ROUSSIS VASSILIOS

Professor, Section of Pharmacognosy and Natural Product Chemistry

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Education

  • B. Sc. in Chemistry. National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, (1983).
  • PhD in Organic Chemistry. University of Iowa, U.S.A. (1987).

Teaching

  • Undergraduate courses/labs: Pharmacognosy III, Pharmacognosy II Labs
  • Graduate courses: Marine Pharmacognosy and Synthesis of Natural Products, Introduction to Good Laboratory Practice, Bioactive Natural Products, Spectroscopy ΙΙ, Bibliographic Search on Specialized Topics, Management of the Marine Environment, Natural Products from Marine Organisms and their Applications

Research topics

  • Isolation and structure elucidation of bioactive secondary metabolites from marine organisms.
  • Investigation of chemical communication and chemical defense systems of organisms.
  • Application of natural polymers for the development nanomaterials for biomedical applications.

Distinctions

  • PSE-Bruker award 2015, «for outstanding contributions to the field of Natural Products Chemistry»
  • President  of the Phytochemical Society of Europe (2006-2008).

Recent publications

  • Perdikaris S., Mangoni A., Grauso L., Papazafiri P., Roussis V., Ioannou E. Vagiallene, a rearranged C15 acetogenin from Laurencia obtusa. Org. Lett., 2019, 21, 3183-3186.
  • Tziveleka L.A., Ioannou E., Roussis V. Ulvan, a bioactive marine sulphated polysaccharide as a key constituent of hybrid biomaterials: A review. Carbohydr. Polym., 2019, 218, 355-370.
  • Lefranc F., Koutsaviti A., Ioannou E., Kornienko A., Roussis V., Kiss R., Newman D. J. Algae metabolites: from in vitro growth inhibitory effects to promising anticancer activity. Nat. Prod. Rep., 2019, 36, 810-841.
  • Perdikaris S., Mangoni A., Grauso L., Papazafiri P., Roussis V., Ioannou E. Vagiallene, a rearranged C15 acetogenin from Laurencia obtusa. Org. Lett., 2019, 21, 3183-3186.
  • Daskalaki M. G., Vyrla D., Harizani M., Doxaki C., Eliopoulos A. G., Roussis V., Ioannou E., Tsatsanis C., Kampranis S. C. Neorogioltriol and related diterpenes from the red alga Laurencia inhibit inflammatory bowel disease in mice by suppressing M1 and promoting M2-like macrophage responses. Mar. Drugs, 2019, 17, 97.
  • Vlachou M., Kikionis S., Siamidi A., Kyriakou S., Tsotinis A., Ioannou E., Roussis V. Development and characterization of Eudragit®-based electrospun nanofibrous mats and their formulation into nanofiber tablets for the modified release of furosemide. Pharmaceutics, 2019, 11, 480.
  • Kotroni E., Simirioti E., Kikionis S., Sfiniadakis I., Siamidi A., Karalis V., Vitsos A., Vlachou M., Ioannou E., Roussis V., Rallis M. In vivo evaluation of the anti-inflammatory activity of electrospun micro/nanofibrous patches loaded with Pinus halepensis bark extract on hairless mice skin. Materials, 2019, 12, 2596.
  • Iliou K., Kikionis S., Petrakis P.V., Ioannou E., Roussis V. Citronella oil – loaded electrospun micro/nanofibrous matrices as sustained repellency systems for the Asian tiger mosquito Aedes albopictus. Pest Manag. Sci., 2019, 75, 2142-2147.

Contact

Postal address: Section of Pharmacognosy and Chemistry of Natural Products,
Department of Pharmacy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens,
Panepistimiopolis Zografou, 157 71, Athens, Greece
Tel.: +30 210  727 4592
Fax: +30 210 727 4592
e-mail: roussis@pharm.uoa.gr