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Dr. Efstathios Gonos graduated from the Department of Pharmacy, University of Athens, Greece, in 1984; obtained his PhD from the Department of Biochemistry, University of Glasgow, Seotland, UK, in 1989; and Docent in Biomedicine from the Orebro University, Medical School, Sweden, in 2011. years 1989 -1993, he was a Research Scientist at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research in London, UK. Since 1994, he has been the group leader (and Director of Research since 2002) of the Laboratory of ''Molecular and Cellular Aging'' in NHRF/ICB that focuses on the genetic and environmental factors that are linked to human aging and longevity. His research is funded by competitive grants awarded by the European Union, the Hellenic General Secretariat of Research & Technology as well as by private sources (38 grants, total income approx. EUR 6,500,000). He has published more than 120 research articles in eminent journals (over 5,000 citations; h-index 41), is author of 14 monographs and patents holder that have resulted in the development of novel anti-aging products. He has been invited to give lectures at more than 100 international conferences (Gordon Conferences, UNESCO, FEBS, EMBO, IUBMB, EuroConference, European Parliament and more), has been co-organizing the EMBO/FEBS Spetses Summer Schools since 1999 and has organized, among others, the 2nd EuroConference on ''Biological Ageing'', the 12th International Association of Biomedical Gerontology Congress, the “Society of Free Radical Research Europe” Annual Conference and the IUBMB Focused Meeting on “Molecular Aspects of Aging and Longevity”. Dr. Gonos has received fellowships from the University of Glasgow, the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and the Royal Society of Great Britain, and was honored with the ''Hans Selye'' award. He teaches in the post-graduate courses of Hellenic Universities and he is/has been co-supervisor of 17 PhD theses. He has been a ''Senior expert'' of E.U. in ''Human development and the aging process'' and Deputy National Representative of Greece in E.U. in ''Genomics and Biotechnology for Health''. He is evaluator of several international organizations (European Union, UNESCO, Cancer Research UK, Medical Research Council UK, Austrian Science Fund, Italian Association for Cancer Research, Spanish Ministry of Health, Association for International Cancer Research and more), former member of the Executive Committee of International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB), the Advanced Course Committee of Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) and the Board of Directors of the ''Society of Free Radicals Research-Europe''. He is Editor-in-Chief of ''Mechanisms of Ageing & Development'', Associate Editor of the IUBMB journals and Editorial Board member of ''Experimental Gerontology'', ''Free Radicals Research”, “IUBMB Life”, “Redox Biology”, “Ageing Research Reviews”, ''Aging Cell'' (–2007), ''Biogerontology'' (–2009) and ''Molecular Aspects of Medicine'' (–2016).