Yannis (Ioannis) Zabetakis has studied for his BSc in Chemistry in the Univ. of Athens and then he spent 8 years in UK where he studied for a PhD in Food Science in the Univ. of Leeds, did postdoctoral research on alkaloids in the Univ. of Durham and worked as a Lecturer in Food Chemistry in the Univ. of Leeds.
During his lectureship in Leeds (1998-2001), he also studied for a M.Ed. in Food Chemistry.
From 2003 to 2015, he had been working in the laboratory of Food Chemistry in the Univ. of Athens (2003-2008 as a Lecturer of Food Chemistry, 2008-2015 as an Assistant Professor of Food Chemistry and Associate Professor of Food Chemistry).
He joined the University of Limerick (UL) in 2015 as a Lecturer on Food Lipids.
He is also involved in consulting and auditing (as a Lead Auditor) food industries.
As a hobby, he likes to write articles on food safety in specialised food sector magazines and newspapers.