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Laboratory of Animal Breeding & Husbandry
Dimakopoulos Building, 2nd Floor

Bizelis Iosif

Professor Emeritus of Physiology of Productive Traits
Laboratory of Animal Breeding & Husbandry

Dr Bizelis graduated (1977) as a Chemist from the Department of Chemistry, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens and Agronomist-Animal Scientist from the Agricultural University of Athens (1983). He worked as a quality control manager in a food company (1980-1981) and in the feed industry (1983-1984). From 1984 to 1989 he did his doctorate at the Laboratory of Animal Breeding and Husbandry (Department of Animal Science) at the Agricultural University of Athens and worked as a research associate in the same laboratory (1987-1994). He was appointed Lecturer (1994), Assistant Professor (2001), Associate Professor (2009) and Professor (2013) at the Laboratory of Animal Breeding and Husbandry at the Agricultural University of Athens. He was Chairman of the Department of Animal Science and Aquaculture (2015-2017)
Research Interests
  • Phylogeny study in farm animals with microsatellites, SNPs and molecular techniques.
  • Biochemical and Molecular Genetics
  • Identification, cloning and function of genes and / or proteins regarding to lipogenesis / lipolysis of adipose tissue in ruminants, pigs and chicken.
  • Meat and fat quality traits on farm animals.
  • Animal Behaviour.
Recent Publications
  • D. Papachristou, P. Koutsouli, G.P. Laliotis, E.Kunz, M. Upadhyay, D.Seichter, I. Russ, B. Gjoko, N.Kostaras, I.Bizelis, I.Medugorac (2020). Genomic diversity and population structure of the indigenous Greek and Cypriot cattle. GSE (accepted).
  • Doulgerakis V., Kalyvas D., Bocaz E., Giannousis C., Feidakis M., Laliotis G.P., Patrikakis B., Bizelis I. (2019). An Animal Welfare Platform for Extensive Livestock Production Systems. Proceedings of the Poster and Workshop Sessions of AmI-2019-European Conference on Ambient Intelligence, Rome, Italy, 13-Nov-2019.
  • G.P. Laliotis and I.Bizelis (2019). Current Knowledge on Ovine Glucose 6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6pd): from Enzymatic Activity to -Omics Approaches and Future Perspectives’, International Journal of Current Advanced Research, 8(12): 20785-20789.
  • Nikolaou K., Koutsouli P., Papadimitriou D. and I. Bizelis, (2019). Quality characteristics of beef carcasses produced in Greece, Thessaloniki. Proceedings of the Panhellenic Conference on Meat and its Products “From the stable to the plate”. Zootechnia 2019, Thessaloniki 1-3 February 2019.
  • Armaou E., Simitzis P., Koutsouli P., Zoidou E., Massouras T., Goliomytis M., Bizelis I. and I. Politis, (2018). The effect of extended milking intervals (24, 48 and 72 h) on milk yield, milk composition, mammary physiology and welfare traits in dairy ewes. Journal of Dairy Research 85, 416-422.