Research & Studies Coordinator
Dr. Spyridon Grigorakis was born in 1976 in Chania, Crete. He studied at the Chemistry department of the University of Ioannina (Greece) from where he graduated in 2002, later he obtained his M.Sc. degree in Food Science from the same department, studying the effect of packaging material on the quality characteristics of wine. In 2014, he completed the M.Sc. program of the Food Quality and Chemistry of Natural Products department at the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (MAICh) where he investigated the recovery of polyphenols from olive leaves utilizing glycerol-water mixtures. Since then, he is employed in the department where he participated in numerous projects and authored/co-authored more than 40 scientific papers. In 2020, he received his Ph.D. in Food Science and Nutrition from the University of the Aegean where he studied the extraction of phenolic compounds from the medicinal plant Salvia fruticosa using green solvents. His research interests include; efficient and green extraction of bioactive compounds from plants and agro-industrial wastes, utilization of plant-based biomolecules in the food industry, and development of analytical methods for foods.
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Research Fellow (and acting Administrative Coordinator)
Born in 1970, she studied Biology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and she followed additional short courses on organic agriculture and apiculture. She completed her M.Sc. at the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, where she has been working since 1998 as Research Assistant, initially at the Dept. of Natural Products and since 2000 up today, in the Mediterranean Plant Conservation Unit and the laboratory of Analytical Chemistry.
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Born in Chania, she studied Chemistry at the University of Athens, Greece. She completed her M.Sc. at the University of Athens, in analytical chemistry, in 2006, while the experimental part of her master took part in the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania. Since February 2005, she is working in Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania as Research Assistant and Analyst in the Laboratory of Chemistry of Natural Products and Analytical Chemistry. She is also the Technical Responsible and the Assistant Responsible of Quality Assurance of the ISO 17025 quality assurance system established in the laboratory, since January 2007. She is a PhD candidate at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of Pharmacy.
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