Research Interests

​My research focuses on synthetic microbial ecology and modeling as tools for the quantification of community assembly mechanisms. I am also involved in several collaborative projects within and outside the group, providing community screening, bioinformatic and statistical expertise. 

Selected Publications

  • Modified niche optima and breadths explain the historical contingency of bacterial community responses to eutrophic...
    Fodelianakis, S., Moustakas, A., Papageorgiou, N., Manoli, O., Tsikopoulou, I., Michoud, ...
    Ecol., (2017)
  • Allochthonous bioaugmentation in ex situ treatment of crude oil-polluted sediments in the presence of an effective ...
    Fodelianakis, S., et al.
    J. Hazard. Matter., 287, 78-86 , (2015)
  • The pattern of change in the abundances of specific bacterioplankton groups is consistent across different nutrient...
    Fodelianakis, S., Papageorgiou, N., Pitta, P., Kasapidis, P., Karakassis, I. & Ladoukakis,...
    Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 80, 3784-3792 , (2014)

Education Profile

  • ​Ph.D., Microbial Ecology, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece, 2014 
  • M. Sc., Ecosystem Management, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece, 2009
  • B. Sc., Biology, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece, 2007

Professional Profile

  • ​2014-present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia 
  • 2012-2014: Research assistant, Department of Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece


  • ​1-year Manasakis scholarship during the first year of my PhD (2009-2010) 

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
  • Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering (BESE)