BEACON Team

Dr Myrto-Panagiota Zacharof

Research Assistant

m.zacharof@swansea.ac.uk

Swansea University

Qualifications

BSc Biomedical and Biological Sciences (A.T.E.I. Athens, 2004)
MPhil Chemical Engineering (University of Wales, Swansea, 2008)
Associate Fellow Institute of Chemical Engineers (2009)
PhD Chemical Engineering (Swansea University, 2011)
Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2015)


Areas of Expertise

  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Industrial Biotechnology
  • Fermentation Science
  • Upstream and Downstream Processing
  • Wastewater Treatment

Publications

Silkina A, Zacharof M-P, Hery G, Nouvel T, Lovitt RW. Formulation and utilisation of spent anaerobic digestic fluids for the growth and product formation of single cell algal cultures in heterotrophic and autotrophic conditions. Biosource Technology. 2017. DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2017.05.133.

Zacharof M-P. Grape winery waste as feedstock for bioconversions: applying the biorefinery concept. Waste and Biomass Valorization. 2016, DOI: 10.1007/s12649-016-9674-2.

Zacharof M-P, Mandale SJ, Williams PM, Lovitt RW. Nanofiltration of treated digested agricultural wastewater for recovery of carboxylic acids. Journal of Cleaner Production. 2016, 112(5), 4749-4761.

Zacharof M-P, Vouzelaud C, Mandale SJ, Lovitt RW. Valorization of spent anaerobic digester effulents through production of platform chemicals using Cl. butyricum. Biomass and Bioenergy. 2015, DOI:10.1016/j.biombioe.2015.07.018.

Zacharof M-P, Lovitt RW. Adding value to wastewater by resource recovery and reformulations growth media: current prospects and potential. Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination. 2015, 5(4), 473-479.

Zacharof M-P, Lovitt RW. The filtration characteristics of anaerobic digester effluents employing cross flow ceramic membrane microfiltration for nutrient recovery. Desalination. 2014, 341(1), 27-37.

Zacharof M-P, Lovitt RW. Recovery of volatile fatty acids (VFA) from complex waste effulents using membranes. Water Science & Technology. 2013, 69(3), 495-503.

Zacharof M-P, Coss GM, Mandale SJ, Lovitt RW. Separation of lactobacilli bacteriocins from fermented broths using membranes. Process Biochemistry. 2013, 48(8), 1251-1261.

Gerardo ML, Zacharof M-P, Lovitt RW. Strategies for the recovery of nutrients and metals from anaerobically digested dairy farm sludge using cross-flow microfiltration. Water Research. 2013, 47(14), 4833-4842.

Zacharof M-P, Lovitt RW. Complex Effluent Streams as a Potential Source of Volatile Fatty Acids. Waste and Biomass Valorization. 2013, 4(3), 557-581.

Zacharof M-P, Lovitt RW. Modelling and Simulation of Cell Growth Dynamics, Substrate Consumption and Lactic Acid Production Kinetics of Lactococcus lactis. Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering. 2013, 18(1), 52-64.

Zacharof M-P, Lovitt RW. Low molecular weight liquid media development for Lactobacilli producing bacteriocins. Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology. 2013, 88(1), 72-80.

Zacharof M-P, Lovitt RW. Partially chemically defined liquid medium development for intensive propagation of industrial fermentation lactobacilli strains. Annals of Microbiology. 2012, 63(4), 1235-1245.

Zacharof M-P, Lovitt RW. Investigation of Shelf Life of Potency and Activity of the Lactobacilli Produced Bacteriocins Through Their Exposure to Various Physicochemical Stress Factors. Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins. 2012, 4(3), 187-197.

Zacharof M-P, Lovitt RW. Bacteriocins Produced by Lactic Acid Bacteria A Review Article. APCBEE Procedia 2012, 2, 50-56.

Zacharof M-P, Lovitt RW. Development of an optimised growth strategy for intensive propagation, lactic acid and bacteriocin production of selected strains of Lactobacilli genus. International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications. 2010, 1(1), 55-62.

Book Chapters

Myrto-Panagiota Zacharof. Biorefinery Concept Applied to Fruit Wine Wastes. Science and Technology of Fruit Wine Production. Edited by Maria R. Kosseva, V.K. Joshi, P.S. Panesar, 2017: pages 599-616; Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-800850-8.00012-0.

Myrto-Panagiota Zacharof. Strategies for Advantageous Antimicrobial Activity by Bacteriocins from Lactic Acid Bacteria: Higher Yield, Enhanced Activity and Successful Application in Foods. Advances in Food Biotechnology, Edited by Ravishankar Rai V, 2015: pages 511-526; Wiley, ISBN: Print ISBN: 9781118864555 Online ISBN: 9781118864463

Myrto-Panagiota Zacharof, Clotilde Vouzelaud, Robert W Lovitt. The use of membrane technology for the formulation of spent anaerobic digester effluents as nutrient source for bacterial growth. WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, 1st Edition edited by C.A. Brebbia, G.Passerini, H.Itoh, 2014; WIT Press, ISBN: 978-1-84564-760-5

Myrto-Panagiota Zacharof, Robert W Lovitt. Economic liquid growth medium development for high-rate production of cellular biomass and lactic acid of Lactococcus lactis. Industrial, medical and environmental applications of microorganisms: current status and trends, Edited by A. Méndez-Vilas, 2014: pages 419-424; Wageningen Academic Publishers, ISBN: 978-90-8686-795-0

MP Zacharof, RW Lovitt. The use of mixed effluent liquid wastes as a source of valuable nutrients. Waste Management and the Enviroment IV, 2012: chapter 8: pages 335-342; Wessex Institute Press WITPress, ISBN: 978-1-84564-606-6

MP Zacharof, RW Lovitt. An innovative growth strategy for propagation and bacteriocin production of Lactobacilli. Microbes in Applied Research: Current Advances and Challenges, Edited by A. Mendez-Vilas, 2012: chapter Industrial Microbiology. Methods. Quantitative Models and Bioinformatics: pages 321-326; World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., ISBN: 978-981-4405-03-4

Conference Proceedings

Lovitt RW, Zacharof MP, Gerardo ML. Nutrient recovery from sludge using filtration systems. 17th European Biosolids and Organic Resources Conference; 11/2012

MP Zacharof, RW Lovitt. The utilisation of anaerobic digester effluent streams as a potential source of nutrients. Fourth International Symposium on Energy from Biomass and Waste San Servolo, Venice, Italy; 12-15 November 2012; 11/2012

MP Zacharof, RW Lovitt. The recovery of volatile fatty acids (VFA) from mixed effluent streams using membrane technology: a literature review. Fourth International Symposium on Energy from Biomass and Waste San Servolo, Venice, Italy; 12-15 November 2012; 11/2012

MP Zacharof, RW Lovitt. Use of complex effluent streams as a potential source of Volatile Fatty acids (VFA) - A review article. 4th International Conference on Engineering for Waste and Biomass Valorisation; 09/2012

MP Zacharof, RW Lovitt. Investigation of Shelf life of Potency and Activity of the Lactobacilli produced Bacteriocins through their exposure to various physicochemical stress factors. International Scientific Conference on Bacteriocins and Antimicrobial Peptides BAMP 2012; 02/2012

MP Zacharof, RW Lovitt. Lactobacilli : Their Role and Importance in Contemporary Food and Pharmaceutical Industry Past-Present-Future. International Conference on Enviromental , Industrial and Applied Microbiology BioMicroWorld 2011; 01/2011

MP Zacharof, RW Lovitt. Development of a novel growth strategy for propagation and bacteriocin production from selected strains of Lactobacilli. IV International Conference on Enviromental, Industrial and Applied Microbiology BioMicroWorld 2n011; 01/2011

MP Zacharof, RW Lovitt, K Ratanapongleka. The importance of Lactobacilli in contemporary food and pharmaceutical industry A review article. International Conference on Chemical Engineering and Applications (CCEA 2010) Singapore, 26-28 February, 2010; 02/2010

MP Zacharof, RW Lovitt, K Ratanapongleka. Investigation of a suitable growth strategy for optimisation of intensive propagation and lactic acid production of selected strains of Lactobacillus genus. International Conference on Chemical Engineering and Applications (CCEA 2010) Singapore, 26-28 February, 2010; 02/2010

MP Zacharof, RW Lovitt, K Ratanapongleka. Optimization of growth conditions for intensive propagation, growth development and lactic acid production of selected strains of Lactobacilli. Chemeca 2009; 01/2009

Affiliations

Associate Member of the Institute of Chemical Engineers
Member of the Society of General Microbiology
Member of the International Water Association
Member of the Society of Chemical Industry