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Professor Dimitris Charalampopoulos

Last updated: 04 April 2024


Professor Dimitris Charalampopoulos is a Professor of Food Biotechnology at the University of Reading. His research interests include microbial fermentation to produce platform and speciality chemicals, the development of functional food ingredients including bioactive oligosaccharides and probiotic bacterial cultures, as well as the valorisation of food waste and by-products focusing primarily on fibre and protein components.

He has published more than 85 papers on food bioprocessing, functional foods and waste valorisation and has been involved in several multi-partner research programmes. He was the Director of the BBSRC Network FoodWasteNet (2014-2019), and is currently Co-Director of the BBSRC Biomass Biorefinery Network (BBNet) and Senior Editor of the journal Food Chemistry

Register of interests

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Current interests

Personal Interests

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Organisation / Body and Nature of Interest 

Direct employment

University of Reading

Consultancies and other fee-paid work

Senior Editor of Food Chemistry journal Innovate UK assessor

Other personal interests

Member of BBSRC Bioscience for Advanced Manufacturing and Clean Growth Strategy Advisory Panel

Non-Personal interests

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Indirect financial or non-financial support from relevant organisations

Innovate grant 10075083

BBSRC research grant BB/W018535/1

BBSRC research grant BB/S009779/1

BBSRC studentship 2598679

EPSRC research grant EP/X011062/1