Professor John Matsoukas has over 30 years of experience in research in the field of Organic and Peptide Chemistry, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and in the Chemistry of Natural Products. He has studied Chemistry in the University of Patras, Greece. He graduated from the University of New Brunswick in Canada with a MSc degree in Chemistry. His dissertation was in the Total Synthesis of Natural Products and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. He carried out his PhD studies in Chemistry in the University of Patras, Greece in the peptide field. He joined the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada working on Angiotensins and Angiotensin Receptor antagonists. He is the leader of an International Network for Multiple Sclerosis Research towards clinical investigation of potential drugs discovered in his group. His work, supported by extensive funding from competitive grants, led to potential vaccines, candidates to be evaluated in human Phase I clinical trial. He is Adjunct Professor in Victoria University, Australia and University of Calgary, Canada.