The Laboratory of Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology of the Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics of the Democritus University of Thrace has the appropriate equipment, infrastructure and experience for the preparation of a series of chemical, microbiological and molecular analyzes. In addition, it focuses on the subjects of food biotechnology and environment and molecular nutrition.

About the Laboratory

  • Infrastructure

    The Laboratory owns the appropriate equipment, infrastructure and experience to perform a series of chemical, microbiological and molecular analyses.

    Specifically, gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer (GC/MS), gas chromatograph (GC / FID), high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), freeze-dryer, spectrophotometer, PCR and DGGE apparatuses, microbiological laminar flow chambers, incubators, water activity (aw) instrument, water baths, pH meters and other equipment is available..

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  • Research Activity

    The laboratory research activity is focused on food and environmental biotechnology and molecular nutrition, aiming at developing innovative technologies for production of (a) novel functional foods with potential health benefits (probiotics and prebiotics, natural products with health-promoting effects, pharmaceuticals, etc.), and (b) high value added products through exploitation of various wastes from the agricultural and food industries. At the same time, the appropriate equipment for a wide range of microbiological, chemical and molecular analyses on biological samples is available.

  • Services

    1) Study of food safety and quality (microbiological analyses, pathogen screening, determination of acidity, sugars, organic fatty acids and alcohols, profile of volatiles in foods, etc.).

    2) Determination of the chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of natural products to be used as bioconservatives in foods.

    3) Isolation, identification and characterization of indigenous yeasts/fungi and malolactic bacteria from Greek vineyards and assessment of technological characteristics.

    4) Design and development of innovative functional foods - Study of probiotic characteristics of microbial strains.

Team

Kourkoutas Yiannis

Kourkoutas Yiannis

ikourkou@mbg.duth.gr

Professor Director
Democritus University Of Thrace,
Ph. num.: +30 25510 30633, +306947024571

Nikolaou Anastasios

Nikolaou Anastasios

anikol@mbg.duth.gr

Molecular Biologist - Geneticist, MSc, PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher
Democritus University Of Thrace
Ph. num.: + 30 25510 30703

Nelios Grigorios

Nelios Grigorios

 gregnelios@hotmail.com

Molecular Biologist - Geneticist- PhD candidate Researcher
Democritus University Of Thrace,
Ph. num.:+ 30 25510 30703

Dimoula Elisavet

Dimoula Elisavet

elizabethdimoula@gmail.com

Molecular Biologist - Geneticist
Democritus University Of Thrace,
Ph. num.: + 30 25510 30703

Mitropoulou Grigoria

Mitropoulou Grigoria

grigoriamitropoulou@gmail.com

Molecular Biologist - Geneticist, MSc, PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher
Democritus University Of Thrace
Ph. num: + 30 25510 30703

Pavlatou Chrysoula

Pavlatou Chrysoula

xrysapavl@gmail.com

Molecular Biologist - Geneticist-
Υπ. Διδάκτωρ
Democritus University Of Thrace,
Ph. num.: + 30 25510 30703

Vassilarou Panagiota

Vassilarou Panagiota

panagiotavassilarou@gmail.com

Molecular Biologist - Geneticist
Democritus University Of Thrace,
Ph. num.: + 30 25510 30703

Chatzigiannidou Eleni

Chatzigiannidou Eleni

elechatz@affil.duth.gr

Economist
Democritus University Of Thrace,
Ph. num.: + 30 25510 30703

Prapa Ioanna

Prapa Ioanna

ioannaprap@gmail.com

Molecular Biologist - Geneticist-
PhD candidate Researcher
Democritus University Of Thrace
Ph. num: + 30 25510 30703

Kompoura Vasiliki

Kompoura Vasiliki

vickykom20.70@gmail.com

Molecular Biologist - Geneticist-
PhD candidate
Democritus University Of Thrace,
Ph. num: + 30 25510 30703

Christakoudi Anastasia

Christakoudi Anastasia

anastasiach97@yahoo.com

Agronomist
Democritus University Of Thrace,
Ph. num: + 30 25510 30703

Karampatsa Rodoula

Karampatsa Rodoula

rodoulakarampatsa@gmail.com

Program Assistant Manager
Ph. num.: + 30 25510 30703

Somalou Paraskevi

Somalou Paraskevi

swmalouparaskevi@gmail.com

Biologist-Researcher-
PhD candidate
Democritus University Of Thrace,
Ph. num.:+ 30 25510 30703

Karapantzou Ioanna

Karapantzou Ioanna

ioannakarapantzou@yahoo.gr

Molecular Biologist - Geneticist-
PhD candidate
Democritus University Of Thrace,
Ph. num.: + 30 25510 30703

Dimitriou Lampriana

Dimitriou Lampriana

labriana123@gmail.com

Agronomist
Democritus University Of Thrace,
Ph. num: + 30 25510 30703

Team

Kourkoutas Yiannis

Kourkoutas Yiannis

ikourkou@mbg.duth.gr

Professor Director
Democritus University Of Thrace,
Ph. num.: +30 25510 30633, +306947024571

Nikolaou Anastasios

Nikolaou Anastasios

anikol@mbg.duth.gr

Molecular Biologist - Geneticist, MSc, PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher
Democritus University Of Thrace
Ph. num.: + 30 25510 30703

Mitropoulou Grigoria

Mitropoulou Grigoria

grigoriamitropoulou@gmail.com

Molecular Biologist - Geneticist, MSc, PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher
Democritus University Of Thrace
Ph. num: + 30 25510 30703

Prapa Ioanna

Prapa Ioanna

ioannaprap@gmail.com

Molecular Biologist - Geneticist-
PhD candidate Researcher
Democritus University Of Thrace
Ph. num: + 30 25510 30703

Somalou Paraskevi

Somalou Paraskevi

swmalouparaskevi@gmail.com

Biologist-Researcher-
PhD candidate
Democritus University Of Thrace,
Ph. num.:+ 30 25510 30703

Nelios Grigorios

Nelios Grigorios

 gregnelios@hotmail.com

Molecular Biologist - Geneticist- PhD candidate Researcher
Democritus University Of Thrace,
Ph. num.:+ 30 25510 30703

Pavlatou Chrysoula

Pavlatou Chrysoula

xrysapavl@gmail.com

Molecular Biologist - Geneticist-
Υπ. Διδάκτωρ
Democritus University Of Thrace,
Ph. num.: + 30 25510 30703

Kompoura Vasiliki

Kompoura Vasiliki

vickykom20.70@gmail.com

Molecular Biologist - Geneticist-
PhD candidate
Democritus University Of Thrace,
Ph. num: + 30 25510 30703

Karapantzou Ioanna

Karapantzou Ioanna

ioannakarapantzou@yahoo.gr

Molecular Biologist - Geneticist-
PhD candidate
Democritus University Of Thrace,
Ph. num.: + 30 25510 30703

Dimoula Elisavet

Dimoula Elisavet

elizabethdimoula@gmail.com

Molecular Biologist - Geneticist
Democritus University Of Thrace,
Ph. num.: + 30 25510 30703

Vassilarou Panagiota

Vassilarou Panagiota

panagiotavassilarou@gmail.com

Molecular Biologist - Geneticist
Democritus University Of Thrace,
Ph. num.: + 30 25510 30703

Christakoudi Anastasia

Christakoudi Anastasia

anastasiach97@yahoo.com

Agronomist
Democritus University Of Thrace,
Ph. num: + 30 25510 30703

Dimitriou Lampriana

Dimitriou Lampriana

labriana123@gmail.com

Agronomist
Democritus University Of Thrace,
Ph. num: + 30 25510 30703

Chatzigiannidou Eleni

Chatzigiannidou Eleni

elechatz@affil.duth.gr

Economist
Democritus University Of Thrace,
Ph. num.: + 30 25510 30703

Karampatsa Rodoula

Karampatsa Rodoula

rodoulakarampatsa@gmail.com

Program Assistant Manager
Ph. num.: + 30 25510 30703

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20
Dec

Presentation of 3 e-posters at the 9th Conference of Mikrobiokosmos, Athens, Greece

Two e-posters entitled «Immobilized probiotics as effective delivery vehicles ensuring cell survival under simulated gastrointestinal transit», «Biofilm removal activity of…

05
Nov

Presentation of 2 posters at the 35th EFFoST Conference in Lausanne, Switzerland

Two posters entitled “New presumptive probiotic strains for management of Type-1 Diabetes” and “Novel functional breakfast cereals fortified with freeze-dried…

26
Aug

Infrastructure of Microbiome Applications in Food Systems- FOODBIOMES

We acknowledge support of this work by the project “Infrastructure of Microbiome Applications in Food Systems-FOODBIOMES” (MIS 5047291), which is…

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