George Liapakis

Associate Professor of Pharmacology
University of Crete

George Liapakis is an Associate Professor of Pharmacology, in the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Crete. He was a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at the Center for Molecular Recognition, Columbia University, New York, USA (1997-2000); Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Dept of Pharmacology, Philadelphia, USA (1994-1997); PhD in Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Greece (1989-1994); Diploma of Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (1986). The laboratory of G. Liapakis aims to obtain information for the structure and function of G- protein coupled receptors (CRF, angiotensin GnRH, neurotensin and GLP-1 receptors) and to design receptor-selective antagonists and agonists, using receptor-based and molecule-based design approaches, in collaboration with computational and synthetic chemists and other scientists. These methods have been used successfully by G. Liapakis to determine the structure and function of other GPCRs, including adrenergic and somatostatin receptors.