The research laboratories of the department offer specialized services to public and private sectors, with the approval and administration of the Research Committee of the University of Thessaly.
Genetics, Comparative & Evolutionary Biology
Opti Feed Services: An integrated analytical approach for the determination of the digestibility in vitro and the bioavailability of dietary proteins of ingredients and fish feeds for fish farming.
TraceIT!: A suite of molecular methods that support the traceability of raw materials, foods and feeds of animal origin along the production and processing chain from the farm to fork.
Game species screening: The genetic characterization of game species before they are approved for releasing in the wild. The service is available both for game and fowl and is an integral part of the national regulation system for game releases supervised by the Greek Ministry of Agriculture Development and Food.
Measurement of a set of biomarkers in a blood sample that are related to critical gene expression (and have been linked to oxidative stress, cytoprotection, anti-aging, inflammation).
Study of the product’s origin and quality in order to provide better information to the company producing or marketing the products so as to be able to evaluate its suppliers and set accordingly the market prices.
Evaluation of various nutritional supplements and foods using a wide variety of in vitro methods, cell line experiments, and in vivo studies. This leads to the creation of a product certification file.
Development of biofunctional foods and components for the cosmetic industry. In addition, synthetic molecules are analyzed for their medicinal properties.
Laboratory analysis of global agricultural products for the new innovative European AFQ certification mark.