Born in Greece, Georgios obtained his Diploma in Pharmacy and M.Sc. in Natural Products Chemistry at the University of Patras. He completed his Ph.D. at the Institute of Pharmaceutical Biology and Biotechnology, Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf, Germany, followed by a Postdoctoral Associate position. During his Ph.D. and postdoctoral research, he identified the structures of more than 300 new bioactive compounds from various natural sources through 1D/2D NMR spectroscopy and had the opportunity to co-supervise several Ph.D. students. He continued his research at the Department of Metabolic Biology, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK, where he was involved in genome mining of terpene biosynthetic pathways and heterologous expression of valuable terpenes in Nicotiana benthamiana. At present, Georgios is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Gregory Stephanopoulos Lab with a fellowship awarded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft). He has co-authored 40+ publications and actively participated in numerous international conferences.
His research focuses on the production of high-value isoprenoids from engineered microbial hosts, including the oleaginous yeast Yarrowia lipolytica and Escherichia coli. Georgios is passionate about exploring novel and sustainable ways for the production of fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals beneficial to society.
Email: daletosg (at) mit (dot) edu