Nikolov, Zivko individual record
Professor and Associate Department Head

Nikolov's Bioseparations Lab conducts transformative research in bioprocess engineering aimed at the development of novel and cost-effective strategies for extraction and purification of recombinant and native biomolecules. Bioseparations Lab leverages scientific and engineering expertise of lab members to find solutions for a variety of bioprocessing and separations challenges that currently face plant and algal biotechnology. To guide early process development and identify constraints posed by biological system and final product lab members use process simulation. Past and current research projects directed by Dr. Nikolov include industrial protein products derived from rice, sugarcane, tobacco, Lemna minor, and microalgae.

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Academic Articles64
  • Wilken, L. R., & Nikolov, Z. L. (2016). Aqueous Fractionation of Dry-Milled Corn Germ for Food Protein Production. Nedović, V., Raspor, P., Lević, J., Tumbas Šaponjac, V., & Barbosa-Cánovas, G. V. (Eds.), Emerging and Traditional Technologies for Safe, Healthy and Quality Food. (pp. 443-461). Springer International Publishing.
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  • Nikolov, Z., & Woodard, S. L. (2014). Bioseparation: Proteins. Encyclopedia of Agricultural, Food, and Biological Engineering, Second Edition.
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  • Wilken, L. R., & Nikolov, Z. L. (2012). Downstream Processing of Transgenic Plant Systems: Protein Recovery and Purification Strategies. Molecular Farming in Plants: Recent Advances and Future Prospects. (pp. 217-257). Springer Netherlands.
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  • Nikolov, Z. L., Regan, J. T., Dickey, L. F., & Woodard, S. L. (2009). Purification of Antibodies From Transgenic Plants. Process Scale Purification of Antibodies. (pp. 387-406). John Wiley & Sons, Inc..
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  • Nikolov, L., Maheshwari, P., Hardwick, J. E., Murphy, P. A., & Johnson, L. A. (1992). Potential applications for supercritical carbon dioxide separations in soybean processing. Developments in Food Science. (pp. 595-616). Elsevier.
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Conference Papers11
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Texas A&M University; Biological & Agricultural Engineering; 2117 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2117