Dr. Billinis was qualified as a Veterinarian from the School of Veterinary Medicine of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 1993. In 1998 he was awarded a PhD thesis in “Microbiology & Infectious Diseases” at the same University. European Veterinary Specialisation in Zoological Medicine – Wildlife Population Health (ECZM).

He is Professor and Director of the Laboratory of Microbiology and Parasitology of the Faculty of Veterinary Science, Dean of the Department of Public and One Health and Vice Rector of Finance, Planning and Development of the University of Thessaly.

Grant holder in 21 research projects and member of the coordinating team of the EU funded project “WildTech” (€ 6,000,000) for the development of molecular and serological tests for the detection of pathogens that are transmitted from wildlife to domestic animals and humans.

He has published 9 chapters, 140 articles in international journals and 151 abstracts in conference proceedings. Member of the European Digital Innovation Hub (EDIHs) in the field of Digital Health entitled “Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Industry Transformation through Artificial Intelligence Digital Services (Health-Hub)”.

Topic: Infectious Diseases of ruminants, threat to Food Safety