Alexandros D. Tselepis has graduated in Pharmacy from the University of Thessaloniki and in Medicine from the University of Ioannina. He obtained his PhD in Clinical Biochemistry in 1986 from the University of Ioannina, Greece. He continued his research studies as a Postdoctoral Fellow (Fogarty, NIH) at the University of Texas Health Science Center, at San Antonio, USA (1988–1989) as well as taking a sabbatical leave at INSERM U323, Paris (1994-1999, three months each year). After initial appointments as Assistant and Associate Professor, he took up his current position of Professor of Biochemistry–Clinical Chemistry in the University of Ioannina, in 2006. Professor Tselepis is also the Director of the Atherothrombosis Research Centre of the University of Ioannina. His main scientific interests are in the pathophysiology of Atherothrombosis. He has more than 263 publications at international journals and more than 8,000 citations, whereas his current h-index is 46 (Scopus).
Dr. Teresa Padro is a senior scientist and head of the research group on “Biomarkers for Cardiovascular Disease” in the Cardiovascular Program-ICCC at the Research Institute of the Hospital Santa Creu i Sant Pau (IR-HSCSP) in Barcelona (Spain). Previous positions included research scientist at the Münster-University (Medical School) in Germany and post-doctoral fellow at the Gaubius-Institute-TNO (Netherlands). Dr. Padro research interest focuses on vascular and cardiac disease pathology, coronary microcirculation, atherosclerosis, and thrombosis, with a research career oriented towards translational studies (from bench-to-bedside) aimed to identify new biomarkers or/and molecular targets with potential use in prevention, disease diagnosis, and treatment. Dr Padro expertise in the cardiovascular field is endorsed by more than 140 original articles and reviews (times-cited: 4,879; H-index: 36). Dr. Padro is General Secretary of the EMLTD since 2016 and Chairperson-Elect for the Working Group on Microcirculation and Coronary Pathophysiology (2020-2022) of the European Society of Cardiology.
Prof. Lina Badimon is the Director of the Cardiovascular Science Program (ICCC) at the Hospital Santa Creu and San Pau, Director of the Cardiovascular Research Chair of the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Professor at the National Research Council of Spain (CSIC), and Director of the UNESCO Chair in Biomedical Sciences Training and Research. She is Visiting Professor of Manchester Metropolitan University. Her research activities focus on cardio-metabolic diseases, thrombosis, atherosclerosis and ischemic heart disease. She has published over 570 articles in highly qualified scientific journals with her work highly quoted in the scientific literature (H-index: 84. Number of citations: >62,000. ORCID number: 0000-0002-9162-2459). She has written more of 250 reviews and book chapters.
He is Emeritus Professor of Hematology, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical School. His areas of research include: Studying platelet function and interactions with vascular compartments under flow conditions, including testing the response to anti-platelet drugs and studying the role of platelets and platelet derived microparticles in angiogenesis and tumor biology.
Dr. Varon published over 130 original publications in leading journals as well as many chapters in textbooks in the field of hematology and vascular biology. He also holds several patents of the Cone and Plate(let) Analyzer –the CPA - a method and a system for testing platelet function under flow conditions.
Head of Cardiology Division; coordinator of Research Center; and adjunct of Clinical Director; Leiria Hospital Center
• Affiliated Professor, Oporto Medical School
• Member of the General Council, Polytechnic School of Leiria
• Integrated member of the Center for Innovative Care and Health Technology (CiTechCare)
• Advocacy Committee, European Society of Cardiology (ESC)
• Nucleus, Working Group Thrombosis (ESC), ex-officio member
• Executive Board and Councillor for Portugal, European Mediterranean League against Thrombotic Diseases (EMLTD)
• Author e co-author of more than 400 scientific papers, 156 published in “peer-review” journals (30318 citations; h-index 55)
• More than 500 scientific presentations by invitation, in Portugal and abroad
• Founder and chairman of the web educational platform “Challenges in Cardiology”