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Kimon-Andreas Karatzas

  • Co-Director of Postgraduate Research Studies.



Building location

Harry Nursten

Areas of interest

  • Molecular mechanisms of acid resistance of bacterial foodborne pathogens and gut microorganisms.
  • Glutamate and aminoacid decarboxylase systems.
  • Anaerobic microbiology of bacterial foodborne pathogens, gut microorganisms and anaerobic reactors.
  • Molecular mechanisms of stress resistance against old and novel food processing techniques (high hydrostatic pressure).
  • Biocide tolerance of bacterial foodborne pathogens.
  • Study of the effect of stress mechanisms on the general phenotype (virulence, nutrition, etc,) of bacterial foodborne pathogens.
  • General stress mechanisms of L. monocytogenes, S. enterica, S. aureus.

Academic qualifications

  • PhD in Nutrition, Food Technology and Biotechnology, Wageningen Agricultural University, The Netherlands, 2002
  • Bsc Food Science and Technology, Department of Agriculture, School of Geotechnical Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

Awards and honours

Starting Investigator Research Grant (SIRG) awarded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) – 0.5 million Euros – and Marie Curie – EU funding.


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