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Dr. Kiki Zinoviadou

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Dr. Kiki Zinoviadou is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Food Science and Technoloy at Perrotis College, Thessaloniki, and also chairs the MSc programme in New Food Product & Business Development. Kiki earned her PhD from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki as a fellow of the Ministry of Education, her Masters degree in Product and Ingredient Functionality at the Wageningen University in the Netherlands (with a scholarship from NUFFIC, the Netherlands Organisation for International Cooperation in Higher Education), and her Bachelors in Food Science from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Her research interests include the development of delivery systems and biopolymer-based antimicrobial packaging, as well as the understanding of the factors that determine the relationship between sensory perception, texture, microstructure, physicochemical properties and shelf-life of food systems. She has attended various seminars concerning the sensory evaluation of olive oil and is a member of the National Table Olive Taste Panel. Kiki has been a member of the Athena International Olive Oil Competition since 2016.