Chrysa Sergentani is an agronomist at the Olive Tree, Subtropical Plants and Viticulture Institute of the agricultural organization “Demeter” at Chania, Crete. She is an accredited taster with the organoleptic panel of the food technology laboratory of the Institute since 2009. The panel is accredited according to the European commission regulation EEC 2568/91-ISO 17025.
Chrysa works at the Institute’s olive cultivation laboratory whose objectives are the collection and conservation of genetic material (for biodiversity protection and genetic improvement) and the identification, characterization and amelioration of Greek and foreign cultivars, so as to improve fruit and olive oil yield and quality. She has attended many seminars relative to the evaluation of olive oil and has co-authored numerous scientific publications, mainly about the cultivation of the olive tree. She is part of several national and international projects related to olive oil production and quality control.