Dr. Christina Ferousi

e-mail: cferousi@mail.ntua.gr

Education

 

2017

Ph.D., Environmental Microbiology

Department of Microbiology

Radboud University, the Netherlands

Thesis: New insights into synthesis and function of heme c proteins of anammox bacteria

 

2013

M.Sc., Biology; Major, Microbiology

Radboud University, the Netherlands

Thesis (1): Purification and characterization of a multiheme protein complex from the anammox bacterium Kuenenia stuttgartiensis

Thesis (2): Membrane protein complexes involved in the energy metabolism of the anammox bacterium Kuenenia Stuttgartiensis

 

2009

BSc., Biology

National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Thesis: Epidemiologic study of nosocomial Klebsiella pneumoniae infections with increased antibiotic resistance

 

 

Work Experience

 

2021-present

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Industrial Biotechnology & Biocatalysis Group, Biotechnology Laboratory, School of Chemical Engineering NTUA, Greece

  • Discovery of key accessory hemicellulolytic enzyme activities that enable xylanase-mediated degradation of highly decorated corn arabinoglucuronoxylan

 

2018-2020

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Inorganic Electronic Structure and Reactivity, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology Cornell University, USA

  • Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Fellow in Environmental Chemistry
  • Enzymology of aerobic ammonia oxidizing Bacteria (AOB) and Archaea (AOA) involved in the biogeochemical nitrogen cycle

 

2013-2017

Ph.D. Researcher

Department of Microbiology, Radboud University, the Netherlands

  • Enzymology of anaerobic ammonia oxidizing bacteria (anammox) involved in the biogeochemical nitrogen cycle

 

2013-2015

Laboratory Teaching Assistant

Department of Microbiology, Radboud University, the Netherlands

  • BSc laboratory course on the physiology of microorganisms

 

2010-2012

M.Sc. Researcher

Department of Microbiology

Radboud University, the Netherlands

 

2006-2007

Undergraduate Researcher

Department of Microbiology, Laboratory of Microbiological Resistance

National School of Public Health, Greece

 

 

Publications in peer-reviewed journals

 

9. Ferousi, C.; Majer, S. H.; DiMucci I. M.; Lancaster K. M., Biological and Bioinspired Inorganic N-N Bond-Forming Reactions. Chem Rev 2020, 120, 12, 5252–5307.

8. Ferousi, C.; Lindhoud, S.; Baymann, F.; Hester, E. R.; Reimann, J.; Kartal, B., Discovery of a functional, contracted heme-binding motif within a multiheme cytochrome. J Biol Chem 2019, 294, 16953-16965.

7. Dietl, A.; Maalcke, W. J.; Ferousi, C.; Jetten, M. S. M.; Kartal, B.; Barends, T. R. M., A 60-heme reductase complex from an anammox bacterium shows an extended electron transfer pathway. Acta Crystallogr D 2019, 75, 333-341.

6. Akram, M.; Dietl, A.; Mersdorf, U.; Prinz, S.; Maalcke, W.; Keltjens, J.; Ferousi, C.; De Almeida, N. M.; Reimann, J.; Kartal, B.; Jetten, M. S. M.; Parey, K.; Barends, T. R. M., A 192-heme electron transfer network in the hydrazine dehydrogenase complex. Sci Adv 2019, 5 (4), eaav4310.

5. Ferousi, C.; Lindhoud, S.; Baymann, F.; Kartal, B.; Jetten, M. S.; Reimann, J., Iron assimilation and utilization in anaerobic ammonium oxidizing bacteria. Curr Opin Chem Biol 2017, 37, 129-136.

4. De Almeida, N. M.; Wessels, H. J.; De Graaf, R. M.; Ferousi, C.; Jetten, M. S. M.; Keltjens, J. T.; Kartal, B., Membrane-bound electron transport systems of an anammox bacterium: A complexome analysis. Acta Biochim Biophys 2016, 1857, 1694-704.

3. Dietl, A.; Ferousi, C.; Maalcke, W. J.; Menzel, A.; De Vries, S.; Keltjens, J. T.; Jetten, M. S.; Kartal, B.; Barends, T. R., The inner workings of the hydrazine synthase multiprotein complex. Nature 2015, 527, 394-397.

2. De Almeida, N. M.; Neumann, S.; Mesman, R. J.; Ferousi, C.; Keltjens, J. T.; Jetten, M. S.; Kartal, B.; Van Niftrik, L., Immunogold Localization of Key Metabolic Enzymes in the Anammoxosome and on the Tubule-Like Structures of Kuenenia stuttgartiensis. J. Bacteriol. 2015, 197, 2432-2441.

1. Ferousi, C.; Speth, D. R.; Reimann, J.; Op den Camp, H. J.; Allen, J. W.; Keltjens, J. T.; Jetten, M. S., Identification of the type II cytochrome c maturation pathway in anammox bacteria by comparative genomics. BMC Microbiol 2013, 13, 265.

 

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