My journey started in Ioannina, with my Diploma in 2005 from the Department of Biological Applications and Technology. Later, in 2011 I received my PhD from the same department in enzyme immobilization in nanostructured systems. I worked as a Post Doctoral Researcher in the University of Greifswald, Germany, for 4 years (2011 - 2015), tackling protein engineering challenges, and afterwards I established my own group at the University of Kassel, Germany (2015 - 2017).
Since January 2018 I am Assistant Professor of Biological Chemistry at the University of Crete. My research interests include enzyme identification, protein engineering and process optimization. I lead the Enzyme Technology laboratory, which develops novel biocatalysts for industrial applications, mainly focusing on the valorization of industrial side-streams.
A copy of my CV can be found here.
PhD in Biotechnology, 2011
University of Ioannina
Diploma in Biological Applications and Technologies, 2005
University of Ioannina
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The Enzyme Technology laboratory was founded in February 2018 at the Department of Chemistry, University of Crete, Greece. It supports both educational and research activities of the Department and is in direct connection with the two other laboratories of Biochemistry Devision. Our laboratories have the infrastructure for Biosafety Level 1 (BSL1) experiments, fully equipped for the recombinant expression of enzymes and enzyme characterization (laminar flow bench, autoclave, thermocyclers, chambers for agarose gel electrophoresis and polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, shakers, incubators, thermoshakers, french press, sonicator, protein purification system etc). Concerning analytics, we have 2 microtiter plate readers, 1 spectrophotometer, while we have access to gas chromatography with FID detector, HPLC with UV detector, and the MS and NMR facilities of the Department.
PhD student (jointed with Uni Greifswald)
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Elective course - Winter Semester BSc Chemistry - 6 ECTS
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Seminar: Tuesday 13-15, Hall: A3
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Elective class - Spring Semester MSc Chemistry - 10 ECTS
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