Staff Catalogue


Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Neocleous, 102
96, Kyrenias Ave.
Dr Tsipa is an Assistant Professor in Environmental Biotechnology at University of Cyprus. Before her current appointment, she was a research associate at the UK’s National Centre for Synthetic Biology and the London Biofoundry at Imperial College London. She holds a PhD in Bioprocess Systems Engineering and a MSc in Advanced Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London, UK. She obtained her diploma in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. Dr Tsipa is considered as an expert in Environmental Biotechnology and Biological Systems Engineering. 
 Her research interests entail:
(a) bioremediation of wastewater,
(b) optimization of added-value compounds bio-production.
(c) optimisation of biological processes and development of new technologies,
(d) transcriptomics (gene expression) and proteomics (protein expression) of novel biological systems,
(e) dynamic mathematical modelling to enhance bioprocess efficiency,
(f) synthetic biology for optimization of bioremediation,


 -Tsipa A. , Stylianou K., Papalli M., Papageorgiou E., Kyriakou L., Rigopoulos I., Ioannou I., Pinakoulaki E. (2021). Iron-Stimulated Production and Antimicrobial Potential of a Novel Biosurfactant Produced by a Drilling Waste-Degrading Pseudomonas citronellolis Strain, Processes, 9, 686

-Tsipa A.*., Pitt J.A.*, Banga J., Mantalaris A.. (2020). A dual parameter identification approach for data-based predictive modelling of hybrid gene regulatory network-growth kinetics in Pseudomonas putida mt-2, Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering, 43, 1671–1688

-Parmaki , Tsipa A., Vasquez M. I., Teixeira R. A. M., Ferreira F. C., Afonso C. A. M., Drouza C., Koutinas M.. (2020). Resolution of alkaloid racemate: A novel microbial approach for the production of enantiopure lupanine via industrial wastewater valorization, Microbial Cell factories, 19, 1-10.

-Buldum G*., Tsipa A.*, Mantalaris A. (2020). Linking engineered gene circuits kinetic modelling to cellulose biosynthesis prediction in Escherichia coli: towards bioprocessing of microbial cell factories. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 59, 4659-4669.

-Exley K., Reynolds C.R., Suckling L., Chee S-M., Tsipa A,, Freemont P.S., McClymont D., Kitney R.I. (2019). Utilising datasheets for the informed automated design and build of a synthetic metabolic pathway. Journal of Biological Engineering, 13, 8.

-Moore S.J., MacDonald J.T., Wienecke S., Ishwarbhai A., Tsipa A., Aw R., Kylilis N., Bell D.J., McClymont D.W., Jensen K., Polizzi K.M., Biedendieck R., Freemont P.S. (2018). Rapid acquisition and model-based analysis of cell-free transcription--translation reactions from nonmodel bacteria. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115, E4340--E4349.

-Tsipa A., Koutinas M., Usaku C., Mantalaris A. (2018). Optimal bioprocess design through a gene regulatory network – Growth kinetic hybrid model: Towards replacing Monod kinetics. Metabolic Engineering, 48, 129-137.

-Tsipa A., Koutinas M., Vernardis S.I., Mantalaris A. (2017). The impact of succinate trace on pWW0 and ortho-cleavage pathway transcription in Pseudomonas putida mt-2 during toluene biodegradation. Bioresource Technology, 234, 397-405.

-Tsipa A., Koutinas M., Pistikopoulos E.N., Mantalaris A. (2016). Transcriptional kinetics of the cross-talk between the ortho-cleavage and TOL pathways of toluene biodegradation in Pseudomonas putida mt-2. Journal of Biotechnology, 228, 112-123.