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
  • “Di­phenyl­alanine in tetra­hydro­furan: a highly potent candidate for the development of novel nanomaterials” by E. Georgilis, R. Gessmann, A. Mitraki, K. Petratos, Acta Crystallographica C, 2017, doi: 10.1107/S2053229617006830
  • “Supramolecular architectures featuring antenna effect in solid state DSSC” by G. Charalambidis, K. Karikis, E. Georgilis, B. Louahem M’Sabah, Y. Pellegrin, A. Planchat, B. Lucas, A. Mitraki, J. Bouclé, F. Odobel, A. G. Coutsolelos, Sustainable Energy and Fuels, 2017,1, 387-395
  • “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
  • Bordeaux Polymer Conference (May 2018, Bordeaux, France – Organisation)
  • Scientific Days for the Doctoral School of Chemical Sciences (April 2018, Bordeaux, France – Oral presentation)
  • 15th Edition of the European Symposium on Controlled Drug Delivery (April 2018, Egmond aan Zee, the Netherlands – Poster presentation)
    Nanomed & Ocuther joint meeting (April 2018,Egmond aan Zee, the Netherlands)
  • SFNano 4th annual meeting 2017 (December 2017, Bordeaux, France – Organisation and Oral presentation)
  • Nanomed Mid-term review meeting (December 2017, Eindhoven, the Netherlands)
  • The Flanders Training Network Life Sciences (ƒ-TALES) Workshop (September 2017, Ghent, Belgium)
  • Nanomed 12-month meeting (September 2017, Ghent, Belgium)
  • 28th Annual Conference of the ESB (September 2017, Athens, Greece – Poster presentation)
  • Journées GFP Sud-Ouest (March 2017, Latresne, France – Oral presentation)
  • 20th GFPP meeting (March 2017, Arcachon, France – Poster presentation)
  • Nanomed 7-month meeting (February 2017, London, UK)
  • SFNano 3rd annual meeting 2016 (December 2016, Paris, France – Poster presentation)
  • SupraBio V: New technologies, new paradigms (October 2016, Bordeaux, France)
  • Nanomed kick-off meeting (July 2016, Nijmegen, the Netherlands)
  • University of Eindhoven, 24 July 2017 – 4 August 2017
  • Ghent University, 6 August 2017 – 22 August 2017
  • Imperial College London
  • OZ Biosciences