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George Valiakos

Assistant Professor

Bacteriology and Bacterial Diseases of Animals


Research interests

Microbiology, Use of Antimicrobials in Veterinary Medicine, Antibiotic Resistance, One Health, Risk Factors Recognition for Infectious Diseases of Animals


Curriculum vitae

George Valiakos is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Thessaly since December 2017. He was born in 1980, in Larissa. He is a graduate of the Veterinary School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, has a master's degree from the Department of Medicine of the University of Thessaly related to Public Health and a doctorate from the Faculty of Veterinary Science of the same University. He is the author and co-author of 39 scientific publications, with over 600 references and a total h-index of 13 (Google Scholar). He has participated in more than 75 oral and poster announcements at national and international scientific conferences. He is a reviewer in 15 scientific journals.

Full curriculum vitae



  • General Microbiology
  • Diagnostic Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases of Animals and Related Legislation I
  • Infectious Diseases of Animals and Related Legislation II

Selected Publications

Molecular detection and phylogenetic analysis of West Nile virus lineage 2 in sedentary wild birds (Eurasian magpie), Greece, 2010. Valiakos G, Touloudi A, Iacovakis C, Athanasiou L, Birtsas P, Spyrou V, Billinis C. Eurosurveillance. 2011; 16(18):pii=19862. DOI:10.2807/ese.16.18.19862-en

Use of Wild Bird Surveillance, Human Case Data and GIS Spatial Analysis for Predicting Spatial Distributions of West Nile Virus in Greece. Valiakos G, Papaspyropoulos K, Giannakopoulos A, Birtsas P, Tsiodras S, Hutchings MR, Billinis C. PLoS ONE. 2014; 9(5):e96935. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0096935

Review: Bacterial canine vector-borne zoonotic diseases in “One Health” concept. Valiakos G. International Journal of One Health. 2016; 2:58-68. DOI:10.14202/IJOH.2016.58-68

Use of Geographical Information System and Ecological Niche Model to analyse potential exposure of small ruminants to Coxiella burnetii infection, Greece. Valiakos G, Giannakopoulos A, Spanos SA, Korboua F, Chatzopoulos DC, Mavrogianni VS, Spyrou V, Fthenakis GC, Billinis C. Small Ruminant Research. 2017; 147:77-82. DOI:10.1016/j.smallrumres.2016.12.042

Antimicrobial practices among small animal veterinarians in Greece: a survey. G Valiakos, E Pavlidou, C Zafeiridis, Z Athanasakopoulou, CN Tsokana, VJ Del Rio Vilas. One Health Outlook. 2020; 2:7.