"Dr. Angeliki Chroni heads the Lipoprotein group of the Institute of Biosciences and Applications of the NCSR “Demokritos” in Athens, Greece. She holds a BSc in Chemistry (University of Athens, Greece, 1994) and a PhD in Biochemistry (University of Athens, Greece, 2000). Dr. Chroni worked as a post-doctoral fellow for five years (2000-2005) at the laboratory of Prof. Vassilis I. Zannis at the Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute at Boston University School of Medicine, USA. Dr. Chroni was recruited at the Institute of Biosciences and Applications of NCSR “Demokritos” in 2005 as Researcher C (Assistant Professor level), was promoted to Researcher B (Associate Professor level) in 2009 and was promoted to Research Director (Professor level) in 2015. Dr. Chroni has been working for 20 years on understanding the structure-function relationship of apoA-I as well as of apoE, with emphasis on the elucidation of the perturbations in the functional properties of these apolipoproteins that result to human diseases. Recent activities include a) the elucidation of structural and functional defects as the underlying mechanism of the association of natural point mutations in apoA-I with alterations in HDL-cholesterol levels and cardiovascular risk, b) structure-function relationship of natural apoE point mutants displaying amyloidogenic propensity and aggregation, c) correction of structure of apoA-I variants displaying folding defects using libraries of small molecules and assays in a microplate set-up and d) the detailed characterization of changes in human HDL composition and functions in various pathogenic conditions in order to identify new biomarkers for cardiovascular risk and diagnosis, prognosis and therapy monitoring of disease. Dr. Chroni has extensive experience in the production of recombinant apolipoproteins, functional characterization of apolipoproteins in lipid-free or lipoprotein associated forms by cell-based and in vitro assays, structural characterization of apolipoproteins in lipid-free or lipoprotein associated forms by biophysical techniques and characterization of functional properties of HDL isolated form humans or animal models. She has published 55 articles in peer-reviewed journals (including J. Clin. Invest., J. Biol. Chem., J. Lipid Res., Arterioscler. Thromb. Vasc. Biol., Sci. Rep., Biochem J., Curr. Opin. Lipidol, PLOS One, J. Neurochem., Biochemistry) that have received >2300 citations (google scholar). Her work has been continuously funded with competitive grants (>18 since 2005 that she established her lab at NCSR “Demokritos”), including grants from the EU (FP6/Health/STREP; Marie Curie International Reintegration grants) and Greece (grants from General Secretariat for Research and Technology of Greece; Ministry of Education of Greece; Hellenic Society of Lipidology, Atherosclerosis and Vascular Disease; Hellenic Atherosclerosis Society). Dr. Chroni has supervised 5 PhD students, 5 MSc students, 7 post-doctoral scientists and a large number of students for their diploma thesis or practice at her laboratory at NCSR “Demokritos”. She is often engaged as reviewer of manuscripts submitted to journals and of national and international research proposals. Dr Chroni has received awards from the American Heart Association, UNESCO, Boston University Medical School and Hellenic Society of Lipidology, Atherosclerosis and Vascular Disease."