Dr. Vassilios Roussis
Professor, Department of Pharmacognosy and Chemistry of Natural Products
University of Athens, Greece
Dr. Vassilios Roussis is a professor in the department of Pharmacognosy and Chemistry of Natural Products in the University of Athens, Greece. He has pursued his bachelors degree in Chemistry from National University of Athens, Athens, Greece. He has earned his Ph.D. in 1987 from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, U.S.A. in the division of Organic Chemistry.
Marine Biotechnology, Isolation and structural identification of secondary metabolites with pharmacological activity from marine organisms. Structure - activity studies and structural modifications directed towards activity enhancement.
Isolation of marine microorganisms and chemical investigation of their secondary metabolites.
Isolation of marine metabolites exhibiting settlement inhibition activity for the development of ecologically compatible systems.
Chemical ecology studies aiming at the elucidation of the role of secondary metabolites in the behaviour of organisms and application of them in environmentally friendly management systems.
Chemotaxomical studies on Mediterranean plants and Marine organisms.
Investigation of the pollution impact on the chemical nature of secondary metabolites produced by marine benthic organisms and applications of them toward the development of a biomonitoring indication system.