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Dr Alexandros Tsoupras

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Dr Alexandros Tsoupras is a Lecturer in Food Sciences at the Department of Biological Sciences (Faculty: Science and Engineering) in the University of Limerick. His research lies on the benefits of healthy diets and of bioactive ingredients from foods and food-related sustainable natural sources, food-supplements, nutraceuticals and drugs against inflammation-related chronic disorders (Cardiovascular Diseases, Renal Disorders, Persistent Infections, allergy, Cancer and metastatic procedures).

To achieve such goals Alexandros has developed novel bioanalytical methods and bioassays, while he has also participated in several peer-reviewed research outputs within the areas of Food Science & Health (40 articles - h-index 13, books/book-chapters, invention disclosures, participation in conferences), some of which have been awarded.

His current research projects include:

- Evaluation of the anti-inflammatory properties and structure-activity-relationships of bioactive ingredients from marine sources (salmon, sea algae, seaweed), animal sources (i.e. fermented dairy products, eggs), breweries’ products (i.e. beer, cider), fruits (i.e. apples, berries), food/medicinal plants and microorganisms, and from their related by-products (i.e. fish-heads, spent grain, apple/olive pomace).

- Utilisation/valorisation of such food-related sustainable sources for the development of food grade novel nutraceuticals and bio-functional foods for reducing the risk of the aforementioned inflammation-related chronic disorders.


Zabetakis I, Lordan R, Tsoupras A. Book: The Impact of Nutrition and Statins on Cardiovascular Diseases. Academic Press (Imprint of Elsevier), 2019. Editors: Ioannis Zabetakis, Ronan Lordan, Alexandros Tsoupras. ISBN 978-0-12-813792-5,

Tsoupras A, Lordan R, Shiels K, Saha SK, Nasopoulou C, Zabetakis I. In Vitro Antithrombotic Properties of Salmon (Salmo salar) Phospholipids in a Novel Food-Grade Extract. Mar Drugs. 2019 Jan 18;17(1). (awarded as one of the most cited articles of this journal). DOI: 10.3390/md17010062.

Tsoupras A, Lordan R, Zabetakis I. Inflammation, not Cholesterol, Is a Cause of Chronic Disease. Nutrients. 2018; 10(5):604. (awarded as one of the best articles published in this journal). DOI: 10.3390/nu10050604.

Verouti SN, Tsoupras AB, Alevizopoulou F, Demopoulos CA, Iatrou C. Paricalcitol effects on activities and metabolism of platelet activating factor and on inflammatory cytokines in hemodialysis patients. Int J Artif Organs. 2013 Feb;36(2):87-96. doi: 10.5301/ijao.5000187.

Tsoupras AB, Iatrou C, Frangia C, Demopoulos CA. The implication of platelet activating factor in cancer growth and metastasis: potent beneficial role of PAF-inhibitors and antioxidants. Infect Disord Drug Targets. 2009 Aug;9(4):390-9. DOI: 10.2174/187152609788922555.