B.Sc. in Agriculture, 2003, Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece
M.Sc., 2006, Department of Animal Sciences, College of Agricultural Sciences, Colorado State University, USA
M.Sc. thesis: “Listeria monocytogenes strain variation in culture broth and fate in delicatessen meat and poultry products”
Ph.D., 2013, Department of Food Science and Technology, School of Agriculture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Ph.D. thesis: “Study of the strain variability of the behavior of Salmonella enterica”
Postdoctoral research, Laboratory of Microbiology and Biotechnology of Foods, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece
Microbiological safety and quality of foods, Quantitative Microbiology, Microbial stress responses, Microbial interactions, Biofilms
Lianou, A., Stopforth, J.D., Yoon, Y., Wiedmann, M., Sofos, J.N., 2006. Growth and stress resistance variation in culture broth among Listeria monocytogenes strains of various serotypes and origins. Journal of Food Protection, 69, 2640-2647. DOI: 10.4315/0362-028X-69.11.2640
Lianou, A., Sofos, J.N., 2007. A review of the incidence and transmission of Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat products in retail and food service environments. Journal of Food Protection, 70, 2172-2198. DOI: 10.4315/0362-028X-70.9.2172 – 2012 Journal of Food Protection Most Cited Review Publication Award
Lianou, A., Koutsoumanis, K.P., 2011. Effect of the growth environment on the strain variability of Salmonella enterica kinetic behavior. Food Microbiology, 28, 828-837. DOI: 10.1016/j.fm.2010.04.006
Lianou, A., Koutsoumanis, K.P., 2011. A stochastic approach for integrating strain variability in modeling Salmonella enterica growth as a function of pH and water activity. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 149, 254-261. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2011.07.001
Lianou, A., Koutsoumanis, K.P., 2012. Strain variability of the biofilm-forming ability of Salmonella enterica under various environmental conditions. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 160, 171-178. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2012.10.002
Lianou, A., Koutsoumanis, K.P., 2013. Evaluation of the strain variability of Salmonella enterica acid and heat resistance. Food Microbiology, 34, 259-267. DOI: 10.1016/j.fm.2012.10.009
Koutsoumanis, K.P., Lianou, A., 2013. Stochasticity in colonial growth dynamics of individual bacterial cells. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 79, 2294-2301. DOI: 10.1128/AEM.03629-12 – Articles of significant interest selected from this issue by the Editors
Lianou, A., Samelis, J., 2014. Addition to thermized milk of Lactococcus lactiscremoris M104, a wild, novel nisin A-producing strain, replaces the natural antilisterial activity of the autochthonous raw milk microbiota reduced by thermization. Journal of Food Protection, 77, 1289-1297. DOI: 10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-13-521
Blana, V.A., Lianou, A., Nychas, G.-J.E., 2015. Assessment of the effect of a Salmonella enterica Typhimurium culture supernatant on the single-cell lag time of foodborne pathogens. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 215, 143-148. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2015.09.009
Lianou, A., Kakouri, A., Pappa, E.C., Samelis, J., 2017. Growth interactions and antilisterial effects of the bacteriocinogenic Lactococcus lactiscremoris M104 and Enterococcus faecium KE82 strains in thermized milk in the presence or absence of a commercial starter culture. Food Microbiology, 64, 145-154. DOI: 10.1016/j.fm.2016.12.019
Lianou, A., Nychas, G.-J.E., Koutsoumanis, K.P., 2017. Variability in the adaptive acid tolerance response phenotype of Salmonella enterica Food Microbiology, 62, 99-105. DOI: 10.1016/j.fm.2016.10.011
Lianou, A., Moschonas, G., Nychas, G.-J.E., Panagou, E.Z., 2018. Growth of Listeria monocytogenes in pasteurized vanilla cream pudding as affected by storage temperature and the presence of cinnamon extract. Food Research International, 106, 1114-1122. DOI: 10.1016/j.foodres.2017.11.027
Fengou, L.-C., Lianou, A., Tsakanikas, P., Gkana, E.N., Panagou, E.Z., Nychas, G.-J.E., 2019. Evaluation of Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and multispectral imaging as means of estimating the microbiological spoilage of farmed sea bream. Food Microbiology, 79, 27-34. DOI: 10.1016/j.fm.2018.10.020
Fengou, L.-C., Spyrelli, E., Lianou, A., Tsakanikas, P., Panagou, E.Z., Nychas, G.-J.E., 2019. Estimation of minced pork microbiological spoilage through Fourier transform infrared and visible spectroscopy and multispectral vision technology. Foods, 8, 238. DOI: 10.3390/foods8070238.
Lianou, A., Nychas, G.-J.E., Koutsoumanis, K.P., 2020. Strain variability in biofilm formation: A food safety and quality perspective. Food Research International, 137, 109424. DOI: 10.1016/j.foodres.2020.109424.
Moschonas, G., Lianou, A., Nychas, G.-J.E., Panagou, E.Z., 2021. Spoilage potential of Bacillus subtilis in a neutral-pH dairy dessert. Food Microbiology, 95, 103715. DOI: 10.1016/j.fm.2020.103715.