Doctoral theses involving honey:

  • Doctoral thesis Faculty of Pharmacy, Athens (2005): “Chemical analysis and biological activities of honey, royal jelly, propolis and bee plants” (supervising Prof. I. Chinou)
  • Doctoral thesis Medical School, University of Ioannina (2007): “The role of iron chelation in the mechanism of protection offered by flavonoids to cells exposed to oxidative stress” (supervising Prof. D. Galaris
  • Doctoral thesis Faculty of Science, School of Biology, ΑUT (2008): “Melissopalynological analysis of thyme honey from different areas of Greece” (supervising Prof. Ε. Eleftheriou)
  • Doctoral thesis Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry, University of Ioannina (2014) “Diversification of geographical and botanical origin of Greek honey samples with the help of instrumental chemical and statistical analysis”  (supervising Prof. Μ. Kontominas)

Masters theses:

  • DICHINET, Chemistry Department, University of Athens (December 2004): “Beehive products” (Supervising Prof. I. Chinou)
  • Master’s degree program (October 2005): “Study of volatile chemical components and biological activities of Greek Propolis and Greek honeys” supervising Prof. I. Chinou)
  • Master’s degree program (2013) “Study of the chemical composition of selected samples of Greek honeys and Royal Jelly” (Supervising Prof. I. Chinou)

HONEY: Presentations in international conferences

  • Karabournioti, “New honey analysis methods. How market regulations are affected. Beekeeping today and its prospects”, Patras, 10-11/1/1998
  • Karabournioti, “Greek thyme honey”, 4th Pan-Hellenic Beekeeping Conference, Kalambaka, 26-28/11/1999
  • Pasi, N. Aligiannis, A. L. Skaltsounis, I. Chinou, “Chemical analysis and Antimicrobial activities of Three Greek Bee-Honeys- Pollinic spectrum”, 48th Annual Congress, Society for Medicinal Plant Research – 6th International Congress on Ethnopharmacology of the ISE Zurich, Switzerland, 4-7/9/2000
  • Chinou, N. Aligiannis, S. Karabournioti, A.L. Skaltsounis, I. Chinou, “In vitro Antimicrobial Activity of Greek Thymus bee-honeys” 12th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Milan, Italy, 24-27 April 2002
  • Chinou, “Chemical analyses of Greek Bee-honeys-Biological activities”, 3rd International Symposium on Chromatography of Natural Products. The Application of Chromatographic methods in phytochemical & biomedical analysis, Lublin- Kazimierz Dolny, Poland, June 12-15, 2002
  • Melliou, E. Stratis, S. Karabournioti, I. Chinou, “3-Hydroxy-4-phenyl-2-butanone in Greek bee-honeys – Biological activities”, 50th Annual Congress, Society for Medicinal Plant Research, Barcelona, Spain, 8-12/9/2002
  • Melliou, S. Pasi, E. Stratis, N. Aligiannis, S. Karabournioti, I. Chinou, “Chemical constituents of Greek honeys-Biological activities”, Association Francophone pour l’Enseignement et la Recherche en Pharmacognosie (AFERP) Journees AFERP, “Drakopoulou Hall” University of Athens, Athens, 19-21 September 2002
  • Chinou, S. Karabournioti, “Chemical analyses of Greek honeys. Biological activities”, 1st Scientific Beekeeping Conference – The achievements and prospects of Beekeeping research in Greece, Athens, 29/11-1/12/2002
  • Karabournioti, “Determination of adulteration with imported honey through pollen analysis”, 1st Hellenic Scientific Conference of Apiculture-Sericulture, Athens, 30/11-2/12/2002
  • Thrasyvoulou, H. Tanakaki, I. Manikis, S. Karabournioti, “The identity of Greek honey”, 1st Hellenic Scientific Conference of Apiculture-Sericulture, Athens, 30/11-2/12/2002
  • Chinou, S. Karabournioti, “Chemical analyses of Greek honeys – Biological actions”, 1st Hellenic Scientific Conference of Apiculture-Sericulture, Athens, 30/11-2/12/2002
  • Tananaki, S. Karabournioti, A. Thrasyvoulou, “Determination of geographical origin of Greek and Turkish pine honey using GC-MS and pollen analysis”, International Congress of Beekeeping, Slovenia, 26-29/8/2003
  • Melliou, C. Graikou, I. Chinou, “Chemical markers and antimicrobial activity of Greek bee-honeys” 3rd International Symposium on Natural Drugs, Naples , Italy, October 2-4, 2003
  • Karabournioti, L. Katoumas, “The quality of Greek honey”, 3rd Symposium for product safety, quality and competitiveness in food companies, Athens, 6-8/11/ 2003
  • Chinou, “Chemical constituents and Bioactivities of Honeys, Propolis and Royal Jelly of Greek Origin”, 1st Panhellenic Conference of Apitherapy, 28 February 2004
  • Melidou, E. Melliou, S. Karabournioti, D. Galaris, I. Chinou, “Biological activities of Greek bee-honeys”, International Conference, traditional Mediterranean Diet: Past, Present and Future, 21-23 April 2004
  • Karabournioti, “Encumbering honey with antibiotics”, 2nd Hellenic Scientific Conference of Apiculture-Sericulture, Athens, 19-21/6/ 2004
  • Chinou, “Chemical Analyses of Greek Beekeeping Products, Bioactivities”, Pharma-Point Conference, Thessaloniki, 23-25/10/2004
  • Chinou, “Studies of Greek Bee Products”, Meliama (Periodical publication of the Scientific Center of Apitherapy), pg. 21-30, Fall – Winter 20042005
  • Tsiapara, E. Melliou, I. Chinou, P. Moutsatsou, “Study of bioactivity of royal jelly, propolis and honeys of Greek fauna on the breast and the endometrium”, Medical conference, Athens 2005
  • Karabournioti, “Beekeeping plants of Greece”, 2nd Pan-Hellenic Conference of Apitherapy, Athens, 2/4/2005
  • Tsiapara, E. Melliou, I. Chinou, P. Moutsatsou, “Biological activities of Royal Jelly and Honeys of Greek Flora sources”, 1st European Cost Action, Forests, Trees and Human Health and Well-Being, E39 Conference, Helexpo Conference Center, Thessalinoki, Greece, 13-15 October 2005
  • Chinou, “Chemistry and Biological activities from Greek beekeeping products (Honeys, Propolis and Royal Jelly). History and new prospects Phytotherapy- the role of an ancient tradition in modern times”, Funchal, Madeira (Portugal) , 1-5 Νovember 2005
  • Chinou “Chemical consistency of Greek honey varieties – Antimicrobial Actions” Press Conference, King George Hotel, Athens, 21 February 2006
  • Chinou, A. Tsiapara, E. Melliou, K. Graikou, P. Moutsatsou, “Chemical analyses of Greek honeys Antimicrobial-Chemopreventive properties” 4th ISDNP International Conference on Natural Products, Leysin, Switzerland, 28-31 May 2006
  • Chinou, “Chemical constituents and Bioactivities of Honeys, Propolis and Royal Jelly of Greek Origin”, Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Sofia, Bulgaria, 31 May 2006
  • Chinou, “Chemical components – bioactivities of thyme honeys”, Hellenic Ethnopharmacology Society, Andros, 3-4 June 2006 (tribute to thyme)
  • Tsiapara, E. Melliou, I. Chinou, P. Moutsatsou, “Greek Honey extracts exhibits chemoprevention properties”, Apimedica 2006, 1st International Forum on Apitherapy, Ledra Marriott, Athens, 12-15/10/2006
  • Chinou, “Chemical consistency of Greek honey – Beneficial bioactivities”, National Interprofessional Organization of Honey and other Beehive Products – Ministry of Rural Development and Food, Athens 13/11/2006, Thessaloniki 15/12/2006
  • Karabournioti, A. Thrasyvoulou, EP. Eleftheriou, “Determination of geographical origin of Greek thyme honey”, 3rd Hellenic Scientific Conference of Apiculture-Sericulture, Thessaloniki, 13-15/4/2007
  • Karabournioti, EP. Eleftheriou, A. Thrasyvoulou, K. Fasseas, “Polymorphism of pollen grains of the Thymus capitatus (Lamiaceae) plant of three beekeeping regions of Greece”, Pan-Hellenic Conference of Hellenic Ecological Society, Hellenic Botanical Society, Hellenic Zoological Society, Hellenic Phycological Society: “Modern Trends of Research in Ecology”, Volos, 9-12 October 2008
  • Tsiapara, M. Jaakkola, I. Chinou, K. Graikou, T. Tolonen, V. Virtanen, P. Moutsatsou, “Bioactivity of Greek honey extracts on breast cancer MCF-7), prostate cancer (PC-3) and endometrial cancer (Ishikawa) cells: profile  analysis of extracts”,  Food Chemistry 116 (3), pp. 702-708, 2009
  • Thrasyvoulou, P. Gotsiou, H. Tanakaki, M. Dimou, S. Karabournioti, “Proposal for Protected Designation of Origin for Cretan Honeys”, 2nd Pan-Cretan Conference, Ierapetra, 21-22 October 2010
  • Aboud, P. Gotsiou, S. Karabournioti, P. Kefalas, “Flavonoids in Greek honeys – Qualitative and quantitative fluctuation between pine honeys of different geographical regions of Greece”, Beekeeping seminar on “Latest scientific developments in beekeeping in Greece and internationally”, Athens, 2/5/2011
  • Chinou, A. Tsiapara, C. Athanasopoulou, K. Graikou, P. Moutsatsou, “Greek thyme honeys antimicrobial-chemopreventive properties” 8th International Congress on Natural Products, Lublin, Poland, 17-20 May 2011
  • Chinou “Greek Honeys – new scientific data” 3rd Festival for Greek honey and bee products”, Piraeus, 3 December 2011 (12:20pm)
  • Melliou, I. Chinou “Chemical Constituents of selected Greek Bee-Honeys with Antimicrobial activity” Food Chemistry 129 (2), p. 284-290, 2011
  • Chinou, “Biodiversity of Greek Flora. Bee-keeping products – Chemical analyses and Bioactivities -A Pharmacognostic approach”, ΕΙΕ, 13 January 2012, 14:00 pm
  • Athanasopoulou, H. Damianakos, K.Graikou, E. Lambrinea, C. Israelides, I. Chinou, “Physicochemical profile of selected Greek honeys-Biological activities” 8th Joint meeting of AFERP, ASP, GA, PSE and SIF, New York, USA, 28 July-2nd August 2012
  • Gotsiou, S. Karabournioti, M. Dimou, A. Thrasyvoulou, “Microscopic characteristics of pine-thyme honey of Crete and pine honey of Crete”, Beekeeping Review 27(1): 25-27, 2013
  • Gotsiou, M. Dimou, S. Karabournioti, “Botanical origin of the main honey types in Greece”, 3th International Honey Commission, Melissopalynology Workshop, Thessaloniki, Greece, 10-11 April 2013
  • Chinou, “Greek Bee-keeping products (Honeys, Royal jelly, propolis and pollen: Chemical analyses and Biological activities”, lecture to the BsC and Diploma students, University of Malta Institute of Earth systems, Msida, Malta, 15 October 2013
  • Spilioti, I. Chinou, K. Graikou, P.Moutsatsou, “Chemical analysis of Greek Thymus bee-honeys – Biological Activities”, J. Br Nutr – will be submitted for publication 2013
  • Spilioti , M. Jaakkola, T. Tolonen, V. Virtanen, I. Chinou, E. Kassi, P. Moutsatsou “Phenolic acid composition, antiatherogenic and anticancer potential of Greek honeys derived from various regions in Greece” – will be submitted for publication 2013
  • Athanasopoulou, H. Damianakos E. Spilioti, K. Graikou, E. Lambrinea, C. Israelides, P.Moutsatsou, I. Chinou, “Chemical analyses and Biological activities of selected commercial bee-honeys” – will be submitted for publication 2013
  • Graikou, H. Damianakos, S. Karabournioti, I. Chinou, “Chemical profile of volatiles of 12 representative greek honeys-biological activities”, ISEO, Istanbul, Turkey, 07/09/2014
  • Karabournioti, S. Skareas, N. Grigoriadou, H. Spyridaki, “Risk factors in honey and preventive control measures”, 3rd Hellenic Scientific Beekeeping Conference, Athens, 14-16/11/2014
  • Gostiou, M. Dimou, A. Thrasyvoulou, H. Heigl, R. Moosbeckhofer (Austria); J. Atanassova (Bulgaria); D. Bubalo (Croatia); K. Bohm, E. Etzold, B. Lichtenberg-Kraag, N. Raum von der Ohe K. (Germany); S. Karabournioti, G. Moschidis (Greece); C. Guinet, P. Beaune (France); E. Bucher, F. Corvucci, P. Ferazzi, F. Grillenzoni (Italy); D. Teper (Poland); E. Zubova (Rusia); A. Kandolf (Slovenia); M. Boi, A. Manzanares, M.C. Seijo (Spain); K. Bieri (Switzerland); T. Dastan (Turkey), “How do we deal with some limitations of the melissopalynological analysis for the determination of honey botanical origin” 44th APIMONDIA International Apicultural Congress, Daejeon, Korea, 15-20 September 2015

Honey: announcements

  • Drimjias, S. Karabournioti (1995) “Characteristics of Greek Thymus honey”, Apiacta, 30: 33-39
  • Karabournioti, N. Drimjias (1997) “Some physicochemical characteristics of Greek monofloral honeys”, Apiacta 32: 44-50
  • Karabournioti (2000) “Microscopic analysis of unifloral honeys from Greece”, Apiacta, 35: 49-56
  • Karabournioti, P. Zervalaki (2001) “The effect of heating in honey HMF and invertase”, Apiacta, 37: 177-182
  • Persano Oddo, R. Piro, E. Bruneau, C. Guyot-Declerck, T. Ivanov, J. Piskulova, C. Flamini, J. Lheritier, M. Morlot, H. Russmann, W. Von Der Ohe, K. Von der OhE, P. Gotsiou, S. Karabournioti, P. Kefalas, M. Passaloglou-Katrali, A. Tharasyvoulou, A. Tsigouri, G.L. Marcazzan, M.L. Piana, M.G. Puazza, A.G. Sabatini, J. Kerkvliet, J. Godinho, A. Bentabol, A.O. Valbuena, S. Bogdanov, K. Ruoff (2004) “Main European unifloral honeys”, Apidologie 35:S38–S81
  • Yanniotis, S. Skaltsi, S. Karabournioti (2006) “Effect of moisture content on the viscosity of honey at different temperatures”, Journal of Food Engineering 72: 372-377
  • Karabournioti, A. Thrasyvoulou, EP. Eleftheriou (2006) “A model for predicting geographic origin of honey from the same flora source”, Journal of Apicultural Research 45 (3) 117-124
  • Karabournioti, EP. Eleftheriou, A. Thrasyvoulou, K. Fasseas (2007) “Pollen polymorphism in Thymus capitatus (Lamiaceae)”, Canadian Journal of Botany 85: 493-500
  • Karabournioti, I. Tsiripidis, A. Thrasyvoulou, EP. Eleftheriou (2009) “Melissopalynological attributes of some Greek thyme honeys”, Journal of Apicultural Research and Bee World 48:91-101
  • K. Karabagias, A. Badeka, S. Kontakos, S. Karabournioti, M.G. Kontominas (2013) “Characterisation and classification of Greek pine honeys accordingto their geographical origin based on volatiles, physicochemical parameters and chemometrics”, Food Chemistry 146:548-557
  • K. Karabagias, A.V. Badeka, S. Kontakos, S. Karabournioti, M.G. Kontominas (2014) “Botanical discrimination of Greek unifloral honeyswith physico-chemical and chemometric analyses”, Food Chemistry 165:181-190
  • K Karabagias, A.V. Badeka, S. Kontakos, S. Karabournioti, M.G. Kontominas (2014) “Characterization and classification of Thymus capitatus (L.) honey according to geographical origin based on volatile compounds, physicochemical parameters and chemometrics”, Food Research International 55:363–372
  • Spilioti, M. Jaakkola, T. Tolonen, M. Lipponen, V. Virtanen, I. Chinou, E. Kassi, S. Karabournioti, P. Moutsatsou (2014) “Phenolic acid composition, antiatherogenic and anticancer potential of honeys derived from various regions in Greece”, PLOS ONE 9:4 e94860.
  • Kassi, I. Chinou, E. Spilioti, A. Tsiapara, K. Graikou, S. Karabournioti, M. Manoussakis, P. Moutsatsou (2014) “A monoterpene, unique component of thyme honeys, induces apoptosis in prostate cancer cells via inhibition of NF-κB activity and IL-6 secretion”, Phytomedicine. 21(11):1483-9

Royal Jelly: announcements in international conferences

  • Chinou, “Chemical and Biological activities of Propolis and Royal Jelly of Greek origin” 4th International Symposium on Chromatography of Natural Products. The Application of Chromatographic methods in phytochemical & biomedical analysis, Lublin- Kazimierz Dolny, Poland, 14-17June 2004
  • Melliou, I. Chinou, “Antimicrobial activity of Greek royal jelly and chemical constituents” Clinical Microbiology and Infection. 2005, 11, 125
  • Meliou, I. Chinou, E. Chinou, “Antimicrobial activity of Greek Royal Jelly and Chemical constituents” 15th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCCMID), Copenhagen, Denmark, 2-5 April 2005
  • Melliou, I. Chinou, “Advances in the chemistry and bioactivity of royal jelly “53rd Annual Congress of GA, Florence, Italy, 21-25 August 2005
  • Tsiapara, E. Melliou, I. Chinou, P. Moutsatsou, “Biological activities of Royal Jelly and Honeys of Greek Flora sources” 1st European Cost Action, Forests, Trees and Human Health and Well-Being, E39 Conference, Helexpo Conference Center, Thessalinoki, Greece, 13-15 October 2005
  • Melliou, O.Gortzi, E. Protopappa , I. Tsaknis, I. Chinou, “Re-evaluation of bioactivities of Royal jelly before and after encapsulation in liposomes”, Phytotherapy- the role of an ancient tradition in modern times – Funchal, Madeira (Portugal) , 1-4 Νovember 2005
  • Chinou, “Chemistry and Biological activities from Greek Bee-keeping products (Honeys, Propolis and Royal Jelly). History and new prospects Phytotherapy- the role of an ancient tradition in modern times”, Funchal, Madeira (Portugal) , 1-5 Νovember 2005
  • Chinou, “Chemical Analysis and Bioactivities of Greek Royal Jelly-New Data”, 5th International Symposium on Chromatography of Natural Products, Lublin (Poland) 19-22 June 2006
  • Tsiapara, E. Melliou, I. Chinou, P. Moutsatsou, “Royal Jelly of Greek Origin modulates the action of the estrogenic  reception sub ERA and ERB”, Apimedica 2006, 1st International Forum on Apitherapy, Ledra Marriott, Athens, 12-15/10/2006
  • Chinou, “Chemical Constituents and Biological activities of Greek Royal Jelly”, Αpimedica 2006, 1st International Forum on Apitherapy, Ledra Marriott, Athens, 12-15/10/2006
  • Chinou, “Chemical analysis of propolis and Royal Jelly. Evaluation of their biological activities” HMPC informal meeting, German Presidency, Bonn, Germany, 28th– 30th March 2007
  • Dania, N. Bazelidze, I. Chinou, E. Melliou, M.  Rallis, G. Papaioannou, “In vivo Antidiabetic Activity of Greek propolis and Royal Jelly”, 7th Joint meeting  of AFERP, ASP, GA, PSE and SIF, Athens 3-8 August 2008
  • Tompolidi, K. Graikou, I. Chinou, “Analytical approach for the detection of Quality in marketed Royal Jelly samples in Greece”, 7th International Congress on Natural Products, Lublin, Poland, 14-17 June 2010
  • Tompolidi, K. Graikou, I. Chinou, “Quality control of  Royal Jelly samples in Greek market” 8th International Congress on Natural Products, Lublin, Poland, 17-20 May 2012
  • Pyrzanowska, A. Piechal, K. Blecharz-Klin, E. Widy-Tyszkiewicz, K. Graikou, I. Chinou, “The influence of the long-term administration of Greek royal jelly on spatial memory in aged rats” 8th Joint meeting  of AFERP, ASP, GA, PSE and SIF, New York, USA,  28 July-2nd August 2012
  • J Pyrzanowska, A. Piechal, I. Joniec-Maciejak, K. Bleckarz-Klin, I. Chinou, E Widy-Tyszkiewicz, “Short term administration of Greek royal jelly changes brain serotonergic transmission in aged rats”,  XVIIIth International Congress of the Polish Pharmacological Society, Krakow, May 2013
  • J Pyrzanowska, A. Piechal, K. Bleckarz-Klin, K. Jawna, I. Chinou, E Widy-Tyszkiewicz, “Short term administration of Greek Royal Jelly does not influence spatial  memory in aged rats”,  XVIIIth International Congress of the Polish Pharmacological Society, Krakow, May 2013

Royal Jelly: announcements

  • Karabournioti (1999) “Quality control of royal jelly with the API-ZYM method”, Geotechnical Scientific Subjects 10: Series I, 280-284
  • Melliou, I. Chinou (2005) “Chemistry and Bioactivity of Royal Jelly from Greece”  Journal of Agricultural and Food chemistry, 53,: 8987-8992
  • Vucevic, E. Melliou, S.Vasilijic, S. Gasic, P. Ivanovski, I. Chinou, M. Colic (2007) “Fatty acids isolated from royal jelly modulate dendritic cell-mediated immune response in vitro”, International Immunopharmacology 7, 1211-1220
  • Gašić, D. Vucević, S. Vasilijić, M. Antunović, I. Chinou, M. Čolić (2007) “Evaluation of the immunomodulatory activities of royal jelly components in vitro” Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology, 29 (3-4): 521-536
  • Moutsatsou, Z.Papoutsi, E. Kassi, N. Heldring, A.Tsiapara, E. Melliou, G.P. Chrousos, I. Chinou, A. Karshikoff, L. Nilsson, K. Dahlman-Wright (2010) “Fatty acids derived from royal jelly are modulators of estrogen receptor  function”   PLOS  ONE, 5(12), 1-10
  • Dzopalic, D. Vucevic, S. Tomic, J. Djokic, I. Chinou and M. Čolić (2011) “3,10-dihydroxy-decanoic acid, isolated from royal jelly, stimulates Th1 polarizing capability of human monocyte-derived dendritic cells” Food Chemistry  126 (3): 1211-1217
  • Mihajlovic, I. Rajkovic, I. Chinou, M. Colic (2013) “Dose-dependent immunomodula tory effects of 10-hydroxy-2-decenoic acid on human monocyte-derived dendritic cells” Journal of Funtional foods vol 5(2),  pp. 838 – 846
  • Chinou, E. Melliou, Book “Studies in Natural Products Chemistry (Bioactive Natural Products)” Elsevier Science Publishers – Amsterdam Vol 40, Editor: Atta-Ur-Rahman “Chemistry and Bioactivities of Royal Jelly” January 2013
  • Mihajlovic, D. Vucevic, I. Chinou, M. Colic (2014) “Royal jelly fatty acids modulate proliferation and cytokine production by human peripheral blood mononuclear cells”, European Food Research and Technology, 238(5), pp. 881 – 887
  • Pyrzanowska, A. Piechal,  K. Blecharz-Klin,  I. Joniec-Maciejak, I. Chinou and E. Widy-Tyszkiewicz (8 August 2014), “The influence of the long-term administration of Greek royal jelly on learning and spatial memory as well as the concentration of brain neurotransmitters in aged wistar male rats”, volume 155, issue 1, p. 343-351

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