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The research interests of the Teaching Personnel of the Department of Anatomy Physiology of Productive Animals is outline below:  

G. Theodoropoulos

  • Epidemiology and seasonal changes of parasitoses in various regions and sheep breeds in Greece aiming to optimize anti-helminth treatment.
  • Research on the application of anti-helminth treatment in Greece with relation to its effectivity and the danger of development of tolerance by the helminths.
  • Interactions between parasites and animal nutrition under experimental or natural infections in Greece.
  • Study of the host-parasite relationship and the mechanism of pathogenesis.
  • Image analysis and multimedia applications in veterinary parasitology.

S. Chadio

  • Endocrine physiology, hormonal mode of action.
  • Neuro-endocrinology of reproduction; the influence of season, feeding level and exogenously administered hormones on the hypothalamus-pituitary-gonadal axis.
  • Development and evaluation of hormone and receptor assays for use in animals.

C. Balaskas

  • Light, transmission and scanning electron microscopy combined with histochemistry, immunohistochemistry and morphometric techniques to reveal the 3-dimensional arrangement of the developing gastrointestinal tract.
  • Neuro-endocrine cell coding.
  • The effect of the gut lumen environment (microbial flora) in the establishment of local specific and non-specific immune and mucin responses.
     

J. Ikonomopoulos

  • Pathogenesis of bacterial infections with emphasis on zoonotic diseases.
  • Development of molecular diagnostic tools for the detection of microbial pathogens.
  • Nanotechnology applications for the detection of mycobacterial nucleic and peptide targets.
  • Investigation of the potential association of paratuberculosis and Crohn’s disease.
  • Genetic polymorphisms associated with resistance/sensitivity to infections induced by intracellular bacteria.