Sergey Kosourov
Ph.D.

Molecular Plant Biology (Department of Biochemistry)

sergey.kosourov@utu.fi


BioCity A 6th floor
Office: 6033


Areas of expertise
Photobiological production of molecular hydrogen and hydrogen metabolism in green algae and cyanobacteria; photosynthetic electron transport and regulation of photosynthesis; thin-layer immobilization of photosynthetic cells; physiology of algae and cyanobacteria and their response to the stress

Biography

Dr. Sergey Kosourov started his research carrier as a junior researcher in the Institute of Basic Biological Problems RAS in 1998, when he joined the Laboratory of Biochemistry and Biotechnology of Phototrophic Microorganisms. In 2000, he received Ph.D. in plant physiology from Moscow State University. Later, Sergey had two assignments at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory DOE U.S.: the first as a postdoctoral fellow (2002-2003) and then as a research associate (2006-2009). Between these two assignments and after, Dr. Kosourov worked as a senior and then as a leading scientist in the Institute of Basic Biological Problems RAS. In 2013, he joined the Molecular Plant Biology team at the University of Turku. He co-authored 29 papers and 5 review chapters in the fields of photobiological hydrogen production and whole-cell immobilization, and holds one international patent on the design of the multi-stage photobioreactor system.



Research

Dr. Kosourov's current research is focused on the development of the advanced techniques for immobilization of green algae and cyanobacteria in nanoporous matrices with a structure specifically engineered for better light utilization and nutrient distribution. He also studies H2 metabolism in green algae and cyanobacteria, and investigates the potential of the native algal and cyanobacterial strains for production of biofuels and high-value products.



Teaching

Involved in teaching of advance courses “Biofuels from photoautotrophs” (KABI5010), “Biotechnological application of microalgae” (KABI5076) and "Applied photosynthesis research" (KABI4004) at the Department of Biochemistry both as a lecturer and in the development and delivery of laboratory courses. Co-supervised two Ph.D. and one M.Sc. thesis. Mentorship of several Ph.D. students, Erasmus and Erasmus-Mundus Aurora exchange trainees and “summer” students.



Publications
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Acclimation responses of immobilized N2-fixing heterocystous cyanobacteria to long-term H2 photoproduction conditions: carbon allocation, oxidative stress and carotenoid production (2019)
Journal of Applied Phycology
Gayathri Murukesan, Fiona Lynch, Yagut Allahverdiyeva, Sergey Kosourov
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

A new approach for sustained and efficient H2 photoproduction by Chlamydomonas reinhardtii (2018)
Energy and Environmental Science
Kosourov S, Jokel M, Aro E, Allahverdiyeva Y
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Immobilization of Microalgae as a Tool for Efficient Light Utilization in H2 Production and Other Biotechnology Applications (2018) Microalgal Hydrogen Production: Achievements and Perspectives Kosourov SN, He M, Allahverdiyeva Y, Seibert M
(
A3 Book chapter)

Versatile templates from cellulose nanofibrils for photosynthetic microbial biofuel production (2018) Jämsä M, Kosourov S, Rissanen V, Hakalahti M, Pere J, Ketoja JA, Tammelin T, Allahverdiyeva Y
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Evaluation of light energy to H2 energy conversion efficiency in thin films of cyanobacteria and green alga under photoautotrophic conditions (2017)
Algal Research
Kosourov S., Murukesan G., Seibert M., Allahverdiyeva Y.
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Carotenoid Biosynthesis in Calothrix sp. 336/3: Composition of Carotenoids on Full Medium, During Diazotrophic Growth and After Long-Term H2 Photoproduction (2016)
Plant and Cell Physiology
Sergey Kosourov, Gayathri Murukesan, Jouni Jokela, Yagut Allahverdiyeva
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Chlamydomonas Flavodiiron Proteins Facilitate Acclimation to Anoxia During Sulfur Deprivation (2015)
Plant and Cell Physiology
Jokel M, Kosourov S, Battchikova N, Tsygankov AA, Aro EM, Allahverdiyeva Y
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Heterocyst-specific flavodiiron protein Flv3B enables oxic diazotrophic growth of the filamentous cyanobacterium Anabaena sp. PCC 7120 (2014)
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Maria Ermakova, Natalia Battchikova, Pierre Richaud, Hannu Leino, Sergey Kosourov, Janne Isojärvi, Gilles Peltier, Enrique Flores, Laurent Cournac, Yagut Allahverdiyeva, Eva-Mari Aro
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Hydrogen Photoproduction by Immobilized N2-fixing Cyanobacteria: Understanding the Role of Uptake Hydrogenase in the Long-term Process. (2014)
Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Kosourov S, Leino H, Murukesan G, Lynch F, Tsygankov A, Sivonen K, Aro EM, Allahverdiyeva Y.
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Recent Developments on Cyanobacteria and Green Algae for Biohydrogen Photoproduction and Its Importance in CO2 Reduction (2014) Bioenergy Research: Advances and Applications Y. Allahverdiyeva, E.M. Aro, S. Kosourov
(
A3 Book chapter)

A versatile method for preparation of hydrated microbial-latex biocatalytic coatings for gas absorption and gas evolution (2012)
Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology
Gosse JL, Chinn MS, Grunden AM, Bernal OI, Jenkins JS, Yeager C, Kosourov S, Seibert M, Flickinger MC
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Extended H-2 photoproduction by N-2-fixing cyanobacteria immobilized in thin alginate films (2012)
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Leino H, Kosourov SN, Saari L, Sivonen K, Tsygankov AA, Aro EM, Allahverdiyeva Y
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Maximizing the hydrogen photoproduction yields in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii cultures: The effect of the H-2 partial pressure (2012)
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Kosourov SN, Batyrova KA, Petushkova EP, Tsygankov AA, Ghirardi ML, Seibert M
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Sustained hydrogen photoproduction by phosphorus-deprived Chlamydomonas reinhardtii cultures (2012)
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Batyrova KA, Tsygankov AA, Kosourov SN
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

A truncated antenna mutant of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii can produce more hydrogen than the parental strain (2011)
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Kosourov SN, Ghirardi ML, Seibert M
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Hydrogen Production by Photoautotrophic Sulfur-Deprived Chlamydomonas reinhardtii Pre-Grown and Incubated Under High Light (2009)
Biotechnology and Bioengineering
Tolstygina IV, Antal TK, Kosourov SN, Krendeleva TE, Rubin AB, Tsygankov AA
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Prolongation of H2 photoproduction by immobilized, sulfur-limited Chlamydomonas reinhardtii cultures (2008)
Journal of Biotechnology
Laurinavichene TV, Kosourov SN, Ghirardi ML, Seibert M, Tsygankov AA
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

A comparison of hydrogen photoproduction by sulfur-deprived Chlamydomonas reinhardtii under different growth conditions (2007)
Journal of Biotechnology
Kosourov S, Patrusheva E, Ghirardi ML, Seibert M, Tsygankov A
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)


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