agricultural products as PDO and PGI.
Agricultural University of Athens
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1 “2-Pyridin-2-yl-1H-indole Derivatives: Synthesis, Estrogen Receptor Binding Affinity and Photophysical Properties” K. M. Kasiotis and S. A. Haroutounian Bioorg. Chem. 2006, 34, 1-14.
2 “High Affinity 17a-Substituted Estradiol Derivatives: Synthesis and Evaluation of Estrogen Receptor Agonist Activity” K. M. Kasiotis, Ch. Mendorou, Serkos A. Haroutounian, M. N. Alexis Steroids 2006, 71, 249-255.
3 “A Newly Developed Assay to Study the Minimum Inhibitory Concentration of Satureja spinosa Essential Oil” N. Chorianopoulos, E. Evergatis, P. Skandamis, S. A. Haroutounian, G.-J. Nychas J. Appl. Microbiol. 2006, 100, 778-786.
4 “Synthesis of Novel Conformationally Constrained Pyrazolo[4,3-c]quinoline Derivatives as Potential Ligands for the Estrogen Receptor” K. M. Kasiotis, N. Fokialakis and S. A. Haroutounian Synthesis 2006, 1791-1802.
5 “Characterization of the Essential Oil Volatiles of Staureja thymbra and Satureja parnassica: Influence of Harvesting Time and Antimicrobial Activity” N. Chorianopoulos, E. Evergetis, A. Mallouchos, Kalpoutzakis, G.-J. Nychas, S. A. Haroutounian J. Agric. Food Chem. 2006, 54, 3139-3145.
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