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Assistant Professor of Food Chemistry,
National Kapodistrian University of Athens

✉ mdasenaki[at]chem.uoa[dot]gr

☎ +30 210 7274326 (office)

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- Academic education - Degrees -

  • 2015: Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • 2008: Master of Science in “Chemical Analysis–Quality Control”, Department of Chemistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • 2006: Bachelor of Science in “Chemistry”, Department of Chemistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

- Appointments -

  • 2021: Assistant Professor in Food Chemistry, Food Chemistry Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • 2015 – 2021: Post-Doctoral Researcher, Analytical Chemistry Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • 2009 – 2012: Chemist at Athens Analysis Laboratories, Athens Analysis Laboratories, 104 Vas. Sofias str, Athens.

- Teaching Activities -

Undergraduate courses

  • Assessing Food Quality and Food Safety (course/lab)
  • Food Chemistry

Postgraduate courses

  • Food Analysis (Chemistry Dept.)
  • Novel approaches in Food Chemistry (Chemistry Dept.)
  • Quality control of Food (Chemistry Dept.)
  • General aspects - Molecular Techniques in Biochemistry (School of Medicine)

- Research Interests/Activities -

  • Food authenticity research using HRMS and sophisticated chemometric tools.
  • Application of Metabolomics in Food Research
  • Identification of food contaminants using LC-MS, GC-MS and LC-HRMS
  • Food Analysis - Development of novel methods for the determination of food nutritional value and food components  and residues

- Scientific Publications/Citations -

  • 39 publications in journals with peer review
  • 42 conference presentations
  • 4 invited book chapters in collective volumes
  • >950 citations (H-index 16)

- Top five publications -

  • G. Koulis, A. Tsagkaris, P. Katsianou, PL. Gialouris, I. Martakos, F. Stergiou, A. Fiore, E. Panagopoulou, S. Karabournioti, C. Baessmann, N. van der Borg, M. Dasenaki, C. Proestos, N. Thomaidis, Thorough Investigation of the Phenolic Profile of Reputable Greek Honey Varieties: Varietal Discrimination and Floral Markers Identification Using Liquid Chromatography–High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry, Molecules 2022, 27(14), 4444
  • Tzachristas, M. Dasenaki*, R. Aalizadeh, N. Thomaidis, C. Proestos “LC-MS Based Metabolomics for the Authentication of Selected Greek White Wines”, Microchemical Journal, 2021, 169, 106543
  • E. Karagiannis, M. Michailidis, C. Skodra, G. Stamatakis, M. Dasenaki, I. Ganopoulos, M. Samiotaki, N. Thomaidis, A. Molassiotis, G. Tanou, “Proteo-metabolomic journey across olive drupe development and maturation”, Food Chemistry, 2021, 363, 130339
  • Marilena E. Dasenaki, Sofia K. Drakopoulou, Reza Aalizadeh and Nikolaos S. Thomaidis “Targeted and Untargeted Metabolomics as an Enhanced Tool for the Detection of Pomegranate Juice Adulteration”, Foods, 2019, 8 (6), 212
  • M. Dasenaki, A. Bletsou, G. Koulis and N. Thomaidis “Qualitative multi-residue screening methods for 143 veterinary drugs and pharmaceuticals in milk and fish tissue using liquid chromatography quadrupole-time-of-flight mass spectrometry” Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2015, 63, 4493–4508
  • Marilena E. Dasenaki, Nikolaos S. Thomaidis, “Multi-residue determination of 115 veterinary drugs and pharmaceutical residues in milk powder, butter, fish tissue and eggs using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry” Analytica Chimica Acta, 2015, 880, 103–121

- Selected Distinctions -

  • 2017 – 2020: Post-Doctoral Research Scholarships from the State Scholarships Foundation (IKY) funded by the “Supporting Post-Doctoral Researchers” Act
  • 2016 – 2020: University Scholarship under the program entitled "Acquisition of Academic Teaching Experience in Young Scientists PhD Holders".
  • 2010 – 2014: PhD Research Scholarship, Research Funding Program: Heracleitus II. Investing in knowledge society through the European Social Fund

- Projects and Academic Activities -

  • Research associate in 11 scientific projects
  • Reviewer of 22 international journals