Trends in the Food Industry & Examples of Applied Biotransformation

Seminar Subject: Trends in the Food Industry & Examples of Applied Biotransformation
Event Category: Departments Seminar Program (Webinars)
Speaker Name: Dr Christina Vafeiadi
Speakers Affiliation: Nestlé Research, Lausanne Switzerland
Seminar Room: Seminar Hall
Event Date: Tue, Jun 08 2021, Time: 17:00 - 19:00 (Athens, Greece Time)

Biotransformation is a key technology for the Food Industry enabling the creation of healthy and tasty foods. An overview of how biotransformation (enzymes, fermentation & probiotics) is applied at Nestlé will be given. The seminar will then focus on some examples of recent discoveries and developments related to enzyme technology and fermentation for food applications.

Abstract File: vafeiadi_christina.doc
Speakers Short CV

Dr Christina Vafeiadi is a Senior Scientist at Nestlé Research, currently leading the Biology Department. From 2017 until 2020, she was leading the Enzymes Group at the same Department. She holds a PhD in Biotechnology and MSc in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens. She was appointed as a Lecturer at the same University between 2009-2011.

She joined Nestlé in 2012 as Scientist in the Biotransformation and since then she is being leading projects related to enzyme technology for food applications. She is mainly specialized in carbohydrate biochemistry and biotransformation and is a co-author in 25 peer-reviewed publications in the field.