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Bekatorou Argyro

bekatorou
bekatorou

Associate Professor

Tel: (+302610) 997123, 962964

Fax: (+302610) 997105

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Web Page: http://www.chem.upatras.gr/faculty/bekatorou

Curriculum Vitae

ACADEMIC STUDIES/POSITIONS

  • 1990-1995: Diploma in Chemistry. Dept. of Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • 1996-2001: PhD in Chemistry. of Chemistry, University of Patras, Greece.
  • 1998: Specialisation in Oenology. of Chemistry, University of Patras, Greece.
  • Postdoctoral researcher (Research Officer, Spine Point 6). School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Ulster, N. Ireland, UK.
  • 2003-2005: Postdoctoral researcher. of Chemistry, University of Patras, Greece.
  • 2003-2004 & 2004-2005: Temporary Lecturer in Food Chemistry and Technology / Instrumental Chemical Analysis. Dept. of Chemistry, University of Patras, Greece.
  • 2006-2011: Lecturer of Food Chemistry and Technology. Dept. of Chemistry, University of Patras, Greece.
  • Since 2011: Assistant Professor of Food Chemistry and Technology. Dept. of Chemistry, University of Patras, Greece.

RESEARCH/EDUCATIONAL GRANTS

  • 1996-1998 (Researcher): Discinovation, Stride Hellas, PR.360: “Method for alcohol production using biocatalysts”.
  • 1999-2001 (Researcher): Greek State/EU Grant EPET ΙΙ: “Exploitation of whey for the production of food products by biotechnological methods”.
  • 2003-2005 (Post-doc Researcher): Greek State/EU Grant EPEAEK ΙΙ- HERACLITUS: “Agroindustrial waste as immobilisation carriers for baker’s yeasts”.
  • 2003-2005 (Post-doc Researcher): Joint Research and Technology Programmes. Greece-Serbia: “Wine and beer making by freeze dried immobilized cells in different bioreactor systems. Production of a potential commercial dried biocatalyst”.
  • 2004-2007 (Post-doc Researcher): Greek State/EU Grant EPEAEK ΙΙ-PYTHAGORAS: “Utilisation of brewery solid wastes for the production of microbial biomass for added value products”.
  • 2004-2007 (Post-doc Researcher): Greek State/EU Grant EPEAEK ΙΙ- PYTHAGORAS: “The liquid waste of the dairy industry as raw material for the production of probiotic kefir cultures for use in cheese making”.
  • 2007-2010 (Post-doc Researcher): Regional Operational Program of Western Greece (DEL13) “Production of dried starter cultures using whey as raw material for food production”.
  • 2009-2013 (Project Supervisor): Program Karatheodori 2009: “Products of added vale based on single cell protein produced by biotechnological exploitation of mixed food industry wastes”.
  • 2011-2015 (Research team & PhD thesis co-supervisor) Greek State/EU Grant-HERACLITUS, ESPA 2007-2013: “Production of single cell protein, edible mushrooms and food additives through biotechnological exploitation of mixed food industry wastes”.
  • 2011-2015 (Research team & PhD thesis co-supervisor) Greek State/EU Grant-HERACLITUS, ESPA 2007-2013: “Production of biodiesel from food industry wastes».
  • 2013-2015 (Research team & PhD thesis co-supervisor): ESPA 2007-2013 – SYNERGASIA 2011: “Agroindustrial liquid and solid wastes as raw materials for the production of a new generation biofuel”.
  • 2013-2015 (Research team): ESPA 2007-2013 – SYNERGASIA 2011: “Cellulose nano- and micro- biotechnology: applications in food industries”.
  • 2013-2015 (Research team): ESPA 2007-2013 – SYNERGASIA 2011: “Production of new functional foods (sausages and dairy products) adding probiotics isolated from dairy products”.
  • 2013-2015 (Research team): ESPA – ARISTEIA II: “Cellulose nano- and micro-biotechnology: Fermentations at extremely low temperatures for food production".
  • 1997 – Educational project – Greek Centre for Productivity – EU: “Conservation and traditional production of local livestock farming products” (Production of traditional dairy products).
  • 1998-1999 - Educational project – Greek state-EU (EPEAEK): “Quality control in the food and packaging materials industry”.
  • 2002-2003 - Educational project – Greek state-EU (EPEAEK II): International MSc Food Biotechnology (teaching, production of teaching material, and administrative tasks).
  • 1999-2000 - Educational project – Centre for Professional Learning of the University of Patras – Prefecture of Western Greece – EU: “Viticulture and restructuring of vineyards”.

 


Courses

Undergraduate modules

  • FOOD CHEMISTRY (3rd year - Compulsory). Dept. of Chemistry, University of Patras.
  • FOOD CHEMISTRY & TECHNOLOGY (3rd year - Optional). Dept. of Biology, University of Patras.
  • FOOD CHEMISTRY & TECHNOLOGY – OENOLOGY Ι (4th year - Optional). Dept. of Chemistry, University of Patras.
  • FOOD CHEMISTRY & TECHNOLOGY – OENOLOGY ΙI (4th year - Optional). Dept. of Chemistry, University of Patras.
  • RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND CHEMICAL STORAGE (4th year - Optional) Dept. of Chemistry, University of Patras.
  • VITICULTURE (Specialisation in Oenology). of Chemistry, University of Patras.

Postgraduate modules

  • TREATMENT OF FOOD INDUSTRY WASTES (MSc Food Biorpocesses & Biorefineries). Dept. of Food Science & Technology, Agricultural University of Athens.
  • VALORISATION OF RENEWABLE RESOURCES (MSc Food Biorpocesses & Biorefineries). Dept. of Food Science & Technology, Agricultural University of Athens.
  • ADVANCED FOOD CHEMISTRY (PhD Course). Dept. of Chemistry, University of Patras.
  • ADVANCED EXERCISES IN FOOD CHEMISTRY (PhD Course). Dept. of Chemistry, University of Patras.
  • FOOD BIOTECHNOLOGY (PhD Course). Dept. of Chemistry, University of Patras.

Research Activities

  • Chemistry and technology of fermented foods (wine, beer, bread, dairy products, pickled products, probiotics).
  • Technology of immobilized cells in food and alcoholic beverages production – continuous processes.
  • Utilization of food industry wastes & by-products for the production of novel foods, food ingredients, and other products of added value – food waste biorefineries.
  • Process scale-up.

Publications

  • Α. Bekatorou, A. A. Koutinas, K. Psarianos, M. Kanellaki*
    Low-Temperature Brewing by Freeze-Dried Immobilized Cells on Gluten Pellets.
    Journal of Agricultural and FoodChemistry, 49(1), 373-377, 2001.
  • Kourkoutas, A. Bekatorou*, R. Marchant, I. M. Banat and A.A. Koutinas
    Immobilization technologies and support materials suitable in alcohol beverages production: a review.
    Food Microbiology, 21, 377-397, 2004.
  • A. A. Koutinas*, I. Athanasiadis, A. Bekatorou, M. Iconomopoulou and G. Blekas
    Kefir yeast technology: scale-up in SCP production using milk whey.
    Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 89(7), 788-796, 2005.
  • Plessas S., A. Bekatorou, M. Kanellaki, A. A. Koutinas*, R. Marchant, I. M. Banat.
    Use of immobilized cell biocatalysts in baking.
    Process Biochemistry 42, 1244–1249, 2007.
  • Koutinas A.A.*, H. Papapostolou, D. Dimitrellou, N. Kopsahelis, E. Katechaki, A. Bekatorou, L. A. Bosnea.
    Whey valorisation: A complete and novel technology development for dairy industry starter culture production.
    Bioresource Technology, 100, 3734–3739, 2009.
  • Koutinas, A. A.*, Sypsas, V., Kandylis, P., Michelis, A., Bekatorou, A., Kourkoutas, Y., Kordulis, C., Lycourghiotis, A., Banat, I. M., Nigam, P., Marchant, R., Giannouli, M., Yianoulis, P.
    Nano-tubular cellulose for bioprocess technology development.
    PLOS ONE 7, 4, e34350, 2012.
  • Karapanagioti, H*; Bekatorou, A.
    Alcohol and Dilution Water Characteristics in Distilled Anis (Ouzo).
    Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 62 (21), 2014, 4932-7.
  • Lappa K, Kandylis P, Bekatorou A, Bastas N, Klaoudatos S, Athanasopoulos N, Kanellaki M, Koutinas* AA.
    Continuous acidogenesis of sucrose, raffinose and vinasse using mineral kissiris as promoter.
    Bioresource Technology 188, 2015, 43–48.
  • Barouni E, Petsi T, Kanellaki M, Bekatorou A, Koutinas AA*.
    Tubular cellulose/starch gel composite as food enzyme storehouse.
    Food Chemistry 188, 2015, 106–110.
  • Bekatorou* A. (2016)
    Alcohol: Properties and Determination. In: Caballero, B., Finglas, P., and Toldrá, F. (eds.)
    The Encyclopedia of Food and Health vol. 1, pp. 88-96. Oxford: Academic Press.
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