Vasilis was born in Rhodes, Greece. He obtained his BSc in Biology and his MSc in Protein Biotechnology by the University of Crete (UoC, Greece). For his PhD studies, he joined the Biocatalysis group of Prof. Francesco Mutti at the University of Amsterdam (UvA, Netherlands) where he developed processes and new enantioselective enzymes for the synthesis of valuable enantiopure amines. After his graduation in 2020, he worked as a Post-Doc at the same group and focused on optimization via enzyme engineering of new improved hydrolases, able to depolymerize plastic waste contributing to circular economy processes. Vasilis joined the group of Prof. Paolo Melchiorre at ICIQ after obtaining a Marie-Curie Individual fellowship in 2020. He loves travelling, going out with friends and he is interested in aviation and technology.
Read the interview to the ICIQers that participated to the 71st Nobel Laureate Meeting in Chemistry, including Dr. Vasileios Tseliou: https://www.iciq.org/three-iciqers-participate-in-the-71st-nobel-laureate-meeting-in-chemistry/ More about the meeting: https://www.lindau-nobel.org/71st-lindau-nobel-laureate-meeting-2022/