Dr. Panagiotis N. Skandamis is Professor of Food Microbiology and Food Hygiene in the Agricultural University of Athens (AUA) and member of the BIOHAZ panel of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). His research interests include predictive microbiology and quantitative microbial risk assessment, active antimicrobial and intelligent packaging of foods, control and adaptive responses of bacteria to food-related stresses, antimicrobial interventions, detection and subtyping of foodborne pathogens and ecology of mycotoxin-producing fungi.
He has authored 190 papers in SCI journals, 30 book chapters and co-edited on book, with 7249 citations (h-index=38). Dr. Skandamis has secured more than 3.0 million Euros from competitive grants of the 5th-7th EU Framework Programs, HORIZON 2020, Greek Research and Technology Funding Agencies, and direct contracts with the Food Industry.
He has been Associate Editor of Food Research International (2012-2016) and since 2017, scientific co-editor of Journal of Food Protection and member of the Editorial Board of Applied and Environmental Microbiology and International Journal of Food Microbiology.
Dr. Skandamis has been involved in the scientific committee of International Conference on Predictive Microbiology in Foods since 2008, the European Symposium organizing committee since 2015 and student award selection committees. He has co-hosted the IAFP European Symposium in 2017, is co-President of FoodMicro 2022 Conference (Athens) and Chair of the IAFP PDG “Microbial Modelling and Risk Assessment”. He has developed the predictive modelling software GroPIN. He is co-ordinator of the WG “Food Safety” of the National Technological Platform “Food For Life”.
Dr. Skandamis serves as lead tutor in predictive microbiology and risk ranking modules of the EUFORA training program of EFSA. He received his Bachelor Degree on Food Science & Technology and a PhD on Food Microbiology by AUA. He has worked as a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Animal Science of Colorado State University (USA).