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Maria Koliatsou

Greece

Dr Maria Koliatsou has been Deputy Panel Leader of the official, IOC recognized, sensory panel of the Ministry of Development & Investments of Greece since 2012. After graduating as an Oenologist, she received her MSc in Brewing and Distilling and subsequently a PhD in the field of Life Sciences, both from Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK. Her personal interests lie in the areas of olive oil aroma profiles and gustatory characteristics which she has been developing professionally at the Chemical Laboratories of the Ministry of Development & Investments. She has taken the IOC-approved international course for panel leaders on the sensory analysis of virgin olive oil and has judged at various national olive oil festivals in Greece.