Thomas Sawidis

University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

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Researcher ID: FVG-7017-2022

Professional (scientific) interests: Development, fine structure and function of plant glands. Bioaccumulation of heavy metals by plants (algae, lichens, mosses, aquatic plants, trees). Effects of heavy metals on plant growth and cell wall ultrasructure. The use of plants as monitors for environmental pollution. Autoradiographical study of the incorporation of radionuclides in plants. Uptake of radionuclides by plants after the Chernobyl reactor accident. Monitoring urban pollution.

Selected Publications:

  1. Weryszko-Chmielewska, E., Sulborska-Różycka, A., Sawidis, T. (2022). Structure of the nectary in Chaenomeles japonica (Thunb.) Lindl. ex Spach. in different stages of flowering with focus on nectar secretion. Protoplasma, 259 (6), 1467–1476. doi:

  2. Pavlović, P., Sawidis, T., Breuste, J., Kostić, O., Čakmak, D., Đorđević, D. et. al. (2021). Fractionation of Potentially Toxic Elements (PTEs) in Urban Soils from Salzburg, Thessaloniki and Belgrade: An Insight into Source Identification and Human Health Risk Assessment. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18 (11), 6014. doi: 

  3. Sawidis, T., Baycu, G., Weryszko-Chmielewska, E., Sulborska, A. (2021). Impact of Manganese on Pollen Germination and Tube Growth in Lily1. Acta Agrobotanicathis link is disabled, 74, 1–17.

  4. Sawidis, T., Baycu, G., Cevahir–Öz, G., Weryszko-Chmielewska, E. (2017). Effect of mercury on pollen germination and tube growth in Lilium longiflorum. Protoplasma, 255 (3), 819–828. doi: 

  5. Weryszko-Chmielewska, E., Sulborska, A., Żuraw, B., Chyżewska, R., Sawidis, T. (2017). Ecological aspects of the floral structure and flowering in Pulsatilla species. Acta Agrobotanica, 70 (3). doi: 

  6. Sawidis, T., Tsikritzis, L., Tsigaridas, K. (2009). Cesium-137 monitoring using mosses from W. Macedonia, N. Greece. Journal of Environmental Management, 90 (8), 2620–2627. doi: 

  7. Suchkova, N., Alifragkis, D., Ganoulis, J., Darakas, E., Sawidis, T., Stolberg, F. (2014). Reclamation with phytoremediation of area affected by sewage sludge at the Thessaloniki Wastewater Treatment Plant in Sindos (Greece). Toxicological & Environmental Chemistry, 97 (1), 103–115. doi: