Marilena Dasenaki ~ Assistant Professor in Food Chemistry

Marilena Dasenaki
Assistant Professor in Food Chemistry at University of Athens
Phone: +30 210 7274430
e-mail: mdasenaki@chem.uoa.gr

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Education

B.Sc. in Chemistry (2001-2006), National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Grade: 6.8/10
M.Sc. in Chemical Analysis & Quality Control (2006-2008), National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry (2009-2015), National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Post-Doctoral research in Analytical Chemistry (2015-2020), National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Assistant Professor in Food Chemistry (2020- today), National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Research topics

Undergraduate Thesis: “Validation of the simultaneous determination of 10 sulfonamides in fish tissue with HPLC-UV, according to Comission Decision 657/2002/EC”, Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry, Chemistry department, University of Athens, Greece (2006)
Master Thesis: “Development and validation of methods for the determination of sulfonamides in fish tissue by liquid chromatography and UV (LC-UV) and tandem mass spectrometric detection (LC-MS/MS)”, Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry, Chemistry department, University of Athens, Greece (2006-2008)
Ph.D. Thesis: “Development of methods for the determination of veterinary drugs in food matrices by Liquid Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry”, Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry, Chemistry department, University of Athens, Greece (2009-2015)
Post-Doctoral Research: Food authenticity assessment using High Resolution Mass Spectrometry and advanced chemometrics

Research Interests

General research interests: Food Analysis, Food Metabolomics, Food Authenticity, Foodomics, Food characterization, High Resolution Mass Spectrometry (HRMS)
Projects:
2023 – 2027: EXCEL4MED – Excellence hub in green technologies: Introducing innovation ecosystems in the Mediterranean food value chain (Horizon Europe–the Framework Programme for Research&Innovation 2021-2027)
2022 – 2025: FunShield4Med – Shielding food safety and security by enabling the foresight of fungal spoilage and mycotoxins threats in the Mediterranean region under climate change conditions (Horizon Europe – the Framework Programme for Research & Innovation 2021-2027)
2021 –2023: Omega-3 NUTRICARE: Research and development of high nutritional value anti-inflammatory functional foods, enriched in n-3 fatty acids sourced from Greek fisheries and farming byproducts. (funding: EPANEK-NSFR).
2021 –2023: ELAION: Innovative Methodological Tools for Traceability, Certification and Authenticity Assessment of Olive Oil and Olives. (funding: EPANEK-NSFR).
2018 –2022: Foodomics-GR – Molecular Characterization of Food (funding: EPANEK-NSFR)
2019 –2022: GREEN POULTRY MEAT ANTIFREE – Develop a poultry meat system with reduced environmental footprint in complete absence of antibiotics (funding: EPANEK-NSFR).
2018 –2021: Emblematic action – The Olive Road (funding: Ministry of Education)
2018 –2021: Novel wide-scope research for the promotion of N. Aegean olive oil and olive products through the designation of their unique characteristics and bioactive content (funding: Prefecture of North Aegean)
2019 –2021: Study and Exploitation of Olive Oil as Innovative Raw Material for Special Industrial Applications to Baby Food Products (funding: Region of Western Greece)

Publications in journals and books

  1. Koulis, A. Tsagkaris, P. Katsianou, PL. Gialouris, I. Martakos, F. Stergiou, A. Fiore, E. Panagopoulou, S. Karabournioti, C. Baessmann, N. van der Borg, M. Dasenaki*, C. Proestos, N. Thomaidis, Thorough Investigation of the Phenolic Profile of Reputable Greek Honey Varieties: Varietal Discrimination and Floral Markers Identification Using Liquid Chromatography–High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry, Molecules 2022, 27(14), 4444 (doi:10.3390/molecules27144444)
  2. Iliopoulou, E. Zkeri, A. Panara, M. Dasenaki, M. Fountoulakis, N. Thomaidis, A. Stasinakis, Treatment of different dairy wastewater with Chlorella sorokiniana: removal of pollutants and biomass characterization. Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology. 2022;97: 3193–3201 (doi:10.1002/jctb.7188)
  3. Drakopoulou, E. Orfanakis, I. Karagiannaki, F. Gaitis ,S. Skoulika, A. Papaioannou, G. Boukouvalas, G. Petropoulos, V. Katsoudas, R. Kontzedaki, A. Philippidis, A. Zoumi, M. Dasenaki, N. Thomaidis, M. Velegrakis “Comparative evaluation of different targeted and untargeted analytical approaches to assess greek extra virgin olive oil quality and authentication”, Molecules, 2022, 27(4), 1350 (doi:10.3390/molecules27041350)
  4. Meklati, A. Panara, A. Hadef, A. Meribai, M. H. Ben-Mahdi, M. Dasenaki* and N. Thomaidis “Comparative Assessment of Antibiotic Residues Using Liquid Chromatography Coupled with Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) and a Rapid Screening Test in Raw Milk Collected from the North-Central Algerian Dairies” Toxics, 2022, 10(1), 19 (doi:10.3390/toxics10010019)
  5. Mantzourani, M. Daoutidou, M. Dasenaki, A. Nikolaou, A. Alexopoulos, A. Terpou, N. Thomaidis and S. Plessas, “Plant extract and essential oil application against food-borne pathogens in raw pork meat”, Foods, 2022, 11(6), 861 (doi:10.3390/foods11060861)
  6. Koulis, A. Tsagkaris, R. Aalizadeh, M. Dasenaki*, E. Panagopoulou, S. Drivelos, M. Halagarda, C. Georgiou, C. Proestos, N. Thomaidis “Honey Phenolic Compound Profiling and Authenticity Assessment Using HRMS Targeted and Untargeted Metabolomics”, Molecules, 2021, 26, 2769 (doi: 10.3390/molecules26092769)
  7. Christina Skodra, Michail Michailidis, Marilena Dasenaki, Ioannis Ganopoulos, Nikolaos S. Thomaidis, Georgia Tanou, Athanassios Molassiotis “Unraveling salt-responsive tissue-specific metabolic pathways in olive tree”, Physiologia Plantarum. 2021;1–14 (doi: 10.1111/ppl.13565).
  8. Alexandros Tzachristas, Marilena E. Dasenaki*, Reza Aalizadeh, Nikolaos S. Thomaidis, Charalampos Proestos “LC-MS Based Metabolomics for the Authentication of Selected Greek White Wines”, Microchemical Journal, 2021, 2021, 169, 106543 (doi: 10.1016/j.microc.2021.106543).
  9. Evangelos Karagiannis, Michail Michailidis, Christina Skodra, George Stamatakis, Marilena Dasenaki, Ioannis Ganopoulos, Martina Samiotaki, Nikolaos S.Thomaidis, Athanassios Molassiotis, Georgia Tanou, “Proteo-metabolomic journey across olive drupe development and maturation”, Food Chemistry, 2021, 2021, 363, 130339 (doi: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2021.130339).
  10. Alexandros Tzachristas, Marilena E. Dasenaki*, Reza Aalizadeh, Nikolaos S. Thomaidis, Charalampos Proestos “Development of a Wine Metabolomics Approach for the Authenticity Assessment of Selected Greek Red Wines”, Molecules, 2021, 26, 283, (doi: 10.3390/molecules26102837)
  11. Georgios A. Koulis, Aristeidis S. Tsagkaris, Reza Aalizadeh, Marilena E. Dasenaki*, Eleni I. Panagopoulou, Spyros Drivelos, Michał Halagarda, Constantinos A. Georgiou, Charalampos Proestos, Nikolaos S. Thomaidis “Honey Phenolic Compound Profiling and Authenticity Assessment Using HRMS Targeted and Untargeted Metabolomics”, Molecules 2021, 26, 2769 (doi: 10.3390/molecules26092769)
  12. Theodoridis, A. Pechlivanis, N. Thomaidis, A. Spyros, C. Georgiou, T. Albanis, I. Skoufos, S. Kalogiannis, G. Tsangaris, A. Stasinakis, I. Konstantinou, A. Triantafyllidis, K. Gkagkavouzis, A. Kritikou, M. Dasenaki, H. Gika, C. Virgiliou, D. Kodra, N. Nenadis, I. Sampsonidis, G. Arsenos, M. Halabalaki, E. Mikros “FoodomicsGR_RI. A consortium for comprehensive molecular characterisation of food products”. Metabolites, 2021, 11(2), 1-25. (doi:10.3390/metabo11020074)
  13. Aristeidis S. Tsagkaris, Georgios A. Koulis, Georgios P. Danezis, Ioannis Martakos, Marilena Dasenaki Constantinos A. Georgiou, Nikolaos S. Thomaidis “Honey authenticity: analytical techniques, state of the art and challenges”, RSC Advances, 2021, 11, 11273-11294 (doi: 10.1039/D1RA00069A)
  14. Natasa P Kalogiouri, Reza Aalizadeh, Marilena E Dasenaki, Nikolaos S Thomaidis “Application of High Resolution Mass Spectrometric methods coupled with chemometric techniques in olive oil authenticity studies – A review”, Analytica Chimica Acta, 2020, 1134, 150-173 (doi: 10.1016/j.aca.2020.07.029)
  15. Natasa P Kalogiouri, Reza Aalizadeh, Marilena E Dasenaki, Nikolaos S Thomaidis “Authentication of Greek PDO Kalamata Table Olives: A Novel Non-Target High Resolution Mass Spectrometric Approach”, Molecules, 2020, 25(12), 2919, (doi: 10.3390/molecules25122919)
  16. Elvira S Plakidi, Niki C Maragou, Marilena E Dasenaki, Nikolaos C Megoulas, Michael A Koupparis, Nikolaos S Thomaidis “Liquid Chromatographic Determination of Biogenic Amines in Fish Based on Pyrene Sulfonyl Chloride Pre-Column Derivatization”, Foods, 2020, 9 (5), 609 (doi:10.3390/foods9050609)
  17. Ioannis Martakos, Marios Kostakis, Marilena Dasenaki*, Michalis Pentogennis and Nikolaos Thomaidis “Simultaneous Determination of Pigments, Tocopherols, and Squalene in Greek Olive Oils: A Study of the Influence of Cultivation and Oil-Production Parameters”, Foods, 2020, 9, 31 (doi: 10.3390/foods9010031).
  18. Marilena E. Dasenaki, Sofia K. Drakopoulou, Panagiota A. Katsianou, Ioannis Martakos, Nikolaos S. Thomaidis “Authentication of Olive Products with Liquid Chromatographic techniques” in “Chromatographic and Related Separation Techniques in Food Integrity and Authenticity, Volume B: Relevant Applications” by Oscar Núñez and Guillem Campmajó (Eds), World Scientific Publishing, London, UK (2020)
  19. Marilena E. Dasenaki, Sofia K. Drakopoulou, Reza Aalizadeh , Nikolaos S. Thomaidis “Targeted and Untargeted Metabolomics as an Enhanced Tool for the Detection of Pomegranate Juice Adulteration”, Foods, 2019, 8 (6), 212 (doi:10.3390/foods8060212).
  20. Marilena E. Dasenaki and Nikolaos S. Thomaidis “Quality and Authenticity Control of Fruit Juices-A Review”, Molecules, 2019, 24, 1014; (doi:10.3390/molecules24061014)
  21. Ioulia Ch. Moschou, Marilena E. Dasenaki, Nikolaos S. Thomaidis “Ionization study and simultaneous determination of avermectins and milbemycines in fish tissue by LC-ESI-MS/MS”, Journal of Chromatography B, 2019, 1104, 134–140 (doi: 10.1016/j.jchromb.2018.11.017).
  22. Marilena E. Dasenaki, Nikolaos S. Thomaidis “Multi-residue methodology for the determination of 16 coccidiostats in animal tissues and eggs by Hydrophilic Interaction Liquid Chromatography – Tandem Mass Spectrometry”, Food Chemistry, 2019, 275, 668-680 (doi: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2018.09.138).
  23. Karamolegou, M. Dasenaki, V. Belessi, V. Georgakilas, N. Thomaidis “Multi-Residue Determination of 7 β-Agonists in Liver and Meat Using Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry” , Food Analytical Methods, 2018, in press (doi: 10.1007/s12161-018-1278-y).
  24. Ahmad Hanafi, Marilena Dasenaki, Anna Bletsou, Nikolaos S. Thomaidis “Dissipation rate study and pre-harvest intervals calculation of imidacloprid and oxamyl in exported Egyptian green beans and chili peppers after pestigation treatment”, Food Chemistry, 2018, 240, 1047-1054 (doi:10.1016/j.foodchem.2017.08.037)
  25. Marilena E. Dasenaki , Nikolaos S. Thomaidis “Meat safety II: Residues and contaminants” (chapter 18) in “Lawrie’s Meat Science, 8th edition” by Fidel Toldra (Ed), Woodhead Publishing Series in Food Science, Technology and Nutrition, Wiley, 2017 (ISBN-13: 9780081006948).
  26. Marilena E. Dasenaki, Anna A. Bletsou, Ahmad H. Hanafi, Nikolaos S. Thomaidis “Liquid chromatography–tandem mass spectrometric methods for the determination of spinosad, thiacloprid and pyridalyl in spring onions and estimation of their pre-harvest interval values”, Food Chemistry, 2016, 213, 395–401 (doi: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2016.06.099)
  27. Marilena E. Dasenaki, Christina S. Michali, Nikolaos S. Thomaidis “Analysis of 76 veterinary pharmaceuticals from 13 classes including aminoglycosides in bovine muscle by hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry”, Journal of Chromatography A, 2016, 1452, 67-80 (doi: 10.1016/j.chroma.2016.05.031)
  28. Marilena E. Dasenaki, Nikolaos S. Thomaidis, “Multi-residue determination of 115 veterinary drugs and pharmaceutical residues in milk powder, butter, fish tissue and eggs using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry” Analytica Chimica Acta, 2015, 880, 103–121 (doi: 10.1016/j.aca.2015.04.013)
  29. Marilena E. Dasenaki, Anna A. Bletsou, George A. Koulis and Nikolaos S. Thomaidis “Qualitative multi-residue screening methods for 143 veterinary drugs and pharmaceuticals in milk and fish tissue using liquid chromatography quadrupole-time-of-flight mass spectrometry” Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2015, 63, 4493–4508 (doi: 10.1021/acs.jafc.5b00962)
  30. Marilena E. Dasenaki, Anna A. Bletsou, Nikolaos S. Thomaidis “ANTIBACTERIALS” (chapter 38) in “Handbook of Food Analysis, Third Edition” by Leo M.L. Nollet and Fidel Toldra (Eds), CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL (2015) Vol. II, 53- 85 (ISBN-13: 978-1466556546).
  31. Anna A. Bletsou, Ahmad H. Hanafi, Marilena E. Dasenaki, and Nikolaos S. Thomaidis “De-velopment of specific LC-ESI-MS/MS methods to determine bifenthrin, lufenuron and iprodione residue levels in green beans, peas and chili peppers under Egyptian field condi-tions”, Food Analytical Methods, 2013, 6, 1099-1112 (doi: 10.1007/s12161-012-9515-2)
  32. E. Dasenaki, Ν.S. Τhomaidis “Multi-residue determination of seventeen sulfonamides and five tetracyclines in fish tissue using a multi-stage LC-ESI-MS/MS approach based on advanced mass spectrometric techniques” Analytica Chimica Acta, 2010, 672, 93-102 (doi: 10.1016/j.aca.2010.04.034)
  33. Drivelos, M.E. Dasenaki, Ν.S. Τhomaidis “Determination of isoascorbic acid in fish tissue by hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography – ultraviolet detection” Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry, 2010, 397, 2199-2210 (doi: 10.1007/s00216-010-3665-0)

Conferences Presentations

  1. A. Kritikou, S. Drakopoulou, M. Dasenaki, C. Baessmann, I. Skoufos, A. Tzora, N. Thomaidis, “RP- & HILIC-HRMS analytical platforms incorporated with Trapped Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry for targeted & untargeted 4D-metabolomics: Animal muscle tissues authenticity assessment as a case study”, 10th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Food Analysis, RAFA, September 6-9, 2022, Prague, Czech Republic.
  2. I. Martakos, I. Tzavellas, M. Dasenaki, I. Skoufos, A. Tzora, C. Proestos, N. Thomaidis, “Untargeted 4D Lipidomics combined with Chemometrics, as a reliable tool for the classification of pork meat cuts”, 10th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Food Analysis, RAFA, September 6–9, 2022, Prague, Czech Republic.
  3. I. Tzavellas, I. Martakos, I. Skoufos, A. Tzora, M. Dasenaki, E. Gikas, N. Thomaidis, “Classification of Poultry Meat Cuts Based on Approach of Untargeted Lipidomic Analysis and Advanced Chemometrics”, 10th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Food Analysis, September 6–9, 2022, Prague, Czech Republic.
  4. M. Dasenaki, Metabolomics in Food and Nutrition Research, “Food Chemistry, nutrition and health, circular economy and future food sustainability”, Webinar Program, CIVIS, 28-29/03 2022.
  5. M. Dasenaki, G. Koulis, PL. Gialouris, C. Proestos, N. Thomaidis, Greek honey authenticity and characterization– studying the gold of nature, Athens Conference on Advances in Chemistry (ACAC), 26/6-1/7 2022, Greece.
  6. PL. Gialouris, M. Dasenaki, N. Thomaidis and C. Proestos, A detailed characterization of Greek wines in terms of their phenolic composition, volatiles and mineral content, Athens Conference on Advances in Chemistry (ACAC), 26/6-1/7 2022, Athens, Greece.
  7. A. Voudouri, I. Martakos, N. Thomaidis and M. Dasenaki, Method development and validation for the determination of phytosterols in edible oils, Athens Conference on Advances in Chemistry (ACAC), 26/6-1/7 2022, Athens, Greece.
  8. M. Priakou, M. Kostakis, EG. Custodio da Silva, M. Karvouni, L. Gialouris, C. Santos Silva, N. Thomaidis and M. Dasenaki, Elemental profile monitoring and variety discrimination of Greek honeys, Athens Conference on Advances in Chemistry (ACAC), 26/6-1/7 2022, Athens, Greece.

Awards and Honors

  1. Post-Doctoral Research Scholarship from the State Scholarships Foundation (IKY) funded by the “Supporting Post-Doctoral Researchers” Act of the Operational Programme “Human Resources Development, Education and Lifelong Learning, co-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and Greek National Resources2nd round – Research Title: Detection of Phenolic Compound Metabolites in Biological Fluids After Immediate and Short-Term Consumption of Wine. Interaction With Endogenous Metabolism

    Host Institution: Harokopio University, School of Health Sciences & Education, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Supervisor: Associate Prof. E. Fragopoulou

    1st round – Research Title: Novel mass-spectrometric methodologies combined to chemometrics for food authenticity assessment.

    Host Institution: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of Chemistry, Food Chemistry Laboratory, Supervisor: Prof. N. ThomaidisUniversity

  2. Scholarship under the program entitled “Acquisition of Academic Teaching Experience in Young Scientists PhD Holders” (2016-2020).
  3. PhD Research Scholarship: This research was been co-financed by the European Union (European Social Fund – ESF) and Greek national funds through the Operational Program “Education and Lifelong Learning” of the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) – Research Funding Program: Heracleitus II. Investing in knowledge society through the European Social Fund, 2011
  4. Agilent Best Poster Award, poster presentation at the 5th Int. Symposium On Recent Advances in Food Analysis, RAFA 2011, Prague
  5. CAMO Best Poster Award, poster presentation at the 4th Int. Symposium On Recent Advances in Food Analysis, RAFA 2009, Prague
  6. Scholarship from the State Scholarships Foundation (IKY) (1st position in admitting Chemistry Department, 2001)

Professional Affiliations

Association of Greek Chemists, 2008-Present
Hellenic Mass Spectrometry Society, 2012-Present
American Chemical Society, 2010-Present
Global Network of Environmental Science and Technology, 2011-Present

Contact information

Marilena Dasenaki
Office: Groundfloor, Wing A, Office 1
Phone: +30 210 7274326
Postal Address: Panepistimioupoli Zografou, Postal Code: 15771, Athens, Greece
Email: mdasenaki@chem.uoa.gr