Dimitris Makris

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We report an investigation to determine the topology of an arbitrary network of video cameras observing an environment. The topology is learnt in an unsupervised manner by temporal correlation of objects transiting between adjacent camera viewfields. We extract this information in two steps, firstly identifying the principal entry and exit zones associated(More)
Aged red wines possess significantly different polyphenolic composition compared with young ones, mainly due not only to formation of polymeric compounds but also because of oxidation, hydrolysis, and other transformations that may occur in native grape phenolics during aging. Representative Greek, single-variety, aged red wines were examined for total(More)
Two commonly consumed plant foods, onion bulbs and asparagus spears, were subjected to typical domestic processing, including chopping, maceration, and boiling. The impact of these processes on flavonol content was assessed. Further, the consequences of these processes on the antioxidant capacity of the tissues were evaluated with the beta-carotene(More)
An experimental setup based on a 2(3) full-factorial, central-composite design was implemented with the aim of optimising the recovery of polyphenols from olive leaves by employing reusable and nontoxic solutions composed of water/ethanol/citric acid as extracting media. The factors considered were (i) the pH of the medium, (ii) the extraction time and(More)
A series of cinnamic acids along with their corresponding benzoate analogues were tested for their ability to scavenge hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2)), by using a highly sensitive, peroxyoxalate chemiluminescence assay. Among benzoic acid derivatives, vanillic acid (3-hydroxy-4-methoxybenzoic acid) was found to be the most efficient H(2)O(2) scavenger with its(More)
The polyphenolic composition of two Fortunella margarita (Nagami kumquat) specimens from Greece and Egypt was investigated employing fractionation by solvent partition and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry. The main groups of phenolics identified in the different fractions generated were C-glycosylated flavones, O-glycosylated flavones, C-glycosylated(More)
A 2(3)-full factorial design and response surface methodology were deployed to assess some basic factors (time, % ethanol and pH) affecting profoundly the extractability of polyphenolic phytochemicals from grape (Vitis vinifera) stems. In an effort to obtain a thorough insight into the applicability of the models established, stem extracts from three(More)
The possibility of utilising chopped and deseeded carob pods (kibbles) as a source of polyphenolic antioxidants was examined by performing extractions with various solvent systems, in order to evaluate and optimize the conditions for the recovery of polyphenols. Maximum quantities of polyphenolic components were found in 80 % acetone extracts, as evaluated(More)
The exploitation of food residual sources consists of a major factor in reducing the polluting load of food industry wastes and developing novel added-value products. Plant food residues including trimmings and peels might contain a range of enzymes capable of transforming bio-organic molecules with potential phytotoxicity, including hydrolases, peroxidases(More)
The thermal stability of anthocyanin extract isolated from the dry calyces of Hibiscus sabdariffa L. was studied over the temperature range 60-90 degrees C in aqueous solutions in the presence or absence of beta-cyclodextrin (beta-CD). The results indicated that the thermal degradation of anthocyanins followed first-order reaction kinetics. The(More)