All You Need for Food Analysis
With the power and stature of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), Trace Analysis and Mass Spectrometry group (TrAMS group) has established a constant research activity in the last 15 years in the field of Food Analysis.
- Cutting Edge Technology
- Innovative methods and workflows
- Excellent quality, integrity and reliability of results
Using modern methods and cutting-edge technology, our group’s goal is to establish new ideas and novel research topics to food analysis.
Food Authenticity and Foodomics
FoodOmics, / fuːd-om-iks/
(noun) a discipline that studies the Food and Nutrition domains through the application and integration of advanced -omics technologies to improve consumer’s well-being, health, and knowledge*
Food Safety, / fuːdˈseɪfti/
(noun) a scientific discipline describing handle, preparation, and storage of food in ways that prevent food-borne illness.
Food Authenticity, /fuːdˌɔːθɛnˈtɪsɪti/
(noun) the validation that the stated specification of a food is accurate
Protected Designation of Origin (PDO)
Protected Geographical Indication (PGI)
Traditional Specialties Guaranteed (TSG)
The current research interests of TrAMS group involve:
- Establishment of targeted and non-targeted High Resolution Mass Spectrometric workflows for food authenticity assessment
- Development and application of sophisticated software and advanced chemometric tools as supporting non-target tools for data treatment and evaluation of results concerning food safety and quality monitoring
Detection of trace level food adulteration
Geographical and varietal origin discrimination of food products
Organic or conventional cultivation discrimination
Monitoring of bioactive content changes through food processing
Food Safety Investigation
Olive products & Olive oil
Olive oil is the basis of the Mediterranean diet. The bioactive content presented in olive oil classifies it as a very beneficial and healthy food to consume
Honey is the naturally sweet substance produced by bees from plant nectar.
It has been considered as a powerful natural medicine by humankind ever since ancient ages.
Wine is the alcoholic beverage produced by grapes. It is one of the oldest beverages known to humans, thus the wine industry is one of the oldest and profitable industries in the world.
Dairy products such as milk, yogurt and cheese, are an important group of food. The consumer group is really wide consisting of newborn infants to elder people
Plants & Herbs
Plants and herbs have a significant role in Mediterranean Diet. Beside their unique flavor, their bioactive content also establish them as very important and nutritious products.
Juice is a a beverage made from the extraction or pressing of the natural liquid contained in fruit and vegetable tissues. Juices are a great source of vitamins and polyphenols
Years of experience