Dr. Maria Kanelli

not updated since 2017

Education

 

2013-2017

PhD thesis: «Enzymatic Modification of Natural and Synthetic Polymers», Biotechnology Laboratory, School of Chemical Engineering, NTUA

Supervisor: E. Topakas

 

2007 – 2012

National Technical University of Athens, School of Chemical Engineering

Grade=8.81/10

Diploma thesis: «Enzymatic synthesis of aliphatic polyesters»

Supervisor: S. Vouyiouka

 

Awards

 

1st award for best NTUA diploma thesis of year 2012 by Thomaidis Foundation, NTUA

 

Award for scientific publication 2014 by Thomaidis Foundation, NTUA

 

Award for scientific publication 2015 by Thomaidis Foundation, NTUA

 

Languages

 

• Greek (Native)

• English (Proficiency Michigan and Cambridge)

• Spanish (Β1)

 

Publications

 

Kanelli M., Topakas E. (2017). Acylation of soluble polysaccharides in a biphasic system catalyzed by a CE2 acetyl esterase. Carbohydrate Polymers, 163, pp. 208-215.

 

Kanelli M., Vasilakos S., Ladas S., Symianakis E., Christakopoulos P., Topakas* E. Surface modification of pοlyamide 6.6 fibers by enzymatic hydrolysis. Process Biochemistry, 2016. in Press

 

M. Kanelli, A. Douka, S. Vouyiouka, C. Papaspyrides, E. Topakas, L.-M. Papaspyridi, P. Christakopoulos. Production of Biodegradable Polyesters via Enzymatic Polymerization and Solid State Finishing.  Journal of  Applied Polymer Science, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/APP.40820

 

M. Kanelli, S. Vasilakos, E. Nikolaivits, S. Ladas, P. Christakopoulos, E. Topakas. Surface modification of poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) fibers by a cutinase from Fusarium oxysporum. Process Biochemistry, 2015: 50(11), 1885–1892, DOI 10.1016/j.procbio.2015.08.013

 

M. Dimarogona, E. Nikolaivits, M. Kanelli, P. Christakopoulos, M. Sandgren, E.  Topakas. Structural and functional studies of a Fusarium oxysporum cutinase with poly(ethylene terephthalate) modification potential. Biochim Biophys Acta, 2015: 1850(11):2308-17, DOI: 10.1016/j.bbagen.2015.08.009

 

Other skills

 

Computer skills: Microsoft Office suite, Internet browsers

Knowledge of methods of analyses and management of laboratory equipment

 

Conferences

 

10/10/2011-4/11/2011

Workshop at factory Colgate-Palmolive Hellas, Departhment of Factory Performance and Reliability, 89 Athinon, Piraeus, 18541, (0030)210-4831900

 

8/7/2012-21/7/2012

Workshop EPROBIO COURSE 2012, Erasmus Intensive Program “Energy production from biomass in the European Union”, Foggia, Italy

 

23/5/2013-25/5/2013

9th PESXM, Athens, Greece

• «Production of biodegradable aliphatic polyesters via enzymatic polymerization and solid post-polymerization», A. Douka, M. Kanelli, S. Vouyiouka, C. Papaspyrides, E. Topakas, P. Christakopoulos

 

•  «Superficial modification of synthetic fabrics with the use of a cutinase from Fusarium oxysporum», M Kanelli, E. Nikolaivits, P Christakopoulos, E. Topakas

 

1/10/2013-3/10/2013

BIOPOL 2013, 4th International Conference on Biodegradable and Biobased Polymers, Rome, Italy

«Production of Biodegradable Polyesters via Enzymatic Polymerization and Solid State Finishing», M. Kanelli, A. Douka, S. Vouyiouka, C.D. Papaspyrides, E. Topakas, L.-M. Papaspyridi, P. Christakopoulos

 

13/10/2014-16/10/2014

ECB16 2014, 16th European Congress on Biotechnology, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

« A cutinase from Fusarium  oxysporum  with  potential  for  PET  surface  modification», Evangelos Topakas, Efstratios Nikolaivits, Maria Kanelli, Paul Christakopoulos

 

4/6/2015-6/6/2015

10th PESXM, Patras, Greece

• «Application of alternative polymerization procedure for the production of biodegradable polyesters», M. Kanelli, A. Douka, S. Vouyiouka, C. Papaspyrides, L. Papaspyridi, E. Topakas, P. Christakopoulos

 

•  «Enzymatic modification of polyester fabrics», M Kanelli, E. Nikolaivits, P Christakopoulos, E. Topakas

 

10/05/2015-13/05/2015

CBM11, Espoo, Finland

• «Structural and functional studies of a Fusarium oxysporum cutinase with polyethylene terephthalate modification potential»,  M. Dimarogona, E. Nikolaivits, M. Kanelli, P. Christakopoulos, M. Sandgren, E. Topakas

 

3/4/2015-5/4/2015

6th Conference of Microbiokosmos, Athens, Greece

«Acetyl esterases of glucomannan: synthetic tools for the enzymatic modification of mono-, di- and polysaccharides», M. Kanelli, P. Christakopoulos, E. Τopakas

 

15/02/2016-15/03/2016

Cost Short Term Scientific Mission: Action CM1303

STSM Topic: Directed evolution of cutinase from Fusarium oxysporum for higher thermal stability and enzymatic modification of medium chain lenghth polyhydroxyalkanoate (mcl-PHA)

Host: Jasmina Nikodinovic-Runic (jasmina.nikodinovic@gmail.com, Institute of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, University of Belgrade

 

Kanelli M., Topakas E. Polysaccharide acylation mediated by a CE2 acetyl esterase in biphasic systems. 12th Carbohydrate Bioengineering Meeting, April 23-26, 2017, BOKU Vienna, Abstract Book P076, pp. 177.

 

Professional Experience

 

“Upgrading of Textile products using novel enzyme activities (TEXT-ENZ)”, ESPA 2007-2013 (SYNERGASIA 2009; 68/1327)

Scientific Director: P. Christakopoulos.

 

“The SustainableIntegrated Method for the Production of Lignocellulosic Ethanol (SIMPLE)”, ESPA 2007-2013 (SYNERGASIA 2011; 11SYN_7_1579)

Scientific Director: D. Kekos.

 

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