Dr. Saxami Georgia is a Molecular Biologist, finished her PhD thesis associated with the study of the action of probiotic microorganisms in functional foods, at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics in Democritus University of Thrace. She has specialized in several techniques of Molecular Biology (Multiplex PCR, Real time PCR, Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis, Sulforhodamine B assay, Colony formation assay, confocal live microscopy etc.), in cell cultures and in several in vitro experiments. In addition, she has research experience in animal models (air pouch infection system, etc.). She is author/coauthor of a number of publications in peer-reviewed international journals. The research field of interest, is to investigate the interactions of the probiotic microorganisms to the host cells, in order to characterize the molecular mechanisms of action and signaling pathways that are involved, in order to verify and confirm the beneficial role of probiotic microorganism against various diseases such as gastrointestinal conditions, as well as colon cancer.
Molecular methods for the isolation and identification of probiotic microorganisms; Antiproliferative effects of probiotic strains; Immunodulatory effects of probiotic microorganisms; Modulation of signaling pathways by probiotics.