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Dr Ioannis Zabetakis

Biography

Yannis (Ioannis) Zabetakis has studied for his BSc in Chemistry in the Univ. of Athens and then he spent 8 years in UK where he studied for a PhD in Food Science in the Univ. of Leeds, did postdoctoral research on alkaloids in the Univ. of Durham and worked as a Lecturer in Food Chemistry in the Univ. of Leeds.During his lectureship in Leeds (1998-2001), he also studied for a M.Ed. in Food Chemistry.From 2003 to 2015, he had been working in the laboratory of Food Chemistry in the Univ. of Athens (2003-2008 as a Lecturer of Food Chemistry, 2008-2015 as an Assistant Professor of Food Chemistry and Associate Professor of Food Chemistry).He joined the University of Limerick (UL) in 2015 as a Lecturer on Food Lipids.He is also involved in consulting and auditing (as a Lead Auditor) food industries.As a hobby, he likes to write articles on food safety in specialised food sector magazines and newspapers.Since September 2018, he is the Head of the Department of Biological Sciences in UL.

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Research Interests

 The research focus of my group is in three interrelated areas:

1.    Polar lipids and human health
2.    Food security
3.    Emerging hazards in water and food and how they are linked to inflammation

In the 1st area, we are interested in isolating and identifying functional polar lipids of food origin that have strong anti-inflammatory activities, i.e. the potential to stop the onset of inflammation and thus the development of CardioVascular Diseases (CVDs). These lipids can be further exploited in various ways, ranging from developing novel health claims (according to EFSA EU guidelines) for foods till producing novel neutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals.

(Lordan and Zabetakis 2017; Megalemou et al. 2017; Sioriki et al. 2016)

In the 2nd area, we work with Fish feeds and animal feeds.
For fish feeds, we study ways how to increase food security by decreasing our dependency on fish oil (FO). The sustainability of FO is a threat for aquaculture and there is a worldwide search for alternative sources of lipids that can used in fish feeds.

For animal feeds, we evaluate different ways of how to exploit by products of olive industry, brewing and distilling processes and use these by-products to enrich fish feeds. Our ultimate scope is to develop sustainable manufacturing processes of novel animal and  fish feeds and also final products (fish; pig; chicken etc) with improved cardioprotective properties.  (Nasopoulou et al. 2014) (Nasopoulou et al 2018 / Patents)

In the 3rd area, the interest is in studying the effect of anthropogenic pollution on food chain and how these pollutants (focusing to Cr and Ni) can be uptaken by food tubers. We are now investigating the role of these heavy metals in (promoting) inflammation and thus their link to the onset of a plethora of inflammation-triggered diseases. (Stasinos et al. 2014; Stoikou et al. 2017).

 

 

Teaching Interests

1. Food Chemistry
2. Food Functionality
3. Problem Based Learning in Food Science

Professional Activities

Patent

  • 2014 WO2014122571 (A1) ― 2014-08-14 - PRODUCTION METHOD OF FISH FEED ENRICHED WITH POLAR LIPIDS AND METHOD TO ENRICH FARMED FISHES

Language

  • Greek
  • English
  • French

Publications

Book

2019

The impact of nutrition and statins on cardiovascular diseases
Zabetakis I.;Lordan R.;Tsoupras A.
The Impact of Nutrition and Statins on Cardiovascular Diseases DOI: 10.1016/C2017-0-00506-2

2015

Marine Oils (from sea to pharmaceuticals)
Zabetakis, Ioannis (Editor)

Book Chapter

2019

Statins: Rationale, mode of action, and side effects
Sultan S.;D’Souza A.;Zabetakis I.;Lordan R.;Tsoupras A.;Kavanagh E.P.;Hynes N.
The Impact of Nutrition and Statins on Cardiovascular Diseases DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-813792-5.00006-9

2019

Diet and cardiovascular disease: The mediterranean diet
Tierney A.;Lordan R.;Tsoupras A.;Zabetakis I.
The Impact of Nutrition and Statins on Cardiovascular Diseases DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-813792-5.00008-2

2019

Inflammation
Lordan R.;Tsoupras A.;Zabetakis I.
The Impact of Nutrition and Statins on Cardiovascular Diseases DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-813792-5.00002-1

2019

Inflammation and cardiovascular diseases
Lordan R.;Tsoupras A.;Zabetakis I.
The Impact of Nutrition and Statins on Cardiovascular Diseases DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-813792-5.00003-3

2019

Nutrition versus statins in primary prevention: Where do we stand now?
Zabetakis I.;Lordan R.;Tsoupras A.
The Impact of Nutrition and Statins on Cardiovascular Diseases DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-813792-5.00009-4

2019

Cardiovascular risk: Assumptions, limitations, and research
Tsoupras A.;Lordan R.;Zabetakis I.
The Impact of Nutrition and Statins on Cardiovascular Diseases DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-813792-5.00007-0

2019

Cholesterol in atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease: The role of specific dietary and lifestyle patterns
Tsoupras A.;Lordan R.;Zabetakis I.
The Impact of Nutrition and Statins on Cardiovascular Diseases DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-813792-5.00005-7

2019

The lipid hypothesis and the seven countries study
Lordan R.;Tsoupras A.;Zabetakis I.
The Impact of Nutrition and Statins on Cardiovascular Diseases DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-813792-5.00004-5

2019

The origin of chronic diseases with respect to cardiovascular disease
Lordan R.;Tsoupras A.;Zabetakis I.
The Impact of Nutrition and Statins on Cardiovascular Diseases DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-813792-5.00001-X

2018

The Anti-inflammatory Properties of Food Polar Lipids
Lordan R., Nasopoulou C., Tsoupras A., Zabetakis I.
Bioactive Molecules in Food DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-54528-8_95-1

Other Publication

2020
2020

Inflammation and cardiovascular disease: are marine phospholipids the answer?
Lordan R.;Redfern S.;Tsoupras A.;Zabetakis I.
Food & Function DOI: 10.1039/c9fo01742a

2018
2017

The anti-inflammatory properties of dairy lipids
Lordan, R,Zabetakis, I
Journal Of Dairy Science DOI: 10.3168/jds.2016-12224

Peer Reviewed Journal

2020

The Effects of Oxidation on the Antithrombotic Properties of Tea Lipids Against PAF, Thrombin, Collagen, and ADP.
Tsoupras A;Lordan R;Harrington J;Pienaar R;Devaney K;Heaney S;Koidis A;Zabetakis I;
Foods DOI: 10.3390/foods9040385

2019

Caprine milk fermentation enhances the antithrombotic properties of cheese polar lipids
Lordan R.;Walsh A.;Crispie F.;Finnegan L.;Demuru M.;Tsoupras A.;Cotter P.;Zabetakis I.
Journal Of Functional Foods DOI: 10.1016/j.jff.2019.103507

2019

The effect of ovine milk fermentation on the antithrombotic properties of polar lipids
Lordan R.;Walsh A.;Crispie F.;Finnegan L.;Cotter P.;Zabetakis I.
Journal Of Functional Foods DOI: 10.1016/j.jff.2019.01.029

2019

The in vitro antithrombotic properties of ale, lager, and stout beers
Lordan R.;O'Keeffe E.;Dowling D.;Mullally M.;Heffernan H.;Tsoupras A.;Zabetakis I.
Food Bioscience DOI: 10.1016/j.fbio.2019.01.012

2019
2019
2019

In Vitro Antithrombotic Properties of Salmon (Salmo salar) Phospholipids in a Novel Food-Grade Extract
Tsoupras, A;Lordan, R;Shiels, K;Saha, SK;Nasopoulou, C;Zabetakis, I
Marine Drugs DOI: 10.3390/md17010062

2018

Evaluation of olive pomace in the production of novel broilers with enhanced in vitro antithrombotic properties
Nasopoulou, C; Lutoudi, K; Zabetakis I
European Journal Of Lipid Science And Technology DOI: 10.1002/ejlt.201700290

2018

Structural Elucidation of Irish Organic Farmed Salmon (Salmo salar) Polar Lipids with Antithrombotic Activities
Tsoupras, A;Lordan, R;Demuru, M;Shiels, K;Saha, SK;Nasopoulou, C;Zabetakis, I
Marine Drugs DOI: 10.3390/md16060176

2018

Phospholipids of goat and sheep origin: Structural and functional studies
Poutzalis, S;Lordan, R;Nasopoulou, C;Zabetakis, I
Small Ruminant Research DOI: 10.1016/j.smallrumres.2018.07.015

2018

Dairy Fats and Cardiovascular Disease: Do We Really Need to Be Concerned?
Lordan, R; Tsoupras, A; Mitra, B; Zabetakis, I
Foods

2018

In vitro Anti-atherogenic Properties of N-Heterocyclic Carbene Aurate(I) Compounds
Sioriki, E;Lordan, R;Nahra, F;van Hecke, K;Zabetakis, I;Nolan, SP
Chemmedchem DOI: 10.1002/cmdc.201800601

2018

Evaluation of Olive Pomace in the Production of Novel Broilers With Enhanced In Vitro Antithrombotic Properties
Nasopoulou, C,Lytoudi, K,Zabetakis, I
European Journal Of Lipid Science And Technology DOI: 10.1002/ejlt.201700290

2018

Inflammation, not Cholesterol, Is a Cause of Chronic Disease
Tsoupras, A;Lordan, R;Zabetakis, I
Nutrients DOI: 10.3390/nu10050604

2017

Metal Uptake by Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) Irrigated withWater Polluted with Chromium and Nickel
Stoikou, V,Andrianos, V,Stasinos, S,Kostakis, MG,Attiti, S,Thomaidis, NS,Zabetakis, I
Foods DOI: 10.3390/foods6070051

2017

Fatty acid profile and assessment of heavy metals content of Sardina pilchardus captured in the Algerian coast
Benguendouz A.;Bouderoua K.;Bouterfa A.;Belabes M.;Bekada A.;Sioriki E.;Zabetakis I.
Iranian Journal Of Fisheries Sciences

2017
2017

Fatty acid profile and assessment of heavy metals content of Sardina pilchardus captured in the Algerian coast
Benguendouz, A,Bouderoua, K,Bouterfa, A,Belabes, M,Bekada, A,Sioriki, E,Zabetakis, I
Iranian Journal Of Fisheries Sciences

2016

Carotenoids and Antioxidant Enzymes as Biomarkers of the Impact of Heavy Metals in food Chain
Andrianos, V;Stoikou, V;Tsikrika, K;Lamprou, D;Stasinos, S;Proestos, C;Zabetakis, I
Current Research In Nutrition And Food Science DOI: 10.12944/CRNFSJ.4.Special-Issue1.02

2015

Evaluation of the in vitro anti-atherogenic activities of goat milk and goat dairy products
Poutzalis, Stylianos,Anastasiadou, Areti,Nasopoulou, Constantina,Megalemou, Kalliopi,Sioriki, Eleni,Zabetakis, Ioannis
Dairy Science & Technology DOI: 10.1007/s13594-015-0266-x

2015

The Urgent Need to Re-Think Outside the Omega-3 Pufas Box
Zabetakis, Ioannis
Journal of Aquaculture Research & Development

2015

Comparison of Sensory and Cardioprotective Properties of Olive-Pomace Enriched and Conventional Gilthead Sea Bream (Sparus aurata): The Effect of Grilling
Sioriki, Eleni,Nasopoulou, Constantina,Demopoulos, Constantinos A.,Zabetakis, Ioannis
Journal Of Aquatic Food Product Technology DOI: 10.1080/10498850.2013.813100

2015

Assessment of the in Vitro Antithrombotic Properties of Sardine (Sardina pilchardus) Fillet Lipids and Cod Liver Oil
Morphis, Gregory,Kyriazopoulou, Aggeliki,Nasopoulou, Constantina,Sioriki, Eleni,Demopoulos, Constantinos,Zabetakis, Ioannis
Fishes

2014

Exploiting the anti-inflammatory properties of olive (Olea europaea) in the sustainable production of functional food and neutraceuticals
Nasopoulou, Constantina,Karantonis, HaralabosC,Detopoulou, Maria,Demopoulos, ConstantinosA,Zabetakis, Ioannis
Phytochemistry Reviews DOI: 10.1007/s11101-014-9350-8

2014

Structural elucidation of olive pomace fed sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) polar lipids with cardioprotective activities
Nasopoulou, Constantina,Smith, Terry,Detopoulou, Maria,Tsikrika, Constantina,Papaharisis, Leonidas,Barkas, Dimitris,Zabetakis, Ioannis
Food Chemistry DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2013.08.091

2014

Localization of strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa) and Methylobacterium extorquens genes of strawberry flavor biosynthesis in strawberry tissue by in situ hybridization
Nasopoulou, Constantina,Pohjanen, Johanna,Koskimäki, Janne J.,Zabetakis, Ioannis,Pirttilä, Anna Maria
Journal Of Plant Physiology DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jplph.2014.03.018

2014
2014

The Bioaccumulation and Physiological Effects of Heavy Metals in Carrots, Onions, and Potatoes and Dietary Implications for Cr and Ni: A Review
Stasinos, Sotiris,Nasopoulou, Constantina,Tsikrika, Constantina,Zabetakis, Ioannis
Journal Of Food Science DOI: 10.1111/1750-3841.12433

2014

In vitro anti-atherogenic properties of traditional Greek cheese lipid fractions
Tsorotioti, S. E.,Nasopoulou, C.,Detopoulou, M.,Sioriki, E.,Demopoulos, C. A.,Zabetakis, I.
Dairy Science & Technology DOI: 10.1007/s13594-014-0161-x

2013

Hen egg yolk lipid fractions with antiatherogenic properties
Nasopoulou, Constantina,Gogaki, Vassiliki,Panagopoulou, Eleanna,Demopoulos, Constantinos,Zabetakis, Ioannis
Animal Science Journal DOI: 10.1111/j.1740-0929.2012.01067.x

2013

Food security and cardioprotection: the polar lipid link.
Ioannis Zabetakis
Journal Of Food Science

2013

Evaluation of Sensory and <i>in Vitro</i> Cardio Protective Properties of Sardine (<i>Sardina pilchardus</i>): The Effect of Grilling and Brining
Constantina Nasopoulou,Evangelia Psani,Eleni Sioriki,Constantinos A. Demopoulos,Ioannis Zabetakis
Food and Nutrition Sciences DOI: 10.4236/fns.2013.49122

2013
2013
2011

Fish polar lipids retard atherosclerosis in rabbits by down-regulating PAF biosynthesis and up-regulating PAF catabolism.
Nasopoulou C;Tsoupras AB;Karantonis HC;Demopoulos CA;Zabetakis I;
Lipids In Health And Disease DOI: 10.1186/1476-511X-10-213