Graduated from the Faculty of Animal Science and Aquaculture of the Agricultural University of Athens, Greece (1997), holder of Master (MSc) in Food Science and Technology (2000) and PhD in Agricultural Sciences (scientific field: Food Safety and Hygiene of Foods of Animal Origin) from the same university (2003) through a 3-year scholarship provided by the Greek State Scholarship Foundation (IKY). Postdoctoral research at Agriculture University of Athens (Laboratory of Food Quality Control and Hygiene), Wageningen University, The Netherlands (Laboratory of Food Microbiology, Prof. M.H. Zwietering) and University of Turin, Italy (Laboratory of Food Microbiology, Associate Prof. L. Cocolin) includes study and training on issues related to predictive microbiology, microbiological risk assessment, physiology of food-borne pathogens (Bacillus cereus) under stressful conditions and molecular microbiology techniques and methods (genomics - transcriptomics) (Listeria monocytogenes in foods of animal origin).
Shelf life establishment of a sliced, cooked, cured meat product based on quality and safety determinants
Journal of Food Protection (2007) 70(8)
Determination of the growth limits and kinetic behavior of Listeria monocytogenes in a sliced cooked cured meat product: Validation of the predictive growth model under constant and dynamic temperature storage conditions
Journal of Food Protection (2006) 69(6)
Quantifying nonthermal inactivation of Listeria monocytogenes in European fermented sausages using bacteriocinogenic lactic acid bacteria or their bacteriocins: A case study for risk assessment