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Laboratory of Anatomy & Physiology of Farm Animals
Dimakopoulos Building, 1st Floor

Ikonomopoulos John

Professor of Veterinary Microbiology
Laboratory of Anatomy & Physiology of Farm Animals

  • Veterinarian (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Veterinary Medicine) specializing in Veterinary Microbiology (MSc, Royal Veterinary College, University College London, UK), and Molecular Microbiology (PhD, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Veterinary Medicine in collaboration with the National Medical Department).
  • Dean of the School of Animal Biosciences for the period 2019 – 2022.
  • President of the European College of Veterinary Microbiology (ECVM), operating under the approval of the European Board of Veterinary Specializations (EBVS), for the period 2016-2021.
  • Founding Member of the Hellenic Society of Nanotechnology in Health Sciences.
  • Special Expert of the EU Executive Executive Agency (Research Executive Agency) (EU and Euratom research and innovation programs).
  • Expert – Evaluator of EAEVE (European Association for Establishments in Veterinary Education).
  • Principal Inventor of patents certified by 6 European Patents.
Research Interests
Coordinator / Supervisor of 20 international competitive research programs
Recent Publications
  • Fecal shedding of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis reduces before parturition in sheep? Mataragka A, Leousi E, Liandris E, Ntafis V, Leontides L, Aggelidou E, Bossis I, Triantaphyllopoulos K, Ikonomopoulos J. Small Ruminant Research 2017, 147: 32-36.
  • Autoimmune Diseases and Inflammatory Disorders of Unknown Etiology; Contemplating Causation and Implication in Public Health Protection. Ikonomopoulos J. International Journal of Cell Science & Molecular Biology 2018, 4(4): 555642. doi: 10.19080/IJCSMB.2018.04.555642.
  • Parturition affects test-positivity in sheep with subclinical paratuberculosis; investigation following a preliminary analysis. Mataragka A, Sotirakoglou K, Gazouli M, Triantaphyllopoulos KA, Ikonomopoulos J. Journal of King Saud University – Science 2019, In press. doi: 10.1016/j.jksus.2019.02.009.
  • Assessment of the use of PCR as an early diagnostic indicator of bovine tuberculosis in dairy farms. Mataragka A, Fytani V, Sotirakoglou K, Katsiolis A, Dile C, Ikonomopoulos J. Mycobacteria Diseases 2019, 9(1): 273.
  • Detection of the Deformed Wing Virus of bees using the polymerase chain reaction: a review with reference to method validation. Mataragka A, Leetham S, Smyth CS, Decaro N, Charistos L, Bouga M, Ikonomopoulos J. (2020). Journal of Apicultural Research, DOI: 10.1080/00218839.2019.1702324.