GALANAKIS LABORATORIES is a family business located in the prefecture of Chania. The Laboratories were founded in 1925 by Ioannis Galanakis (Chemist-Oenologist-graduate of the University of Athens) and are currently administrated by two self-employed, third generation chemists.
Our scientific staff consists of Chemists and Chemical Engineers with postgraduate and doctoral studies in food and the environment. At the same time, it has many years of experience in the field of testing, analysis, and quality control. Continuous training is our concern so that our working methods are always up to date and in compliance with current European standards.
The main objective of the Laboratories is the provision of services to third parties in the field of chemical, physicochemical and microbiological testing of wines, musts, beverages, olive oils, olive kernels, foods, honey, waters, waste, soils and others. Chemical and technical advices are also provided for these products, whereas we undertake the preparation of environmental, chemical, industrial and techno-economic studies.
Ioannis M. Galanakis
Received his degree in 2002 from the School of Chemical Engineering of National Technical University of Athens (Greece), where he specialized in food industries and biotechnical applications, as well as non destructive analytical techniques. He has long experience in issues related to the research and development department of local food and wine industries, production methods, quality assurance, management and financing. He is also consulting numerous constructing companies on environmental protection, monitoring, occupational safety and project planning.
Charis M. Galanakis
Graduated from the Dept. of Chemistry, Univ. of Patras in 2002, prior specializing in Oenology (2004) and Food Biotechnology (MSc, Univ. of Patras, Univ. of Ioannina, Univ. of Ulster, UK, 2004). In 2010, he received a PhD Degree in Quality Control and Environmental Management from the Tech. Univ. of Crete. He has long experience in analyses and laboratory tests, while he has a recognized scientific work in the fields of food and environment. He has been included in the list of world’s most influential researchers (Highly Cited Researchers 2019, Clarivate Web of Science) in the field of Agricultural Sciences.
Michael I. Galanakis
Received his Chemistry degree from the School of Physics and Mathematics of the University of Athens in 1972. From 1972 to 2011, he was the Director of the Laboratories. During his career, he activated in the analysis and technology of wines, olive oils, waters, milk, honey, soil, food, waste, renal stones, etc., as well as conducting chemical, technical and environmental studies. He is one of the most experienced oenologists in Greece with more than 40 years of service. He retired in 2011 and today he advises the new generation of Chemists of Laboratories for all relevant issues.
She graduated in 2009 from the Department of Chemistry. She holds an MSc in Clinical Chemistry from the Department of Chemistry of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and PhD in Molecular Biology from the Department of Medicine of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She has worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Horticultural Genetics and Biotechnology at the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (MAICh). She has extensive experience in laboratory techniques of molecular biology and biotechnology.