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Details of Dr. Paraskevi Polymenakou   


Gender female
Job title Researcher
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Crete ( HCMR)
Gournes Pediados P.O.Box 2214 Heraklion Crete 71003
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Crete Gournes Pediados P.O.Box 2214
Heraklion Crete
Tel 0030 2810 337855
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Degree PhD
Job type Research
Research Area(s) Marine Biotechnology, Marine Products , Marine Biotechnology, Marine Products
Research Region 2, 3
Skills/Expertise Marine Biotechnology Extreme Environments (deep sea volcanoes, hydrothermal vents) Molecular Microbial Ecology
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr. Paraskevi POLYMENAKOU)

Polymenakou, P.N., Christakis, C., Mandalakis, M., Oulas, A. 2015. Pyrosequencing analysis of microbial communities reveals dominant cosmopolitan phylotypes in deep-sea sediments of the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Research in Microbiology, In press.
Oulas, A., Pavloudi, C., Polymenakou, P., Papanikolaou, N., Pavlopoulos, G.A., Kotoulas, G., Arvanitidis, C., Iliopoulos, I. 2015. Metagenomics: tools and insights for analyzing NGS sequencing data derived from biodiversity studies. Bioinformatics and Biology Insights, 9:75-88, doi:10.4137/BBI.S12462.
Mandalakis, M., Polymenakou, P.N., Tselepides, A., Lampadariou, N. 2014. Distribution of aliphatic hydrocarbons, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and organochlorinated pollutants in deep-sea sediments of the southern Cretan margin, eastern Mediterranean Sea: A baseline assessment. Chemosphere, 106:28-35.
Davies, N., Field, D., Amaral-Zettler, L., Clark, M.S., Deck, J., Drummond, A., Faith, D.P., Geller, J., Gilbert, J., Glöckner, O., Hirsch, P.R., Leong, J.A., Meyer, C., Obst, M., Planes, S., Scholin, C., Vogler, A.P., Gates, R.D., Toonen, R., Berteaux-Lecellier, V., Barbier, M., Barker, K., Bertilsson, S., Bicak, M., Bietz, M.J, Bobe, J., Bodrossy, L., Borja, A., Coddington, J., Fuhrman, J., Gerdts, G., Gillespie, R., Goodwin, K., Hanson, P.C., Hero, J.M., Hoekman, D., Jansson, J., Jeanthon, C., Kao, R., Klindworth, A., Knight, R., Kottmann, R., Koo, M.S., Kotoulas, G., Lowe, A.J., Marteinsson, V.T., Meyer, F., Morrison, N., Myrold, D.D., Pafilis, E., Parker, S., Jacob Parnell, J., Polymenakou, P.N., Ratnasingham, S., Roderick, G.K., Rodriguez-Ezpeleta, N., Schonrogge, K., Simon, N., Valette-Silber, N.J., Springer, Y.P., Stone, G.N., Stones-Havas, S., Sansone, S.A., Thibault, K.M., Wecker, P., Wichels, A., Wooley, J.C., Yahara, T., Zingone, A., and GOs-COs. 2014. The founding charter of the Genomic Observatories Network. GigaScience, 3:2, doi:10.1186/2047-217X-3-2.
Wiegert, C., Mandalakis, M., Knowles, T., Polymenakou, P.N., Aeppli, C., Machá?ková, J., Holmstrand, H., Evershed, R.P., Pancost, R.D., Gustafsson, ?. 2013. Carbon and chlorine isotope fractionation during microbial degradation of tetra- and trichloroethene. Environmental Science and Technology, 47:6449-6456.
Kilias, S.P., Nomikou, P., Papanikolaou, D., Polymenakou, P.N., Godelitsas, A., Argyraki, A., Carey, S., Gamaletsos, P., Mertimekis, T.J., Stathopoulou, E., Goettlicher, J., Steininger, R., Betzelou, K., Livanos, I., Christakis, C., Bell, K.C., Scoullos, M. 2013. New insights into hydrothermal vent processes in the unique shallow-submarine arc-volcano Kolumbo (Santorini), Greece. Nature Sci Reports, 3:Art.No.2421.
Gontikaki, E., Polymenakou, P.N., Thornton, B., Narayanaswamy, B.E., Black, K., Tselepides, A., Witte, U. 2012. Microbial response to organic matter enrichment in the oligotrophic Levantine Basin (Eastern Mediterranean). Geomicrobiology Journal, 29: 648-655.
Polymenakou, P.N. 2012. Atmosphere: a source of pathogenic or beneficial microbes? Atmosphere, 3:87-102.
Mandalakis, M., Apostolaki, M., Tziaras, T., Polymenakou, P., Stephanou, E.G. 2011. Free and combined amino acids in marine background atmospheric aerosols over the Eastern Mediterranean. Atmospheric Environment, 45:1003e1009.
Kouridaki, I., Polymenakou, P.N., Tselepides, A., Mandalakis, M., Smith, K. 2010. Phylogenetic diversity of sediment bacteria from the deep Northeastern Pacific Ocean: a comparison to the deep Eastern Mediterranean Sea. International Microbiology, 13:143-150.
Danovaro, R., Company, J.B., Corinaldesi, C., D´Onghia, G., Galil, B., Gambi, C., Gooday, A.J., Lampadariou, N., Luna, G.-M., Morigi, C., Olu. K., Polymenakou, P., Ramierz-Llodra, E., Sabbatini, A., Sardá, F., Sibuet, M., Tselepides, A. 2010. Deep-sea biodiversity in the Mediterranean Sea: the known, the unknown and the unknowable. Plos One, 5: e11832.
Polymenakou, P.N., Lampadariou, N., Mandalakis, M., Tselepides, A. 2009. Phylogenetic diversity of sediment bacteria from the southern Cretan margin, Eastern Mediterranean Sea, Systematic and Applied Microbiology, 32: 17-26.
Borin, S., Brusetti, L., Mapelli, F., D?Auria, G., Brusa, T., Marzorati, M., Rizzi, A. Yakimov, M., Marty, D., DeLange, G., Van der Wielen, P., Bolhuis, H., McGenity, T., Polymenakou, P.N., Malinverno, E., Giuliano, L., Corselli, C., Daffonchio, D.* 2009. Sulfur cycling and methanogenesis primarily drive microbial colonization of the highly sulfidic Urania deep hypersaline basin. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA, 106: 9151-9156.
Polymenakou, P.N., Lampadariou, N., Tselepides, A. 2008. Exo-enzymatic activities and organic matter properties in deep-sea canyon and slope systems off the southern Cretan margin. Deep-Sea Research Part I, 55: 1318-1329.
Polymenakou, P.N., Mandalakis, M., Tselepides, A., Stephanou, E.G. 2008. Particle size distribution of airborne microorganisms and pathogens during an intense African dust event in the Eastern Mediterranean. Environmental Health Perspectives, 116: 292-296.
Polymenakou, P.N., Mandalakis, M., Stephanou, E.G., Tselepides, A. [2007] Particle size distribution of airborne microorganisms and pathogens during and intense African dust event in the Eastern Mediterranean. Environmental Health Perspectives, in press. Doi: 10.1289/ehp.10684. (free access journal: http://www.ehponline.org/members/2007/10684/10684.pdf)
Polymenakou, P.N., Fragkioudaki, G., Tselepides, A. [2007] Bacterial and organic matter distribution in the sediments of the Thracian Sea ( NE Aegean). Continental Shelf Research, 27: 2187-2197.
Polymenakou, P.N., Bertilsson, S., Tselepides, A., Stephanou, E.G. [2005] Bacterial community composition in sediments from the Eastern Mediterranean Sea: a comparison of four 16S rDNA clone libraries. Microbial Ecology, 50, 447-462 Polymenakou, P.N., Stephanou, E.G., Tselepides, A., Bertilsson, S. [2006] Carbon speciation and composition of natural microbial communities in polluted and pristine sediments of the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 52, 1396-1405 Daffonchio, D., Borin, S., Brusa, T., Brusetti, L., van der Wielen, P.W., Bolhuis, H., Yakimov, M.M., D'Auria, G., Giuliano, L., Marty, D., Tamburini, C., McGenity, T.J., Hallsworth, J.E., Sass, A.M., Timmis, K.N., Tselepides, A., de Lange, G.J., Hübner, A., Thomson, J., Varnavas, S.P., Gasparoni, F., Gerber, H.W., Malinverno, E., Corselli, C., & Biodeep Scientific Party: Garcin, J., McKew, B., Golyshin, P.N., Lampadariou, N., Polymenakou, P., Calore, D., Cenedese, S., Zanon, F., Hoog, S. [2006] Stratified prokaryote network in the oxic-anoxic transition of a deep-sea halocline. Nature, 440, 203-207 Nature Editors?s Summary: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v440/n7081/edsumm/e060309-09.html Polymenakou, P.N., Stephanou, E.G., Tselepides, A., Bertilsson, S. [2007] Organic matter preservation and microbial community accumulations in deep-hypersaline anoxic basins. Geomicrobiology Journal, 24: 19-29
Polymenakou, P.N., and Stephanou, E.G. [2005] Effect of temperature and additional carbon sources on phenol degradation by an indigenous soil Pseudomonad. Biodegradation, 16, 403-413 Polymenakou, P.N., Bertilsson, S., Tselepides, A., and Stephanou, E.G. [2005] Links between geographic location, environmental factors and microbial community composition in sediments of the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Microbial Ecology, 49, 367-378 Polymenakou, P.N., Tselepides, A., and Stephanou, E.G. [2005] Study of the mineralization effect on the distribution of lipids in sediments from the Cretan Sea: Evidence for hydrocarbon degradation and starvation stress. Continental Shelf Research, 25, 2196-2212 Pusceddu, A., Fiordelmondo, C., Polymenakou, P., Polychronaki, T., Tselepides, A., and Danovaro, R. [2005] Effects of bottom trawling on quantity and biochemical composition of organic matter in coastal marine sediments (Thermaikos Gulf, Aegean Sea, Greece). Continental Shelf Research, 25, 2491-2505 Polymenakou, P.N., Pusceddu, A., Tselepides, A., Polychronaki, T., Giannakourou, A., Fiordelmondo, C., Hatziyanni, E., and Danovaro, R. [2005] Benthic microbial abundance and activities in an intensively trawled ecosystem (Thermaikos Gulf, Aegean Sea). Continental Shelf Research, 25, 2570-2584
Sevastou, K., Lampadariou, N., Polymenakou, P.N., Tselepides, A. 2013. Benthic communities in the deep Mediterranean Sea: exploring microbial and meiofaunal patterns in slope and basin ecosystems. Biogeosciences, 10(7):4861-4878.
Polymenakou, P.N., Mandalakis, M. 2013. Assessing the short-term variability of bacterial composition in background aerosols of the Eastern Mediterranean during a rapid change of meteorological conditions. Aerobiologia, 29(3): 429-441 (DOI:10.1007/s10453-013-9295-1).
Bell, K.L.C., Nomikou, P., Carey, S.N., Stathopoulou, E., Polymenakou, P.N., Godelitsas, A., Roman, C., Parks, M. 2012. Continued exploration of the Santorini volcanic field and Cretan Basin, Aegean Sea. Oceanography Supplement, 25(1):30-31.

Created: 2006-04-03 Last Updated: 2015-05-15 by Paraskevi POLYMENAKOU