Section Editors

Section Board for 'Food Security and Sustainability' (18)

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Prof. Dr. Theodoros Varzakas
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Food Science and Technology, University of Peloponnese, 24100 Antikalamos, Kalamata, Greece
Interests: food technology; food engineering; food safety; food quality; extra virgin olive oil; mycotoxins, fermented foods
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Prof. Dr. Barbaros Özer
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Department of Dairy Technology, Ankara Üniversitesi, Ankara, Turkey
Interests: dairy; milk; cheese; fermented dairy products; non-thermal food processing technologies; dairy rheology; hygienic design; dairy-based beverages
Prof. Dr. Costas Stathopoulos
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Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
Interests: waste utilisation; plant bioactives; cereal science; postharvest; novel technologies
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Dr. Gülhan Ünlü
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School of Food Science, University of Idaho, 875 Perimeter Drive, Moscow, ID 83844-2312, USA
Interests: food, dairy and wine microbiology; microbial food safety; functional foods; bioactive packaging of foods; food biotechnology
Dr. Raquel Garcia
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Mediterranean Institute for Agriculture, Environment and Development & Departamento de Fitotecnia, Escola de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade de Évora, Pólo da Mitra, Évora, Portugal
Interests: olive oil; volatile compounds; chromatography; geographic origin; varietal origin; food analysis; pesticides; MIP technology
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Prof. Dr. Antonia Tamborrino
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Department of Agricultural and Environmental Science, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Via Amendola 165/A, 70126 Bari, Italy
Interests: deals with the innovation and optimization of agro-food industry equipment and plants, design of the food pilot plants and their implementation in the industrial environmental; sensors and real time process control; processes settings; influence of the machine design parameters on food quality; other scientific targets are the waste management; composting systems, harvesting mechanization system and harvesting machine
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Prof. Dr. Paula Bourke
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School of Biosystems and Food Engineering, University College Dublin, Dublin 4, Ireland
Interests: novel antimicrobials; biofilms; cold plasma biosciences; non-thermal processing; sustainable food production - cellular agriculture; food safety
Dr. Marta M. Calvo
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Institute of Science, Food Technology and Nutrition, Spanish National Research Council, Madrid, Spain
Interests: utilization of agro-food industry and aquaculture wastes; components with functional properties (carotenoids, polyphenols); food safety; spoilage and pathogenic bacteria and molds; fishery products; dairy industry products
Prof. Dr. Panagiotis Kandylis
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Laboratory of Oenology and Alcoholic Beverages, Dept. of Food Science & Technology, School of Agriculture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, P.O. Box 235, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: fermented foods; wine and beer microbiology; aroma of wine and beverages; alcoholic beverages
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Dr. Mirian Pateiro
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Centro Tecnológico de la Carne de Galicia, Parque Tecnológico de Galicia, 32900 Ourense, Spain
Interests: food technology; functional food; bioactive compounds; natural antioxidants; meat quality; emerging technologies; healthier meat products
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Prof. Dr. Salam A. Ibrahim
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Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC 27411, USA
Interests: food microbiology, food safety, food fermentation, lactic acid bacteria; probiotics; prebiotics; wine microbiology; organic acid production, malolactic fermentation; Saccharomyces cerevisiae; non-Saccharomyces; alcoholic fermentation; spoilage microbes; fermented beverages; bioconversion process, biofortification; foodborne pathogens; toxins degradation; rapid methods for detection and other related topics
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Prof. Dr. Maria Papageorgiou
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Department of Food Science and Technology, International Hellenic University, Alexander campus, GR-57400 Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: tailoring functional and chemical properties of cereal and alternative plant sources in view of developing specific healthy foods and ingredients; other topics of interest include dough rheology, structural and functional characterization of biopolymers, mycotoxin analysis and risk assessment
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Prof. Dr. Montserrat Dueñas Paton
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Grupo de Investigación en Polifenoles, Departamento de Química Analítica, Nutrición y Bromatología, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad de Salamanca, E37007 Salamanca, Spain
Interests: characterization of phenolic compounds in plant foods; liquid chromatography (HPLC) mass spectrometry analysis; technological processes in order to improve the quality of legumes; structural analysis and physico-chemical properties in red wines; bioavailability and biological activity of dietary flavonoids; influence of phenolic compounds on sensorials characteristics (astringency)
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Prof. Dr. María Jose Esteve
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Nutrition and Food Chemistry Area, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Valencia, Av. Vicent Andrés Estellés, S/N, 46100 Burjassot, Spain
Interests: natural antioxidants; valorization of agrofood industry co-products; sustainable extraction; functional food
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Prof. Dr. Vera Lavelli
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Department of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences (DeFENS), Università degli Studi di Milano, via G. Celoria 2, 20133 Milan, Italy
Interests: fruit, vegetable and mushroom processing; food by-product recovery; food security; food sustainability; natural antioxidants and antiglycation agents; enzymatic and non-enzymatic browning
Prof. Dr. Isabel Castanheira
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Food and Nutrition Department, National Institute of Health Doctor Ricardo Jorge, Lisbon, Portugal
Interests: analytical methods; trace elements; chemical contaminants; food composition & characterization & processing; food sustainability; cereals & pulses; fruits & vegetables; sampling; fish; global nutrition
Prof. Dr. Marco Poiana
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Department of AGRARIA, University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, 89124 Vito, Reggio Calabria, Italy
Interests: olive oil; table olive; antioxidants; extraction
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Dr. Abani K. Pradhan
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Department of Nutrition and Food Science and Center for Food Safety and Security Systems, University of Maryland, 0112 Skinner Building, College Park, MD 20742, USA
Interests: food safety; risk analysis; quantitative risk assessment; food safety engineering; predictive microbiology; molecular epidemiology; food quality; HACCP; food process engineering
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