Agapi Doulgeraki is serving as an Assistant Professor in the Laboratory of Food Microbiology and Hygiene, Department of Food Science and Technology in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. She received a degree from the Department of Food Science and Technology of Agricultural University of Athens (2007) and her Ph.D. degree from Cranfield University (UK) (2011). She has carried out postdoctoral research at the Agricultural University of Athens (AUA) and the Hellenic Agricultural Organization – DIMITRA (ELGO-DIMITRA). In 2017, she was hired as an Assistant Research Scientist (Researcher Grade D) in Institute of Technology of Agricultural Products (ELGO-DIMITRA), and in 2020 she was promoted at Assistant Researcher position (Researcher Grade C). She has taught in University of the Aegean (2012-2013) and Agricultural University of Athens (2017) and co-supervise/supervised MSc students or PhD candidates of University of Malta and AUA. She is Associate editor in the Frontiers in Microbiology journal, was a substitute member in Cost Actions (CA18113, FA1202) and member of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Scientific Society of MikroBioKosmos. Her research interests include topics related to the subject of Food Microbiology and Molecular Food Microbiology and her efforts have centered on the study of microbial ecology and the behavior of microorganisms in food using classical and molecular techniques, the characterization of microorganisms, the study of factors affecting the survival, growth and death of microorganisms, study of gene expression (mechanisms of survival, pathogenicity, spoilage and technological properties of microorganisms), the application of methods to enhance food safety and quality (e.g. use of natural antimicrobials, packaging, probiotics, technological microorganisms), the monitoring of biofilm formation on biotic and abiotic surfaces and methods development for biofilm decontamination, behavior and interactions of microorganisms. In the period of 2010-2023, she has published more than 50 original articles in scientific journals, 1 book chapter and more than 150 presentations in international and national conferences with more than 1800 citations and h-index:20.
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