Aroma

Characterization with advanced genomic and biochemical methods of autochthonous Sideritis species.

Funding Body: MACEDONIAN THRACE BREWERY S.

In recent years there has been increased interest in the uses of many traditional herbs which are considered a significant source of compounds of natural origin with beneficial health effects. Similarly of great interest is the use of herbs – or their ingredients in the pharmaceutical industry, cosmetics, food, beverages, etc. However, the primary plant material-herbs, and the processed product must meet strict requirements concerning their quality, safety and efficiency. Therefore it is necessary to invest in the characterization of native Sideritis populations growing in Greece, and especially the species S. scardica to fully characterize their genetic and biochemical properties contributing to their quality and and increased production but also to produce selected genetic material with superior quality and performance.

Contact

Anagnostis Argiriou
E-mail: argiriou@certh.gr
Tel: +30 2310 498 475