Seraphim Papanikolaou

Seraphim Papanikolaou
Laboratory of Food Microbiology and Biotechnology
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Curriculum vitae of Seraphim Papanikolaou, 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 (ΙNPL) in Nancy-France, where he obtained a “Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies” (DEA) in Food Technology-Biotechnology on 1994, a “Diplôme de Thèse” in Industrial Microbiology on 1995, and a “Doctorat” (phD) in Microbial Biotechnology on 1998.
                From February 2004 until now he works in the Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition (DFS&HN), Laboratory of Food Microbiology & Biotechnology (LFMB) as non-tenured Lecturer (until April 2009), as non-tenured Senior Lecturer (until November 2013), as tenured Senior Lecturer (until July 2015), as Associate Professor (until March 2020) and finally as Full Professor (from March 2020) in “Food Biotechnology – Bioprocesses”.
                Professor Papanikolaou has received official invitation for performing review in many journals (>1000 invitations in >120 Journals) like “Annals of Microbiology”, “Applied and Environmental Microbiology”, “Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology”, “Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology”, “Biochemical Engineering Journal”, “Bioresource Technology”, “Biotechnology Advances”, “Biotechnology for Biofuels”, “Chemical Engineering Communications”, “Current Microbiology”, “Energy and Fuels”, “Energy”, “Engineering in Life Sciences”, “Enzyme and Microbial Technology”, “FEMS Yeast Research”, “Food Chemistry”, “Food Research International”, “Fuel”, “Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry”, “Journal of the American Oil Chemist’s Society”, “Metabolic Engineering”, “New Biotechnology”, “Process Biochemistry”, “Trends in Food Science and Technology”, etc.
                He participated/participates as member in panels for the review of projects submitted in the “Czech Science Foundation” (Czech Republic), the “Danish Agency for Science Technology and Innovation” (Kingdom of Denmark), the “Christian Doppler Research Association” (Austrian Republic), the “French National Research Agency (ANR)” (French Republic), the “German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)” (German Republic), the “Ministerio de Ciencia, Technologia e Ensino Superior” (Republic of Portugal), the GSRT and the Hellenic Foundation of Research and Innovation (ΕΛΙΔΕΚ) (Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs, Hellenic Republic).
                Professor Papanikolaou participated/participates as member of the Editorial Board in the peer-reviewed journals “Fermentation Technology” (OMICS group) (2012-now), “International Scholarly Research Notices” (sections "Biotechnology" and "Energy") (International Scholarly Research Network publisher) (2013-2016), “Conference Papers in Science” (section “Biotechnology”) (International Scholarly Research Network publisher) (2013-2015), “International Journal of Biochemistry Research & Review” (Sciencedomain International) (2015-2017), “American Journal of Bioengineering and Biotechnology” (Columbia International Publishing) (2013-now), “Fermentation” (MDPI AG) (2016-now), “Engineering in Life Sciences” (Wiley) (2016-now), “Microorganisms” (MDPI AG) (2017-now) and “FEMS Microbiology Letters” (Oxford Academic) (2018-now). He is Editor-in-Chief of “Carbon Resources Conversion” (Elsevier and KeAi) (2019-now). He was also the “Guest Editor” in the Special Issues of the journal “Engineering in Life Sciences” entitled “Single Cell Oils”, of the journal “FEMS Microbiology Letters” entitled “Microbial Products from Wastes and Residues”, of the journal “Microorganisms” entitled “Yeast and Fungal Metabolites”, while currently he is the “Guest Editor” in the Special Issue of the journal “Carbon Resources Conversion” entitled “Valorisation of Wastes, Residues and Bioresources with the use of Enzyme and Microbial Technology”. From 2015, he served/serves as “Invited Professor” (one month per year) in the Université de Lorraine (France). 
                His research interests are focused on: Fermentation Biotechnology; Biotechnological valorization of agro-industrial wastes and residues; Production of microbial metabolic compounds (microbial lipids, citric acid, 1,3-propanediol, enzymes) synthesized by yeasts, fungi and bacteria.
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. Fakas, M. Fick, I. Chevalot, M. Galiotou-Panayotou, M. Komaitis, I. Marc and G. Aggelis. Biotechnological valorisation of raw glycerol discharged after bio-diesel (fatty acid methyl-esters) manufacturing process: production of 1,3-propanediol, citric acid and single cell oil. Biomass and Bioenergy, 2008, 32, 60-71
                A. Chatzifragkou, A. Makri, A. Belka, S. Bellou, M. Mavrou, M. Mastoridou, P. Mystrioti, G. Onjaro, G. Aggelis and S. Papanikolaou. Biotechnological conversions of biodiesel derived waste glycerol by yeast and fungal species. Energy, 2011, 36, 1097-1108
                M. Metsoviti, K. Paraskevaidi, A.Α. Koutinas, A.-P. Zeng and S. Papanikolaou. Production of 1,3-propanediol, 2,3-butanediol and ethanol by a newly isolated Klebsiella oxytoca strain growing on biodiesel-derived glycerol based media. Process Biochemistry, 2012, 47, 1872-1882
                D. Sarris, L. Matsakas, G. Aggelis, A.A. Koutinas and S. Papanikolaou. Aerated vs non-aerated conversions of molasses and olive mill wastewaters blends into bioethanol by Saccharomyces cerevisiae under non-aseptic conditions. Industrial Crops and Products, 2014, 56, 83-93
                S.S. Tchakouteu, O. Kalantzi, C. Gardeli, A.A. Koutinas, G. Aggelis and S. Papanikolaou. Lipid production by yeasts growing on biodiesel-derived crude glycerol: strain selection and impact of substrate concentration on the fermentation efficiency. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 2015, 118, 911-927
                A.M. Palaiogeorgou, S. Papanikolaou, A.M. de Castro, D.M.G. Freire, I.K. Kookos and A.A. Koutinas. A newly isolated Enterobacter sp. strain produces 2,3-butanediol during its cultivation on low-cost carbohydrate-based substrates. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 2019, 366, fny280
                P. Diamantopoulou, N.G. Stoforos, E. Xenopoulos, D. Sarris, D. Psarianos, A. Philippoussis and S. Papanikolaou. Lipid production by Cryptococcus curvatus growing on commercial xylose and subsequent valorization of fermentation waste-waters for the production of edible and medicinal mushrooms. Biochemical Engineering Journal, 2020, 162, 107706
Statistics at a glance:
Referee in various international peer reviewed journals: >1000 invitations
Number of journals involved as reviewer: >120 journals
Number of phD students that he supervises / has supervised in the AUA: 10
Number of phD students that he has co-supervised in foreign countries: 1
Number of MSc students supervised (in the AUA and other faculties): >35
Number of end-of-studies theses supervised in the AUA: >40
Participation in projects (post-doctoral researcher - experienced researcher - expert): 25
Participation in projects (scientific responsible): 12
Money already arrived in the LFMB-AUA (as salaries, consumables, travels, equipment, etc) due to the presence of Dr Papanikolaou as scientific responsible or experienced researcher: >1,100 k€
Number of publications in peer-reviewed journals found in the SCI and Scopus databases (research articles): 131
Number of publications in peer-reviewed journals found in the SCI and Scopus databases (review or mini-review articles): 14
Number of publications in book chapters: 10
Number of publications in international conferences: >85
Number of publications in Hellenic conferences: >47
Number of citations in the Scopus database (self-citations of selected author excluded): 7,800
Number of citations in patents, book chapters, and journals not included in Scopus database: >500
h-factor (from Scopus database, self-citations of selected author excluded): 50
Athens, 14/05/2021

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