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Athanasios Pappas graduated (2002) with a BSc in Agricultural Sciences from the Agricultural University of Athens (Greece). He then attained a PhD in Poultry Nutrition from the University of Glasgow (UK) in 2006. Athanasios spent one year (2008-2009) as Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Nutritional Physiology and Feeding, of Agricultural University of Athens where he was then (2010) appointed as Lecturer at the Department of Nutritional Physiology and Feeding (Faculty of Animal Sciences and Aquaculture). The research interests include but not limited to: antioxidant systems in animal body, antioxidant-pro-oxidant balance, selenium biochemistry and metabolism, molecular mechanisms of selenium action, the role of selenoproteins, gene expression of selenoproteins, selenium in free living animals, selenium sources for animals and humans, supplemental sources of selenium, interactions between selenium and other trace elements, “heavy” metals, toxicity, selenium and mycotoxins, trace element requirements for breeders and broilers, the role of maternal nutrition on antioxidant defences of developing offspring, the role of antioxidants on egg and meat quality, trace element intake per capita, carotenoids and interactions with other members of the antioxidant system, metabolic fates of yolk lipid and individual fatty acids during embryonic development, organo-selenium compounds and fatty acids, polyunsaturated fatty acids and hatchability, egg quality during storage.