Project (9 months duration, 60 ECTS)

Independently of the thesis thematic area, students acquire standard common competencies such as literature reviewing, hypothesis formulation and experimental design, scientific writing and critical interpretation of results. Linked to the thematic area of their research work, students gain specific competencies that might fall in different groups:

  • antioxidants and methods for their evaluation; chemiluminescence in-house techniques
  • natural product isolation and structural identification
  • chemical fingerprinting as a tool for authentication
  • quality analyses of food products
  • synthesis of natural products
  • the exploitation of inexpensive renewable sources and agro industrial waste in view of obtaining added value products

Indicative master thesis realized whithin the area

Title Phytochemical analysis, antioxidant activity and inhibition check of the reductase of Lycium barbarum (Goji) (2015)
Author Amina BENCHENNOUF, Algeria
Place of realisation Department of Food Quality & Chemistry of Natural Products, Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Chania, Greece
Thesis director Dr. Evgenios Kokkalou

 

Title A comparative evaluation of bio-solvents for the efficient extraction of polyphenolic phytochemicals: apple waste peels as a case study (2015)
Author Maria Bikaki, Greece
Place of realisation Department of Food Quality & Chemistry of Natural Products, Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Chania, Greece
Thesis director Dr. Dimitris P. Makris

 

Title Optimisation of a green extraction process for the efficient recovery of polyphenolic antioxidants from two artemisia species (2015)
Author Emad Mohamed Abdelmonem Mohamed Shehata, Egypt
Place of realisation Department of Food Quality & Chemistry of Natural Products, Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Chania, Greece
Thesis director Dr. Dimitris P. Makris

 

Title Evaluation of antioxidant activity and identification of major polyphenolic constituents of ebenus cretica (2014)
Author Todor Tokov, FYROM
Place of realisation Department of Food Quality & Chemistry of Natural Products, Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Chania, Greece
Thesis director Dr. Vassilios Roussis

 

Title Effect of thermal treatment on the quality of cretan honeys (2014)
Author Slim Blidi, Tunisia
Place of realisation Department of Food Quality & Chemistry of Natural Products, Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Chania, Greece
Thesis director Dr. Antony C. Calokerinos

 

Title Lipase catalyzed esterification of oleuropein with fatty acids (2013)
Author Ahmed Ibrahim Mohamed Abd Elgawad, EGYPT
Place of realisation Department of Food Quality & Chemistry of Natural Products, Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Chania, Greece
Thesis director Dr. Anastasia Detsi