Romanos Siaperas



PhD Candidate

Contact Information

phone:+30 210 7723158

Research Interests

My research centers on the discovery of enzymes of industrial interest through the analysis of genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic data. 

Education and Work Experience

PhD Biotechnology,  2020 – present

Industrial Biotechnology & Biocatalysis Group
School of Chemical Engineering
National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Thesis: Discovery of biocatalysts with industrial interest from marine fungi with the use of -omics technologies

Diploma in Chemical Engineering                                                  2019

National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Publications List

Taxeidis G., Nikolaivits E., Siaperas R., Gkountela C., Vouyiouka S., Pantelic B., Nikodinovic-Runic J., Topakas E., Triggering and identifying the polyurethane and polyethylene-degrading machinery of filamentous fungi secretomes, Environmental Pollution, 325, 121460, 2023, doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2023.121460

Pantelic B., Skaro Bogojevic S., Milivojevic D., Ilic-Tomic T., Lončarević B., Beskoski V., Maslak, V. Guzik, M., Makryniotis K., Taxeidis G., Siaperas R., Topakas E., Nikodinovic-Runic J., Set of Small Molecule Polyurethane (PU) Model Substrates: Ecotoxicity Evaluation and Identification of PU Degrading Biocatalysts, Catalysts, 13, 278, 2023, doi: 0.3390/catal13020278

Zerva A., Siaperas R., Taxeidis G., Kyriakidi M., Vouyiouka S., Zervakis G., Topakas Ε., Investigation of Abortiporus biennis lignocellulolytic toolbox, and the role of laccases in polystyrene degradation, Chemosphere, 312, 137338; doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2022.137338

Nikolaivits E., Siaperas R., Agrafiotis A., Ouazzani J., Gioti A., Topakas Ε., Functional and transcriptomic investigation of laccase activity in the presence of PCB29 identifies two novel enzymes and the multicopper oxidase repertoire of a marine-derived fungus, Science of the Total Environment, 775, 145818; doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.145818

Gioti A, Siaperas R, Nikolaivits E, Le Goff G, Ouazzani J, Kotoulas G, Topakas E., Draft Genome Sequence of a Cladosporium Species Isolated from the Mesophotic Ascidian Didemnum maculosum, Microbiology Resource Announcements, 9, 14-15, 2020, doi:  10.1128/MRA.00311-20