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Σπουδαστικός Σύλλογος Δίοδος Ψηφιακή Τηλεόραση για την Ακαδημαϊκή κοινότητα

CV Ververidis

Curriculum Vitae of Dr. Filippos Ververidis

 Professor in Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology


An analytical curriculum vitae of Prof. Filippos Ververidis in pdf format is available on line

Contact Details::

e-mail address of Prof. Filippos Ververidis ververid@staff.teicrete.gr,  Alternative e-mail of Prof. Filippos Ververidis  ververidis@teicrete.gr    

Office  : +30-2810-379429, Laboratory  :  +30-2810-379441

 

 

 FILIPPOS VERVERIDIS

CURRICULUM VITAE
(APRIL, 2011)
 
POSITION
 

Professor of Plant Biochemistry & Biotechnology,

Technological & Educational Institute (TEI) of Crete
PERSONAL DATA
 
Name Surname:  FILIPPOS VERVERIDIS
Middle name        NIKOLAOS

Working Address:

Laboratory of Plant Biochemistry & Biotechnology

Department of Plant Sciences,

School of Agricultural Technology,

Experimental Farm of TEI,

TEI of  Crete,
Estavromenos
71500 Heraklion - Crete, Greece

Postal Working Address:

Laboratory of Plant Biochemistry & Biotechnology

Department of Plant Sciences,

School of Agricultural Technology,
TEI of  Crete,
P.O. 1939
71 004 Heraklion - Crete, Greece

 
Contact Data:

Tel.: +30-2810 - 379429 Office, +30-2810 - 379441 Laboratory

Mobile: +30 - 6972504016
Fax : +30 - 2810 - 318204
 

Date & Place of Birth:     11-Jan-1963. Komotini, Rodopi - Thrace, Greece

Marital Status:      Married w two children.
 
 

SUMMARY OF WORKING EXPERIENCE – EDUCATIONAL & CAREER DATA

 

1980–1985             BSc Degree in the Science of Agriculture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Thessaloniki, Greece.

 

1984–1987             Research Assistant, Laboratory of Pomology and Postharvest Science Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Thessaloniki, Greece.

 

1987-1991           PhD Diploma, University ofReading, United Kingdom (U.K.), (Greek State Scholarship [I.K.Y. Greek acronym] Scholar).

 

1989 (3month)       Visiting Research Scholar at the Laboratory of Postharvest Molecular Physiology & Biotechnology – Research Group of Professor Jean-Claude Pech, National Institute of Agronomy of Toulouse (ENSAT - Ecole Nationale Supérieure. Agronomique de Toulouse), France.

 

1990-1991             President of Postgraduate Club Students Union of School of Plant Sciences, University of Reading, U.K.. Organizer and Host Introducer of Postgraduate Seminars of the School.

 

1992-1993             Military Duty, Greece.

 

1993-1995             Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Department of Horticulture (Laboratory of Postharvest Physiology & Technology) Michigan State University, USA.

 

1996-1998             Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Institute of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology (IMBB), Foundation of Research & Technology, Heraklion - Crete, Greece.

 

1998 – 2001           Assistant Professor of of Plant Biochemistry & Biotechnology, Department of Plant Sciences, School of Agricultural Technology, TEI - Crete, Greece.

 

09/1999 -6/2003   Head of Division of Biology Courses & Plant Protection, Department of Plant Sciences, School of Agricultural Technology, TEI - Crete, Greece.

 

04/2001                Professor of Plant Biochemistry & Biotechnology, Department of Plant Sciences, School of Agricultural Technology, TEI - Crete, Greece (Ministry of Education Law Act 1404/83).

 

06/2001- 07/2004 Associate Professor (Tenure-track) of Plant Biochemistry & Biotechnology, Department of Plant Sciences, School of Agricultural Technology, TEI - Crete, Greece (Ministry of Education Law Act 2598/2001).

 

09/2002-09/2006 Head of Department of Plant Sciences, School of Agricultural Technology, TEI – Crete, Greece (Two Tenures).

 

07/2004 – Today   Professor (full tenure) of Plant Biochemistry & Biotechnology, Department of Plant Sciences, School of Agricultural Technology, TEI - Crete, Greece (Ministry of Education Law Acts 2598/2001, 2916/2001).

 

09/2008 - Today    Associate Director (Government Statement (FEK) 299/July 2009) and Member of Scientific Board of Centre for Technological Research of Crete (CTR-Crete), Greece. Since October 2009 serves as acting Director of CTR due to resignation of the previously appointed Director.

 

09/2009- Today     Head of Division of Biology Courses & Plant Protection, Department of Plant Sciences, School of Agricultural Technology, TEI - Crete, Greece.

EDUCATION
 

1996-1998             Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Institute of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology (IMBB), Foundation of Research & Technology, Heraklion - Crete, Greece.

 

1993-1995             Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Department of Horticulture (Laboratory of Postharvest Physiology & Technology) Michigan State University, USA.

 

1987-1991             PhD Diploma (Postharvest Biochemistry & Biotechnology of Horticultural commodities), Department of Agricultural Botany, University of Reading, UK.

 

1980 – 1986           BSc Degree in the Science of Agriculture, School of Agriculture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Thessaloniki, Greece.

                             Degree Dissertation & Practical Training in “Eucalyptus Tissue Culture” (Collaboration with Prof. A. Economou).

 

1974 – 1980           1st High School of Komotini, Rodopi – Thrace, Greece.

RESEARCH WORK
          A. RESEARCHEXPERIENCE:
 

1998 – Today.        Organization and Direction of Research Laboratory of Plant Biochemistry & Biotechnology, Department of Plant Sciences, School of Agricultural Technology of TEI – Crete. The Research Group under my supervision consists of Postdoctoral Research Associates and Postgraduate Students (studying for PhD or Master dissertation) supported by competitive research programs.

 

May 2008              Visiting Professor to the Research Laboratory of Professor Mattheos Koffas (Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering) State Univ. of New York at Buffalo, USA.

 

01/1996- 01/1998 Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Institute of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology (IMBB), Foundation of Research & Technology, Heraklion - Crete, Greece.

 

08/1993-11/1995 Postdoctoral Research Associate Scholar to the Research Group of Postharvest Physiology & Biotechnology of Professor David R. Dilley, Department of Horticulture, Michigan State University, USA.

 

Apr. - Dec. 1991    Postdoctoral Research Associate Scholar to the Department of Agricultural Botany, Plant Sciences School, University of Reading, UK.

 

1987 - 1991           Postgraduate (PhD) Studies, Department of Agricultural Botany, Plant Sciences School, University of Reading, UK.

 

11/1985- 05/1987 Research Assistant, Laboratory of Pomology and Postharvest Science, at the Research Group of Professor E. M. Sfakiotakis Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Thessaloniki, Greece.

 

10/1984- 06/1985 Part time working student during my undergraduate studies as research assistant in research projects of Pomology and Postharvest Science, at the Research Group of Professor E. M. Sfakiotakis Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Thessaloniki, Greece.

          B. PARTICIPATION IN RESEARCH PROJECTS:
 

PEP- CRETE      “PHYTOYGEIA: Exploitation of bioactive ingredients of olive and grape and their possible applications in integrated and biological phytoprotection, Wine-making and animal husbandry of Crete”. Sponsors: EU and General Secretariat of Research and Technology (GSRT, 3rd KPS) - ΚΡ-19. Participation as Principal Investigator and Project Coordinator. Duration: 05/2006-05/2008. Collaborating Partners: TEI-Crete (Coordinator), MINOS Winery S.A., Union of Agricultural Cooperatives of Monofatsi Crete, University of Crete, National Kapodistrian University of Athens, University of Cranfield – UK. Budget of TEI-Crete, 104.200 € (Total Project Budget: 619.400€).

 

PENED 2003       “Biosynthesis of plant flavonoids genistein and quercetin from Saccharomyces cerevisiae with biotechnological methods and their application to integrated (non chemical) phytoprotection of grape vine and wine making”. 03ΕΔ776. Participation as Principal Investigator and Project Coordinator. Duration: 36 months Oct 2005 – June 2009. Sponsors: EU and General Secretariat of Research and Technology (GSRT, 3rd KPS) – Budget: 56.250€. Collaborating Partners: TEI-Crete (Coordinator), MINOS Winery S.A., Institute of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology (ΙΜΒΒ-ΙΤΕ), University of Crete, University of British Columbia, Department of Botany, Canada.

 

CRINNO (Nursery of Ideas- Projects for Postgraduate Students) 2005 till 2006 “Biosynthesis of plant flavonoids genistein and quercetin from Saccharomyces cerevisiae with biotechnological methods and their application to integrated (non chemical) phytoprotection of grape vine. Participation as: Principal Investigator and Co-Supervisor of the Project, Duration 12 months, Sponsors: University of Crete (UoC-ELKE), Collaborating Professor (UoC)N.J Panopoulos (Support of PhD student Project of E. Trantas).

 

IKYDA 2004         “Identification of phytoestrogens produced from plant and non-plant sources through the development of novel biotechnological methods” Program for the promotion of the exchange and scientific cooperation between Greece and Germany (ΙΚΥ-Greece) – DAAD (Germany) ΙΚΥDA 2004 – Project No 85. Collaboration with Technical University of Braunschweig, Institute of Food Chemistry, Germany (Prof. P. Winterhalter). Participation as Principal Investigator and Project Coordinator. Budget: 10.000€. Duration Jan 2005 – Dec 2006 (extended to Dec. 2007).

 

ARCHIMEDES I Support of research groups at TEIs 2004-2006. “Biotechnological applications through genetic modification of Saccharomyces cerevisiae for the heterologous production of bioactive substances of plant and bacterial origin and their exploitation in integrated (non chemical) phytoprotection of grape vine and wine making Project 18. Participation as Principal Investigator and Project Coordinator. Duration 18 months (04/2004-12/2006), Budget: Sponsors: EU and Operational Program for Education and Lifelong Learning. 54.113€. Collaborating Partners: TEI-Crete (Coordinator), MINOS Winery S.A., Institute of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology (ΙΜΒΒ-ΙΤΕ), University of Crete, University of British Columbia, Department of Botany, Canada.

 

PHYTOHEALTH   FP5 (Thematic Network). "Improving health through dietary phytoestrogens: a pan-European network on consumers. Issues and opportunities for producers" QLK1-CT-2002-02453, Sponsors: EU.  Budget of TEI-Crete: 48.738 € (Total Project Budget: 900.000€), Duration: 3 years, (03/2003-02/2006). Participation as Principal Investigator. Collaborating Partners: Coordinating Institute: National Research Institute for Food and Nutrition” (INRAN, Rome, Italy), and 45 other Institutions from the following countries: A, 5D, 2DK, E, 4EL, CH, 2F, 4FIN, 9I, IRL, 4NL PL 2S 8UK.

 

PENED 99          Program for the Support of Researchers, “Development of novel methodology for the study of the molecular mechanisms of interactions of plant-pathogens and molecular detection of pathogens in soilSponsors: EU and General Secretariat of Research and Technology (GSRT, 3rd KPS, 1999-2001). Participation as Principal Investigator. Duration 18 months (01/1999-08/2001), Budget 18.000.000 drachma. (52.825€). Collaborating Partners: University of Crete (Coordinator), TEI-Crete, Institute of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology (ΙΜΒΒ-ΙΤΕ), National Agricultural Research Foundation (NAGREF) of Heraklion.

 

BIOPRO              “Development of technologies to fight diseases of cultivating plants by incorporating genetic resistance and by alternative (non chemical) means of treatments” - «Network of Laboratories for National Use in sector of Agricultural Biotechnology». Sponsors: EU and General Secretariat of Research and Technology (GSRT, 3rd KPS) Participation as Principal Investigator and Project co-Coordinator. Duration: 2 Years (1999-2002). Budget of TEI-Crete, 85.000.000 Drm. (249.450€). Collaborating Partners: TEI-Crete (Coordinator), University of Crete,Institute of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology (ΙΜΒΒ-ΙΤΕ), National Agricultural Research Foundation (NAGREF) of Heraklion and Lycovrisi-Attica, Agricultural University of Athens, National Kapodistrian University of Athens and Benaki Phytopathological Institute.

 

EPET II              “Exploitation and development of biotechnological means for the creation of novel improved propagating material in plants”, Sponsors: EU and General Secretariat of Research and Technology (GSRT, 3rd KPS) – Duration: (1995-1997). Participation as Postdoctoral Investigator.

 

BARD Grant        “Improving prolonged storage methods of Tomatoes at chilling temperatures by applying Heat Shock techniques. A Biotechnological Approach”. Duration: 1992-1995. BARD Grant USA-Israel. Michigan State University, USA. Participation as.

 

EU-ECLAIR       “Volatile Forming-Enzymes of melon fruit (Cucumis melo)”, EU-ECLAIR Program. University of Reading, UK. Participation as Postgraduate student for the elaboration of my PhD dissertation and later as Postdoctoral Investigator.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
          A. UNDERGRADUATE COURSES
 

09/1996 - Today  «Agricultural Chemistry», responsible for the outline of lectures and laboratory exercises. Taught compulsory (1st year) course to both Departments Plant Sciences and Biological & Greenhouse Crops and Floriculture. Reformed since 2004. The course specific website has been functional and active through the e-Class Educational platform since 09/2005. Language Greek.

 

09/1996 - Today   «Agricultural Biotechnology», previously (before 2006) named as “Plant Biotechnology”. Responsible for the outline of lectures and laboratory exercises. Taught optional course of the Plant Sciences Department (7th semester, final year). The course outline has been reformed twice, first in 2004 and later in 2006 when it was renamed. The course specific website has been functional and active through the e-Class educational platform since 09/2005. Language Greek.

 

09/2002 - Today   «Organization and Presentation of a Scientific Research Seminar». Responsible for the outline of lectures and Student presented Scientific Seminars. Taught compulsory course of the Plant Sciences Department (7th semester, final year). The course outline has been reformed in 2004 The course specific website has been functional and active through the e-Class educational platform since 09/2005. Language Greek. Also taught in English to Erasmus students when they select this course.

          B. (Post)Graduate courses
 

05/1996–05/1997Postharvest Biochemistry and Application of Biotechnology in the Construction of fruits and Flowers with desired Storage Characteristics” Responsible for the outline of lectures. Taught compulsory course (1st Semester) of Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (MAICh), Crete, Greece. Language English.

 

09/1989–06/1990Plant Biochemistry - Plant salinity resistance” Laboratory Teaching Assistant to Professor Philip John at Reading University, UK. Language English.

SUPERVISION AND MANAGEMENT OF RESEARCH GROUP

          A.   POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATES (Present & Past)

 

05/2009 – Today     Dr Trantas Emmanouil, Agronomist-Biotechnologist (BSc Plant Science – AUTH, -- MSc, PhD Molecular Biology, Plant & Microbial Biotechnology, University of Crete). Supported by Research projects ARCHIMEDES I, PENED 03. Teaching Assistantship TEI-Crete (P.D. 163/01).

 

09/2004 – 12/2010 Dr Steiakaki Aigli, Chemist (BSc Chemistry, PhD AUTH). Supported by Research projects ARCHIMEDES I and PEP-CRETE 2006. Teaching Assistantship TEI-Crete (P.D. 163/01).

 

10/2007- 08/2008    Dr Papageorgiou Niki, Chemist/Biochemist - (PhD, University of Crete). Supported by Teaching Assistantship TEI-Crete (P.D. 163/01).

 

10/2005 – 08/2006 Dr Chatzidakis Giorgos, Chemist/Biochemist - (PhD, University of Crete). Supported by Research project PEP-CRETE 2006.

 

04/2004 – 12/2006 Dr Tampakaki Anastasia, Molecular Biologist, (BSc, Biology, PhD Plant and Microbial Biotechnology, University of Crete). Supported by Research projects ARCHIMEDES I, PENED 03. Teaching Assistantship TEI-Crete (P.D. 163/01).

 

01/1999 - 08/2001   Dr Kontou Maria,  Biochemist (PhD, Univ. Florida USA). Supported by Research project PENED 99.

 

01/1999 - 08/2001   Dr Kandilogiannaki Maria, Molecular Biologist, (PhD, Institute of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology of Crete). Supported by Research project PENED 99.

          B.      (POST)GRADUATE / UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

(Present & Past)
 

4/2004 – 10/4/09   Trantas Emmanouil, Agronomist-Biotechnologist (BSc Plant Science – AUTH, -- MSc, Molecular Biology, Plant & Biotechnology, University of Crete 2003). Supported by Research projects ARCHIMEDES I, PENED 03. PhD Degree since 10-04-2009. I was the main member (out of three) of his Supervising Committee (appointed since Oct. 2005) for his PhD Degree and a member (out seven) of his Examining Committee in collaboration with the Biology Department of University of Crete.

 

5/2006- 20/2/2010 Mavrakis Titos, Agronomist (BSc, Agricultural University of Crete, MSc Environmental Chemistry, Univeristy of Crete). Supported by Research project PEP-CRETE 2006. PhD Degree since 20-02-2010. I was the main member (out of three) of his Supervising Committee for his PhD Degree (since April 2006) in conjunction with Prof. Naresh Magan from Faculty of Medicine and BioSciences, Institute of Bioscience and Technology, Cranfield University, UK.

 

04/2004 – 12/2006 Milios Dimitrios, Agronomist-Biotechnologist, (BSc, ΤΕΙ-Crete / BSc, Univ. of Crete, MSc Plant Biotechnology, University of Reading, UK, 2004). Supported by Research project ARCHIMEDES I 2004-06. I was the main member (out of three) of his Supervising Committee (appointed since Oct. 2005) for his MSc Degree and a member of his Examining Committee in collaboration with the Biology Department of University of Crete.

 

01/2008- Today       Strataridaki Argyro, Agronomist- (BSc Plant Science – AUTH, -- MSc, Plant Physiology, 2006). Supported by Research project PEP-CRETE 2006. Currently a PhD Candidate. I am the main member of her Supervising Committee for her PhD Degree (since April 2006) in conjunction with Dr. Terry Leon from Faculty of Medicine and BioSciences, Institute of Bioscience and Technology, Cranfield University, UK.

 

01/1999 - 08/2001   Aleksaki Valentina, (MSc Crop Protection, Univ Reading UK) Research Assistant, supported by Research project PENED 99.

 

01/1999 - Today      Supervisor and organizer of various undergraduate student dissertations for their degree or their practical training (3-4 per academic year) at the Department of Plant Sciences and the Department Biological & Greenhouse Crops and Floriculture.

 

1997 – 1998             Davrazou Fanny, (BSc, Biology, University of Crete). Postgraduate Student at University of Crete. I was the main member (out of three) of her Supervising Committee (appointed since Oct. 1998) for his MSc Degree and a member of his Examining Committee in collaboration with the Biology Department of University of Crete and the Institute of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology of Crete, during her MSc Thesis Dissertation (obtained at the end of 1998).

 

08/1993-11/1995     Supervisor and organizer of three undergraduate student dissertations of the Department of Biochemistry, Michigan State University. Additionally, I was acting as (Post)Graduate students advisor at the Postharvest Physiology research group headed by Prof.. David R. Dilley, Department of Horticulture, Michigan State University, USA.

 

09/1989 – 06/1991 During my Postgraduate studies at the Reading University (UK), I was appointed for the first time in the Plant Sciences School responsible organizer of all postgraduate students (approx. 70) research seminars).

AWARDS - FELLOWSHIPS – MANAGERIAL POSITIONS

 

2006 - Today           Invited Reviewer of Internationally renowned scientific journals

-Biotechnology Journal,                                  (IF, 2.1)

-Environm. and Experim. Botany,                (IF, 3.355)

-Metabolic Engineering,                                 (IF, 4.725)

- Microbial Cell Factories,                             (IF, 3.43)

-Molecules                                                        (IF, 1.738)

-Plant Cell Reports                                         (IF, 2.301)

 

09/2008 - Today      Associate Director (Government Statement (FEK) 299/July 2009) and Member of Scientific Board of Centre for Technological Research of Crete (CTR-Crete), Greece. Since October 2009 serves as acting Director of CTR due to resignation of the previously appointed Director.

 

September 2008       Invited speaker to the “2nd  International Symposium for the Quality Assurance and Marketing of Agricultural Commodities”, Organized by CRETACERT, Hersonisos, Heraklion-Crete (25-29/09/2008)

 

May 2008                 Visiting Professor to the Research Laboratory of Professor Mattheos Koffas (Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering) State Univ. of New York at Buffalo, USA.

 

April 2005                Evaluator of research proposals of the call of ARCIMEDES Grant program.

 

09/2002 - 09/2006   Head of Department of Plant Sciences, School of Agricultural Technology, TEI - Crete, Greece (2 terms).

 

09/2002 - 09/2007   Elected Member of the 7-Member Committee of Research Accounts (Eidikos Logariasmos, ELKE) of TEI-Crete.

 

09/1999 - 6/2003    Head of Division of Biology Courses & Plant Protection, Department of Plant Sciences, School of Agricultural Technology, TEI - Crete, Greece.

 

01/1996 - 01/1998   Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Institute of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology (IMBB), Foundation of Research & Technology, Heraklion - Crete, Greece.

 

08/ 1993 - 12/1995 Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Department of Horticulture (Laboratory of Postharvest Physiology & Technology) Michigan State University, USA.

 

Apr. – Dec. 1991      Postdoctoral Scholar, E.U. Research Project (ECLAIR Program), Department of Agricultural Botany, Plant Sciences School, University of Reading, UK.

 

1990-1991                President of Postgraduate Club Students Union of School of Plant Sciences, University of Reading, U.K.. Organizer and Host Introducer of Postgraduate Seminars of the School.

 

09/1987 - 03/1991   Postgraduate Scholar (PhD Studies) supported by the Greek State Scholarship [I.K.Y. Greek acronym].

 

May 1990                 Distinctions and triple financial support for my PhD research project presentation as a postgraduate student at the “5th Annual Pennsylvania State University Symposium in Plant Physiology” in USA. Sponsors were: a) Arthur Hosier Travel Award, b) Tansley Fund Bursaries Travel Award και c) Pennsylvania State University Award for poster presentation.

SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE ORGANISATION

 

27-30 October 2004           ‘Phytoestrogens for Food Applications’ SECOND OPEN PLENARY MEETING. Pan-European Congress organized with the support of EU (FP5) Research Project PHYTOHEALTH 2003-2006. Participation as Headof the OrganizingCommittee.

 

June 2000                          "Biotechnology and Agricultural Production. Genetically Modified Organisms and Products." 2-Day Conference of Geotechnical Scientific Chambers-Division of Crete (GEOTEE, Greek acronym). Participation as Member of the Organizing Committee.

 

October 1999                    19th Conference of Hellenic Scientific Society of Horticultural Science. Participation as Secretary General of the Organizing Committee.

 
 

COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS AND PRIVATE SECTOR

Company / Institution Name

Description of Collaboration

MINOS WINES of CRETE S.A.

Wine Producer Company – Sponsor of research grants and collaborator in the following projects: ARCHIMEDES I, PENED 2003, PEP- CRETE2006

BIORYL S.A.

Collaborating Principal Investigator Prof. Ntourntoglou Vasilis (Dual appointment TEI Athens) in the following projects: ARCHIMEDES I.

UNIVERSITY OF CRETE

Collaborating Principal Investigator Prof. N.J. Panopoulos in the following projects: ARCHIMEDES I, PENED 2003, PENED 99, PEP- CRETE 2006 and BIOPRO.

INSTITUTE OF MOLECULAR BIOLOGY & BIOTECHNOLOGY – FOUNDATION OF RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY (ΙΜΒΒ-ΙΤΕ-FORTH)

Collaborating Principal Investigator Senior Researcher Dr. Tzamarias Dimitrios (Dually appointed Associate Prof. University of Crete) in the following projects: ARCHIMEDES I, PENED 2003.

NATIONAL KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

Collaborating Principal Investigator Prof. Skaltsounis Leandros in the following projects: PEP- CRETE 2006

UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, DEPARTMENT OF BOTANY, CANADA

Collaborating Principal Investigator Dr. CARL J. DOUGLAS, Professor and Head, of Department of Botany in the following projects: ARCHIMEDES I, PENED 2003.

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF BRAUNSCHWEIG, INSTITUT FΌR LEBENSMITTELCHEMIE

Collaborating Principal Investigator Prof. Dr. Peter Winterhalter in the following projects: PHYTOHEALTH, IKY-DAAD.

UNIVERSITY OF CRANFIELD, INSTITUTE OF BIOSCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, UK

Collaborating Principal Investigator Prof. Naresh Magan in the following projects: PEP- CRETE 2006.

AGRICULLTURAL UNION OF COOPERATIVES OF MONOFATSI, ASIMI OF MONOFATSI – HERAKLION CRETE

Sponsor of research grants and collaborator in the following projects: PEP- CRETE2006

 
 
PUBLICATIONS

          A. DOCTORAL THESIS

 

Ververidis, P. (1991). Characterisation and partial purification of the enzyme responsible for ethylene synthesis from 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid in plant tissues. PhD Thesis, University of Reading, UK.

 
 

          b. RESEARCH PAPERS PUBLISHED IN SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS

In preparation

 

Trantas, E. and Ververidis, F. (2011). Plant innate compounds and potential biotechnological applications. Curr. Pharm. Biotechnol. In preparation

 

Skandalis N., Mavrakis T., Oustamanolakis Ch., Bottin A., Goumas D., Skaltsounis A.-L., Panopoulos N. J., and  F. Ververidis. 2011. Antifungal activity of natural extracts of olive tissues, grapes and their by-products. Phytopathology Under submission

 
Peer reviewed
 

1.     Trantas, E., Panopoulos, N. and  F. Ververidis. 2009. Metabolic engineering of the complete pathway leading to heterologous biosynthesis of various flavonoids and stilbenoids in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Metabolic Engineering 11, 355–366. (6 citations, Impact Factor 4,725)

 

2.     Georgaki, I., Tsamoukas, A., Sakkas, N., Ververidis, F., Trantas E., Kyriacou, A, Lasaridi, K and Manios, T. 2009. The role of bulking agent in pile methane and carbon dioxide concentration during wastewater sludge windrow composting. Water Environment Research 81, 5-12. (Impact Factor 0,965)

 

3.     Trantas, E., Panopoulos, N., Ververidis, F. (2009). Biosynthesis of plant bioactive substances from yeast through metabolic engineering to control plant pathogens. Phytopathol. Mediterr. 48, 350 (Impact Factor 1,117)

 

4.     Trantas, E., Panopoulos, N. and  F. Ververidis. 2008. Heterologous biosynthesis of resveratrol, genistein and kaempferol from Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Planta Medica. 74, 1163-1163. (Impact Factor 1,96)

 

5.     Georgaki, I., P. Soupios, N. Sakkas, F. Ververidis, E. Trantas, F. Vallianatos, and T. Manios. 2008. Evaluating the use of electrical resistivity imaging technique for improving CH4 and CO2 emission rate estimations in landfills. Science of The Total Environment. 389:522-531. (8 citations, Impact Factor 2.905)

 

6.     Ververidis, F., Trantas, E., Douglas, C., Vollmer, G., Kretzschmar, G., Panopoulos, N., 2007a Biotechnology of flavonoids and other phenylpropanoid-derived natural products. Part I: Chemical diversity, impacts on plant biology and human health. Biotechnology Journal, 2, 1214-1234.(31 citations, Impact Factor 2,1)

 

7.     Ververidis, F., Trantas, E., Douglas, C., Vollmer, G., Kretzschmar, G., Panopoulos, N., 2007b Biotechnology of flavonoids and other phenylpropanoid-derived natural products. Part II: Reconstruction of multienzyme pathways in plants and microbes. Biotechnology Journal, 2, 1235-1249.(16 citations, Impact Factor 2,1)

 

8.     Milios, M., Trantas, E., Tampakaki, E., Panopoulos, N., Ververidis, F. (2006). Heterologous biosynthesis of resveratrol from Saccharomyces cerevisiae and its application against Botrytis. Phytopathol. Mediterr. 47, 167 (Impact Factor 0,446)

 

9.     Maurakis, T., Trantas, E., Agalias, A., Skaltsounis, L., Ververidis, F. (2006). Isolation of natural plant antioxidant substances from olive and katsigaros and their exploitation in plant protection. Phytopathol. Mediterr. 47, 167 (Impact Factor 0,446)

 

10.Ververidis F., Davrazou F., Diallinas G., Georgakopoulos D., Kanellis A. K. and Panopoulos N. 2001. A novel putative reductase (Cpd1p) and the multidrug exporter Snq2p are involved in resistance to cercosporin and other singlet oxygen-generating photosensitizers in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Current Genetics 39: 127-136. (22 citations, Impact Factor 2.323)

 

11.Nanos, G.D., Sfakiotakis, E.M., Ververidis F. and Stavroulakis G.  1999. Transit conditions and quality changes of Greek apricots shipped by Interrfrigo wagons to Germany. Acta Horticulturae (ISHS), 488: 601-608.

 

12.Kadyrzhanova D.K., Vlachonasios K.E, Ververidis F. and Dilley D. R.(1998). Molecular cloning of a novel heat induced/chilling tolerance related cDNA in tomato fruit by use of mRNA Differential Display. Plant Molecular Biology 36: 885-895. (42 citations, Impact Factor 3.978)

 

13.Ververidis, P. and Dilley D. R.  (1995). Catalytic and non-catalytic inactivation of 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate (ACC) oxidase in ethylene biosynthesis. Role of cyanide product. Plant Growth Regulator Society America Quarterly, Vol. 23, p81-88.

 

14.Ververidis, P. and Dilley, D. R. (1994) Mechanism studies of CO, activation of 1-aminocyclopropane- 1 -carboxylate (ACC) oxidase. Evidence for a lysyl residue involvement, Plant Physiol. Suppl. 105, 33.

 

15.Ververidis, F., Smith J.J. and John P. (1992). Properties of the Oxygenase responsible for plant ethylene production. Biochemical Society Transactions (London), 20: 112S. (1 citation, Impact Factor 3.378)

 

16.Smith, J. J., Ververidis, F. and John, P. (1992). Characterisation of the Ethylene-Forming Enzyme partially purified from melon. Phytochemistry 31(5), 1485-1494. (64 citations, Impact Factor 3.192)

 

17.Ververidis, F. and John P. (1991). Complete recovery in vitro of Ethylene Forming Enzyme activity.  Phytochemistry 30(3), 725-728. (175 citations, Impact Factor 3.192)

 

18.Ververidis, P. and John P. (1990).  Differentiation between two subcellular sites of ACC-dependent ethylene formation in plant cells.  H. E. Flores et al. (eds). American Society of Plant Physiology, V. : 316-318. (1 citations)

 

19.Sfakiotakis, E., Ververidis F. and Stavroulakis G. (1989). The control of autocatalytic ethylene production and ripening in kiwi fruit by temperature and Controlled Atmosphere Storage. Acta Horticulturae (ISHS). 258, 115-124.

 
 

          c. proceedings of international conferences (peer reviewed)

 

20.Stuertz, M., F. Ververidis, and P. Winterhalter. 2007. Preparative isolation of stilbenes,. In Proceedings of 36th National Meeting of the German Food Chemistry Society. German Food Chemistry Society, editor. German Food Chemistry Society, Nuremberg. AT 93, pg 203.

 

21.Trantas, E., Jerz, G., Stuertz, M., Winterhalter, P., Ververidis, F. 2007. Engineering of biologically active plant pathways in yeast to produce compounds with high additive value,. In Proceedings of 36th National Meeting of the German Food Chemistry Society. German Food Chemistry Society, editor. German Food Chemistry Society, Nuremberg. AT 100, pg 210.

 

22.Georgaki, I., Soupios, P., Sakkas, N., Ververidis, F., Trantas E., Vallianatos, F. and Manios, T.2006. Evaluating the Use of Electrical Resistivity Imaging Technique For Improving CH4 and CO2 Emission Rate Estimations in Landfills. Protection and Restoration of the Environment VIII, Chania, Greece, 3-7 July 2006.

 

23.Trantas Emm., Tampakaki A., Panopoulos N., and Ververidis F. (2005). Engineering of biologically active plant pathways in yeast to produce compounds with high additive value. 2nd International Greek Biotechnology Forum, Athens, Greece.

 

24.Trantas Emm., Agalias A., Skaltsounis L., and Ververidis F. (2005). Exploitation of natural plant substances carrying both phyto- and human health- protective properties. 2nd International Greek Biotechnology Forum, Athens, Greece.

 

25.Ververidis F., Z. Kypriotakis and A.P. Tampakaki. (2004). Exploration of the wild Cretan plant nature and Biotechnological exploitation of bioactive plant substances with potential interest to Food Industry and to Human Health. 1ST Open Plenary Meeting of the “PHYTOHEALTH” Thematic Network, Barcelona, Spain.

 

26.Ververidis F., Milios D. and Panopoulos N.(2002). Towards identification of increased sensitivity (ISE2) mutation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae to singlet oxygen producing photosensitizers.13th Congress of the Federation of European Societies of Plant Physiology, S 472, p 701, Hersonissos-Crete, Greece.

 

27.Antunes, M.D.C., Pateraki, I., Ververidis, F., Kanellis, A.K. and Sfakiotakis, E. (1998). Differential effects of low temperature inhibition on kiwifruit ripening and ethylene production. In “Biology and Biotechnology of the Plant Hormone Ethylene II”, Kanellis A.K., Chang C., Kende H. and Grierson D. (Eds), pp 433-436, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht.

 

28.Kadyrzhanova, D.K., McCully T.J., Jaworski S.A., Ververidis F., Vlachonasios, K.E., Murakami K.G. and Dilley D. R.(1997). Structure-function analysis of ACC Oxidase by site-directed mutagenesis.  In “Biology and Biotechnology of the Plant Hormone Ethylene”, Kanellis A.K., Chang C., Kende H. and Grierson D. (Eds), pp 5-13, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht.

 

29.Sfakiotakis, E.M., Antunes M.D., Stavroulakis G., Niklis N., Ververidis F. and Gerasopoulos D.  (1997). Ethylene Biosynthesis and its regulation in ripening “Hayward” Kiwifruit. In “Biology and Biotechnology of the Plant Hormone Ethylene”, Kanellis A.K., Chang C., Kende H. and Grierson D. (Eds), pp 47-57, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht.

 

30.Ververidis, F. and John P. (1990).  Differentiation between two subcellular sites of ACC-dependent ethylene formation in plant cells. In H. E. Flores et al. (eds). American Society of Plant Physiology, V. : 316-318.

 

31.Sfakiotakis, E.,   Stavroulakis G., Ververidis P. and Gerasopoulos, D. (1989). Induction of autocatalytic ethylene production and ripening by propylene in "Hayward" kiwi fruit. In H. Clijsters et al. (eds), Biochemical and Physiological Aspects of Ethylene Production in Lower and Higher Plants, pp. 173-178, Kluwer Academic Publishers.

 

32.John, P., Mitchell T., Razdan A. and Ververidis, F. (1989). Characterization of the Ethylene-Forming Enzyme in vivo and in vitro. InH. Clijsters et al. (eds), Biochemical and Physiological Aspects of Ethylene Production in Lower and Higher Plants, 23-31 by Kluwer Academic Publishers.