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Konstantinos Koutoulis

Associate Professor

Poultry Diseases


Research interests

1. Study of Avian pathogenic Escherichia coli (APEC) as a primary and secondary infectious agent in commercial layers and layer breeders
2. E.coli autogenous vaccines in broiler breeders and their progeny: efficacy, safety and clinicopathological profile
3. Antibiotic resistance and molecular epidemiology of Campylobacter spp in broiler flocks in Southern Greece
4. Effects of a multi-genus synbiotic on gut health, immunological response and performance in broiler breeders and their progeny
5. Epidemiology and new methods of control for Gumboro Disease in layers
6. Study of different vaccination programs for Infectious Bronchitis prevention


Curriculum vitae

Konstantinos C. Koutoulis was graduated (1994) from Veterinary School of Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki and obtained his PhD from Veterinary School of University of Bristol (1998). In 2012 he joined the Veterinary Faculty of the University of Thessaly, at which he is currently Associate Professor and head of the Department of Poultry Diseases. Dr Koutoulis has published more than 30 scientific papers in the field of poultry diseases, he has supervised 5 PhD theses and he has been the project leader for more than 15 research projects.

Full curriculum vitae



  • Poultry Diseases Ι
  • Poultry Diseases ΙΙ
  • Practical Training in Poultry Diseases Ι
  • Practical Training in Poultry Diseases ΙI
  • Animal Husbandry, Ethology, Welfare and relevant Legislation I
  • Novel ideas and technology in swine and poultry

Selected Publications

Koutsianos Dimitris, Gantelet Hubert, Franzo Giovanni, Lecoupeur Mathilde, Thibault Eric, Cecchinato Mattia, Koutoulis Konstantinos C (2020) An assessment of the level of protection against colibacillosis conferred by several autogenous and/or commercial vaccination programs in conventional pullets upon experimental challenge. Veterinary Sciences 7 (3) 80.

Matteo Legnardi, Giovanni Franzo, Konstantinos C. Koutoulis, Marek Wiśniewski, Elena Catelli, Claudia Maria Tucciarone, Mattia Cecchinato (2019) Vaccine or field strains: the jigsaw pattern of infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) molecular epidemiology in Poland. Poultry Science Dec 2019; 98 (12): 6388-6392.

Marianna Andreopoulou, Giovanni Franzo, Claudia M. Tucciarone, Zoi Prentza, Konstantinos C. Koutoulis, Mattia Cecchinato, Ilias Chaligiannis (2019) Molecular epidemiology of Infectious bronchitis virus and Avian metapneumovirus in Greece. Poultry Science Nov 2019; 98 (11): 5374-5384).

Giovanni Franzo, Claudia Maria Tucciarone, Mirel Enache, Violeta Patru, Gema Ramon, Konstantinos C. Koutoulis and Mattia Cecchinato (2017). First report of avian Metapneumovirus subtype B field strain in a Romanian broiler flock during an outbreak of respiratory disease. Avian Dis 61(2):250-254.

Papatsiros V.G., Katsoulos P.D., Koutoulis K.C., Karatzia M., Dedousi A., Christodoulopoulos G. (2013) Alternatives to antibiotics for farm animals. CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources 04/2013 8:32.