University of the Aegean
Dr. Giaouris is currently serving as Assoc. Professor in Food Microbiology at the Dept. of Food Science and Nutrition of the University of the Aegean (Lemnos, Greece). His main research interests are focused on pathogenic bacterial biofilms, especially in terms of the risk of this inherent microbial lifestyle for food hygiene and safety, and their control using novel, cost-efficient and sustainable methods (e.g., phytochemicals, enzymes, QS inhibitors and nanomaterials). Other in parallel research priorities comprise the study of the pathogenic microbial physiology under hostile conditions (focused on stress response and virulence induction), the study of the intercellular interactions and their effects on the microbial behavior (e.g., growth, resistance, pathogenicity), the study and exploitation of beneficial microorganisms for food and health applications, and the development and utilization of quick and reliable molecular methods for the detection, identification, quantification and characterization of foodborne microorganisms. He has announced his work >100 times in international peer-reviewed scientific journals and conferences (h = 17).