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Dimitrios Kalpaxis was born in Moulki of Corinth in 1951. He is married and has two children. He studied Biology (1970-1974) and Chemistry (1975-1979) in University of Patras. He was a post-graduate student in the School of Sciences of University of Patras and received his PhD in 1981. He worked as a Research Fellow (1980-1982), Lecturer (1982-1986), Assistant Professor (1986-1996), Associate Professor (1996-2003) and Professor (2003-today) at the School of Medicine of University of Patras. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the School of Medicine of Nurnberg University (1988, 1989) and Visiting Research Fellow at the Max-Plank Institute of Berlin (2000). He has given a series of lectures and seminars in Academic and Research Centers of Europe. His research interests are focused on the Biochemistry field, in particular on the structural analysis of cartilage components, the kinetic analysis of dehydrogenases, the structure and function of the protein-synthesizing machine and the mechanism of action of antibiotics. He has published extensively in international journals of high impact factor and books, and has presented his research in various international conferences and workshops. He is a member of the editorial board of the journal Open Enzyme Inhibition Journal and Community Medicine & Health Education, reviewer in 18 international journals, reviewer of research proposals submitted in national and international financial agencies, and member of 6 scientific societies. He has been director of the post-graduate Programme in Basic Medicinal Sciences of University of Patras (2006-2010), member of the Committee for Post-Graduate Studies (2006-2008), and member of the Research Committee ( 2007-2010) of University of Patras. In 2010, he was elected to be Vice Rector in University of Patras, for Strategic Research Planning and Development (2010-2014).
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