Research Projects

We participate in research projects in collaboration with universities, research institutes, and private companies in Greece and abroad, covering a wide range of applications between food and the environment. Require today the catalog of analyses and services for the development of research and innovation actions.


Fortification of foods with bioactive compounds from date fruit and its processing by-products (2022-today). Funding: Taif University, Saudi Arabia

The project aims at the valorization of date fruits and their processing by-products (seeds) for the recovery of high added-value compounds and their reutilization as additives in food products.


COVID-19 pandemic: food & environment (2020-ongoing). Funding: Galanakis Laboratories, Greece

Our team is investigating all aspects of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 pandemic interconnection with the food sector, the food industry, and the environment.


Authentication of date fruit cultivars (2020). Funding: King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

The project aims to identify different varieties of date fruits using molecular techniques.


A study for the implementation of olive mill waste-polyphenols in foods and cosmetics (2013-2015). Funding: Hellenic General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT) within the action of “Strengthening employment of research staff in Enterprises”.

The recovery of antioxidants from industrial food waste and their re-utilization in the food chain and other natural products are emerging objects in the fields of environmental technology and food. The production of polyphenols from olive mill wastewater has been commercialized, whereas GALANAKIS LABORATORIES pioneer this direction by participating in the development of recovery methodologies and investigation of applications for the respective products.


Mechanism of Extraction of Lycopene Using Hydrotropic solvent (2014-2015). Funding: Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) of Malaysian Ministry of Education

Lycopene is a lipophilic compound and has been proven to have many therapeutic applications in the form of anticancer, antioxidant, anti-diabetic, and preventing cardiovascular diseases. Currently, lycopene is largely extracted using organic solvents and by supercritical CO2. On the other hand, hydrotropic solvents have been used for the extraction of lipophilic biomolecules and are environmentally friendly. The ongoing research targets the fundamental thermodynamic mechanisms of lycopene extraction with hydrotropic solvents. The study is conducted by Monash University (Malaysia) and GALANAKIS LABORATORIES contribute with a consultancy/co-supervising role.


Pre-Work Program for 10,000 unemployed young people aged 18-30 (2023)

Galanakis Laboratories are subsidized by the “Pre-employment Program for 10,000 unemployed young people aged 18-30”.

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