Romanos Siaperas

PhD Candidate


Contact details:
tel:+30 210 7723264, email:
Work address: National Technical University of Athens, School of Chemical Engineering
9 Iroon Polytechniou Str, Zografou Campus, GR-15772

Research Interests

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

Pantelic B., Siaperas R., Budin C., de Boer T., Topakas E., Nikodinovic-Runic J. (2024). Proteomic examination of polyester-polyurethane degradation by Streptomyces sp. PU10: Diverting polyurethane intermediates to secondary metabolite production. Microbial Biotechnology, 17:e14445, doi: 10.1111/1751-7915.14445.

Pantelic B., Araujo J. A., Jeremic S., Azeem M., Attallah O. A., Siaperas R., Mojicevic M., Chen Y., Fournet M. B., Topakas E., Nikodinovic-Runic J., A novel Bacillus subtilis BPM12 with high bis(2 hydroxyethyl)terephthalate hydrolytic activity efficiently interacts with virgin and mechanically recycled polyethylene terephthalate, Environmental Technology & Innovation, 32, 103316, 2023, doi: 10.1016/j.eti.2023.103316

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