Tsiaka Thalia is a chemist with a PhD in Analytical Chemistry (2019) and a MSc degree in Analytical Chemistry and Quality Control (2012) from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA).
From 2019, she is a Postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Chemical Biology (ICB) of National and Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF) and from 2020 a Teaching Fellow in Instrumental Food Analysis and Chemical Composition & Quality of Food at the Department of Food Science and Technology, University of West Attica. In 2008, she interned as analytical chemist at General Chemical State Laboratory and she was also a grant-holder of ‘A. Papadakis’ scholarship of NKUA (2009-2011).
Her main fields of research include: (a) Health and food sciences with emphasis in LCMS analyses and LCMS targeted and untargeted metabolomics/bioanalysis (b) Post-data processing/analysis/interpretation, (c) Analysis of targeted bioactive compounds in drugs and cosmetics, food matrices or natural (by)products and biological fluids (serum, plasma, amniotic fluid, urine), (d) Experimental design and optimization of green eco-friendly extraction techniques.
She has participated in three national funded research projects and she is a referee at three scientific journals. Thus far, she is the author and co-author of 13 research articles and one book chapter in international peer-reviewed scientific journals and she has participated in various oral and poster presentations at international and hellenic conferences.
Bioanalysis, Analytical Chemistry, Food Chemistry
On the Identification and Quantification of Ergothioneine and Lovastatin in Various Mushroom Species: Assets and Challenges of Different Analytical Approaches, Tsiantas, K., Tsiaka, T., Koutrotsios, G., Siapi, E., Zervakis, G.I., Kalogeropoulos, N., Zoumpoulakis, P., (2021), Molecules 26(7), 1832.
Expanding the Role of Sub-Exploited DOE-High Energy Extraction and Metabolomic Profiling towards Agro-Byproduct Valorization: The Case of Carotenoid-Rich Apricot Pulp, Tsiaka, T., Fotakis, C., Lantzouraki, D.Z., Tsiantas, K., Siapi, E., Sinanoglou, V.J., Zoumpoulakis, P., (2020). Molecules 25 (11), 2702.
Choline chloride and tartaric acid, a Natural Deep Eutectic Solvent for the efficient extraction of phenolic and carotenoid compounds, Koutsoukos S., Tsiaka T., Tzani A., Zoumpoulakis P., Detsi A., (2019), J. Clean. Prod. 241, 118384.
Extracting bioactive compounds from natural sources using green high-energy approaches: Trends and opportunities in lab- and large-scale applications. Tsiaka T., Sinanoglou V.J., Zoumpoulakis P., in Handbook of Food Bioengineering, Volume 4: INGREDIENTS EXTRACTION BY PHYSICO-CHEMICAL METHODS IN FOOD (2017).
Investigating the metabolic ﬁngerprint of term infants with normal and increased fetal growth. C. Fotakis C., Zoga M., Baskakis C., Tsiaka, T., Boutsikou T., Briana T.T., Dendrinou K., Malamitsi-Puchner A., Zoumpoulakis P., RSC Advances, (2016), 6, 79325-79334.
Total phenolic content, antioxidant capacity and phytochemical profiling of grape and pomegranate wines. Lantzouraki D.Z., Sinanoglou V.J., Tsiaka T., Proestos C., Zoumpoulakis P., RSC Advances, (2015), 5, 101683 – 101692.
Google scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=GAJyPusAAAAJ&hl=en
Currently teaching (undergraduate)
Instrumental Food Analysis (Laboratory)
Chemical Composition and Quality of Food (Laboratory)