RESEARCH INTERESTS

Cyanotoxins, cyanopeptides, cyanobacteria secontary metabolites, bioactive compounds, low and high resolution mass spectrometry, environmental analysis

ABOUT/BIOGRAPHY

Dr Sevasti – Kiriaki Zervou graduated the Chemistry Department (2009) of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (UOA), and received her master degree in Chemical Analysis and Quality Control (2011) and her PhD degree in the field of analytical chemistry (2018) from UOA in collaboration with NCSR “Demokritos” under the supervision of Dr. A. Hiskia. She has joined the group of Photo-Catalytic Processes and Environmental Chemistry Laboratory, Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology of NCSR “Demokritos” from 2007 and she has been employed in several national and competitive EU projects as a research scientist. In addition, she is analyst at the accredited (according to ISO 17025) Laboratory of Environmental

Analysis of NCSR “Demokritos”, which is the unique accredited laboratory in Europe for the analysis of cyanotoxins.

Her research mainly focuses on environmental analysis of cyanotoxins and on identification of bioactive secondary metabolites of cyanobacteria by mass spectrometry, including the following topics:

  • Development of novel analytical methods (SPE, LC-MS/MS) for the determination of multi-class cyanobacterial toxins and peptides in environmental matrices (freshwater, cyanobacterial cells).
  • Investigation of the toxic profile of freshwater cyanobacteria and marine microorganisms with LC-MS/MS and LC-HRMS in combination to advanced software tools and databases. 
  • Structure elucidation of new cyanobacterial peptides based on fragmentation mass spectra.
  • Identification of cyanobacterial metabolites transformation products (TPs) under environmental and water treatment conditions.
  • Studies on cyanobacterial peptides bioactivity.

Her research activities also include the method development and the analysis of emerging pollutants, pesticides, PAHs, Taste and Odor Compounds (T&Os), and other organic compounds by mass spectrometry in water, soil and other environmental matrixes. She has been awarded twice by the Hellenic Mass Spectrometry Society (HMSS) and has earned a grand by the International Mass Spectrometry Foundation (IMSF) and a post-doctoral fellowship by the Greek State Scholarships Foundation (ΙΚΥ). She has participated in three COST Actions (WaterTOP COST Action CA18225, CYANOCOST Action ES1105, and NETLAKE (ESSEM) COST Action ES1201). Up to date, she has published 20 research papers in international peer-reviewed journals (h-index 11), 2 book chapters and has more than 40 presentations in International Conferences.

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3049-9351

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PUBLICATIONS

Sevasti-Kiriaki Zervou, Kimon Moschandreou, Aikaterina Paraskevopoulou, Christophoros Christophoridis, Elpida Grigoriadou, Triantafyllos Kaloudis, Theodoros M. Triantis, Vasiliki Tsiaoussi and Anastasia Hiskia, Cyanobacterial Toxins and Peptides in Lake Vegoritis, Greece Toxins, MDPI AG, Volume 13, Pages: 394, 2021 [doi]

Donis, D., Mantzouki, E., McGinnis, D.F., Vachon, D., Gallego, I., Grossart, H.-P., de Senerpont Domis, L.N., Teurlincx, S., Seelen, L., L"urling, M., Verstijnen, Y., Maliaka, V., Fonvielle, J., Visser, P.M., Verspagen, J., van Herk, M., Antoniou, M.G., Tsiarta, N., McCarthy, V., Perello, V.C., Machado-Vieira, D., de Oliveira, A.G., Maroni?, D.?., Stevi?, F., Pfeiffer, T.?., Vuceli?, I.B., ?utini?, P., Udovi?, M.G., Plenkovi?-Moraj, A., Bl'aha, L., Geri?, R., Fr'ankov'a, M., Christoffersen, K.S., Warming, T.P., Feldmann, T., Laas, A., Panksep, K., Tuvikene, L., Kangro, K., Koreivien?, J., Karosien?, J., Kasperovi?ien?, J., Savadova-Ratkus, K., Vitonyt?, I., H"aggqvist, K., Salmi, P., Arvola, L., Rothhaupt, K., Avagianos, C., Kaloudis, T., Gkelis, S., Panou, M., Triantis, T., Zervou, S.-K., Hiskia, A., Obertegger, U., Boscaini, A., Flaim, G., Salmaso, N., Cerasino, L., Haande, S., Skjelbred, B., Grabowska, M., Karpowicz, M., Chmura, D., Nawrocka, L., Kobos, J., Mazur-Marzec, H., Alcaraz-P'arraga, P., Wilk-Wo?niak, E., Krzto?, W., Walusiak, E., Gagala-Borowska, I., Mankiewicz-Boczek, J., Toporowska, M., Pawlik-Skowronska, B., Nied?wiecki, M., P?czu?a, W., Napi'orkowska-Krzebietke, A., Dunalska, J., Sie?ska, J., Szyma?ski, D., Kruk, M., Budzy?ska, A., Goldyn, R., Kozak, A., Rosi?ska, J., Szel?g-Wasielewska, E., Domek, P., Jakubowska-Krepska, N., Kwasizur, K., Messyasz, B., Pe?echata, A., Pe?echaty, M., Kokocinski, M., Madrecka-Witkowska, B., Kostrzewska-Szlakowska, I., Fr?k, M., Ba?kowska-Sobczak, A., Wasilewicz, M., Ochocka, A., Pasztaleniec, A., Jasser, I., Ant ao-Geraldes, A.M., Leira, M., Vasconcelos, V., Morais, J., Vale, M., Raposeiro, P.M., Gon?alves, V., Aleksovski, B., Krsti?, S., Nemova, H., Drastichova, I., Chomova, L., Remec-Rekar, S., Elersek, T., Hansson, L.-A., Urrutia-Cordero, P., Bravo, A.G., Buck, M., Colom-Montero, W., Mustonen, K., Pierson, D., Yang, Y., Richardson, J., Edwards, C., Cromie, H., Delgado-Mart'in, J. and Garc'ia, D., Cereijo, J.L., Gom`a, J., Trapote, M.C., Vegas-Vilarr'ubia, T., Obrador, B., Garc'ia-Murcia, A., Real, M., Romans, E., Noguero-Ribes, J., Duque, D.P., Fern'andez-Mor'an, E., ?beda, B., G'alvez, J.?. and Catal'an, N., P'erez-Mart'inez, C. and Ramos-Rodr'iguez, E., Cillero-Castro, C., Moreno-Ostos, E., Blanco, J.M., Rodr'iguez, V. and Montes-P'erez, J.J., Palomino, R.L., Rodr'iguez-P'erez, E. and Hern'andez, A., Carballeira, R., Camacho, A., Picazo, A., Rochera, C., Santamans, A.C., Ferriol, C., Romo, S., Soria, J.M., "Ozen, A., Karan, T., Demir, N., Beklio?lu, M., Filiz, N., Levi, E., Iskin, U., Bezirci, G., Tav?ano?lu, "U.N., ?elik, K., Ozhan, K., Karakaya, N., Ko?er, M.A.T., Yilmaz, M., Mara?l?o?lu, F., Fakioglu, "O., Soylu, E.N., Ya?c?, M.A., ??nar, ?., ?apk?n, K., Ya?c?, A., Cesur, M., Bilgin, F., Bulut, C., Uysal, R., Latife, K., Ak?aalan, R., Albay, M., Alp, M.T., "Ozkan, K., Sevindik, T.O., Tunca, H., "Onem, B., Paerl, H., Carey, C.C. and Ibelings, B.W., Stratification strength and light climate explain variation in chlorophyll a at the continental scale in a European multilake survey in a heatwave summer Limnology and Oceanography, 2021 [doi]

ANASTASIA HISKIA, Noura Alice Hammoud, Sevasti-Kiriaki Zervou, Triantafyllos Kaloudis, Christophoros Christophoridis, Aikaterina Paraskevopoulou, Theodoros M. Triantis, Kamal Slim, Joanna Szpunar, Ali Fadel, Ryszard Lobinski and Anastasia Hiskia, Investigation of the Occurrence of Cyanotoxins in Lake Karaoun (Lebanon) by Mass Spectrometry, Bioassays and Molecular Methods Toxins, 2021 [doi]

Sevasti - Kiriaki Zervou, Spyros Gkelis, Triantafyllos Kaloudis, Anastasia Hiskia and Hanna Mazur-Marzec, New microginins from cyanobacteria of Greek freshwaters Chemosphere, Elsevier BV, Volume 248, Pages: 125961, 2020 [doi]

Konstantinou, D., Mavrogonatou, E., Zervou, S.-K., Giannogonas, P. and Gkelis, S., Bioprospecting Sponge-Associated Marine Cyanobacteria to Produce Bioactive Compounds Toxins, Volume 12, 2020 [doi]

Konstantinou, D., Voultsiadou, E., Panteris, E., Zervou, S.-K., Hiskia, A. and Gkelis, S., Leptothoe, a new genus of marine cyanobacteria (Synechococcales) and three new species associated with sponges from the Aegean Sea Journal of Phycology, Volume 55, Pages: 882-897, 2019 [doi]

Gkelis, Spyros, Panou, Manthos, Konstantinou, Despoina, Apostolidis, Panagiotis, Kasampali, Antonia, Papadimitriou, Sofia, Kati, Dominiki, Di Lorenzo, Giorgia Maria, Ioakeim, Stamatia, Zervou, Sevasti-Kiriaki, Christophoridis, Christophoros, Triantis, Theodoros M., Kaloudis, Triantafyllos, Hiskia, Anastasia and Arsenakis, Minas, Diversity, Cyanotoxin Production, and Bioactivities of Cyanobacteria Isolated from Freshwaters of Greece Toxins, Volume 11, 2019 [doi]

Krokidis, M.G., Louka, M., Efthimiadou, E.K., Zervou, S.-K., Papadopoulos, K., Hiskia, A., Ferreri, C. and Chatgilialoglu, C., Membrane lipidome reorganization and accumulation of tissue DNA lesions in tumor-bearing mice: an exploratory study Cancers, Volume 11, 2019 [doi]

Christophoros Christophoridis, Sevasti-Kiriaki Zervou, Korina Manolidi, Matina Katsiapi, Maria Moustaka-Gouni, Triantafyllos Kaloudis, Theodoros M. Triantis and Anastasia Hiskia, Occurrence and diversity of cyanotoxins in Greek lakes Scientific Reports, Springer Science and Business Media LLC, Volume 8, 2018 [doi]

Manthos Panou, Sevasti-Kiriaki Zervou, Triantafyllos Kaloudis, Anastasia Hiskia and Spyros Gkelis, A Greek Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii strain: Missing link in tropic invader's phylogeography tale Harmful Algae, Elsevier BV, Volume 80, Pages: 96–106, 2018 [doi]

Arevik Minasyan, Christophoros Christophoridis, Alan E. Wilson, Sevasti-Kiriaki Zervou, Triantafyllos Kaloudis and Anastasia Hiskia, Diversity of cyanobacteria and the presence of cyanotoxins in the epilimnion of Lake Yerevan (Armenia) Toxicon, Elsevier BV, Volume 150, Pages: 28–38, 2018 [doi]

Mantzouki, E., L"urling, M., Fastner, J., de Senerpont Domis, L., Wilk-Wo?niak, E., Koreivien?, J., Seelen, L., Teurlincx, S., Verstijnen, Y., Krzto?, W., Walusiak, E., Karosien?, J., Kasperoviien?, J., Savadova, K., Vitonyt?, I., Cillero-Castro, C., Budzynska, A., Goldyn, R., Kozak, A., Rosi?ska, J., Szel?g-Wasielewska, E., Domek, P., Jakubowska-Krepska, N., Kwasizur, K., Messyasz, B., Pe?echata, A., Pe?echaty, M., Kokocinski, M., Garc'ia-Murcia, A., Real, M., Romans, E., Noguero-Ribes, J., Duque, D.P., Fern'andez-Mor'an, E., Karakaya, N., H"aggqvist, K., Demir, N., Beklio?lu, M., Filiz, N., Levi, E.E., Iskin, U., Bezirci, G., Tav?ano?lu, "U.N. and "Ozhan, K., Gkelis, S., Panou, M., Fakioglu, "O., Avagianos, C., Kaloudis, T., ?elik, K., Yilmaz, M., Marc'e, R. and Catal'an, N., Bravo, A.G., Buck, M., Colom-Montero, W., Mustonen, K., Pierson, D., Yang, Y., Raposeiro, P.M., Gon?alves, V., Antoniou, M.G., Tsiarta, N., McCarthy, V., Perello, V.C., Feldmann, T., Laas, A., Panksep, K., Tuvikene, L., Gagala, I., Mankiewicz-Boczek, J., Ya?c?, M.A., ??nar, ?., ?apk?n, K., Ya?c?, A., Cesur, M., Bilgin, F., Bulut, C., Uysal, R., Obertegger, U., Boscaini, A., Flaim, G., Salmaso, N., Cerasino, L., Richardson, J., Visser, P.M., Verspagen, J.M.H., Karan, T., Soylu, E.N., Mara?l?o?lu, F., Napi'orkowska-Krzebietke, A., Ochocka, A., Pasztaleniec, A., Ant ao-Geraldes, A.M., Vasconcelos, V., Morais, J., Vale, M., K"oker, L., Ak?aalan, R., Albay, M., ?poljari? Maroni?, D., Stevi?, F., ?una Pfeiffer, T., Fonvielle, J., Straile, D., Rothhaupt, K.-O., Hansson, L.-A., Urrutia-Cordero, P., Bl'aha, L., Geri?, R., Fr'ankov'a, M., Ko?er, M.A.T., Alp, M.T., Remec-Rekar, S., Elersek, T., Triantis, T., Zervou, S.-K., Hiskia, A., Haande, S., Skjelbred, B., Madrecka, B., Nemova, H., Drastichova, I., Chomova, L., Edwards, C., Sevindik, T.O., Tunca, H., "Onem, B., Aleksovski, B., Krsti?, S., Vuceli?, I.B., Nawrocka, L., Salmi, P., Machado-Vieira, D., De Oliveira, A.G., Delgado-Mart'in, J. and Garc'ia, D., Cereijo, J.L., Gom`a, J., Trapote, M.C., Vegas-Vilarr'ubia, T., Obrador, B., Grabowska, M., Karpowicz, M., Chmura, D., ?beda, B., G'alvez, J.?. and "Ozen, A., Christoffersen, K.S., Warming, T.P., Kobos, J., Mazur-Marzec, H., P'erez-Mart'inez, C. and Ramos-Rodr'iguez, E., Arvola, L., Alcaraz-P'arraga, P., Toporowska, M., Pawlik-Skowronska, B., Nied?wiecki, M., P?czu?a, W., Leira, M., Hern'andez, A., Moreno-Ostos, E., Blanco, J.M., Rodr'iguez, V. and Montes-P'erez, J.J., Palomino, R.L., Rodr'iguez-P'erez, E., Carballeira, R., Camacho, A., Picazo, A., Rochera, C., Santamans, A.C., Ferriol, C., Romo, S., Soria, J.M., Dunalska, J., Sie?ska, J., Szyma?ski, D., Kruk, M., Kostrzewska-Szlakowska, I., Jasser, I., ?utini?, P., Gligora Udovi?, M., Plenkovi?-Moraj, A., Fr?k, M., Ba?kowska-Sobczak, A., Wasilewicz, M., "Ozkan, K., Maliaka, V., Kangro, K., Grossart, H.-P., Paerl, H.W., Carey, C.C. and Ibelings, B.W., Temperature effects explain continental scale distribution of cyanobacterial toxins Toxins, Volume 10, 2018 [doi]

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