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

Politis Ioannis

Professor of Nutritional and Lactation Physiology
Head of the Laboratory of Animal Breeding & Husbandry

Dr Politis obtained his Ph.D in 1989 from McGill University in Canada. He was a Research Associate in the Department of Animal and Poultry Science of the University of Guelph in Canada between 1989-2000 and at Cornell University (Department of Animal Science) in USA between 1990-1993 and an Assistant Professor in a tenured track position in the Department of Animal and Food Science at the University of Vermont in USA between 1993-1996. He has published more than 100 research papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals (h-index 26, Web of Science and 34, Google Scholar).
Research Interests
  • Relationships between nutrients and immune function
  • Biologically active peptides with emphasis on those with anti-hypertensive and immunoregulatory properties
  • Lactation Physiology
Recent Publications
  • Tsevdou M, Theodorou G, Pantelaiou S, Chatzigeorgiou A, Politis I, Taoukis P. 2020. Impact of Type and Enzymatic/High Pressure Treatment of Milk on the Quality and Bio-Functional Profile of Yoghurt. Foods. 9(1). pii: E49. doi: 10.3390/foods9010049.
  • Zoidou E., Theodorou S., Moschopoulou E., Sakkas L., Theodorou G., Chatzigeorgiou A., Politis I., Moatsou G. 2019. Set-style yoghurts made from goat milk bases fortified with whey protein concentrates. Journal of Dairy Research. 86(3):361-367. doi: 10.1017/S0022029919000499.
  • Stefos G.C., Theodorou G., Politis I. 2019. DNA G-quadruplexes: functional significance in plant and farm animal science. Animal Biotechnology. doi: 10.1080/10495398.2019.1679823.
  • Moschopoulou E., Sakkas L., Zoidou E., Theodorou G., Sgouridou E., Kalathaki C. Liarakou A., Chatzigeorgiou A., Politis I. and G. Moatsou. 2018. Effect of milk kind and storage on the biochemical, textural and biofunctional characteristics of set-type yoghurt. International Dairy Journal. 77:47-55.
  • Koutsouli P., Simitzis P., Theodorou G., Massouras Th., Bizelis I and Politis I. 2017. The effect of milking frequency reduction from twice to once daily on mammary physiology and animal welfare of two dairy Greek sheep breeds. Small Ruminant Research. 147:18-24.