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Education

Four-year degree in Biology, University of Patras, Greece. Dept. of Biology (2003-2009)

M.Sc. in Microbiology, University of Patras, Greece. Dept. of Biology, Division of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development (2009-2011)

Ph.D. in Microbiology, University of Patras, Greece. Dept. of Biology, Division of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development (2011- Today)

Publications

1. A. MAKRI, S. BELLOU, M. BIRKOU, K. PAPATREHAS, N.P. DOLAPSAKIS, D. BOKAS, S. PAPANIKOLAOU & G. AGGELIS (2010) Lipids synthesized by micro-algae grown in laboratory and industrial scale bioreactors. Eng Life Sci., 11, 52-58. (Erratum Eng. Life Sci. 2011, DOI: 10.1002/elsc.201190032).

2. A. CHATZIFRAGKOU, A. MAKRI, A. BELKA, S. BELLOU, M. MAVROU, M. MASTORIDOU, P. MYSTRIOTI, G. ONJARO, G. AGGELIS, S. PAPANIKOLAOU (2011) Biotechnological conversions of biodiesel derived waste glycerol by yeast and fungal species. Energy, 36, 1097-1108.

3. S. BELLOU, A. MOUSTOGIANNI, A. MAKRI & G. AGGELIS (2012) Lipids containing polyunsaturated fatty acids synthesized by Zygomycetes grown on glycerol. Appl. Biochem. Biotechnol. 166, 146–158.

4. S. BELLOU & G. AGGELIS (2012) Biochemical activities in Chlorella sp. and Nannochloropsis salina during lipid and sugar synthesis in a lab-scale open pond simulating reactor. J. Biotechnol., 164, 318-329.

5. S. BELLOU, A. MAKRI, D. SARRIS, K. MICHOS, P. RENTOUMI, A. CELIK, S. PAPANIKOLAOU & G. AGGELIS (2014) The olive mill wastewater as substrate for single cell oil production by Zygomycetes. J. Biotechnol., 170, 50-59.

6. S. BELLOU, A. MAKRI, I.-E.TRIANTAPHYLLIDOU, S. PAPANIKOLAOU & G. AGGELIS (2014) Morphological and metabolic shifts of Yarrowia lipolytica induced by the alteration of the dissolved oxygen concentration in the growth environment. Microbiology – SGM, 160, 807–817.

7. A. MOUSTOGIANNI, S. BELLOU, I.-E. TRIANTAPHYLLIDOU & G. AGGELIS (2014) Alterations in fatty acid composition of Cunninghamella echinulata lipids induced by orange essential oil. Environ. Biotechnol, 10(1), 1-7.

8. S. BELLOU, M.N. BAESHEN, A.M. ELAZZAZY, D. AGGELI, F. SAYEGH & G. AGGELIS (2014) Microalgal lipids biochemistry and biotechnological perspectives. Biotechnol. Adv. 32, 1476-1493.

9. A. MOUSTOGIANNI, S. BELLOU, I.-E. TRIANTAPHYLLIDOU & G. AGGELIS (2015) Feasibility of raw glycerol conversion into Single Cell Oil by Zygomycetes under non-aseptic conditions. Biotechnol. Bioeng, 112(4), 827-831.

10. R. ALAKHRAS, S. BELLOU, G. FOTAKI, G. STEPANOU, N.A. DEMOPOULOS, S. PAPANIKOLAOU & G. AGGELIS (2015) Fatty acid lithium salts from Cunninghamella echinulata have cytotoxic and genotoxic effects on HL-60 human leukemia cells. Eng Life Sci., 15, 243–253.

Book chapters

1. S. Fakas, S. Bellou, A. Makri & G. Aggelis: “Single cell oil and gamma-linolenic acid production by Thamnidium elegans grown on raw glycerol” in “Microbial conversions of raw glycerol” G. Aggelis, Ed, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., ΝΥ, 2009, 85-99.

2. S. Fakas, A. Makri, S. Bellou & G. Aggelis: “Pathways to aerobic glycerol catabolism and their regulation” in “Microbial conversions of raw glycerol” G. Aggelis, Ed, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., ΝΥ, 2009, 9-18.

Partitipation in international conferences and workshops

1. A. MAKRI, S. FAKAS, S. BELLOU, M. MAVROMATI, G. ROUNI, M. TSELEPI G. TSOUMELI and G. AGGELIS, (2008) Biotechnological production of biodiesel and valorization of by-products. Project INTERREG, Workshops, Polyhoros Politeia Patras, 19-09-08; University of Ioannina, 22-09-08; University of Lecce 25-09-08.

2. Α. MAKRI, S. BELLOU, S. FAKAS & G. AGGELIS (2008) Biotechnology of Single Cell Oils - POSTER. 1st National MikroBioKosmos Society Conference: MikroBioKosmos: Our Unexplored National wealth. 12-14 December 2008, Institute of Biology, Demokritos, Athens.

3. S. BELLOU, Α. MAKRI, S. FAKAS & G. AGGELIS (2008) Bioconversion of raw glycerol into triacylglycerols rich in γ-linolenic acid - POSTER. 1st National MikroBioKosmos Society Conference: MikroBioKosmos: Our Unexplored National wealth. 12-14 December 2008, Institute of Biology, Demokritos, Athens

4. A. MAKRI, S. BELLOU, M. MASTORIDOU, P. MYSTRIOTI, G. ONJARO & G. AGGELIS (2009) Biotechnological conversion of raw glycerol into Single Cell Oils (SCOs) - POSTER. 2nd Annual Conference of the Greek National Initiative "Mikrobiokosmos": Mikrobiokosmos 2009. 11-13 December 2009, Caravel Hotel, Athens, Greece.

5. S. BELLOU, M. BIRKOU & G. AGGELIS (2009) Fatty acid distribution in lipids of Zygomycetes - POSTER. 2nd Annual Conference of the Greek National Initiative "Mikrobiokosmos": Mikrobiokosmos 2009. 11-13 December 2009, Caravel Hotel, Athens, Greece.

6. S. BELLOU, Α. MAKRI, S. FAKAS & G. AGGELIS (2010) Bioconversion of raw glycerol into Single Cell Oil rich in γ-linolenic acid - POSTER. FEBS Workshop “Microbial Lipids From Genomics to Lipidomics” 13-15 May 2010, Vienna, Austria.

7. M. BIRKOU, S. BELLOU and G. AGGELIS (2010) Lipid composition of Penicillium sp. and Aspergillus niger cultivated on glycerol - POSTER. FEBS Workshop “Microbial Lipids From Genomics to Lipidomics” 13-15 May 2010, Vienna, Austria.

8. S. BELLOU & G. AGGELIS (2010) Fatty acid composition of microbial lipids of selected strains of Zygomycetes grown on glycerol. Presentation at the Dept of Environmental Scinces, University of Wroclaw, Poland, 20/09/2010.

9. S. BELLOU, S. FAKAS & G. AGGELIS (2010) Single cell oil and gamma linolenic acid production by Thamnidium elegans grown on glycerol. Presentation at the Dept of Environmental Scinces, University of Wroclaw, Poland, 20/09/2010.

10. S. BELLOU, A. MOUSTOGIANNI and G. AGGELIS (2010) Distribution of fatty acids in lipids synthesized by Zygomycetes grown on glycerol- POSTER. 3rd Annual Conference of the Greek National Initiative "Mikrobiokosmos": Mikrobiokosmos 2010. 16-18 December 2010, Thessaloniki, Greece.

11. A. MAKRI, S. BELLOU, M. BIRKOU, K. PAPATREHAS, D. BOKAS, N. DOLAPSAKIS, S. PAPANIKOLAOU and G. AGGELIS (2010) Occurrence of polyunsaturated fatty acids in new isolates and type strains of micro-algae grown in laboratory and industrial scale bioreactors- POSTER. 3rd Annual Conference of the Greek National Initiative "Mikrobiokosmos": Mikrobiokosmos 2010. 16-18 December 2010, Thessaloniki, Greece.

12. M. BIRKOU, A. MAKRI, S. BELLOU, K. PAPATREHAS, D. BOKAS, N. DOLAPSAKIS, S. PAPANIKOLAOU and G. AGGELIS (2010) Kinetics of growth and lipid composition of microalgae Nannochloropsis oculata and rotifers Brachionus plicatilis. 3rd Annual Conference of the Greek National Initiative "Mikrobiokosmos": Mikrobiokosmos 2010. 16-18 December 2010, Thessaloniki, Greece.

13. A. MAKRI, S. BELLOU, M. MASTORIDOU, P. MYSTRIOTI, G. ONJARO & G. AGGELIS (2011) Biotechnological conversion of raw glycerol into Single Cell Oils (SCOs) - POSTER. 39th Annual conference on yeasts. 3-6 May 2011. Smolenice, Slovakia.

14. S. BELLOU, A. MOUSTOGIANNI and G. AGGELIS (2011) Biosynthesis of lipids with high polyunsaturated fatty acids content by Zygomycetes grown on glycerol- ORAL. 4th Annual Conference of the Greek National Initiative "Mikrobiokosmos": Mikrobiokosmos 2011. 21-23 October 2011, Ioannina, Greece.

15. G. AGGELIS, M. BIRKOU, S. BELLOU, A. MAKRI, D. BOKAS (2012) Improving fatty acid composition of lipids synthesized by Brachionus plicatilis in large scale experiments. 10th Euro Fed Lipid Congress “Fats, Oils and Lipids: from Science and Technology to Health” 23-26 September 2012, Cracow, Poland.

16. S. BELLOU & G. AGGELIS (2012) Lipid biosynthesis and metabolism in microalgae Nannochloropsis salina and Chlorella sp. cultivated in lab-scale reactors- POSTER. 10th Euro Fed Lipid Congress “Fats, Oils and Lipids: from Science and Technology to Health” 23-26 September 2012, Cracow, Poland.

17. S. BELLOU, A. MOUSTOGIANNI, A. MAKRI & G. AGGELIS (2012) Polyunsaturated fatty acids synthesized by Zygomycetes grown on glycerol - POSTER, 8-9 December 2012, Patra, Greece.

18. S. BELLOU, A. MOUSTOGIANNI, A. MAKRI & G. AGGELIS (2012) Lipid and sugar synthesis in microalgae Nannochloropsis salina and Chlorella sp. cultivated in a lab-scale open pond simulating reactor- POSTER, 8-9 December 2012, Patra, Greece.

19. S. BELLOU, A. MAKRI, D. SARRIS, K. MICHOS, P. RENTOUMI, A. CELIK, S. PAPANIKOLAOU & G. AGGELIS (2013) Bioconversions of olive mill wastewaters into single cell oil by Zygomycetes. 4th International Enviromental Best Practices Conference "Biorefinery: Biobased Value Chains and Sustainable Development" 8-12 September 2013, Olsztyn, Poland.

20. S. BELLOU, A. MAKRI, K. ALEXOPOULOU & G. AGGELIS (2013) Dimorphism of the yeast Yarrowia lipolytica is affected by dissolved oxygen concentration. 4th International Enviromental Best Practices Conference "Biorefinery: Biobased Value Chains and Sustainable Development" 8-12 September 2013, Olsztyn, Poland.

21. S. BELLOU & G. AGGELIS (2013) Polyunsaturated fatty acids in lipids of microalgae in laboratory and industrial scale. 9th International Symposium on Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology & Workshop of Pannonian Plant Biotechnology Association. 13-16 October 2013. Piestany, Slovakia.

22. O.N. TSOLCHA, A.G. TEKERLEKOPOULOU, C.S. AKRATOS, S. BELLOU, G. AGGELIS, G. ANTONOPOULOU, M. MOUSTAKA, M. KATSIAPI & D.V. VAYENAS (2015) Utilization of microalgae Choricystis cf. minor in wastewater treatment and the simultaneous production of biofuels - 6th Annual Conference of the Greek National Initiative "Mikrobiokosmos": Mikrobiokosmos 2015. 3-5 April 2015, Athens, Greece.

23. P. Mizerakis, D. BELLOS, S. Bellou, S. Papanikolaou & G. Aggelis (2015) Effect of various nitrogen sources on the growth and lipid accumulation of the oleaginous yeast Yarrowia lipolytica cultivated on pure glycerol - POSTER. 6th Annual Conference of the Greek National Initiative "Mikrobiokosmos": Mikrobiokosmos 2015. 3-5 April 2015, Athens, Greece.

24. S. BELLOU, I.E. TRIANTAPHYLLIDOU & G. AGGELIS (2015) Comparative studies of lipid biosynthesis process in heterotrophic (Yarrowia lipolytica) and autotrophic (Chlorella sp. and Nannochloropsis salina) microorganisms. 6th Annual Conference of the Greek National Initiative "Mikrobiokosmos": Mikrobiokosmos 2015. 3-5 April 2015, Athens, Greece.

25. M. NTOUROU, S. BELLOU & G. AGGELIS (2015) The olive oil mill wastewaters as substrate for oleaginous yeasts - POSTER. 6th Annual Conference of the Greek National Initiative "Mikrobiokosmos": Mikrobiokosmos 2015. 3-5 April 2015, Athens, Greece.

26. S. BELLOU, M.N. BAESHEN, A.M. ELAZZAZY, D. AGGELI, F. SAYEGH, G. AGGELIS (2015). Βiotechnological perspectives of single cell oils from microalgae. 6th Greek Scientific Conference «RECENT TRENDS IN LIPIDS», Greek Forrum Lipids, 11-12 June, Athens, Greece.

27. Ι.Ε. TRIANTAPHYLLIDOU, S. BELLOU, P. MIZARAKIS, G. AGGELIS (2015). An insight in lipid metabolism in Yarrowia lipolytica. 6th Greek Scientific Conference «RECENT TRENDS IN LIPIDS», Greek Forrum Lipids, 11-12 June, Athens, Greece.

28. S. BELLOU, C. CHATZIKOTOULA, B. KOBOTI, G. AGGELIS (2015). Selective uptake of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids by Yarrowia lipolytica – POSTER. 6th Greek Scientific Conference «RECENT TRENDS IN LIPIDS», Greek Forrum Lipids, 11-12 June, Athens, Greece.



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