Dr. Valentini Konstantinidou obtained her doctorate degree (PhD) in Biomedicine from Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain (2010) and her official Master in Biomedical Research from the same University (2007). In an early, young age, she was awarded the Leonardo da Vinci fellowship (European Union) for pre-graduate studies to perform research practical training in the Institute for Medical Research, IMIM, in Barcelona. She was also awarded the I.K.Y. (Greece) scholarship to perform her post-graduate studies abroad.
During her doctorate and post-doctorate studies she specialized in the nutrigenomics and nutrigenetics effects of Mediterranean diet and virgin olive oil consumption in humans with the aim of preventing complex diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases, through lifestyle and dietary interventions. The first results of her studies have been pioneer and innovative results in the nutritional genomics field attracting international media attention.
She has participated in national and international competitive research projects and she has collaborated and worked with worldwide first-class experts and researchers. She is an official member of the European Lifestyle Medicine Organization, ELMO Ambassador in Spain and member of the American Society of Nutrition. Performing cutting-edge research and offering the society evidence-based scientific knowledge has always been her priority and commitment.
She is the author of numerous original scientific articles and her scientific results have been presented in a wide range of Congresses and Symposiums. She is deeply interested in science dissemination and she regularly publishes articles for the general public in magazines, free press and blogs. She presents a unique combination of scientific knowledge and enterprising life-science professional skills with the ability to convert scientific results into everyday practice. She is a certified coach in life coaching by Athens Coaching Institute and she is currently completing her studies in the international prestigious school Noble-Manhattan to obtain her diploma as a Practitioner Coach.
She lives in and in-between her two beloved cities: Barcelona and Athens.