Current Professional Position
Today: Professor of Hygiene, Medical School, University of Patras
2012: Seminar in Risk Assessment in Food, organized by EFSA, Parma, Italy
2010-2013: Part-time Distant Study for Diploma in Epidemiology (Distant learning), London School of Hygiene and Infectious Diseases, University of London, U.K
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.
2018- Today: Professor of Hygiene, Division of Clinical Laboratories, School of Medicine, University of Patras.
17/7/2013-2018: 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 Assist.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.
45 research projects as a coordinator (funded by National and International Bodies such as E.U FP7, Ministries etc.)
25 research projects as main researcher
8 Ph.D thesis as a scientific tutor and responsible person
>40 M.Sc dissertations as a scientific responsible person
>30 Undergraduate dissertations as a scientific manager
100 reseach articles in foreign journals (peer-reviewed)
12 research articles in Greek journals (peer-reviewed)
>80 articles in Greek newspapers (no peer reviewing).
70 announcements in International Conferences
70 announcements in Greek Conferences
50 invited lectures in International and Greek Conferences
2014-Today: Postgraduate Diploma «Public Health», Medical School, University of Patras
2009-Today: Postgraduate Programme «Basic Medical Specialties», Medical School, University of Patras
2008-2013: Postgraduate Programme «Clinical Specialties», Medical School, University of Patras
2009-2011: Postgraduate Programme, Ixthyology Department, Agricultural University of Thessaly
2006-Today: Postgraduate Programme «Applied Public Health», Medical School, University of Thessaly
2005-2008: Postgraduate Programme «Applied Public Health», Medical School, University of Thessaly
2005-2008: Member of the Executive Committee in the Graduate Program Health and Safety, organized by the Medical Department of the D.P.TH and the Department of Public Health TEI Athens
2015-Today: “Infectious Disease epidemiology”, 4th year in Medical School, University of Patras, Greece
2007-Today: «Public Health», 2nd year in Medical School, University of Patras
2007-Today: «Preventive Medicine & Health Promotion and Community Medicine» 4th year in Medical School, University of Patras
2009-2015: «Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology» 3rd year in Medical School, University of Patras
2008-Today: «Environmental Microbiology» 4th year in Geology Department, University of Patras
2003-2008: «Hygiene» 2nd year, Medical School, Democritus Univeristy of Thrace, Greece
2003-2008: «Infectious Disease Epidemiology» 2nd year, Medical School, Democritus Univeristy of Thrace, Greece
2006-2007: Invited lecturer in Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain in Environmental Hygiene through Socrates/Erasmus.
Since May 2008, under his scientific responsibility, drinking water, bottled water, food and water analyses have been performed for the control of microbiological and chemical quality and risk assessment for Public Health in the framework of the Laboratory of Hygiene at the University of Patras. He is a Quality Manager is an accredited laboratory (AP 550) since May 2008.
In addition, he is the Technical Manager for accredited microbiological virological testing laboratory ware. Over 8000 environmental analysis of water and foods have been conducted under his scientific responsibility.
2014-2017: Chairman of Committee of Athletics in University of Patras,
2014-2015: Member of the General Assembly’s of Medical School
2010-2011: Member of the General Assembly’s of Medical School
2008-2009: Member of the General Assembly’s of Medical School.
2009-2011: Member of the Educational Laboratories of the Department of Medicine.
2009-2011. Member of the Coordinating Committee on Health and Safety at the University of Patras
2009-2011: Member of the Commission on the reform and development of the site of the Department of Medicine.
Scientific Associations Member
2012: Today Member of Board of International Association of Food and Environmental Virology (FEV)
2012: Today Member of International Epidemiological Association (IEA)
2010-2012: Elected member of Management Board of Panhellenic Union of Biologists
2009-2012: Chairman of Watermicro Greek Society.
2002-2009: Member of Management Board of Watermicro Society
2005-2007: Elected member of Management Board of Panhellenic Union of Biologists
2008-Today: Member of Ecocity
2004-Today: Member of IWA and ASM.
He is a member of the editorial Board of the journal Food & Environmental Virology (Elsevier), Associate Editor in Water Science Technology, Water Supply (IWA). He is also reviewer in over than 10 journals such as Virology Journal, Journal of Virological Methods, Environmental Research etc.
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
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