Serkos Haroutounian is professor of Chemistry at the Laboratory of Nutritional Physiology & Feeding of the Agricultural University of Athens and the coordinator of Organic Chemistry at the Hellenic Open University.
His research is focused on the applications of Organic-Analytical Chemistry for the development of novel (natural and synthetic) bioactive preparations for use as food additives, functional foods, medicines and biocides. He is the author of 130 research articles published at international scientific journals and books.
His research group has
- accomplished the first total synthesis of natural product (+)-prosophylline,
- produced the corresponding documents-files for the certification of fava and tomataki Santorinis as PDO products,
- honored by the European Commission on 2008 for the research project «DIONYSOS»