Alongside its educational activities, the department is heavily involved in research. The Department has many years of research experience in areas such as:

  • Studies relevant to the nutritional intake, dietary habits and anthropometrics in health and disease
  • Study of anthropometric characteristics, eating habits and nutritional intake of Greek athletes
  • Childhood Obesity: recording, monitoring (WHO COSI initiative).
  • Advice on nutrition and health claims
  • Personalized Nutrition
  • Applications and Impact of IT (software, web technologies, Social Media, devices and sensors) on Nutritional Sciences
  • Application of chromatography / mass spectrometry (LC / MS) methodologies in food (Foodomics)
  • Multiparametric food analysis
  • Formulation of food composition tables for Greek foods.
  • Advice on nutritional labeling
  • Determining the consumption of food supplements
  • Molecular diversity of microorganisms in dietary supplements
  • Role of the microbiome in human nutrition and well-being
  • Determination of the antioxidant capacity of food.
  • Determination of antimicrobial activity
  • Biomarkers for oxidative stress
  • Food immunomodulation
  • Food allergy and food intolerance
  • Inflammaging and nutrition
  • Nutritional psychiatry
  • Disordered eating
  • Gut-brain axis


The research activities of the Department are supported by the following research laboratories:

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