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Καθηγητής Χημείας Τροφίμων,
Εθνικό Καποδιστριακό Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών

✉ harpro[at]chem.uoa[dot]gr

☎ +30 210 7274160 (γραφείο)






- Ακαδημαϊκή εκπαίδευση -

  • 2000: B.Sc. in Chemistry, University of Ioannina, Greece
  • 2001: M.Sc. in Food Science, University of Reading, U.K.:
  • 2005: Ph.D. in Food Chemistry, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece
  • 2006: Post Graduate short course, Wageningen University, the Netherlands, funded by EuroFIR
  • 2007: Postdoc research, Agricultural University of Athens, Department of Food science and Technology

- Διορισμοί -

  • 2023: Professor, Chemistry Dept., UoA
  • 2019: Associate Professor, Chemistry Dept., UoA
  • 2009 – 2011: Hellenic Food Authority (EFET), Technical manager of the chemical laboratory in Athens and Food Auditor
  • 2007 – 2009: Agripan SA, Sales Director in water treatment systems

- Διδακτικές Δραστηριότητες -

Προπτυχιακά μαθήματα

  • Food Chemistry
  • Food Quality Control and Food Safety
  • Food Technology
  • Nutrition and Food Chemistry (Pharmacology Dept.)

Μεταπτυχιακά μαθήματα

  • Nutrition (Chemistry Dept.)
  • New Trends in Food Science (Chemistry Dept.)
  • Food Analysis (Chemistry Dept.)
  • Quality Control of Food (Chemistry Dept.)

- Ερευνητικά Ενδιαφέροντα/Δραστηριότητες -

  • Plant bioactive compounds extraction and instrumental analysis e.g., phenolic acids, flavonoids
  • Determination of antioxidant capacity of constituents from plant derived foods (olive oil, wine, plants, mushrooms etc)
  • Food contaminants determination (metals e.g., Sn, Cd, Cu, biogenic amines)
  • Food Allergens determination by ELISA (new field)
  • GMOs in milk and milk products by PCR (new field)
  • Biodegradable, edible active food packaging, micro-nanoencapsulation of bioactive ingredients.

- Επιστημονικές Δημοσιεύσεις/Αναφορές -

  • >80 publications in refereed journals
  • >2000 citations (H-index = 21)

- Κορυφαίες πέντε δημοσιεύσεις -

  • Analysis of flavonoids and phenolic acids in Greek aromatic plants: Investigation of their antioxidant capacity and antimicrobial activity, C Proestos, IS Boziaris, GJE Nychas, M Komaitis Food chemistry 95 (4), 664-671
  • RP-HPLC analysis of the phenolic compounds of plant extracts. Investigation of their antioxidant capacity and antimicrobial activity C Proestos, N Chorianopoulos, GJE Nychas, M Komaitis, Journal of agricultural and food chemistry 53 (4), 1190-1195
  • Application of microwave-assisted extraction to the fast extraction of plant phenolic compounds C Proestos, M Komaitis, LWT-food science and technology 41 (4), 652-659
  • Determination of phenolic compounds in aromatic plants by RP-HPLC and GC-MS, C Proestos, D Sereli, M Komaitis, Food chemistry 95 (1), 44-52
  • Antioxidant capacity of selected plant extracts and their essential oils, C Proestos, K Lytoudi, OK Mavromelanidou, P Zoumpoulakis, Antioxidants 2 (1), 11-22

- Επιλεγμένες Διακρίσεις -

  • Scholarship from the State Scholarships Foundation of Greece for Post Doctoral research at the Agricultural University of Athens (2006-2008).
  • Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 53(4), 1190-1195, (2005) one of the top 20 most read articles
  • LWT – Food science and Technology Volume 41, Issue 4, (2008), 652-659, one of the Top 10 most cited article for the period 2008-2010
  • Food Chemistry, Volume 95, Issue 4, (2006), Pages 664-671. No 1. of the Top 25 Hottest articles for October to December 2005.

- Έργα και Ακαδημαϊκές Δράσεις -

  • Member of European Commission TAIEX, Technical Assistance Information Exchange Instrume, Expert candidature number: EX2014D225678
  • Member of Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Trainer of Hellenic Food Authority (EFET)
  • Certified Evaluator of Hellenic Accreditation System (ESYD)
  • Evaluator of European Programs RISE, COST, PRIMA