Koar Chorozian

Education

 

04/2020-present

Ph.D., in Biotechnology

National Technical University of Athens

School of Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology Laboratory

Ph.D. Thesis: Utilization of lignocellulosic biomass for the production of high added-value products using novel enzymatic systems.

Supervisor: Associate Professor E. Topakas

 

9/2017 - 12/2019

MSc., Microbial Biotechnology

National Kapodistrian University of Athens (UoA), Athens, Greece

Thesis title (NTUA, School of Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology Laboratory): “Enzymatic transglycosylation of steviol glycosides from the leaves of the Stevia rebaudiana plant in order to improve their taste profile  ”

Advisor: Associate Professor E. Topakas

 

9/2011 -  6/2016

BSc., Biology

National Kapodistrian University of Athens (UoA), Athens, Greece

Diploma thesis title (UoA, Faculty of Aspergillus Genetics Laboratory): “ BsdABsd2-dependent vacuolar turnover of a misfolded version of the UapA transporter along the secretory pathway: prominent role of selective autophagy”

Advisor : Professor G. Diallinas

 

Languages

 

Greek (Native speaker)

English (Level C2)

 

Publications

1. Transglycosylation of steviol glycosides mediated by two novel thermophilic hydrolases, TtbGal1 and MtBgl3a, and valorization of industrial byproducts as sugar donors. Anastasia ZERVA, Koar CHOROZIAN , Anastasia S. KRITIKOU, Nikolaos S. THOMAIDIS, Evangelos TOPAKAS   (in preparation)

2. BsdABsd2-dependent vacuolar turnover of a misfolded version of the UapA transporter along the secretory pathway: prominent role of selective autophagy. Minoas Evangelinos, Olga Martzoukou, Koar Chorozian, Sotiris Amillis and George Diallinas*

 

Work Experience

 

4/2019 - 4/2020

Research Assistant

 School of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Athens, Greece

OMIC Engine – Greek Infrastructure for Synthetic Biology

 

3/2017 - 5/2017

Promoting DNA Molecular Testing Services to corporate clients

Green Biotech Hellas K.E.B.E.

 

National Conferences

 

  • 34th SMYTE (Small Meeting on Yeast Transport and Energetics), 29 August - 1 September 2016  Chania, Crete, Greece, Organizing Committee

 

  • 8TH International Conference On Sustainable Solid Waste Management, 2-5 September 2020, Thessaloniki, Greece, «Transglycosylation of steviol glycosides mediated by two novel thermophilic hydrolases, TtbGal1 and MtBgl3a, and valorization of industrial byproducts as sugar donors.»

 

Praktical Skills

 

Analytical techniques: HPLC analysis, agarose and SDS-PAGE electrophoreses

Cell growth: Bacterial, culture media preparation, work under aseptic conditions

Enzyme Technology: Heterologous enzyme production and purification, enzyme characterization (substrate specificity, optimal activity conditions), molecular modelling

Recombinant DNA techniques: DNA extraction, PCR, gene cloning , heat-shock transformation (bacteria),

 

Computer Skills

 

Microsoft Office , Photoshop.6 , Bioinformatic tools

3D Designing using Modeling tool Rhinoceros 3D

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