Antonios E. Koutelidakis

MSc, Ph. D Assistant Professor on Human Nutrition, School of Environment, University of the Aegean, Board Member Hellenic Nutrition Society

Antonios E. Koutelidakis, Assistant Professor of Human Nutrition Antonios Koutelidakis was born in Heraklion, Crete on 12/12/1981. In 2005, he graduated from the Department of Food Science and Nutrition of the Agricultural University of Athens and attended a postgraduate program in the same university department with a focus on Human Nutrition (2005-2007). In 2010, he was awarded the title of Doctor of the Department of Food and Nutrition Science, with the subject of Human Nutrition. The subject of his doctoral thesis was the study of the effect of nutritional factors on the bioactivity of various foods and mainly tea infusions. His works have been published in Greek and international scientific journals (8 Greek, 60 international journals, 10 chapters in foreign language books, 5 university notes) and have been announced in Greek and international conferences (30 oral and 50 posted announcements), while from 2007 to today he participates in Greek and European research programs. His research project has been awarded in the 2nd international competition for young scientists organized in 2009 by the Aristides Daskalopoulos Foundation, while for his doctoral thesis he received a scholarship from the State
Scholarship Foundation (IKY). He has attended 10 educational seminars on Food Science and Nutrition in Greece and abroad and his main research interests are related to the study of the bioactive components of functional foods, their importance in nutrition and their effect on human health (nutritional value, disease prevention, nutritional interventions-clinical studies). In 2010-2011 he completed his military service as a specialist Scientist in the Food and Research-Studies departments of the Army Chemistry. During the academic years 2011-2013 he was a Scientific Associate of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics of T.E.I. of Crete teaching Food and Nutrition courses, while he was an instructor of the Dietetics specialty of the I.E.K. Heraklion. From 2013 to 2017, he was a Lecturer on contract PD 407/80 in Human Nutrition at the Department of Food Science and Nutrition of the University of the Aegean, teaching the courses “Nutrition and Metabolism, Introduction to Nutrition, Nutrition in the Life Stages, Functional Foods, Nutritional Education, History and Anthropology of Nutrition. In September 2017, he was elected to the rank of Assistant Professor with the subject of Human Nutrition, in the
same university department. In 2014 he was a post-doctoral researcher at the Nutrition Unit of the Agricultural University of Athens participating in a research program related to the bioactive components of food and their effect on disease biomarkers. He is a member of the editorial team and reviewer of various scientific journals (Molecules, Nutrients, Beverages Journal, Food and Function, Current Topics in Nutraceutical Research, etc.), participates in various research projects related to nutrition and functional foods (as a member of research groups, scientific manager or deputy scientific manager), and has been the supervisor of numerous graduate studies and research projects participation in new product competitions, such as Ecotrophelia and Trophy, collaborations with companies (Kyknos, Papadopoulou, Apivita, Stergiou, etc.), 1st prize in the national and 2nd in the European competition Ecotrophelia 2020]. He is the author and co-author of two books (Functional Foods: Their Importance in Nutrition, Health and Quality of Life, Zeti Publications and Nutrition and Metabolism, Broken Hill Publications). He has coordinated or is coordinating as a scientific/academic manager 5 research programs (ESPA, Regional Excellence and ELIDEK), he is a deputy scientific manager in 3 projects and a member of the research team and another 4 projects, while he is a member of research program evaluation committees. His research team consists of 7 PhD candidates, 2 post-docs and at least 25 undergraduate students per year. He was resposnible of the Student Affairs Committee of the Department of Food and Nutrition Science of the University of the Aegean, Departmental Internship Manager, member of the Bioethics and Research Ethics Committee of the University of the Aegean, member of the Board of Directors of the Panhellenic Nutrition Company, member of the Board of Directors of the Geotechnical Chamber of Greece (GEOT.EE N.P.D.D. of the Ministry of Rural Development and Food) and member of the National Sectoral Scientific Council for Agricultural Technology and Nutrition, of the Ministry of Development and Investments.

Recent Research Activity-Scientific Articles:

Biomolecules | Free Full-Text | Postprandial Bioactivity of a Spread Cheese Enriched with Mountain Tea and Orange Peel Extract in Plasma Oxidative Stress Status, Serum Lipids and Glucose Levels: An Interventional Study in Healthy Adults (

Applied Sciences | Free Full-Text | An Epidemiological Study Report on the Antioxidant and Phenolic Content of Selected Mediterranean Functional Foods, Their Consumption Association with the Body Mass Index, and Consumers Purchasing Behavior in a Sample of Healthy Greek Adults (

Sustainability | Free Full-Text | Trends in Food Innovation: An Interventional Study on the Benefits of Consuming Novel Functional Cookies Enriched with Olive Paste (

Nutrients | Free Full-Text | Association between Serum Lipid Levels in Greek Children with Dyslipidemia and Mediterranean Diet Adherence, Dietary Habits, Lifestyle and Family Socioeconomic Factors (

Nutrients | Free Full-Text | The Acute Effect of a Novel Miso-Type Sauce, Enhanced with a CarotenoidRich Extract from Fruit By-Products, on Postprandial Biomarkers of Oxidative Stress and Inflammation (

Life | Free Full-Text | Postprandial Responses of Serum Cholesterol, Glucose and Plasma Antioxidant Activity, after Intake of an Innovative High Fat Mayonnaise-Based Appetizer, Enhanced with Olive Paste, in Healthy Volunteers (

Biology and Life Sciences Forum | Free Full-Text | Total Antioxidant Capacity and Phenolic Content of 17 Mediterranean Functional Herbs and Wild Green Extracts from North Aegean, Greece (

Medicines | Free Full-Text | Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds: A Review of Its Possible Role on Weight Management and Obesity’s Metabolic Consequences

Topic: Postprandial effect of novel olive oil consumption on metabolic biomarkers: A randomized dietary intervention of cross-over design