Prof. Kalliopi Rantsiou

Kalliopi Rantsiou graduated from the University of Athens in Greece in 1997 with a degree in Biology and continued her education at the University of Davis, USA obtaining a PhD in Food Science in 2002. She then returned to Greece and from 2003 to 2005 was scientific advisor for the Hellenic Food Safety Authority, regarding microbial hazards. In 2006 she moved to Italy and initiated her researcher career first at the University of Udine and then at the University of Turin. In 2008 she became researcher/lecturer and then in 2016 Associate Professor at the same University. Her main research interest is microbial ecology of foods with particular emphasis on combining culture dependent and culture independent approaches to describe the microbiota and its function in foods.

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Food safety for infants

  • 08 December 2020
  • Aside from breast milk that is recommended as the gold standard at WHO level, infant formulas and ba...

Pediatric News

  • 20 July 2020
  • In 2020, the EPA-UNEPSA working group on nutrition has joined forces with a consortium of European r...

Furan in food – EFSA confirms health concerns

  • 12 May 2020
  • Consumer exposure to furan and methylfurans in food could lead to possible long-term liver damage. T...

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