Spyridon Kintzios is the Rector of the Agricultural University of Athens. He graduated from the same university (grade: Excellent), then received his PhD from the Technical University of Munich. He has worked as a researcher at the Max-Planck Institute for Biochemistry.

In 2010 he was elected Full Professor at the Department of Biotechnology of AUA having passed through all the previous academic positions. He is the founder and Director of the Laboratory for Cell Technology and the Center for Cell Biological Applications (KEKYTE). He has research and teaching experience for more than 30 years in the field of Biotechnology and especially in the field of Cell Biology, Cell Technology and Biosensors. H

e has authored 120 original research publications in international journals as well as 6 international and 3 Greek scientific books, while he holds a number of international and national patents. He has coordinated 38 internationally and nationally funded programs and supervised more than 250 undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral dissertations. He is a founding member of the Hellenic Biotechnology Cluster and a full member of the Hellenic Agricultural Academy.