University of Patras
Plato is a Associate Professor at University of Patras, Greece and also Adjunct Professor at New York University, USA. He is a Rersearch Fellow at Merck Research Laboratories, Rahway, New Jersey, USA.Postdoctoral Fellow ; Harvard University, USA; Ph.D. in Chemical Biology; SUNY at Stony Brook, USA.
Synthesis of biologically and pharmacologically relevant molecules such as a- and b-amino acids, b-lactams, piperidines, and piperazines. Total Synthesis of antitumor, antibiotic Natural Products (Cyclostreptin-(-)-FR182877, Ecteinascidin 743, Saframycin A, and Abyssomicin C). New Synthetic Methodology including novel routes to b-lactams, piperazines and tetrasubstituted olefins (Tamoxifen analogs).