Liverpool Skylilne

Faculty of Science

Dr Georgios Zouganelis

Dr Georgios Zouganelis

Telephone: 0151 231 2163


I am a biochemist-molecular biologist with wide interests such as Forensic DNA Analysis, Ancient DNA, Nanotoxicology and Ecotoxicology of non-target biota.


Greek, Modern (1453-)


National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, PhD in Forensic Genetics
University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom, PGCE
University of Staffordshire, United Kingdom, PGDip Forensic Science
Brock University, Canada, MSc in Molecular Microbiology

Academic appointments

Faculty Senior Research Officer - Molecular Biology & Genetics, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool John Moores University, 2017 - present


Journal article

Ekonomou G, Lolas A, Castritsi-Catharios J, Neofitou C, Zouganelis GD, Tsiropoulos N, Exadactylos A. 2019. Mortality and Effect on Growth of Artemia franciscana Exposed to Two Common Organic Pollutants Water, 11 :1614-1614 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Tairis N, Theodosopoulou E, Fitsialos G, Farmakis P, Zouganelis G. 2018. The Application of PCR and STR DNA Profiling for the Identification of Haematoxylin Eosin Histological Slides in a Case of Sample Mix-Up Involving Synonymous Patients SciFed Journal of Forensics, :1-1 Publisher Url Public Url

Castritsi-Catharios J, Zaoutsos SP, Berillis P, Zouganelis GD, Ekonomou G, Kefalas E, Pantelis J. 2017. Kalymnos, the island which made history in sponge fishery. Data on physical parameters, elemental composition and DNA barcode preliminary results of the most common bath sponge species in Aegean Sea REGIONAL STUDIES IN MARINE SCIENCE, 13 :71-79 DOI Author Url

Kefalas E, Castritsi-Catharios J, Zouganelis GD. 2016. A study of the benthic community structure of Demospongiae (Porifera) in Kalloni gulf at Lesvos Island (NE Aegean Sea, Greece) REGIONAL STUDIES IN MARINE SCIENCE, 5 :12-18 DOI Author Url

Haranas I, Gkigkitzis I, Zouganelis GD, Haranas MK, Kirk S. 2015. Respiratory particle deposition probability due to sedimentation with variable gravity and electrostatic forces Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, 820 :3-47 DOI Author Url

Zouganelis GD, Ogden R, Nahar N, Runfola V, Bonab M, Ardalan A, Radford D, Barnett R, Larson G, Hildred A, Jones M, Scarlett G. 2014. An old dog and new tricks: Genetic analysis of a Tudor dog recovered from the Mary Rose wreck Forensic Science International, 245 :51-57 DOI Author Url

Castritsi-Catharios J, Syriou V, Miliou H, Zouganelis GD. 2013. Toxicity effects of bisphenol A to the nauplii of the brine shrimp Artemia franciscana Journal of Biological Research (Greece), 19 :38-45

Haranas I, Gkigkitzis I, Zouganelis GD. 2012. g Dependent particle concentration due to sedimentation Astrophysics and Space Science, 342 :31-43 DOI

Haranas I, Gkigkitzis I, Zouganelis GD. 2012. Intracellular molecular distributions in spacecraft experiments in orbit around Earth Advances in Space Research, 49 :1203-1211 DOI

Fatouros DG, Power K, Kadir O, Dékány I, Yannopoulos SN, Bouropoulos N, Bakandritsos A, Antonijevic MD, Zouganelis GD, Roldo M. 2011. Stabilisation of SWNTs by alkyl-sulfate chitosan derivatives of different molecular weight: Towards the preparation of hybrids with anticoagulant properties Nanoscale, 3 :1218-1224 DOI Author Url

Yannopoulos SN, Zouganelis GD, Nurmohamed S, Smith JR, Bouropoulos N, Calabrese G, Fatouros DG, Tsibouklis J. 2010. Physisorbed o-carborane onto lyso-phosphatidylcholine-functionalized, single-walled carbon nanotubes: a potential carrier system for the therapeutic delivery of boron NANOTECHNOLOGY, 21 DOI Author Url

Georgiou M, Zouganelis GD, Spiliolopoulou C. 2009. The Application of mt-DNA analysis to the investigation of kinship from skeletal remains. Hesperia Supplement, 43 :271-273

Castritsi-Catharios J, Alambritis G, Miliou H, Cotou E, Zouganelis GD. Comparative Toxicity of “Tin Free” Self-Polishing Copolymer Antifouling Paints and Their Inhibitory Effects on Larval Development of a Non-Target Organism Materials Sciences and Applications, 05 :158-169 DOI

Haranas I, Gkigkitzis I, Zouganelis G. A Computational Study of the Mechanics of Gravity-induced Torque on Cells Gravitational and Space Research,


Castritsi-Catharios J, Zouganelis G, Bourdaniotis N, Koinis S. 2013. ALDH activity of artemia as a tool for the investigation of the toxicity of antifouling paints Enzymes and Enzyme Activity: Structure, Biology and Clinical Significance :145-159 9781624176968

Engagement & Impact

Teaching qualification:

PGCE Professional. 2013

Conference organisation:

Genedis 2014, Member Organising Comittee,

Membership of professional bodies:

Member, Royal Society of Biology.