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Nikolaos Solomakos

Assistant Professor

Hygiene of Foods of Animal Origin


Research interests

Food safety, Public Health, natural antimicrobials in foods, modified atmosphere packaging, occurrence and behavior of foodborne pathogens in foods of animal origin.


Curriculum vitae

Dr Nikolaos Solomakos is an Assistant Professor in Hygiene of Foods of Animal Origin at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Thessaly.
He has published more than 110 papers and full abstracts in peer-reviewed international journals and conferences. He has been the project leader or member of the scientific team in national and international research projects. Dr Solomakos was honored by the Hellenic Veterinary Medical Society for his research work.
He has been member of the topic editorial board of “Antibiotics” and member of the Editorial board of “Journal of the Hellenic Veterinary Medical Society”. He has been teaching “Hygiene of Foods of Animal Origin”, “Technology of Foods of Animal Origin” and “Technology and Hygiene of Milk and Milk products” for the BSc students of Faculty of Veterinary Medicine-University of Thessaly. Since 2008 he has been teaching in the postgraduate programs “Applied Public Health and Environmental Hygiene”, and “Nutrition in Health and in Disease”, Faculty of Medicine-University of Thessaly.

Full curriculum vitae



  • Technology of Foods of Animal Origin and Relevant Legislation
  • Veterinary Ethics and Legislation
  • Hygiene and Technology of Milk and Dairy Products and Relevant Legislation
  • Hygiene of Foods of Animal Origin and relevant legislation I
  • Hygiene of Foods of Animal Origin II
  • Practical Training in Hygiene of Foods of Animal Origin I
  • Practical Training in Hygiene of Foods of Animal Origin II

Selected Publications

  • Nikolaos Solomakos, Maria Govari, Evropi Botsoglou and Andreana Pexara (2019) Effect of modified atmosphere packaging on physicochemical and microbiological characteristics of Graviera Agraphon cheese during refrigerated storage. Journal of Dairy Research, 86(4): 483-489.
  • Pexara A, Solomakos N., Govaris A. (2018) Q fever and prevalence of Coxiella burnetii in milk. Trends in Food Science and Technology, 71: 65-72.
  • Nikolaos Solomakos, Alexandros Govaris, Apostolos S. Angelidis, Spyros Pournaras, Angeliki Rothi Burriel, Spyridon K. Kritas, Demetrios K. Papageorgiou (2009) Occurrence, virulence genes and antibiotic resistance of Escherichia coli O157 isolated from raw bovine, caprine and ovine milk in Greece. Food Microbiology, 26: 865-871.
  • Solomakos, A. Govaris, P. Koidis, N. Botsoglou (2008) Τhe antimicrobial effect of thyme essential oil, nisin, and their combination against Listeria monocytogenes in minced beef during refrigerated storage. Food Microbiology, 25:120 – 127.
  • Govaris, Solomakos, A. Pexara, P.S. Chatzopoulou (2010) The antimicrobial effect of oregano essential oil, nisin and their combination against Salmonella Enteritidis in minced sheep meat during refrigerated storage. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 137: 175-180.