Effie Tsakalidou

Effie Tsakalidou
Laboratory of Dairy Research
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Professor in Food Biochemistry

Laboratory of Dairy Research
Agricultural University of Athens
Iera Odos 75, 118 55 Athens
Tel. 30 210 5294661
Fax.: 30 210 5294672
E-mail: et@aua.gr


Effie Tsakalidou graduated in Chemistry from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1980. In 1981, she moved to Germany for post-graduate studies with scholarship from the “A. S. Onassis” Foundation. In 1986, she received her PhD degree in Biochemistry from the University of Cologne, Germany. In 1987, she joined the Agricultural University of Athens, Greece, as a Researcher in the Laboratory of Dairy Research.
Currently, she is Professor of Food Biochemistry in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. She is also the Director of the ACA-DC collection of microorganisms of the Laboratory of Dairy Research. Her research interests lie in the field of lactic acid bacteria, with emphasis on taxonomy, physiology, metabolism, bacteriocins, probiotics, genetics, genomics, metagenomics, proteomics, bioinformatics and technological performance and applications. She has co-authored over 400 publications in the above fields, including 131 papers in peer-reviewed international journals along with 22 book chapters, 157 papers in international conferences, 85 papers in national conferences and 14 non-conference invited papers (non-conference). She has been/is the coordinator of a number of National and European research projects (20 EU funded projects, 41 National projects and 9 projects funded by third parties), member of the Editorial Board in international scientific journals as well as member of scientific societies. Moreover, she is involved in 3 patents, has developed 2 Business Plans and 4 Licencing Agreements with companies abroad regarding specific applications of research results in the field of dairy food production.
Effie Tsakalidou was the Head of the Laboratory of Dairy Research (2010-2022). From 2012 to 2017, she served as the Deputy President of the Council of the Agricultural University of Athens.

Effie Tsakalidou CV Full English - November 2022.pdf