Professor Kouretas was born in Patras, Greece in 1962. He studied Pharmacy (1985) and received his PhD in Biochemistry (1989). He spent the period 1990-1992 at Harvard Medical School, USA, as post-doctoral fellow.
His field of research is the mechanisms of antioxidants in health and disease. He has published more than 150 peer-reviewed papers with more than 5000 citations with an h-index of 38.
He is Professor of Physiology-Toxicology in the Department of Biochemistry-Biotechnology, University of Thessaly, Greece as well as scientific advisor of Eatwalk, a start-up specialized in functional food development.
He was vice Rector in University of Thessaly (2013-2014) and he is member of the committee of Experts in Commission in Chemical Threats. He is Assistant Editor of Food and Chemical Toxicology and Academic Editor in Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity.