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George-John NYCHAS

  • Professor
  • Agricultural University of Athens Department of Food Science and Technology
  • 57h-indexImpact measure calculated using publication and citation counts. Updated daily.
  • 9849CitationsNumber of citations received by George-John's publications. Updated daily.

Research interests

Internet of FoodsProcess Analytical Technologiesnatural antimicrobialsQuorum sensingbiofilmspredictive modellingmetabolomicsfood spoilagefood safetyFood microbial ecology

About

Professor George-John Nychas is the head of the Laboratory of Microbiology and Biotechnology of Foods (LMBF) of AUA, which was established in 1994. From March 2010 till July 2011 was the President of the Greek National Food Authority (EFET - Eniaios Foreas Asfaleias Trofimon www.efet.gr). He was member of the EFSA – Biohazard group, expert in Predictive modelling / Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) while recently he has joined the ERWG of EFSA. He has coordinated 5 projects and participated in more than 20 EU projects, and 10 concerted Action. Through these projects, the team of Prof. G. Nychas has acquired extensive experience on; a) the assessment of food safety and spoilage through microbiological analysis (pathogens spoilage organisms), and physicochemical analysis (metabolomics) in combination with multivariate statistical methods, such as MCFA, PCA, discriminant analysis and cluster analysis, b) on responses of stress adapted pathogens grown planktonically or attached on stainless steel surfaces (biofilms), and c) on modelling the behaviour of microbial populations throughout the food chain to assist reliable estimation of microbial food safety risk. d) Implementation of Process analytical technology (PAT) in Food Industry. He has published 229 papers (scopus 19-12-17) with > 9350 citations and h=55.

Co-authors (279)

  • Panos Tsakanikas

Publications (5)

  • Evaluating the probiotic potential and technological characteristics of yeasts implicated in cv. Kalamata natural black olive fermentation

    • Bonatsou S
    • Karamouza M
    • Zoumpopoulou G
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  • Probiotic incorporation in edible films and coatings: Bioactive solution for functional foods

    • Pavli F
    • Tassou C
    • Nychas G
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  • Use of Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy for monitoring the shelf life of ham slices packed with probiotic supplemented edible films after treatment with high pressure processing

    • Pavli F
    • Argyri A
    • Nychas G
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  • Meat and Poultry: Spoilage of Meat

    • Nychas G
    • Drosinos E
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  • Preservatives: Traditional Preservatives - Oils and Spices

    • Nychas G
    • Tassou C
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Editorships

International Journal of Food Microbiology

Editorial Board

2017 - Present

PLoS

Academic Editor

2014 - Present

Food Microbiology

Editorial Board

2010 - Present

Journal of Applied Microbiology

Editorial Board

2003 - Present

Letters in Applied Microbiology

Editorial Board

2003 - Present

Journal of Food Protection

Editorial Baord

2001 - Present

Applied Environmental Microbiology

Editorial Board

2004 - 2012(8 years)

Professional experience

Professor

Agricultural University of Athens, Department of Food Science & Technology

April 1994 - Present

President

National Food Authority (EFET)

March 2010 - August 2011(a year)

Education

Post Doc

University of Bath, United Kingdom

November 1988 - October 1990(2 years)

PhD

University of Bath, United Kingdom

October 1981 - October 1984(3 years)

Bachelor

Agricultural University of Athens

September 1973 - January 1979(5 years)