Joined Global Talent Mentoring in April 2021
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Nominated by FORTH
Specific Research Interest

Micro­bi­ol­o­gy | Vet­eri­nary Med­i­cine | Bac­te­ri­ol­o­gy | Food Micro­bi­ol­o­gy | ISO 17025 | Lab­o­ra­to­ry Man­age­ment | One Health | Par­a­sitol­ogy | Zoonoses | Infec­tious Dis­ease | Bio­med­ical Sci­ence | Ani­mal Sci­ence | Micro­bi­ol­o­gy | Sal­mo­nel­la and Antimi­cro­bial Resis­tance | Vet­eri­nary Med­i­cine | Virology 

I’m a Mentor for Global Talent Mentoring Because

I am into vol­un­teer­ing! I find it per­son­al­ly reward­ing to help younger indi­vid­u­als find (some, not all) answers to ques­tions relat­ed to set­ting goals, find­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties and con­nec­tions, and pur­su­ing their inter­ests. Nowa­days, we call it men­tor­ing. Back then, when I was a stu­dent in high school and lat­er in the Uni­ver­si­ty, we called it con­sult­ing. Well, I think I pre­fer the term “men­tor­ing” because of its vol­un­tary con­tent and also because of its Greek roots! Men­tor was a hero in Homer’s mas­ter­piece the Odyssey, the loy­al friend of Odysseus who helped him in many dif­fer­ent ways dur­ing his adven­tur­ous jour­ney. And so, I hope I do, too. I am sure I will learn a lot out of it as well.

Activities and Recognitions
  • Head of the Hel­lenic Vet­eri­nary Lab­o­ra­to­ry for Sal­mo­nel­losis and Antimi­cro­bial Resis­tance, Greece (since 2015)
  • Spe­cial Inspec­tor on pub­lic health/rural devel­op­ment affairs at For­mer Hel­lenic Inspec­tor Gen­er­al of Pub­lic Admin­is­tra­tion, Athens, Greece (2003–2006)
  • Ph.D. in the area of pro­duc­tive ani­mals’ pathol­o­gy and repro­duc­tion from the Vet­eri­nary School of Aris­to­tle Uni­ver­si­ty, Thes­sa­loni­ki, Greece (2003)

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