ΣΠΥΡΟΣ ΣΚΟΥΡΤΗΣ
ΣΚΟΥΡΤΗΣ ΣΠΥΡΟΣ
SKOURTIS SPIROS
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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Department of Physics
FST 02 - Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
University Campus
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22892831
22339308
www.biophys.ucy.ac.cy/phdsp/

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Born 26 Feb 1966
 
Education and training:
 
Ph.D. Theoretical Biophysics, University of California Berkeley, USA (1991)

B.G.S. Physics & Mathematics, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, USA (1986)
 
Research and professional experience:
 
Associate Professor, Department of Physics, University of Cyprus, CYPRUS, Oct. 06 - present 
 
Marie Curie Fellow of the European Union & External Senior Fellow (2014-15), Freiburg Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Freiburg, Freiburg Germany
 
Visiting Professor, Institute of Advanced Studies (Molecular Electronics Research Group), Hebrew University, Jerusalem Israel, June - Aug. 12
 
Visiting Professor, Department of Chemistry, Duke University, NC USA July 04 - Dec. 04 & Aug. 10 - Aug. 11
 
Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, University of Cyprus, CYPRUS, Feb. 00 - Oct. 06
 
Assistant Professor, Department of Natural Sciences, University of Cyprus, CYPRUS, Jan. 97- Feb. 00
 
Research Assistant Professor (Jan. 96-97), Research Associate (Jan. 95-96), Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
 
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester, NY, USA, Jan. 94 - Jan. 95
 
Postgraduate Research Physicist, Department of Physics, University of California San Diego, CA, USA, Sept. 91 - Dec. 93
 
Other:
 
Associate Editor: BMC Biophysics (BioMed Central open access journal)
 
Chairperson, Dept. of Physics, University of Cyprus, Feb. 08 - Feb. 10
 
Member of the Academic Council of the School of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Cyprus, Feb. 08 - Feb. 10, Feb 12 - present
 
 
Biophysics and Chemical Physics and Molecular Electronics:
 
Theory and computation of charge and energy transport phenomena in biological and molecular systems
(solution, molecular junction, single molecule settings)
 
Open quantum systems theory for molecular rate processes in condensed phase environments
 
Chemical and  biological tunneling phenomena
 
Structure-function and dynamics-function relationships for proteins and DNA
 
 
 

Gideon I. Livshits, Avigail Stern, Dvir Rotem, et al.

Long-range charge transport in single G-quadruplex DNA molecules. Nature Nanotechnology, 26 October 2014, doi:10.1038/nnano.2014.246

Yuqi Zhang, Chaoren Liu, Alexander Balaeff, Spiros S. Skourtis, and David N. Beratan.

Biological charge transfer via flickering resonance. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 111 (28) 10049-10054 (2014)

David N. Beratan, Chaoren Liu, Agostino Migliore, et al.

Charge Transfer in Dynamical Biosystems, or The Treachery of (Static) Images. Acc. Chem. Res., Articles ASAP Publication Date (Web): October 13, 2014  DOI: 10.1021/ar500271d

Jiaxing Lin, Xiangqian Hu, Peng Zhang, et. al.

Triplet Excitation Energy Dynamics in Metal-Organic Frameworks J. Phys. Chem. C. 117, 22250-22259 (2013)

Spiros S. Skourtis

Protein electron transfer
in Quantum Effects in Biology Cambridge University Press (invited book chapter) M. Mohseni, Y. Omar, G. Engel, and M.B. Plenio, (eds.), Cambridge University Press (2014)

Spiros S. Skourtis

Probing electron transfer mechanism from the molecular to the cellular length scales
Special issue on "Peptide-mediated electron and energy transport" (invited article) Biopolymers (Peptide Science) 100, 82-92 (2012)

D. N. Beratan and S.S. Skourtis

Electron transfer through proteins Encyclopedia of Biophysics G.C.K. Roberts (ed.), Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg (2012).

Aleksey E. Kuznetsov, Balamurugan Desinghu, Spiros S. Skourtis, David N. Beratan

Structural and Electronic Properties of Bare and Capped CdnSen/CdnTen Nanoparticles (n = 6, 9) J. Phys. Chem. C 116, 6817−6830 (2012)

Nicholas Polizzi, Spiros S. Skourtis and David N. Beratan

Physical constraints on charge transport through bacterial nanowires Faraday Discussions 155, 43-62 (2012)

Spiros S. Skourtis, David H. Waldeck, and David N. Beratan

Fluctuations in biological and bioinspired electron-transfer reactions Ann. Rev. Phys. Chem. Vol. 61 461-485 (2010)

Vered Ben Moshe, Durhba Rai, Spiros S. Skourtis, and Abraham Nitzan

Steady-state current transfer and scattering theory J. Chem. Phys. 133, 054105 (2010)

Spiros S. Skourtis, David N. Beratan, Ron Naaman, Abraham Nitzan, David H. Waldeck

Chiral control of electron transmission through molecules Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 238103-4 (2008)

Ilya A. Balabin, David N. Beratan, and Spiros S. Skourtis

The persistence of structure over fluctuations in biological electron transfer reactions Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 158102-4 (2008)

Spiros S. Skourtis and David N. Beratan

Photosynthesis from the protein's perspective. Science 316, 703-704 (2007) [In Perspectives]

Tatiana Prytkova, David N. Beratan and Spiros S. Skourtis

Photoselected electron transfer pathways in DNA photolyase. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. (USA) 104, 802-807 (2007)

Antonios Teklos and Spiros S. Skourtis

Comparative study of perturbative methods for computing electron transfer tunneling matrix elements for nonorthogonal basis sets. Journal of Chemical Physics 125, 244103 1-9 (2006)

Antonios Teklos and Spiros S. Skourtis

Electron transfer through time-dependent bridges: differences between Franck-Condon and Born-Oppenheimer breakdown. Chemical Physics 319, 52-68 (2005). Special Issue: Molecular Charge Transfer in Condensed Media - From Physics and Chemistry to Biology and Nano-engineering

Spiros S. Skourtis, David H. Waldeck, and David N. Beratan

Inelastic tunneling erases coupling pathway interferences. J. Phys. Chem. B 108, 15511-15518 (2004)

Spiros S. Skourtis, Ilya A. Balabin, Tsutomu Kawatsu and David N. Beratan

Protein dynamics and electron transfer: electronic decoherence and non-Condon effects. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. (USA) 102, 3552-3557 (2004)

Spiros S. Skourtis, Georgios Archontis and Qian Xie

Electron transfer through fluctuating bridges: On the validity of the superexchange mechanism and time-dependent tunneling matrix elements Journal of Chemical Physics 115, 9444-9462 (2001)

Spiros S. Skourtis and David N. Beratan

Theories of structure-function relationships for bridge-mediated electron transfer reactions. Advances in Chemical Physics, 106, 377-452 (1999)