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Natural Products & Medicinal Chemistry Research Group



H2020 2020 Tools And Strategies to access to original bioactive compounds from Cultivation of MARine invertebrates and associated symbionts “Tascmar” (2015-2019)

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015 Exploitation of aromatic plants’ by-products for the development of novel cosmeceuticals and food supplements. “Exandas” (2016 2020)

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015 Novel natural products for healthy ageing from Mediterranean diet and food plants of other global sources. “Medihealth” (2016-2020)

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2016 Bioactive compounds from Olea Europaea: investigation and application in food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industry. “Olive-Net” (2017-2021) (Coordinator).




PLANT UP - Upgrading the Plant Capital (2018-2021) (Coordinator)

BILATERAL projects

Greece-Poland-Austria-Kazakhstan NAWA project - Cosmetic Valley-International Scientific and Implementation Cooperation at the Cosmetology Department, Coordinator University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszów, Poland, 2018-2021

The University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszów, Poland

Greece-China (Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences) Natural compounds based on Greek and Chinese edible plants for the development of innovative applications in the nutraceutical / food supplement industry (2019-2021) (Coordinator)



BLOODY BERRY - Development of food supplement with anti-atherothrombotic activity from Greek berries and blueberries cultivation

HYPER-MASTIC - Research and Development of Novel Innovative Chios Mastic Phytotherapeutic Products with Anti-hypertensive Activity

OLIVEFEED - Valorization of by-products and oil production wastes for the production of innovative biofunctional feed and quality animal products

CANNABISmed - Development of innovative pharmaceutical and cosmeceutical products from industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa L) (Coordinator)

VITVIN - «Exploitation of vinification by-products and vine plant parts for the development of an innovative food supplement for the treatment of venous insufficiency (Coordinator)

HOLEA - «Application of modern analytical and chemometric techniques for the quality control fraud of olive products» (Coordinator)

ANTIOXPLUS - «Innovative Biotechnological Production of Antioxidant Products of Plant Origin from Microbial Factories, and Essential Oils from Natural Flora of the Greek Flora for the Creation of New Quality Hydroprotective Products and Nutritional Supplements»

OLIVEHEART - «Development of a “smart” nutraceutical based on Olive constituents for patients with coronary artery disease and metabolic syndrome"

CANNABIS AUTISM - Preclinical assessment of cannabinoids' therapeutic efficacy in the Fmr1 knockout rat model of autism

COSMAGE - Development of innovative cosmeceuticals based on the greek flora

DDIOL - «Design and Development of Innovative compounds based on metabolites of Olea Europea with use in the treatment of inflammation and cancer (Coordinator)

VEGNO - «Developing a "smart" beet-and-rocket dietary supplement to improve athletic performance and mitigate the impact of metabolic syndrome

REVIVE - Revealing senescent cells with novel and innovative compounds

REGIONAL projects

REGION OF NORTH AEGEAN ISLANDS Creation of a Center for the Excellence of Natural Products for the promotion of local products & traditional food products of the North Aegean Islands 2018-2021

REGION OF NORTH AEGEAN ISLANDS Valorization of the biodiversity of the North Aegean Islands 2015-2018

REGION OF CENTRAL GREECE Exploitation of plant species of the genus Sideritis for the development of a dietary supplement 2020-2023


Pharmaceutical / Cosmetic industry

L’Oreal, Servier, Pierre Fabre, Naturex, Codif, Solience, Roberter, Hitex, Clorane (France), Bionorica, Phytolab, (Germany), Cura, ADSI (Austria), ITI, GB Sciences (USA), Janssen (Belgium), Unipharma, Intermed, Lavipharm, Galenica, ELPEN, Pharmaten, Korres Natural products, Apivita (Greece)

Agro-food industry

Finzelberg (Germany), Frutaroma (Switzerland), Mastic Gum Corporation, Agrino, Cooperative wine of Tyrnavos, Tsantalis SA, Biohellas, Creta Farm, Giotis, Haitoglou, Myli Soyas (Greece)

Public and non profit private institutions

Rockefeller University, USDA, City of Hope (USA), Region of Crete, Region of Central Macedonia, Region of Central Greece, Region of North Aegean Islands, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Public Health (Greece)