Research associate, Laboratory of Dairy Science, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition
Agricultural University of Athens, Greece
Dr Konstantinos Papadimitriou received his bachelor degree in Food Science and Technology in 1998 from the Agricultural University of Athens, Greece. He then pursued his Masters Degree in Biochemistry (Genetic manipulation and Molecular Biology) at the University of Sussex (UK). In 2003 he received the “Herakleitos” scholarship for Ph.D candidates and started his degree on the stress physiology of lactic acid bacteria (LAB). He was awarded the Ph.D degree in 2006 with distinction. Since then, Dr Papadimitriou has worked in different projects funded by EU or national funds as a research associate in the group of Prof Tsakalidou. He is currently involved in the “Thales” national project concerning the genome sequencing and characterization of LAB from the ACA-DC culture collection. Dr Papadimitriou has served as a visiting lecturer in the Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Aegean University, Lemnos, Greece (2012-2013) teaching Molecular Biology, Food Biotechnology and Genetics and Nutrition. He also participates in the lectures of the MSc course of Analysis of DNA and Protein Sequences in the Department of Cell Biology and Biophysics, University of Athens, Greece (2011-). Dr Papadimitriou has published four invited book chapters and fifteen original research articles (plus three that are now under review) receiving more than 200 citations. Dr Papadimitriou and Prof Tsakalidou are the editors of the book entitled “The stress physiology of lactic acid bacteria” published by Springer (2011). He has co-authored the Background Study Paper No65, FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. Furthermore, Dr Papadimitriou is a member of the editorial board of Applied and Environmental Microbiology (ASM) and he has served as an ad-hoc reviewer in more than fifteen research journals.
Physiology, the genetics and the genomics of LAB, the biomedical applications of probiotic strains, quantitative and qualitative approaches for single cell microbiology (e.g. flow cytometry, cell sorting and microscopy), plasmid biology and applied bioinformatics.