Paraskevi Polymenakou

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Personal InformationParaskevi Polymenakou
PositionAssistant Researcher
Field & DegreeEnviron. Microbiology, PhD
Research FieldEnvironmental Microbiology/ Extreme Environments
E-mail Address polymen@hcmr.gr
Phone+30 2810 337855
AddressHCMR Thalassocosmos 71500 Gournes, Crete, Greece
ORCID iD0000-0002-9787-7372

Environmental Microbiology of Extreme Environments with Emphasis on Volcanologically Active Marine Environments
Bioprospecting of Genomes/Metagenomes - Marine Biotechnology
Microbial Diversity and Ecosystem Functioning
Marine Genomic Observatories
Ocean Drilling at Active Submarine Volcanic Systems
Deep-sea Mining Impacts on Microbial Ecosystems

Paraskevi N. Polymenakou is Researcher in Environmental Microbiology with specialization in extreme environments. Her research is focused on molecular microbial ecology of extreme environments including submarine volcanoes and hydrothermal vents, on bioprospecting of genomic and metagenomics data and the genomic observation of ecosystems vulnerable to changes. She is the scientific responsible of the Environmental Microbiology Lab at IMBBC. She has also initiated the IMBBC microbial strain collection from extreme environments for biotechnological exploitation. She have been involved as Principal Investigator or Collaborator in 16 international (EU & USA) and national research projects. Her research work has been presented in 44 publications (18 as the first author and 17 as the corresponding author) in peer-reviewed international journals and in 2 Book Chapters. The accumulative journal impact factor corresponding to her publications is 198.243 and the average is 4.506 (ISI impact factors; h-index: 22).

Publication recordNo of ProjectsThesis supervision
H-index (scopus): 22PhD: 1
Articles: 46Princ. Invest.: 8MSc: 3
Citations-total: 1,884Project member: 13
Citations-nonself: 1,680Funding: 414,198
Year (completed) Degree, Department, University, Town (optional), Country
1998Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece
2000Master Thesis in Environmental Science and Engineering, Department of Chemistry, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece
2005Ph.D. Thesis in Environmental Organic Chemistry and Marine Microbiology, Department of Chemistry, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece
Year (start) Position – Organization, Town (optional), Country
2017Researcher Grade C, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture, Heraklion Crete, Greece
2007Research Scientist with open contract, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture, Heraklion Crete, Greece
2003Research Scientist, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Oceanography, Heraklion Crete, Greece
2001Research assistant, Institute of Marine Biology of Crete, Heraklion, Greece
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