November, 3rd, 2023

Transfer of Knowledge (ToK) Event

Virtuous Final Symposium


The H2020-MSCA-RISE-2019 project VIRTUOUS ( aims at creating a virtual tongue through an integrated computational framework able to screen food for natural ligands targeting taste receptors. VIRTUOUS integrates drug discovery techniques, big-data and machine learning algorithms to predict the profile of Mediterranean ingredients based on their chemical composition. In this final symposium, which also represents the last Transfer of Knowledge (ToK) Event, the main results of the VIRTUOUS project will be presented by all the project partners around Europe and external VIRTUOUS partners. In particular, the DEMO of the Virtuous platform and applicability test by stakeholders in and outside the project will take place. Moreover, this event will strengthen and promote collaborations for further related research. In a fruitful synergic environment, also keynotes of invited speakers external to the Consortium will be delivered.

Organizing Committee: Athanasios Kalogeras ( Christos Alexakos (, Marco A. Deriu (, and Lorenzo Pallante (

Location: ATHENA Research Center, Artemidos 6 & Epidavrou Marousi, Athens (GR)

November 3rd 2023

Room Zampolli
09:00 > 09:20
09:30 > 10:00
Virtuous history, outcomes, and potential Prof. Marco A. Deriu exploitation paths
Prof. Marco Agostino Deriu (POLITO)
10:00 > 10:30
Food Perception and Preference – the Contribution of Sensory Science
Prof. Caterina Dinnella (University of Florence)
10:30 > 11:00
Coffee break
11:00 > 11:30
VIRTUOUS synergies with other EU Projects
Giacomo di Benedetto (EngineLife)
11:30 > 12:00
Profiling taste to help consumers discover ideal products and guide companies in new (Vinhood) product developmen
Alessandro Lualdi
12:00 > 12:30
Secondment experiences in Virtuous
Nikolay Vassilev (University of Granada); Dario Piga (University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland); Giada Cattaneo (EngineLife); Lampros Androutsos (Insybio); Nikolina Dninou (Orfanos Estate); Lorenzo Pallante (Politecnico di Torino)
12:30 > 13:00
Virtuous platform workshop
Agorakis Bompotas (Industrial Systems Institute, ATHENA RC)
13:00 > 14:30
Lunch break
14:30 > 15:00
GRE Taste project
Stella Markantonatou (ATHENA Research Center)
15:00 > 15:30
The future of personalized nutrition
Anthony Ortiz (Filtly Inc)
15:30 > 16:00
Mapping food waste in the hotel industry to provide circular sustainable solutions
Eleftheria Klontza (University of the Aegean)
16:00 > 16:30
Closure of the Event
16:30 > 17:00
Last Steering Commitee