Konstantinos Makris PhD, EurClinChem, FAACC, graduated in Biology from Aristotelion University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 1981. From 1985 to 2002 he worked in the blood transfusion service of the KAT General Hospital in Athens, Greece. In 1996, he gained his PhD in laboratory hematology and transfusion medicine from the Medical School of the University of Patras, Greece, with a research project on transfusion-transmitted hepatitis. Since 2002, he is working at the Clinical Biochemistry Department of KAT General Hospital in Athens, Greece. He has been a member of the European Registry of Clinical Biochemists since 2003, and since 2015 is a fellow of the AACC Academy.
His main research interests include biomarkers for renal and metabolic bone diseases, as well as for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular,. He has several publications in peer reviewed Journals in the fields of clinical biochemistry, endocrinology and transfusion medicine and presentations in International Congresses. He is also a reviewer for several peer reviewed journals including, JACC, CCLM Clinical Chemistry, Journal of Clinical Densitometry PLOSone, Journal of critical care, Bioanalysis and Journal of Translational Medicine.
Since January 2017 is a member of the Executive Committee of the Scientific Division of IFCC. His current research is focusing in the identification of biomarkers that can be used for early stroke diagnosis and differentiation.