Dimitris Vlastos

Associate Professor at the Department of Environmental Engineering of the University of Patras

Dimitris Vlastos is an Associate Professor at the Department of Environmental Engineering of the University of Patras in the field of Environmental Mutagenesis. He received his bachelor’s degree and his PhD from the Department of Biology, University of Patras. His research is focused on the: (a) in vitro and in vivo genotoxicological studies with emphasis on potentially harmful anthropogenic and environmental factors such as pharmaceuticals, environmental pollutants, pesticides, nanomaterials, and electromagnetic fields which can affect the ecosystem stability, the organisms and the human health (b) human occupational exposure in chemical environments (c) evaluation of antigenotoxicity of plant substances for prevention of mutation related effects and (d) potential genotoxicity of intermediate products generated  during the application of advanced oxidation processes (AOPs). He has co-authored over 110 scientific publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals with impact factor (42) and conference proceedings (72) in the above research areas.  He has been participating in national and international research projects and has served as a reviewer for more than 20 scientific journals. He has more than 15 years of teaching experience in several undergraduate and postgraduate courses such as  Environmental Toxicology and Mutagenesis, Genetics, General Biology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology and Environmental Pollution. 

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