Fragiskos Kolisis


Dr. Frangiskos Kolisis, Emeritus Professor of Biotechnology of the School of Chemical Engineering (Chemeng) of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and adjunct Researcher of the Institute of Biological Research and Biotechnology (IBRB) of National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF), received his bachelor in Biology from the University of Patras, MPhil in Biochemistry from the University of Southampton and PhD from the University of Patras/NHRF. He was Professor of Biotechnology in Chemeng/NTUA, Researcher and Director of IBRB/NHRF. He worked in the Laboratory of Enzymology, Dept. of Biochemistry, University of Southampton, and in Enzyme Technology Laboratory, Universite de Technologie de Compiegne, France. The fields of his research activities include Industrial Biotechnology, Biocatalysis, Enzymology, Omics-Technologies, Bioinformatics, etc. He has 150 publications in International peer reviewed Journals and over 2 000 citations (h index 34). He participates in 200 international and national Conferences. He supervised 23 PhD students and numerous Diploma dissertations. He organized four EU Post Graduate Workshops and was involved in Post Graduate courses of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, the Agricultural University of Athens and the University of Ioannina. He has been coordinator/PI of 12 National and 18 International research projects with a total budget of 4 million Euros. Amongst his academic activities Professor Kolisis has been a member of the Biotechnology Committee of IUPAC (2005 - present ), the Steering Committee in the Section of Applied Biocatalysis of European Federation of Biotechnology, the Board of Directors and Director of the Division of Synthesis and Development of Industrial Processes, Chemeng/NTUA, Chairman and General Secretary of the Panhellenic Union of Biotechnology, Greek representative in EU for Bioeconomy Action (KBBE), member of the EU/WG on Synthetic Biology, official member of the Technical Committee for Biofuels of the Ministry of Energy and Environment as NTUA representative, Vice President of Hellenic Open University, member of the board of the State Scholarships Foundation. Furtherrmore, he has been a member of the Editorial Board and Referee in International Journals in areas related to Biotechnology, Invited speaker, Session Chairman as well as member of the Scientific Committee in National and International Conferences.