Dr Efstathios Gonos graduated from the Department of Pharmacy, University of Athens, Greece in 1984, obtained his Ph.D. at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Glasgow, Britain in 1989 and a Docent in Biomedicine at the Orebro University, Medical School, Sweden in 2011. From 1989 to 1993 he worked as a Research Scientist at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research in London, Britain.
Since 1994 he has been the group leader (and Director of Research since 2002) of the Laboratory of ''Molecular and Cellular Aging'' in NHRF/IBMCB that focuses on the genetic and environmental factors that are linked to human aging and longevity. He is funded by competitive grants awarded by the European Union (10 grants), the Hellenic General Secretariat of Research & Technology as well as by private sources (total awarded budget over 6,000,000 euros).
He has published 98 research articles in eminent journals having more than 3,000 citations (H-index 30), 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 83 international Conferences (Gordon Conferences, UNESCO, FEBS, EMBO, IUBMB etc), has been co-organizing the EMBO/FEBS/IUBMB Spetses Summer Schools since 1999 and has organized the 2nd EuroConference on ''Biological Ageing'', the 12th International Association of Biomedical Gerontology Congress and the annual Conference of the European Society of Free Radical Research (SFRR-E).
Dr. Gonos has received fellowships from the University of Glasgow, the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and the Royal Society of G. Britain and was honored with the ''Hans Selye'' award. 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 member of the Executive Committee of International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB), past-member of the Advanced Course Committee of Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS; 2010-2013), Associate Editor of ''Mechanisms of Aging & Development'' and Editorial Board member of ''Molecular Aspects of Medicine'', ''Experimental Gerontology'', “IUBMB Life”, '”Free Radicals Research”, ''Aging Cell'' (2002-2007) and ''Biogerontology'' (2001-2009).