Paraskevi Polymenakou

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Personal InformationParaskevi Polymenakou
Principal Researcher
Environmental Microbiology/ Extreme Environments

HCMR Thalassocosmos 71500 Gournes, Crete, Greece

+30 2810 337855

polymen@hcmr.gr

Field & DegreeEnviron. Microbiology, PhD
SectionBiodiversity & Genetics
LocationMain Building
Office155
Mobile Number6973231052
ORCID iD0000-0002-9787-7372
Researcher IDAAW-5313-2020
Scopus iD9239758200
Scientific impact
Publication recordNo of ProjectsThesis supervision
H-index (scopus): 22PhD: 1
Articles: 47Princ. Invest.: 8MSc: 3
Citations-total: 2,035Project member: 14
Citations-nonself: 1,819Funding: 417,958
Education & training
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
Work Experience
Year (start) Position – Organization, Town (optional), Country
2021Researcher Grade B, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture, Heraklion Crete, Greece
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
Personal skills
Mother tongue(s)Greek
Other language(s)
Language Basic/Intermediate/Proficient
EnglishProficient
Computer skills Operating systems: Microsoft, Linux; Office suites; Communication tools; Spreadsheets, Social
Educational activities
Teaching experience
  • Courses:

2022: Lecturer of the course "Microbial Biotechnology" of the MSc "Biotechnology", Department of Biology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (organized by Prof. T. Pappas, Prof. P. Kollia)

2021-to date: Lecturer of the course “Geobiology”, Department of Geology and Geoenvironment, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (organized by Prof. M. Triantaphyllou)

2010–to date: Lecturer for the course "Marine Biotechnology", Department of Biology, University of Crete (organized by Prof. M. Kentouri)

spring 2007–2010: Organizing and teaching the course “Environmental Microbiology”, MSc: Environmental Science and Engineering, Department of Chemistry, University of Crete, Greece

2001-2004: Organizing and teaching the course "Biology" in High School (8 hours/week), 3rd High School of Heraklion City, Crete, Greece

1999-2000: Teaching assistant in Biochemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Crete

 

  • Training Workshops/Lectures:

2014: Microbial diversity and ecosystems: the case of the Eastern Mediterranean Sea extreme environments. MicroB3 Summer School: from sampling to analyzing microbial diversity and function, IMBBC-HCMR, Heraklion Crete, Greece, 26 May - 6 June

2009: Exploring the deep sea microbial communities of the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. MicrobeGr-Workshop: Molecular approaches to unravel the hidden microbial work, University of Ioannina, Agrinio, Greece, 15-17 October

2008: Deep-Sea Microbial diversity and ecosystems: The uniqueness of the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Department of Biological Sciences, University of Cyprus (invitation from lecturer Dr. V. Promponas), 24 October

Supervision
PhD

2013-2018: Research Advisor of the PhD Thesis: Christos Christakis, " Study of the geo-biological mechanisms that determine microbial ecosystem structure and biogeochemical metal cycling in seafloor hydrothermal vent fields of the Santorini and Milos volcanic complexes", Department of Geology, University of Athens

 

MSc

2012: HCMR Supervisor of the MSc Thesis: Christos Christakis, "Study of microbial community composition in hydrothermal vent chimneys of the Kolumbo volcano", Department of Biology, University of Athens

2007: Supervisor of the MSc Thesis: Ioanna Kouridaki "Study of microbial community composition in the deep-sea sediments of the Pacific Ocean", Department of Chemistry, University of Crete

2005-6: Supervisor of the MSc Thesis: Glykeria Fragkioudaki «Bacterial and organic matter distribution in the sediments of the Thracian Sea», Department of Biology, University of Crete

2004: Supervisor of the MSc Lab Exercise (Rotation): Glykeria Fragkioudaki «Organic matter distribution in the sediments of the Thracian Sea », Department of Biology, University of Crete

2002: Supervisor of the MSc Lab Exercise (Rotation): Katerina Made «Sediment type analyses and use of High Performance Liquid Chromatography, HPLC», Department of Biology, University of Crete

Scientific reviewing

Reviewer at the following International Journals:

  • Marine Pollution Bulletin
  • International Journal of Environment and Waste Management
  • Marine Biology
  • Biodegradation
  • Bioremediation Journal
  • Microbial Ecology
  • ISME Journal
  • Saline Systems
  • Canadian Journal of Microbiology
  • Research in Microbiology
  • Marine Ecology Progress Series
  • Environmental Health Perspectives
  • Continental Shelf Research
  • Aquatic Microbial Ecology
  • International Journal of Environmental Health Research
  • Marine Environmental Research
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Biofouling
  • International Microbiology
  • Deep Sea Research Part I
  • Atmosphere (guest editor)
  • Advances in Oceanography and limnology
  • PlosOne
  • Journal of Hazardous Material
  • Journal of Biological Research
  • Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology
  • World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • New Biotechnology

 

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