Nutritional biotechnology expert

Dr. Kostas Mountzouris is an academic lecturer in nutritional biotechnology at the Department of Nutritional Physiology & Feeding of the Agricultural University of Athens in Greece. His teaching activities focus in animal and human nutrition, nutritional physiology, nutrient digestion and metabolism, biotechnology in nutrition and aspects related to nutrition and health at undergraduate and postgraduate level. He has acted as an invited reviewer in a number of peer review scientific journals and as an expert evaluator of research proposals submitted under the FP6 and FP7 Framework programmes of the European Commission.

His primary research interests concern:

  • the study of the effects of functional food/feed components and probiotics on target physiological functions of animals (e.g. growth, nutrient digestion, intestinal function, intestinal microflora composition and metabolites, immune system gut mucin composition and gene expression)
  • the evaluation of the efficacy of incorporating various bioactives (e.g. enzymes, peptides, organic acids, probiotics, prebiotics and phytobioitcs) into the diets of animals as alternatives to antibiotic growth promoters.


  • Mountzouris KC., Balaskas C., Fava F., Tuohy K.M., Gibson G.R and Fegeros K (2006). Profiling of composition and metabolic activities of the colonic microflora of growing pigs fed diets supplemented with prebiotic oligosaccharides. Anaerobe 12, 178-185.
  • Mountzouris KC, Tsirtsikos P, Kalamara E, Nitch S, Schatzmayr G and Feggeros K (2007) Evaluation of the efficacy of a probiotic containing Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium, Enterococcus and Pediococcus strains in promoting broiler performance and modulating cecal microflora composition and metabolic activities. Poultry Science 86 (2), 309-317.
  • Mountzouris KC, Kotzampassi K, Tsirtsikos P, Kapoutzis K and Fegeros K (2009) Effects of Lactobacillus acidophilus on gut microflora metabolic biomarkers in fed and fasted rats. Clinical Nutrition 28:318-324.
Where am I?
Luciano Pinotti, University of MilanAshild Krogdahl, NVHIan Givens, Reading UniversityChris Knight, University of CopenhagenVincent Baeten, CRA-WDolores Pérez Marín, University of CordobaStephen Woodgate, Beacon ResearchJoop Luten, NofimaHans Dieter Hess, AgroscopeBart Van Droogenbroeck, ILVOJerzy Juskiewicz, Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research Anna Haug, UMBMindaugas Malakauskas, LVAIonelia Taranu, INCDBNARodica Criste, INCDBNAAneliya Haritova, Trakia UniversityKris Sejrsen, Department of Animal Health, Welfare and NutritionRafael Codony, University of BarcelonaFrancesc Guardiola, University of BarcelonaKatri Ling, Institute of Animal Science and Veterinary MedicinePreben Bach Holm, University AarhusDavid Arney, Institute of Animal Science and Veterinary MedicineAna Garrido Varo, University of CordobaJaroslava Ovesna, Institute of Crop ResearchKevin Shingfield, MTT Agrifood ResearchNastasia Belc, Institute of Food BioresourcesRupert Bruckmaier, University of BernJohn Wallace, Rowett Research InstituteCornelia Metges and Harald Hammon, FBNJaap Keijer, WURAila Vanhatalo, University of HelsinkiJovanka Levic, Institute of Food TechnologyDavid Kenny, Institute for Food and HealthIsabelle Oswald, INRAMilan Marounek, Institute of Animal ScienceVeerle Fievez, Ghent UniversityMarcela Speranda, Faculty of Agriculture CroatiaKostas Mountzouris, Agricultural University of AthensIoannis Politis, Agricultural University of AthensMargrit Velik, Institute of Live Stock ResearchBegona de la Roza-Delgado, SERIDAJohn O`Doherty, Institute for Food and Health
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