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.
Since 2003, he is working in the laboratory of Food Chemistry in the Univ. of Athens (2003-2008 Lecturer of Food Chemistry, 2008-2012 tenure-track Assistant Professor of Food Chemistry and since 2012 as a Tenured Assistant Professor of Food Chemistry).
He is also involved in consulting and auditing (as a Lead Auditor) food industries. As a hobby, he likes to write articles on nutrition and food safety issues in specialised food sector magazines and newspapers.