Georgios Gkotsis ~ Ph.D. Candidate

Gkotsis O. Georgios
Ph.D. Candidate  in Analytical Chemistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Phone: +30 210 7274756
e-mail: geogkotsis@chem.uoa.gr

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Education

B.Sc. in Chemistry (2013-2017), National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Grade: 7.52/10

M.Sc. in Chemical Analysis & Quality Control (2017-2019), National and Kapodstrian University of Athens, Grade 9.43/10

Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry (2019-today), National and Kapodstrian University of Athens

Research topics

Undergraduate Thesis: “Determination of metals in drinking water by Inductively Coupled Plasma – Mass Spectrometry (ΙCP-MS)”, Chemical Laboratory, Center for Biological Research of Military, Penteli Greece (2017).

Master Thesis: “Method development for the determination of emerging contaminants in biota by liquid chromatography coupled with high resolution mass spectrometry.”, Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry, Chemistry Department, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece (2018-2019).

Ph.D. Thesis: “Development of cutting-edge methodologies for the systematic monitoring of emerging contaminants in biota samples using complementary High Resolution Mass Spectrometry techniques.”, Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry, Chemistry Department, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece (2019-present)

Research Interests

General research interests:

  • Method Development
  • Reversed Phase Liquid Chromatography (RP-LC)
  • Gas Chromatography (GC)
  • High Resolution Mass Spectrometry (HRMS)
  • Sample preparation techniques (Accelerated Solvent Extraction, Solid Phase Extraction)
  • Environmental Chemistry (monitoring of priority and emerging pollutants in environmental samples)
  • Bioaccumulation of priority and emerging pollutants through the food chain

Projects:

  • 2018-today: LIFE17 ENV/SK/000355 (LIFE APEX)Systematic use of contaminant data from apex predators and their prey in chemicals management”, European Union.
  • 2019-2020: “Wide-scope target and suspect screening of chemicals of emerging concern in livers of white-tailed sea eagle from Germany”, collaboration with: Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW).
  • 2019-2020: “Wide-scope target and suspect screening of emerging contaminants and their transformation products in Irish marine biota samples”, collaboration with: Environmental Institute, s.r.o. & Marine Institute (Foras na Mara).
  • 2019-2020: “Investigation of potential bioaccumulation of chemical in the terrestrial food chain: Wide-scope target and suspect screening of emerging contaminants in pine marten, stone marten and polecats”, collaboration with: Landesanstalt für Umwelt, Messungen und Naturschutz Baden-Württemberg (LUBW).
  • 2019-2020: “Wide-scope target and suspect screening of chemicals of emerging concern in peregrine falcon Falco peregrinus from The Netherlands”, collaboration with: Naturalis Biodiversity Center & Dutch Peregrine Working Group.
  • 2019-today: “Investigation of the occurrence of Priority pollutants and Chemicals of emerging concern in polar regions”, NORMAN network activities.
  • 2020-today: “NORMAN Collaborative Trial Suspect and Non-target screening in biota”, NORMAN network activities.
  • 2020: “Suspect screening of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in scrubber discharge water samples by GC-HRMS (GC-APCI-QToF MS)”, in collaboration with: Catalan Institute for Water Research Foundation (ICRA).
  • 2020-today: “CONNECT project”, collaboration with OSPAR Commission.

Publications in journals

  • Maria Siopi, Olga Rivero-Menendez, Georgios Gkotsis, Anthi Panara, Nikolaos S Thomaidis, Ana Alastruey-Izquierdo, Spyros Pournaras, Joseph Meletiadis, “Nationwide surveillance of azole-resistant Aspergillus fumigatus environmental isolates in Greece: detection of pan-azole resistance associated with the TR46/Y121F/T289A cyp51A mutation”,Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 2020 (https://doi.org/10.1093/jac/dkaa316).
  • Paola Anna  Movalli,  Guy  Duke,  Gloria  Ramello,  Rene  Dekker,  Al  Vrezec,  Richard  Shore, Antonio  Garcia-Fernandez,  Chris  Wernham,  Oliver  Krone,  Nikiforos  Alygizakis,  Alexander Badry,  Fausto  Barbagli,  Koos Biesmeijer,  Giovanni  Boano,  Alex  Bond,  Yael  Choresh,  Jan Bolding  Christensen,  Alessandra  Cincinelli,  SaraDanielsson,  Andreia  Dias,  Rune  Dietz, Gloria Dos Santos Pereira, Marcel Eens, Silvia Espin, Igor Eulaers, Sylke Frahnert, Georgios Gkotsis,  Natalia  Glowacka,  Pilar  Gomez-Ramirez,  Marco  Grotti,  Michel  Guiraud,  Peter Hosner,  Ulf  Johansson,  Veerle  Jaspers,  Pepijn  Kamminga,  Jan  Koschorreck,  Burkhard Knopf, Eero Kubin, Sabrina LoBrutto, Rui Lourenco, Tania Martellini, Emma Martinez-Lopez, Rafael  Mateo,  Maria-Christina  Nika,  Varvara  Nikolopoulou,  Dan  Osborn,  Olivier  Pauwels, Marco Pavia, Christiane Quaisser, Heinz Ruedel, Pablo Sanchez-Virosta, Jaroslav Slobodnik, Christian   Sonne,   Nikolaos   Thomaidis,   Fuiz   Tibor,   Till   Toepfer,   Gabriele   Treu,   Risto Vainola,Jari Valkama, Steven Van der Mije, Didier Vangeluwe, Ben Warren, Friederike Woog, “Progress on bringing together  raptor  collections  in  Europe  for  contaminant  research  and monitoring in relation to chemicals regulation”, Environmental Science and Pollution Research,Trend Editorial, 2019 (https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-019-05340-6).

Conferences Presentations

  • Gkotsis G., Krone O., Badry A., Nika M.C., Alygizakis N., Treu G., Thomaidis N.S., “Determination of chemicals of emerging concern in livers of white-tailed sea eagle from Germany using novel and complementary High Resolution Mass Spectrometry techniques”, SETAC Europe 30th Annual Meeting (SETAC SciCon 2020), (poster presentation).
  • Drost W., Alygizakis N., Badry A., Cincinelli A., Claßen D., Dekker R., Duke G., Glowacka N., Gkotsis G., Knopf B., Koschorreck J., Martellini T., Movalli P., Nika M.-C., Ruedel H., Shore R., Thomaidis N.S., Treu G., Slobodnik J., “Improving the systematic use of contaminant data from apex predators and their prey in chemicals management”, SETAC Europe 30th Annual Meeting (SETAC SciCon 2020), (poster presentation).
  • Rüdel H., Knopf B., Alygizakis N., Glowacka N., Slobodnik J., Gkotsis G., Nika M.C., Thomaidis N.S., Cincinelli A., Martellini T., Duke G., Shore R., Badry A., Drost W., Koschorreck J., Movalli P., Dekker R., “Derivation of indicators for assessing the quality of biota samples and their suitability for environmental monitoring studies”, SETAC Europe 30th Annual Meeting (SETAC SciCon 2020), (poster presentation).
  • Movalli P., Dekker R., van Geneijgen P., van der Mije S., Gkotsis G., Alygizakis N., Nika M.C., Thomaidis N.S., “Wide scope screening of emerging contaminants in peregrine falcon Falco peregrinus in The Netherlands”, SETAC Europe 30th Annual Meeting (SETAC SciCon 2020), (poster presentation).
  • Movalli P., Ramello G., Sbokos J., Dekker R., Vrezec A., Shore R., García-Fernández A., Wernham C., Krone O., Alygizakis N., Aradis A., Badry A., Barbagli F., Berry P., Biesmeijer K., Boano G., Bond A., Choresh Y., Bolding Kristensen J., Cincinelli A., Danielsson S., Dias A., Dietz R., Eens M., Espín S., Eulaers I., Frahnert S., Fuisz T., Gkotsis G., Glowacka N., Gómez-Ramírez P., Grotti M., Guiraud M., Hosner P., Johansson U., Jaspers V., Kamminga P., Koschorreck J., Knopf B., Kubin E., LoBrutto S., Lourenco R., Martellini T., Martínez-López E., Mateo R., Nika M.-C., Nikolopoulou V., Osborn D., Pauwels O., Pavia M., Pereira G., Rüdel H., Sánchez-Virosta P., Slobodnik J., Sonne C., Thomaidis N., Töpfer T., Treu G., Väinölä R., Valkama J., Van der Mije S., Vangeluwe D., Warren B., Woog F., Duke G., “Towards a European Raptor Specimen Bank in support of contaminant research and monitoring for better chemicals management”, 11th Biennial European Bird curator meeting (EBC TEL AVIV 2019), (poster presentation).
  • Androulakakis A., Alygizakis N., Gkotsis G., Nikolopoulou V., Nika M.C., Cincinelli A., Dekker R., Duke G., Glowacka N., Knopf B., Koschorreck J., Martellini T., Movalli P., Ruedel H., Shore R., Treu G., Slobodnik J., Thomaidis N.S., “In-depth investigation of the occurrence of Per-and Polyfluorinated Substances in top predators and their prey employing High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry”, 11th International Conference on “Instrumental Methods of Analysis” (IMA-2019), (poster presentation).
  • Gkotsis G., Alygizakis N., Cincinelli A., Dekker R., Duke G., Glowacka N., Knopf B., Koschorreck J., Martellini T., Movalli P., Nika M.C., Nikolopoulou V., Ruedel H., Shore R., Thomaidis N.S., Treu G. and Slobodnik J., “Determination of more than 2,400 emerging contaminants in apex predators and their prey from European Specimen Banks and Natural History Museums by novel and complementary High Resolution Mass Spectrometry Techniques.”, 16th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology (CEST2019), (oral presentation).
  • Cincinelli A., Alygizakis N., Dekker R., Duke G., Gkotsis G., Glowacka N., Knopf B., Koschorreck J., Martellini T., Movalli P., Nika P., Nikolopoulou V., Oswaldova M., Rüdel H., Santini S., Shore R., Thomaidis N., Treu G., Slobodnik J., “Determination of legacy and emerging organic contaminants in top predators and their prey to improve chemical management”, Euroanalysis XX Conference 2019, (poster presentation).
  • Gkotsis G., Alygizakis N., Cincinelli A., Dekker R., Duke G., Glowacka N., Knopf B., Koschorreck J., Martellini T., Movalli P., Nika M.C., Nikolopoulou V., Ruedel H., Shore R., Thomaidis N.S., Treu G. and Slobodnik J., “Determination of emerging contaminants in apex predators and their prey from European Specimen Banks and Natural History Museums by High Resolution Mass Spectrometry Techniques”, 17th International Conference on Chemistry and the Environment (ICCE 2019), (poster presentation).
  • Alygizakis N., Cincinelli A., Dekker R., Gkotsis G., Duke G., Glowacka N., Knopf B., Koschorreck J., Martellini T., Movalli P., Nika M.-C., Nikolopoulou V., Rüdel H., Shore R., Thomaidis N., Treu G. and Slobodnik J., “Determination of emerging substances in top predators and their prey using state-of-the-art chemical monitoring methods”, 5th International Conference on Environmental Specimen Banks (Stockholm 2019) (oral presentation).
  • Kostakis M., Panara A., Gkotsis G., Aalizadeh R., Thomaidis N. S., “Characterization of Chemical Profile of Pelargonium Sidoides Rhizome Using LC – QTOF/MS”, 11th Aegean Analytical Chemistry Days (AACD2018) (poster presentation).
  • Panara A., Kostakis M., Gkotsis G., Aalizadeh R., Thomaidis N. S., “Metabolic Fingerprint of Sideritis Scardica by a Novel LC – QTOF – MS Workflow”, 11th Aegean Analytical Chemistry Days (AACD2018) (poster presentation).

Awards and Honors

  • Scholarship for Ph.D. studies, A.G. Leventis Foundation, 2020-2021.
  • Best Poster Award, poster presentation at the 17th International Conference on Chemistry and the Environment, ICCE 2019, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Professional Affiliations

  • Association of Greek Chemists, 2017-Present

Contact information

Georgios O. Gkotsis
Office: 4th floor, Wing D, Office 8
Phone: +30 210 7274756
Postal Address: Panepistimioupolis Zografou, Postal Code:15771, Athens, Greece
Email: geogkotsis@chem.uoa.gr