Christopoulos Theodore


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Curriculum Vitae


Diploma in Pharmacy, Univ. of Athens, Greece (1982)
PhD in Chemistry, Univ. of Athens, Greece (1987)
Post-Doctoral Diploma in Clinical Chemistry, Univ. of Toronto, Canada (1991)

Previous Employment/Occupation:

1999-2003: Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Patras
1999: Full Professor, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
1996-1999: Associate Professor (tenured), Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada
1998: Visiting Associate Professor, Dept. of Genetics, Harvard University, Boston, MA
1992-1996: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada
1989-1992: Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Department of Clin. Biochemistry, School of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada


Research Award from the "Empeirikeio Foundation", Athens, Greece (2000). The "Grannis Award for an outstanding scientific report" by the U.S. National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (1997). The 'Oncor Prize for the best oncology related poster presentation' at the San Diego Conference on: 'Nucleic Acids: A Decade of Discovery' (1995). The 'Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists (CSCC) Best Poster Award' (1995, 1991 and 1985). The 'Van Slyke Society Grant Award' (1992) from the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC). The 'Young Investigator Award' from the Upstate New York Section of AACC (1991). The 'Student Travel Grant' from the Ontario Soc. of Clin.Chem. (1991). The 'CSCC Award to encourage research in Clinical Chemistry' (1990).

Participation in Research Projects:

Funded as Single Investigator in competitive grants from the National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada (1993-1999). Principal Investigator or Collaborator in PAVE, YPER, PENED, EPAN (Greece).


Since 1990 I have tought the following Undergraduate and Graduate Courses: "Instrumental analysis" (Dept. of Chem. & Biochem., U of Windsor and Dept. of Chem., U of Patras).
"Qualitative Analysis" and "Quantitative Analysis" (lab) (Dept. of Chem., U of Patras).
"General Chemistry" and "Biochemistry" (Dept of Chem. & Biochem., U of Windsor).
"Advanced Bioanalytical Topics", "Clinical Chemistry", "Clinical Biochemistry", "Instrumental Analysis in Clinical Chemistry" (Dept of Chem. & Biochem., U of Windsor).
"Analytical Biochemistry", "Advanced Analytical Biochemistry", "Molecular Biological Aspects of Analytical Biochemistry" (Dept of Clin. Biochem., U of Toronto)

Research Activities

-Analytical methods for DNA,RNA and proteins
-Microfabricated devices (chips) for genomics and proteomics
-Nanotechnology and biosensors
-Chemical and biochemical instrumentation/High-throughput systems
-Chemi(Bio)luminescence and fluorescence

Representative Publications

  • Petrakis EC, Trantakis IA, Kalogianni DP, Christopoulos TK.
    Screening for unknown mutations by a bioluminescent protein truncation test with homogeneous detection.
    Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2010; 132: 5091-5095.
  • Toubanaki DK, Christopoulos TK, Ioannou PC, Flordellis CS.
    Identification of single-nucleotide polymorphisms by the oligonucleotide ligation reaction – A DNA biosensor for simultaneous visual detection of both alleles.
    Analytical Chemistry, 2009; 81: 218-224.
  • Kalogianni DP, Litos IK, Christopoulos TK, Ioannou PC.
    Dipstick-type biosensor for visual detection of DNA with oligonucleotide-decorated colored polystyrene microspheres as reporters.
    Biosensors & Bioelectronics 2009; 24: 1811-1815.
  • Tragoulias SS, Obeid PJ, Tataridis I, Christopoulos TK.
    Home-built integrated microarray system (IMAS). A three-laser confocal fluorescence scanner coupled with a microarray printer.
    Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 2008; 390: 1563-1573.
  • Kalogianni DP, Elenis DS, Christopoulos TK, Ioannou PC.
    Multiplex quantitative competitive polymerase chain reaction (MQC-PCR) based on a multianalyte hybridization assay performed on spectrally encoded microspheres.
    Analytical Chemistry, 2007; 79: 6655-6661.
  • Kalogianni DP, Bravou VT, Christopoulos TK, Ioannou PC, Zoumbos NC.
    Dry-reagent disposable dipstick test for visual screening of seven leukemia-related chromosomal translocations.
    Nucleic Acids Research, 2007; 35:e23, 1-12.
  • Obeid PJ, Christopoulos TK, Crabtree HJ, Backhouse CJ.
    Microfabricated device for DNA and RNA amplification by continuous-flow PCR and RT-PCR with cycle number selection.
    Analytical Chemistry, 2003; 75: 288-295.

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University of Patras
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Rio Achaias
26504 Greece
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