Curriculum Vitae


SUMMARIZED DATA
Current Professional Position

17/7/2013-Today: Associate Professor of Hygiene, Medical School, University of Patras

Studies

2006: Specialization in Epidemiology from the European Education Programme in Epidemiology (EEPE), Firenze, Italy
2001: Three-year postdoctoral experience in food microbiology, University of Patras. 1998: Ph.D. in Public Health, School of Medicine, University of Patras.
1991: M.Sc in Genetics and its Applications, University College of Swansea, Wales, UK.
1990: B.Sc. Biology, University of Patras.

Professional Experience

17/7/2013-Today: Associate Professor of Hygiene, Division of Clinical Laboratories, School of Medicine, University of Patras.

30/5/2008-17/7/2013: Assistant Professor of Hygiene, Division of Clinical Laboratories, School of Medicine, University of Patras.

11/2003-30/5/2008: Assistant Professor of Hygiene, in Division of Functional and Clinical Laboratories of Medical School, Democritus University of Thrace, where the tenure A5777/5-4-2007 Rectorate Act in the position of Assistant Professor at the Democritus University of Thrace, in April 2007.

3/2002-11/2003: Food Inspection Agency, Ministry of Rural Development, Department of Laboratory Methods and Measurements.

11/2000- 3/2002: Inspection of Labour/Occupational Hazard Prevention Centre of Western Greece, Ministry of Occupation.

1993-2007: Research Assistant, Laboratory of Hygiene, University of Patras.

Writing activity

• 63 research articles in foreign journals (after peer-review)
• 10  articles in Greek journals (after peer-review)
• 7 articles in Greek journals / newspapers (without peer-review).
• 45 articles in international conference
• 47 articles in conference proceedings of Greek.
• 28 lectures as an invited speaker at various conferences and workshops
• 13 seminars as a teacher

Research Activity

• 25 research projects has/had the scientific responsibility funded by various international and Greek organizations (European Union, Ministries, WFP, Prefectures, Municipalities).
• 13 research projects as a research assistant / researcher funded by various bodies (PENED Ministry of Health, Ministry of Environment, European Union).
• 8 PhD theses is / was scientific director
• 10 dissertations is / was scientific director

Teaching Experience
2012-present: «Nutrition and Public Health», Medical School, University of Patras
•2008-present: Undergraduate course «Environmental Microbiology», Geology School, University of Patras
•2007-Today: «Public Health » in the Second Year of Medical School of Patras University.
• 2007-Today: Preventive Medicine and Health Education «in 4th year of School of Medicine, University of Patras.
• 2009-Today: Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology at the Fifth Year of Medicine at the University of Patras.
• 2009-present: Lecturer in the Graduate Program ‘Basic Medical Specialties Department of Medicine, University of Patras• 2008-present: Lecturer at the Postgraduate Programme «Clinical Specialties Department of Medicine, University of Patras
• 2003-2008: «Hygiene» in 5th Semester of Medical School D.P.TH
• 2003-2008: «Epidemiology of Infectious Disease» in 6th Semester of Medical School Democritus University of Thrace• 2005-2008: Member of the Executive Committee of the Graduate Program Health and Safety, organized by the Medical Department of D.P.TH and the Department of Public Health TEI Athens• 2005-2008: «Biological agents in occupation» Postgraduate Occupational Health and Safety at Work, organized by the Medical Department of D.P.TH and the Department of Public Health TEI Athens• 2006-2007: Invited lecturer at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain on Environmental Health through a program Socrates / Erasmus.
• 2006-present: Guest lecturer at M.P.S of Public Health organized by the Medical Faculty at the University of Larissa.

Other professional activities

2002-2006: Expert in the Ministry of Rural Development and Food at meetings organized by the European Union and CEFAS issues virological control and general hygiene shellfish.
2006: Expert of the Technical Committee ELOT CEN/TAG4/WG6 issues standardization of molecular techniques to detect viruses in food. 2006: Representative of the General Secretariat for the program COST ENVIRONET. 2006-present: working with the WHO / UNEP for quality control of sea water used for cultivation of shellfish

Other activities
2009-present: Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Society of the Study of microbiological quality of water.
2002-2009: Board member of «Company Study of microbiological quality of water ‘
2005-2009: Elected member of the Board of the National Union Biosciences.
2004-present: Member of IWA companies and ASM.

He is married and has two children.

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