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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, Heat Stress, Alternatives to antibiotics, Vaccines, Feed Additives, Mycotoxins, 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 on projects, as a freelance swine expert veterinarian and veterinary officer in the Directorate General of Veterinary Services of the Greek Ministry of Rural Development and Food. Since 2011, he is working as an academic staff in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Thessaly (Greece) and nowadays he is an Associate Professor.
He is the author of three books on porcine medicine and herd health management (in Greek), two chapters in books of veterinary medicine (in English) and co-author in 2 other chapters (in English). He has published as an author and co-author of more than 165 peer-reviewed papers in journals and proceedings of international congresses. He is the principal investigator in 18 research projects, and he has participated as a co-investigator in 21 (4 EU funded and 34 funded by the private sector).
He is a founding member of ‘’Hellenic Society of Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Diagnosis and Therapy’’, an active member of various scientific expert teams (EAPHM National expert team for ASF surveillance program) and an 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. Papatsiros VG, Katsogiannou EG, Papakonstantinou GI, Michel A, Petrotos K, Athanasiou LV. Effects of Phenolic Phytogenic Feed Additives on Certain Oxidative Damage Biomarkers and the Performance of Primiparous Sows Exposed to Heat Stress under Field Conditions. Antioxidants (Basel). 2022 Mar 20;11(3):593.
2. Papakonstantinou G, Meletis E, Christodoulopoulos G, Tzika ED, Kostoulas P, Papatsiros VG. Heterologous Challenge with PRRSV-1 MLV in Pregnant Vaccinated Gilts: Potential Risk on Health and Immunity of Piglets. Animals (Basel). 2022 Feb 12;12(4):450.
3. Maragkakis G, Korou LM, Chaintoutis SC, Christodoulopoulos G, Dovas CI, Perrea D, Athanasiou LV, Konstantopoulos P, Maes D, Papatsiros VG. Investigation of Fas (APO-1)-Related Apoptosis in Piglets Intradermally or Intramuscularly Vaccinated with a Commercial PRRSV MLV. Viral Immunol. 2022 Mar;35(2):129-137.
4. Tsekouras N, Athanasakopoulou Z, Diezel C, Kostoulas P, Braun SD, Sofia M, Monecke S, Ehricht R, Chatzopoulos DC, Gary D, Krähmer D, Spyrou V, Christodoulopoulos G, Billinis C, Papatsiros VG. Cross-Sectional Survey of Antibiotic Resistance in Extended Spectrum β-Lactamase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae Isolated from Pigs in Greece. Animals (Basel). 2022 Jun 16;12(12):1560.
5. Papatsiros VG, Papakonstantinou G, Meletis E, Tsekouras N, Maragkakis G, Bitchava D, Kostoulas P. Occurrence and Associated Risk Factors of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus and Porcine Circovirus Type 2 Infections in Greece. Viral Immunol. 2022 Apr;35(3):200-211.