Ioannis Zabetakis, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
University of Athens, Greece
Yannis (Ioannis) Zabetakis has studied for his BSc in Chemistry in the Univ. of Athens and then he spent 8 years in UK where he studied for a PhD in Food Science in the Univ. of Leeds, did postdoctoral research on alkaloids in the Univ. of Durham and worked as a Lecturer in Food Chemistry in the Univ. of Leeds. During his lectureship in Leeds (1998-2001), he also studied for a M.Ed. in Food Chemistry. Since 2003, he is working in the laboratory of Food Chemistry in the Univ. of Athens (2003-2008 Lecturer of Food Chemistry, 2008-2012 tenure-track Assistant Professor of Food Chemistry and since 2012 as a Tenured Assistant Professor of Food Chemistry). He is also involved in consulting and auditing (as a Lead Auditor) food industries. As a hobby, he likes to write articles on nutrition and food safety issues in specialised food sector magazines and newspapers.
Biosynthesis of secondary metabolites in plant and microbial cells and ways to control the equilibrium between the primary and secondary metabolism
Impact of pollution on the food chain
Nutritional value of food and how novel functional food can be produced