Georgios Arabatzis, Associate Professor, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Georgios Arabatzis is Associate Professor of Byzantine Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from E.H.E.S.S., Paris, France (1995). His publications include Éthique du bonheur et orthodoxie à Byzance (IVe-XIIe s.), avec une préface de André Guillou, Paris, Éd. P. Belon/Diffusion De Boccard, 1998 ― coll. “Textes. Documents. Études” No. 4.; Studies on Supernaturalism, ed. G. Arabatzis, Berlin, Logos Verlag, 2009; and L’actualité de la pensée byzantine, ed. G. Arabatzis, Byzantinische Forschungen, XXXI, 2013 (Adolf M. Hakkert, Amsterdam).


E-mail: garabatz[at]philosophy.uoa[dot]gr

Michael Cockram, Professor, University of Prince Edward Island

Michael Cockram is a Professor at the Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada where he is the Chair in Animal Welfare, at the Sir James Dunn Animal Welfare Centre. Dr Cockram obtained his veterinary degree at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London, his PhD at the University of Liverpool and then worked at the University of Edinburgh. He is interested in the welfare implications of the management of animals, and the relationships between health, physiology, behaviour and animal science. He has published research on animal welfare and in particular the transport and handling of livestock and poultry. He co-edited The Slaughter of Farmed Animals with Temple Grandin. Dr Cockram serves as the Welfare and Behaviour Section Editor for animal: an international journal of animal bioscience. He organised the 2018 International Congress of the International Society for Applied Ethology and is a member of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, Animal Welfare Committee. He provides scientific input into Canadian codes of practice for the welfare of animals and is an expert on a European Food Safety Authority working group on the transportation of animals.


E-mail: mcockram[at]upei[dot]ca

Panagiotis Doudonis, Lecturer, University of Oxford

Dr Panagiotis Doudonis holds DPhil, MPhil (Distinction) and MJur degrees from the University of Oxford as well as an LLB (Distinction) from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He is currently Lecturer at Oriel College, University of Oxford, also teaching at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences. He is Member of the Central Codification Committee of the Hellenic Republic. He has published in various journals as well as in UK Constitutional Law Association and Democratic Audit UK.


Eirini Fragiadaki, PhD, Hellenic Pasteur Institute

Eirini is interested in veterinary care, ethical use and welfare of animals, human resources management and communication. She has worked as research assistant in various EU, national and private research projects related to animal pathogens molecular diagnosis, epidemiology and animal health. She is an experienced post-doc researcher that keeps honing her competences in laboratory animals’ science (LAS) by accredited FELASA trainings, collaborations and practice. She and her coworkers have been implementing LAS courses in institutional and international level aiming in good laboratory practices and safeguarding of animals welfare. Her strong belief is that when people will be aware of the majesty of animals, then they will greatly shift to alternatives because the cost-benefit dilemma will no longer exist.   


E-mail: irfrag[at]philosophy.uoa[dot]gr, irfrag[at]pasteur[dot]gr

Alkis Gounaris, PhD, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Alkis Gounaris is Research Fellow at the NKUA Applied Philosophy Research Laboratory, and the Head of its Scientific Organizations Department. He has been teaching as an Adjunct Lecturer at the Department of Philosophy of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens since 2012. His areas of expertise include Philosophy of Human Cognition and Artificial Intelligence, Philosophy of Cognitive Sciences, Ethics, and Applied Ethics. He holds two Bachelor’s Degrees, one in Sport Sciences, and another in Philosophy; he has also earned a Master’s Degree in Philosophy, and a PhD Degree in Ethics and the Philosophy of Mind, all four by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Alkis Gounaris has contributed more than fifty papers and book chapters in domestic and international publications.



Dimitra Kountaki, PhD, University of Crete

Dimitra Kountaki is Doctor of Philosophy and a Research Fellow at the NKUA Applied Philosophy Research Laboratory. Her field of expertise is Animal Ethics and her research interests include Ethics, Philosophy of Natural Sciences, Kantian ethics, etc. At this moment she’s conducting research on Veterinary Ethics and Consciousness in other species.


E-mail: dimitrakoun[at]philosophy.uoa[dot]gr

Dimitrios Lamprellis, Professor, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences

Dimitris Lamprellis was born in Athens. His origins are from Asia Minor and Lesvos. He studied philosophy with scholarship at the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki and Pittsburgh University. He is a Professor of Philosophy at Panteion University. He is also the Founder and Director of Research Center of Biopolitics at the same University. He has published many philosophical studies and articles in Greece and abroad and he has participated in philosophical Conferences. His interest is mainly focused on the area of philosophical anthropology, social philosophy and aesthetics. He has published eighteen philosophical books. He is the Founder and Editor of the Annual Journal of Philosophical Research dia-LOGOS and the Founder and Director of the dia-LOGOS/PHILOSOPHICAL LIBRARY Series of Papazisis Editions(Dia-LOGOS epetirida philosophikis erevnas). Dimitris Lamprellis is a poet. Several poems and collective works concerning the study and the critics of literature have been published in a series of literature magazines, in newspapers and anthologies. He is a member of the Society of Greek Authors, of the Society of Authors of Thessaloniki and he served as Vice President of the Committee of National Literature Awards. He has already published nine poetic collections and a study on the Greek poet M. Sachtouris. He has also seriously dealt with photography for many years but the last fifteen years he has focused exclusively on the photography of Nature. He is a member of the Greek Photographical Society, he has participated into group exhibitions of photography and has been awarded with two prizes. He has made two personal photographical exhibitions in Athens and Thessaloniki and he has already published two photographic albums and two diaries.


Maria Linou, PhD, Hellenic Pasteur Institute

She received her undergraduate degree in Veterinary Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and completed her PhD thesis in the University of Athens, Medical School.She is the Institutional One Health coordinator at the Hellenic Pasteur Institute (Diagnostic department/ Networking and Communication Office). She holds a FELASA cat.C certificate in the use of laboratory animals for research and has experience working with laboratory animals. She has also been an active clinical veterinarian in her pet clinic in Athens, since 1995. She has been an active member of several National Committees (committee for the vectors of WNV, National Committee for Rabies). She has been appointed by the Ministry of Health (2017 - present) as an alternate national focal point in the WHO for AMR. She is the President of the Hellenic Veterinary Medical Society and the General Secretary of the Hellenic Scientific Society for One Health. Through her professional and scientific training, her interests focus mainly on the implementation of the principles of the One Health initiative in Public Health, and in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases of humans and animals.


E-mail: linoum[at]philosophy.uoa[dot]gr, linoum[at]pasteur[dot]gr

Michail Mantzanas, Associate Professor, Ecclesiastical Academy of Athens

Michail Mantzanas (Dr-Dr.)  is Associate Professor of Ancient Greek and Byzantine Philosophy at the University-Ecclesiastical Academy of Athens, Scientific Associate (School of Philosophy EKPA) and Special Scientist at the TEPAK (Cyprus). He is a Lecturer in Postgraduate Programs in the Departments of Philosophy and Biology of EKPA, Sociology of Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, as well as a Scientific Associate of the laboratory of Philosophical Counseling and Philosophy of Self-Knowledge in the School of Philosophy. He teaches Psychology, Forensic Psychology and Psychiatry and conducts seminars and trainings in Higher Academies. He was and still he is a Communication Consultant (Ethics Media Consultant) for TV Channels and Music Stations (MTV, Rise, Nickelodeon, Arrena, Music 89.2). He is a Lawyer and has participated in many world scientific conferences abroad and at home (in Greece) and he is a member of many scientific societies. He holds a PhD in Philosophy from the School of Philosophy of EKPA, a PhD in Sociology from the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, a degree from the School of Philosophy and School of Theology from EKPA and the Law School from the Democritus University of Thrace.


E-Mail: mmantzanas[at]philosophy.uoa[dot]gr, mic.mantzanas[at]gmail[dot]com

Filotheos-Fotios Maroudas, PhD, Université de Strasbourg

Filotheos-Fotios Maroudas holds a degree in Social Theology from the Theological School of the University of Athens, a Master's degree from Marc Bloch University in Strasbourg and a PhD from the University of Strasbourg (Université de Strasbourg). He serves as a clergyman in the climate of the Ecumenical Patriarchate (German Diocese). He actively participates in confessional, interfaith, and academic groups that aim at the creative coexistence of diverse traditions and philosophies. His scientific activity focuses on areas of Systematic Theology, with emphasis on Global Ethics and the exploration of the reality of interculturalism in the modern world, through the phenomenon of the rapid cultural reconstruction of societies. He teaches in the postgraduate programs of the Department of Philosophy of the University of Athens. He has taught Bioethics and Aesthetics, has been the organizer of an international Bioethics symposium and has authored various scientific articles.



E-mail: ffmaroudas[at]philosophy.uoa[dot]gr

Konstantina Mylona-Giannakakou, PhD, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Konstantina P. Mylona – Giannakakou, PhD, was born in Athens. She is a PhD (dpt. of Philosophy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens). She holds a BA in English Studies and is an M. Phil. graduate (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens). She also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (ALBA business school). For more than 18 years she has been working as a marketing and business expertise and is the co-founder of a consulting company. She has participated in World and International conferences and has published articles in academic and scientific journals and conferences in the areas of agricultural biotechnology and genetic modification. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Applied Philosophy Research Laboratory (NKUA), member of the Executive Committee of the Greek Unit of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics (Haifa). She is also a member of the Greek Philosophical Society, the International Association of Greek Philosophy, the American Philosophical Association as well as the International Association for Promoting Geoethics.


E-mail: dinmyl[at]philosophy.uoa[dot]gr

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Vasileios E. Pantazis, Special Teaching Staff, University of Thessaly

Dr. Vasileios E. Pantazis (studies in Pedagogy and Theology, Ph.D. in Pedagogy at the School of Philosophy- University of Athens, Post-Doc at the University Duisburg-Essen-Germany) teaches the pedagogical courses, as well as Bioethics, and Evolution of ideas in Biological Sciences at the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology (University of Thessaly-Larissa). His primary research field is anthropological-pedagogical approach of Biosciences and Bioethicswith its philosophical preconditions and its extensions to the didactic methodology of Life Sciences and basic anthropological fields (literature, history, theology). Furthermore, he is a systematic researcher of the anthropological-pedagogical aspects of the literary works of Alexandros Papadiamantis (1851-1911).




E-mail: vpantaz[at]ppp.uoa[dot]gr

Florentia Papastefanaki, PhD, Hellenic Pasteur Institute

Florentia Papastefanaki graduated in 2001 from the Biology Department of the NKUA and performed her PhD thesis in Neurobiology. She received training abroad by working as a visiting researcher at the Zentrum für Molekulare Neurobiologie Universitaet Hamburg. Since 2009 she holds a position of Research Staff Scientist in the Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology at the Hellenic Pasteur Institute. Her research focuses on nervous system development, physiology and pathology by implementing in vitro and animal models. She has been involved in numerous research projects and collaborations of the lab funded by national and international bodies and has a record of 16 published articles in peer-reviewed international journals. She is lecturer in the “Athens International Master’s Programme in Neuroscience” and in the “MA Animal Welfare, Ethics and the Law”, and has supervised several undergraduate and postgraduate students performing their thesis project. She is member of the Institutional Animal Welfare Body and Protocols Evaluation Committee.


E-mail: fpapastef[at]philosophy.uoa[dot]gr, fpapastefanaki[at]pasteur[dot]gr

George N. Politis, Associate Professor, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

George N. Politis is Associate Professor of Social Philosophy in the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and Director of the Philosophy, Politics, Economy Research Laboratory. Over the last decade, his research has focused on the “Greek economic crisis” and its links to the consistent spread of popular irrational beliefs.



E-mail: gpolitis[at]philosophy.uoa[dot]gr

Evangelos D. Protopapadakis, Associate Professor, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Evangelos D. Protopapadakis is Associate Professor of Applied Ethics (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens); Director of the NKUA Applied Philosophy Research Laboratory; Board Member of the Bioethics and Deontology Committee of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; Head of the Greek Unit of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics (Haifa) and Board Member of the Bioethics Committee of the Hellenic Pasteur Institute. He has published 4 books in Greek and 1 in English as the single author, and 10 edited volumes as the editor or the co-editor: 3 in English, 1 in Serbian and 6 in Greek. He has published more than 60 papers in local or international scientific journals and volumes. He is a member of several domestic and international philosophical societies; he is also the Editor-in-Chief of the international philosophical publication Conatus – Journal of Philosophy.



E-mail: eprotopa[at]philosophy.uoa[dot]gr

Maria Sozopoulou, PhD, University of Ioannina

Dr. Maria Sozopoulou was born in Agrinion, Aitoloakarnania. She studied philosophy at the Department of Philosophy, Education and Psychology (present Department of Philosophy) of Philosophy School of University of Ioannina. She completed at the same Department her MA studies in “Hellenic Philosophy - Philosophy of Sciences”, and her PhD studies in platonic philosophy. Since July 2020 she is a Postdoctoral researcher under the supervision of Professor Dimitris N. Lamprellis at the Department of Sociology of Panteion University. She has worked as a philologist, musician, and piano teacher at the Primary and the Secondary Education. She is also an artist. She participated in International Scientific Conferences in Greece, Europe and U.S.A. and she has English publications (peer review). Her book entitled “Conceptions of Publicness in Plato’s Philosophy” is published by Papazisis publisher (in Greek language). She is a Research Fellow at the Applied Philosophy Research Lab of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She is a member of the “International Plato Society”, member of the “Historical Archeological Society of Western Central Greece”, member of the Artistic and Cultural Society “En-Techne”, and since 2019 she is an elected member of the Board of Council of the “Philological and Literary Society of Agrinion 'Kostantinos Xatzopoulos.'”


E-mail: msozopoulou[at]philosophy.uoa[dot]gr

Stamatios Alan Tahas, DVM, MSc, PGCert, Dipl. ACZM, Dipl. ECZM (ZHM), MRCVS

Stamatios Tahas grew up in Attica and graduated from the Veterinary School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Following university, he completed his national service as a veterinary surgeon in the Hellenic Health Corps. He received a scholarship for an MSc in Veterinary Conservation Science at the University of Liverpool in the UK and subsequently enrolled in a small animal rotating internship at the University of Nottingham. Following a spell in private small animal and exotics practice in the UK he undertook an ACZM Residency at the Clinic for Zoo Animals, Exotic Pets and Wildlife of the University of Zurich in Switzerland. He is board-certified as a specialist in zoological medicine in both the American and European Colleges of Zoological Medicine. He is currently employed as a zoo veterinary surgeon in the UK. His research interests include the application of zoo medicine to in situ conservation, parasitology and parasitic diseases and evolutionary anatomy. In his spare time he enjoys listening to Irish folk music and reading biographies.


Christos Tsekos, PhD, University of Ioannina