Trusted partners and collaborators

Through our scientific work over the years, we have made some strong collaborations and partnerships. Our trusted partners and collaborators consists of academic institutes and great companies of the Greek food industry.
The Joint Research Centre is the Commission’s science and knowledge service. The JRC employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
The Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) fulfils many tasks in the area of food safety. The aim of the BVL is to make the communication of risks more transparent and to manage risks before they turn into crises.
Bruker is one of the most advanced instrumentation manufacturer,where more than 6,000 employees are working on this permanent challenge at over 90 locations on all continents
E.F.E.T. as a dynamically developing service in terms of responsibilities and standards, is the principal Food Control Body in Greece.
The Ministry of Rural Development and Food is monitoring the processes that involve plant and animal farming.
Region of the North Aegean is one of the thirteen administrative regions of Greece. It comprises the islands of the north-eastern Aegean Sea.
The National Hellenic Research Foundation was founded in 1958. It is a non-profit Research Foundation supervised by the Ministry of Development and Investments in Greece.
CIHEAM IAMC is the 4th constituent institute of CIHEAM,an Intergovernmental Organisation of seven southern European countries: France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Turkey and Yugoslavia.
The Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH) .one of the largest research centers in Greece.
Established in 1930, Jotis S.A. is one of the greatest companies in Greek Food Industry.
Nireus Aquaculture S.A. belongs to Europe’s top ten aquaculture companies, with presence in Greece and Spain, while the exports exceed 35 countries around the globe.
Selonda was founded in 1981 and today, is one of the world’s largest producer and supplier of Sea Bream and Sea Bass.
DELTA FOODS S.A. was founded in 1952 and is one of the largest food companies in Greece.
Vassiliou-Trofinko is one of the largest companies established in Greece. It is associated with the trade of frozen food products.
SEVITEL (Association of Greek Olive Oil Standardization Industries) is the Sectoral Organization of the companies that produce, market and export standardized olive oil

NORMAN is a European Network of reference laboratories, research centres and related organisations for monitoring of emerging environmental substances and harmonization of screening techniques.
Collaborator name: Dr. Jaroslav Slobodnik and Valeria Dulio

United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) is an independent agency of the United States federal government for environmental protection. The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment and has the power to issue regulations.
Collaborator name: Dr. Antony J. Williams

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations’ global development network. It advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life for themselves. It provides expert advice, training and grants support to developing countries. UNDP promotes technical and investment cooperation among nations.
Collaborator name: Marcela Fabianova

The Federal Environment Agency (UBA) of Germany is entrusted with working on a variety of thematic issues under the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety. UBA employs experts such as biologists, chemists, economists, lawyers and engineers from all ecology related disciplines – the goal being  to examine environmental issues from all sides and develop viable solutions.
Collaborator name: Dr. Peter von der Ohe and Dr. Jan Koschorreck

Bruker is one of the world’s leading manufacturer of mass spectrometry systems for the life sciences. Bruker’s instrumentation provide high-value analytical and diagnostic solutions.
Collaborator name: Dr. Bob Galvin and Dr. Carsten Baessmann

EI is an environmental management, research and consulting company, whose current research activities deal primarily with the screening/identification of unknown organic pollutants in environmental samples, data storage and retrospective data treatment of emerging substances. EI is a founding member of the NORMAN Association dealing with emerging substances at the EU-scale in support of DG ENV of the EC.
Collaborator name: Dr. Jaroslav Slobodnik

Eawag, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, is a world-leading aquatic research institute. Key strength is the coupling of advanced analytical techniques, experimental studies and fate modelling at different scales to improve chemical risk assessment and to evaluate future trends in water quality management.
Collaborator name: Prof. Dr. Julliane Hollender, Prof. Dr. Kathrin Fenner and Heinz Singer

The University of Luxembourg aspires to be one of Europe’s most highly regarded universities with a distinctly international, multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The Environmental Cheminformatics group, led by Dr. Emma Schymanski, focuses on the comprehensive identification of known and unknown chemicals in our environment to investigate their effects on health and disease.
Collaborator name: Associate Prof. Dr. Emma Schymanski

The International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR), is a transnational body, which works to ensure the sustainable and equitable use of waters in the Danube River Basin. The work of the ICPDR is based on the Danube River Protection Convention, the major legal instrument for cooperation and trans-boundary water management in the Danube River Basin.
Collaborator name: Igor Liska and Adam Kovacs

The UFZ is one of the world’s leading research centres in the field of environmental research, enjoying high social recognition. It demonstrates ways in which a sustainable use of our natural resource base is possible for the benefit of both humankind and the environment. MassBank is the first public repository of mass spectra of small chemical compounds for life sciences.
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Collaborator name: Prof. Dr. Werner Brack, Dr. Tobias Schulze and Dr. Martin Krauss

Tübingen is among the world’s foremost universities and expressly supports common European values. The University of Tübingen actively supports positive developments in society and peaceful coexistence, sustainable development, and the protection of the environment.
Collaborator name: Prof. Dr. Heinz – R. Köhler

The University of Antwerp is one of the major Belgian universities located in the city of Antwerp. It is characterised by its high standards in education, internationally competitive research and entrepreneurial approach. The research group of Prof. Adrian Covaci focuses on the application of advanced mass spectrometric techniques to the human exposome and metabolomics and human metabolism of xenobiotics in in vitro and in vivo systems
Collaborator name: Prof. Dr. Adrian Covaci

The University College Cork (UCC) is an internationally competitive, research-led university that plays a key role in the development of Ireland’s knowledge-based economy.
Collaborator name: Dr. Deborah V Chapman

Wadsworth Center is the laboratory core for the New York State Department of Health and is a nationally recognized premier institution that conducts research to protect and improve the health of New Yorkers through laboratory analysis, investigations and research, as well as laboratory certification and educational programs.
Collaborator name: Prof. Dr. Kurunthachalam Kannan

The Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) is Norway’s leading multidisciplinary research institute in the field of use and protection of water bodies and water quality. NIVA has a well-qualified and experienced team of 250 employees with a head-office and main analytical facility located at the Oslo Science Park.
Collaborator name: Prof. Dr. Bert van Bavel and Dr. Malcolm Reid

The University of Cyprus has been established under the University Law 144/1989. The mission of the University of Cyprus is the advancement of science, knowledge, learning and education by teaching and research.
Collaborator name: Assistant Prof. Dr. Agapios Agapiou

NIREAS, the International Water Research Center, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and the Republic of Cyprus through the Research Promotion Foundation and the University of Cyprus, specializes in water quality issues.
Collaborator name: Associate Prof. Dr. Despo Fatta-Kassinos

IDÆA, the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Studies, is an environmental science institute devoted to the study of the footprint of the chemical changes our species is imposing on the biosphere. Much of the research work at this institute is centred on the cleanliness and availability of the water we drink and the quality of the air we breathe.
Collaborator name: Prof. Dr. Damià Barceló and Dr. Sandra Pérez Solsona

The Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) is an interdisciplinary research institute dedicated to developing the scientific basis for novel approaches to wildlife conservation. IZW conducts basic and applied research across different scientific disciplines.
Collaborator name: Dr. Oliver Krone

Naturalis is the Dutch national research institute for biodiversity. With one of the largest natural history collections in the world, Naturalis labs and it’s biodiversity data, it offers a unique scientific infrastructure: a veritable time machine that enables scientists to map the biological and geological diversity of the past, present and future.
Collaborator name: Dr. Paola Movalli and Dr. René Dekker

The Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment is an independent department at Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, which focuses on persistent organic pollutants (POPs), polar organic compounds, toxic metals and their species and natural toxins – cyanotoxins.
Collaborator name: Associate Prof. Dr. Branislav Vrana

The Water Research Institute (WRI) is the only organization in Slovakia conducting comprehensive water management research and other related activities resulting from the needs of water sector in the Slovak Republic. Its main activities are aimed at research and development,  expertises, professional water management consulting services and solutions for water management and ecological problems.
Collaborator name: Dr. Peter Tarábek and  Dr. Michal Kirchner

University of Ibadan, UI as it is fondly referred to, is the first University in Nigeria. Until 1962 when it became a full-fledged independent University, it was a College of the University of London in a special relationship scheme. UI aims to be a world-class institution for academic excellence geared towards meeting societal needs.
Collaborator name: Dr. Akinranti Ajibola

The region of Attica is one of the 13 regions of Greece, consisting of the Prefecture of Attica, based in the capital, Athens, and divided into the next eight regional sections.
Collaborator name: Dr. Argyro Paraskevopoulou and Fotini Michalopoulou

EYDAP S.A., the Athens Water Supply and Sewerage Company, is the largest company of its kind in Greece and  serves approximately 4,400,000 customers (2,160,000 water meters) while the length of water pipelines is 14,000 km. The sewerage sector serves 3,500,000 residents with sewers spreading at almost 9,500 km.
Collaborator name: Dr. Triantafullos Kaloudis and Dr. Phani Miskaki

Public Power Corporation S.A. (PPC) is the biggest power producer and electricity supply company in Greece with approximately 7.4 million customers. PPC’s current power portfolio consists of conventional thermal and hydroelectric power plants, as well as RES units, accounting for approximately 68% of the total installed capacity in the country.
Collaborator name: Charikleia Tserepa

The National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) is structured according to the continental European system for training engineers, with an emphasis on solid background. The valuable work of NTUA and its international reputation are due to its well-organised educational and research system, the quality of its staff and students, and the adequacy of its technical infrastructure.
Collaborator name: Associate Prof. Dr. Constantinos Noutsopoulos and Prof. Dr. Daniel Mamais

The mission of the School of Environmental Engineering is to provide advanced education of a high standard in environmental science and engineering and to prepare qualified engineers to measure, monitor, assess, and treat problems caused by human intervention in the environment.
Collaborator name: Assistant Prof. Dr Nikolaos Xekoukoulotakis

The Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens (BRFAA) is the most recent addition to the Life Sciences Research organizations in Greece. It’s main goal is to achieve excellence in the Biomedical Sciences by carrying out cutting-edge basic and translational research and by training young researchers in a state-of-the-art facilities.
Collaborator name: Dr. Dimitris Beis

The National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos” (NCSR “Demokritos”) is the largest multidisciplinary research center in Greece with critical mass in expertise and infrastructure in the fields of nanotechnology, energy and environment, biosciences, particle and nuclear science, informatics and telecommunications.
Collaborator name: Dr. Anastasia Hiskia and Dr. George Pistolis