Dr Georgiadou Maria holds a bachelor’s degree on Crop Science and a master’s degree on Food Science & Technology, with emphasis in Food Quality Management Systems and Hygiene. She obtained her PhD in Food Engineering in Agricultural University of Athens (AUA), as a scholarship holder after she succeeded in the exams of the National Scholarship Institution in Greece. Her PhD thesis dealt with aflatoxin reduction strategies in agricultural products focusing on dry nuts. She has been working as an Agriculture Engineer in Bayer AG in Crop Science Department (1998 – 2004) and then as a public employee at the Directorate of Agricultural Economy & Veterinary in the Authority of Official Controls in agricultural products in Greece, until today. In 2013, she joined the Department of Food Science & Technology of AUA, as a Research & Teaching Fellow in the Lab of Food Engineering & Processing, until 2021. Her field of research is mainly focused on mycotoxins and post-harvest management of food of plant origin. Since 2009, she joined the TUV Austria Hellas company as an external collaborator participating in audits in AgriSystems of the sector of the Management Systems & Products Certification.