ESR 05 : Evangelos Georgilis


Materials Scientist by training, more than 5 years of work in the field of self-assembling peptides and proteins as an undergraduate and Master’s student.


  • BSc in Materials Science and Technology

Diploma Thesis: “Self-assembly of diphenylalanine peptides and their hybrids with porphyrins” (University of Crete, 2013)


  • MSc in Protein Biotechnology

Master’s Thesis: “Natural fibrous proteins as scaffolds for nanotechnology” (University of Crete, 2016)


  • Protein-based drug delivery systems and biomaterials
  • Protein engineering and production
  • Self-assembling biomaterials
  • Click Chemistry

Current work:

PhD candidate in Laboratoire de Chimie des Polymères Organiques (LCPO)
Project topic: Thermoresponsive diblock elastin-like polypeptides


Home country: Greece
NanoMed partner: Université de Bordeaux – Laboratoire de Chimie des Polymères Organiques (LCPO)
Supervisor: Prof Sébastien Lecommandoux, (co-advisor) Dr Elisabeth Garanger
Starting date: April 1st, 2016
  • “A switchable self-assembling and disassembling chiral system based on a porphyrin-substituted phenylalanine–phenylalanine motif” by G. Charalambidis, E. Georgilis, M.K. Panda, C.E. Anson, A.K. Powell, S. Doyle, D. Moss, T. Jochum, P.N. Horton, S.J. Coles, M. Linares, D. Beljonne, J.-V. Naubron, J. Conradt, H. Kalt, A. Mitraki, A.G. Coutsolelos, T.S. Balaban, Nature Communications, 2016, 7:12657
  • “Corrole and Porphyrin Amino Acid Conjugates: Synthesis and Physicochemical Properties” by K. Karikis, E. Georgilis, G. Charalambidis, A. Petrou, O. Vakuliuk, T. Chatziioannou, I. Raptaki, S. Tsovola, I. Papakyriacou, A. Mitraki, D.T. Gryko, A.G. Coutsolelos, Chemistry a European Journal, 2016, 22(32), 11245-52
  • “Electrospinning of Tetraphenylporphyrin Compounds into Wires” by W. Nuansing, E. Georgilis, T.V.A.G. de Oliveira, G. Chalalambidis, A. Eleta, A.G. Coutsolelos, A. Mitraki, A.M. Bittner, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, 2014, 31,88-93
  • “Effect of Solvent on the Self-Assembly of Dialanine and Diphenylalanine Peptides” by A.N. Rissanou, E. Georgilis, E. Kasotakis, A. Mitraki, V. Harmandaris, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2013, 117 (15), 3962- 3975
  • July 2016 Nanomed kick-off meeting
  • SupraBio V: New technologies, new paradigms (October 2016, Bordeaux, France)
  • SFNano annual meeting 2016 (December 2016, Paris, France)
  • University of Eindhoven
  • Ghent University
  • Imperial College London
  • OZ Biosciences