Serafeim Papanikolaoy

Serafeim Papanikolaoy
Assοciate Professor
Laboratory of Food Microbiology and Biotechnology
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Associate Professor in “Food Biotechnology – Bioprocesses”
Dr. Papanikolaou has graduated from the Agricultural University of Athens (AUA) on September 1993. His post-graduate studies have been conducted on the Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine – Ι.N.P.L. in Nancy – France. He has awarded the following degrees:
1994: Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies (D.E.A.). Specialization: "Biotechnologies et Industries Alimentaires".
1995: Diplôme de Thèse "Biotechnologies et Industries Alimentaires", Laboratoire des Sciences du Génie Chimique C.N.R.S.. Specialization: Industrial Fermentations.
1998: Doctorat Ι.N.P.L., Laboratoire des Sciences du Génie Chimique C.N.R.S.. Specialization: Microbial Biochemistry and Biotechnology.
From October 2000 to February 2002 he has worked as post-doctoral researcher in the AUA, Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Laboratory of General & Agricultural Microbiology and as temporary Assistant Professor (non-permanent) in the Technical and Educational Institute (TEI) of Kalamata. From January 2002 to January 2004 he worked as Agricultural Engineer in the Hellenic Food Authority (EFET) and as temporary Lecturer in the AUA, Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Laboratory of General & Agricultural Microbiology. From February 2004 until April 2009 he was Lecturer, from April 2009 to July 2015 was Senior Lecturer and from July 2015 up-todate is Associate Professor (Reader) in the AUA and Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition, Laboratory of Food Microbiology & Biotechnology, in the field of “Food Biotechnology – Bioprocesses”. He lectures in graduate and post-graduate courses “Principles of Food Biotechnology”, “Treatment of residues and wastes of Food Industry” and “Enzymology - Industrial Fermentations”. Dr. Papanikolaou has participated (or participates) in 21 scientific grants, and has published 83 publications in peer reviewed journals and 5 book chapters. He is also referee in various international scientific journals in the fields of Microbiology, Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology (>100 invitations). His research interests are focused on: Fermentation Biotechnology; Kinetics and Biochemistry of accumulation and degradation of storage lipids by molds and yeasts; Biotechnological valorization of agro-industrial wastes and residues; Production of microbial metabolic products (microbial lipids, citric acid, 1,3-propanediol, enzymes).
Characteristic publications
                S. Papanikolaou and G. Aggelis. Lipid production by Yarrowia lipolytica growing on industrial glycerol in a single-stage continuous culture. Bioresource Technology, 2002, 82, 43-49
                S. Papanikolaou, S. Sarantou, M. Komaitis and G. Aggelis. Repression of reserve lipid turnover in Cunninghamella echinulata and Mortierella isabellina cultivated in multiple-limited media. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 2004, 97, 867-874
                A. Chatzifragkou, D. Dietz, M. Komaitis, A.-P. Zeng and S. Papanikolaou. Effect of biodiesel-derived waste glycerol impurities on biomass and 1,3-propanediol production of Clostridium butyricum VPI 1718. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 2010, 107, 76-84
                S. Papanikolaou, P. Diamantopoulou, A. Chatzifragkou, A. Philippoussis and G. Aggelis. Suitability of low-cost sugars as substrates for lipid production by the fungus Thamnidium elegans. Energy and Fuels, 2010, 24, 4078-4086
Laboratory of Food Microbiology & Biotechnology, Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition, Agricultural University of Athens, Iera Odos 75, 11855, Athens – Greece
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CV_Papanikolaou_English_Short_04_2016.pdf, ΒΙΟΓΡΑΦΙΚΟ_Παπανικολάου_Απρίλιος_2016.pdf