Pratsinis Haris

Dr. Pratsinis Haris

Researcher, Cell Proliferation and Aging Laboratory, Institute of Biology, Medicinal Chemistry and Biotechnology, NCSR “Demokritos”, Athens, Greece.


Areas of expertise:

Basic research: regulation of cell proliferation by growth factors and extracellular matrix, mechanisms of cellular senescence, and studies of signal transduction pathways
Translational research: evaluation of natural and synthetic compounds in terms of their cytostatic/cytotoxic, antioxidant, anti-ageing & wound healing properties


Studies and professional experience:

1989: BSc in Chemistry (University of Athens)
1999: PhD in Biology (University of Athens; on the “Proliferative response of human fibroblasts to exogenous and endogenous growth factors”)
1995 – 2001: Established the Cell Culture Facilities in the Department of Pathology, Medical School, University of Athens (Head: Prof. P. Davaris)
1997: Training in Imperial College School of Medicine at St. Mary’s Hospital, Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, London (Head: Prof. P. Sever)
1999 – 2007: Post-doc in the Laboratory of Cell Proliferation & Ageing, Inst. of Biology, NCSR “Demokritos” (Head: Dr. D. Kletsas)
2008 – 2012: Assistant Researcher, Inst. of Biology, NCSR “Demokritos”
2013 – 2018: Associate Researcher, Inst. of Biosciences & Applications, NCSR “Demokritos”
2018 – present: Senior Researcher, Inst. of Biosciences & Applications, NCSR “Demokritos”


Scolarships: a) 5-year scholarship from NCSR “Demokritos” (after qualifying exams) for PhD accomplishment; b) one year scholarship from the Greek National Scolarship’s Foundation (IKY) for post-doctoral research; c) 2-year scholarship from NCSR “Demokritos” for post-doctoral research

Publications: 92 Publications in Peer-reviewed Journals, 28 in Proceedings of International Conferences, 8 Book Chapters; 3 patents; 1903 citations; h-factor: 27 (based on the Citation Index of Scopus database, Elsevier B.V.)

Scientific Communications: 158 Communications in International & National Congresses

Educational Activities: lectures in MSc Programmes of the University of Athens (Dept. of Biology; Medical School; Dept. of Chemistry), in the joint MSc Programme of the University of Patras (Dept. of Chemistry) with NCSR “Demokritos” (Institute of Biosciences & Applications) and in the Summer School of NCSR “Demokritos”

Participant of: European Tissue Repair Society (ETRS), Hellenic Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Association of Greek Chemists


Dr. Pratsinis Haris