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Vasileios Papatsiros

Associate Professor

Porcine Medicine


Research interests

Porcine Medicine, Porcine Herd Health Management, Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV), Porcine Circovirus Associated Diseases (PCVAD), Porcine Respiratory Disease Complex (PRDC), Reproductive diseases in sows and boars, Welfare and production, Alternatives to antibiotics, Zoonoses

Curriculum vitae

Dr Vasileios Papatsiros He finished his degree (2001) and PhD studies (2006) in Veterinary Medicine at the School of Veterinary Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece). He received extra training at the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover-Foundation TiHo (Germany) and in many international seminars. He has worked as a researcher in projects, as a freelance swine expert veterinarian and veterinary officer in the Directorate General of Veterinary Services of Greek Ministry of Rural Development and Food. Since 2011, he is working as academic staff in Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Thessaly (Greece) and nowdays he is an Associate Professor.
He is author of two books for porcine medicine (in Greek), two chapters in books of veterinary medicine (in English) and co-author in 2 other chapters (in English). He has published as author and co-author more than 145 peer-reviewed papers in journals and proceedings of international congresses. He is principle investigator in 13 research projects, and he has participated as co-investigator in 20 (2 EU funded and 31 funded from private sector).
He is a founded member of ‘’Hellenic Society of Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Diagnosis and Therapy’’, active member of various scientific expert teams (EAPHM National expert team for ASF surveillance program) and evaluator/reviewer of EU research projects and journals.

Full curriculum vitae



  • Production Animal Medicine Ι – ΙV (Porcine Medicine)
  • Clinical Practice in Production Animal Medicine Ι – ΙΙ
  • General Medicine
  • Animal Husbandry, Ethics, Animal Welfare and Legislation Ι - ΙΙ
  • Novel ideas and technology in swine and poultry
  • Swine Reproduction (Sow, Boar)
  • Porcine Artificial Insemination

Selected Publications

1. Histopathological lesions accompanied with first-time isolation of a PRRSV-2 strain in Greece. Papatsiros V, Stylianaki I, Papakonstantinou G, Tsekouras N, Bitchava D, Christodoulopoulos G, Papaioannou N. Viral Immunol. 2020;33(8):565-570.
2. In vivo effectiveness of injectable antibiotics on the recovery of acute Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae-infected pigs. Papatsiros V, Tzika E, Athanasiou L, Tassis P, Chaintoutis S, Christodoulopoulos G. Microb Drug Resist. 2019;25(4):603-610.
3. Serological evidence of pandemic H1N1 influenza virus infections in Greek swine. Kyriakis CS, Papatsiros VG, Athanasiou LV, Valiakos G, Brown IH, Simon G, Van Reeth K, Tsiodras S, Spyrou V, Billinis C. Zoonoses Public Health. 2016;63(5):370-3.
4. Emerging Trichinella britovi infections in free ranging pigs of Greece. Boutsini S, Papatsiros VG, Stougiou D, Marucci G, Liandris E, Athanasiou LV, Papadoudis A, Karagiozopoulos E, Bisias A, Pozio E. Vet Parasitol. 2014;199(3-4):278-82.
5. Long-term administration of a commercial porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV)-inactivated vaccine in PRRSV-endemically infected sows. Papatsiros VG, Alexopoulos C, Kritas SK, Koptopoulos G, Nauwynck HJ, Pensaert MB, Kyriakis SC. J Vet Med B Infect Dis Vet Public Health. 2006;53(6):266-72.