Curriculum Vitae



Name: Vassilis Mougios
Date of birth: July 10, 1958
Place of birth: Derveni, Corinthia, Greece
Nationality: Greek
Marital status: Married, father of a 26-year old daughter
Home address: 28 Kolokotroni Str., 570 01 Nea Redestos, Greece
Home phone: +302310466336
Cell phone: +306978480765
Current position: Professor in exercise biochemistry, School of Physical Education and Sport Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Work address: TEFAA, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 541 24 Thessaloniki, Greece
Work phone: +302310992237 Fax: +302310992480


  • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, University of Athens, 1981
  • Doctoral degree in Biochemistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1986.


  • Exercise biochemistry, biochemical assessment of exercising persons, laboratory exercise biochemistry, and sport nutrition to undergraduate physical education students for 23 years (1989-2012)
  • Biological understanding of the human body, planning life-long health, exercise and health, general introduction to sports and physical education in Greece, active living every day, how to put sport into everyday life, and Greek history and ancient Olympics to undergraduate students as a visiting professor, University of Suwon, South Korea, 2011. (Teaching was in English.)
  • Ergogenic aids, special issues of sport nutrition, and exercise biochemistry to graduate students for 14 years (1998-2012)
  • Supervision of 36 undergraduate theses
  • Supervision of 13 master's theses
  • Supervision of 7 doctoral theses


  • Effect of exercise on energy metabolism, particularly lipid metabolism
  • Effect of exercise on gene expression
  • Effect of exercise and nutrition on the redox status of the body
  • Effect of nutrition and dietary supplements on health and sport performance
  • Effect of exercise and nutrition on the biochemical profile of exercisers
  • Biochemical indices of the training load and adaptations to training
  • Exercise metabonomics
  • Exercise epidemiology


Over 120 invited lectures in conferences and workshops on exercise metabolism, sport nutrition, biochemical monitoring of athletes, and doping.


  • Greek (native)
  • English (excellent)
  • German (moderate)
  • French (moderate)


I have participated in many nationally and internationally funded research projects.


  • Member of the European College of Sport Science
  • Member of the Index Copernicus Scientists
  • Member of the Steering Committee of the Science Advisory Board in 2007
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the 2004 Pre-Olympic Congress
  • President of the Hellenic Society of Biochemistry and Physiology of Exercise
  • Reviewer for 22 international and 3 Greek journals
  • Member of the Editorial Team of the Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism


  • 77 papers in peer-reviewed journals (64 papers in English)
  • 16 papers in conference proceedings (2 in English)
  • 179 conference abstracts (80 in English)
  • 3 books (one in English: Exercise Biochemistry , Human Kinetics, 2006)


858 citations to my work by other investigators. Based on these, my h factor is 15, and my hI,norm factor is 8.



The cumulative impact factor of the journals in which I have published is 173.6.