Maria Dimarogona

Assistant Professor
Appointment Pending
Process & Environmental Engineering
Final: mdimarog@chemeng.upatras.gr,
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Curriculum Details
  • Diploma, Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, 2004
  • MRes, Université Paris Descartes, 2007
  • PhD, National Technical University of Athens, 2012
  • Structural and functional characterization of enzymes implicated in plant biomass degradation
  • Recombinant protein expression
  • Macromolecular crystallography
  • Use of plant biomass for the production of chemicals and fuels
  • «The crystal structure of a Fusarium oxysporum feruloyl esterase that belongs to the tannase family»
    Dimarogona M., Topakas E., Christakopoulos P., Chrysina E.D. (2020)

    FEBS Letters, 594(11): 1738-1749

  • «Versatile fungal polyphenol oxidase with chlorophenol bioremediation potential: Characterization and protein engineering»
     Nikolaivits E., Dimarogona M., Karagiannaki I., Chalima A., Fishman A., Topakas E. (2018)

    Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 84(23) e01628-18.

  • «Interactions of a fungal lytic polysaccharide monooxygenase with β-glucan substrates and cellobiose dehydrogenase»
    Courtade G., Wimmer R., Røhr Å.K., Preims M., Felice A.K., Dimarogona M., Vaaje-Kolstad G., Sørlie M., Sandgren M., Ludwig R., Eijsink V.G., Aachmann F.L. (2016)
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 113(21): 5922-27



  • «Structural and functional characterization of a lytic polysaccharide monooxygenase with broad substrate specificity»
    Borisova A.S., Isaksen T., Dimarogona M., Kognole A.A., Mathiesen G., Várnai A., Røhr Å.K., Payne C.M., Sørlie M., Sandgren M., Eijsink V.G. (2015)
    Journal of Biological Chemistry, 290(38): 22955-69

  • «Structural and functional studies of a Fusarium oxysporum cutinase with polyethylene terephthalate modification potential»
    Dimarogona M., Nikolaivits E., Kanelli M., Christakopoulos P., Sandgren M., Topakas E. (2015) Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, 1850(11): 2308-17.

  • «Lignin boosts the cellulase performance of a GH-61 enzyme from Sporotrichum thermophile.»
    Dimarogona M., Topakas E., Olsson  L., Christakopoulos P. (2012).
    Bioresource Technology, 110, pp. 480-487

  • «The structure of a GH10 xylanase from Fusarium oxysporum reveals the presence of an extended loop on top of the catalytic cleft»
    Dimarogona M., Topakas E., Christakopoulos P., Chrysina E.D. (2012)
    Acta Crystallographica Section D, 68(7), pp. 735-742

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