•    Position: Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology and Food Biotechnology
•    Tel: (0030) 22540-83121
•    Fax: (0030)22540-83121
•    Email: dsarris(at)aegean.gr
•    Website: http://dimitrisarrisgr.weebly.com/


  • Ph.D. Food Biotechnology (2014). Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition, Agricultural University of Athens, Athens
  • M.Sc. Food Biotechnology (2006). Department of Bioscience, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow – Scotland
  • B.Sc. Œnology & Beverage Technology (2005), School of Food Technology & Nutrition, A.Τ.Ε.Ι. of Athens



  • Treatment and decontamination of (liquid) agro-industrial by-products and wastes and in general of food industry effluents via biotechnology methods.
    •    Valorization of (liquid) agro-industrial by-products and wastes and in general of food industry effluents via biotechnology methods.
  • Production and analysis (HPLC, GC etc.) of (high-) added value and of technological interest primary and secondary microbial metabolites (with the use of biotechnological methods). Such as single cell protein, single cell oil, organic acids, polyols, bio-ethanol, mycelia of edible fungi etc.
  • Deployment of physico-chemical techniques (adsorption) for the retrieval of bioactive substances (mainly phenols) from food industry by-products and waste streams.
  • Studies on the composition (profile) of the produced microbial oil for it further use as compound in food industry, as nutraceutical, as pharmaceutical and as compound in chemical industry (precursors for the production of biofuels and other chemicals) 


  • Sarris, D., Stoforos, N., Mallouchos, A., Kookos, I. K., Koutinas, A. A., Aggelis, G., Papanikolaou, S. (2017). Production of added‐value metabolites by Yarrowia lipolytica growing in olive mill wastewater‐based media under aseptic and non‐aseptic conditions. Eng Life Sci, 17 (6), 695-709.
  • Sarris, D., Papanikolaou, S. (2016). Biotechnological production of ethanol: Biochemistry, processes and technologies. Eng Life Sci, 16 (4), 307-329.
  • Sarris, D., Matsakas, L., Aggelis, G., Koutinas, A. A., Papanikolaou, S. (2014). Aerated vs non-aerated conversions of molasses and olive mill wastewaters blends into bioethanol by Saccharomyces cerevisiae under non-aseptic conditions. Ind Crops Prod, 56, 83-93.
  • Sarris, D., Giannakis, M., Philippoussis, A., Komaitis, M., Koutinas, A. A., Papanikolaou, S. (2013). Conversions of olive mill wastewater-based media by Saccharomyces cerevisiae through sterile and non-sterile bioprocesses. J Chem Technol Biotechnol, 88, 958-969.
  • Sarris, D., Galiotou-Panayotou, M., Koutinas, A. A., Komaitis, M., Papanikolaou, S. (2011). Citric acid, biomass and cellular lipid production by Yarrowia lipolytica strains cultivated on olive mill wastewater-based media. J Chem Technol Biotechnol, 86, 1439-1448.
  • André, A., Diamantopoulou, P., Philippoussis, A., Sarris, D., Komaitis, M., Papanikolaou, S. (2010). Biotechnological conversions of bio-diesel derived waste glycerol into added-value compounds by higher fungi: production of biomass, single cell oil and oxalic acid. Ind Crops Prod, 31(2), 407-416.
  • André, A., Chatzifragkou, A., Diamantopoulou, P., Sarris, D., Philippoussis, A., Galiotou-Panayotou, M., Komaitis, M., Papanikolaou, S. (2009). Biotechnological conversions of bio-diesel-derived crude glycerol by Yarrowia lipolytica strains. Eng Life Sci, 9 (6), 468-478.
  • Sarris, D., Kotseridis, Y., Linga, M., Galiotou-Panayotou, M., Papanikolaou, S. (2009). Enhanced ethanol production, volatile compound biosynthesis and fungicide removal during growth of a newly isolated Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain on enriched pasteurized grape musts. Eng Life Sci, 9 (1), 29-37.

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