Sokratis Ptochos

PhD Student
Disease Systems
Animal & Veterinary Services

Research interests 

I studied Animal Science (BSc) at the Technological Educational Institute of Western Macedonia, Greece (1999 – 2003). I continued my studies in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, graduating in 2011 with the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM).
During my studies, I worked as a support staff member and research assistant in research projects in the Laboratory of Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. My participation in EU funded research projects, research and teaching activities as part of this team expanded my experience and understanding of veterinary and human parasitology.
Throughout my PhD Project (registered in The University of Edinburgh), as part of the Animal and Veterinary Sciences Group (Disease Systems) at SRUC, I aim to determine:

  • The impact of predicted shifts in environmental conditions due to climate change and global warming on the traits of the life cycle of gastrointestinal nematodes of sheep; and
  • The impact of environmental conditions on host response and host – parasite interactions under the forecasted climatic scenarios.

My research interests are mainly focused on sustainable control of Parasitic Diseases (Molecular Parasitology, Epidemiology and Anthelmintic Resistance).

Selected research projects

  • Environmental change impacts on sheep parasitism
    Impact of climatic conditions on ovine gastrointestinal nematodes (Teladorsagia circumcincta) and on host (sheep) – parasite interactions.
  • PARASOL
    Novel Solutions for the Sustainable Control of Nematodes in Ruminants, FP6.
  • CAPARA
    Caprine Parasitology, COST ACTION FA0805.

Selected publications

  • Mavrogianni, V.S., Papadopoulos, E., Spanos, S.A., Mitsoura, A., Ptochos, S., Gougoulis, D.A., Barbagianni, M.S., Kyriazakis, I., Fthenakis, G.C. 2014. Trematode infections in pregnant ewes can predispose to mastitis during the subsequent lactation period. Research in Veterinary Science, 96 (1), pp. 171-179.
  • Papadopoulos, E., Gallidis, E., Ptochos, S., Fthenakis, G.C. 2013. Evaluation of the FAMACHA© system for targeted selective anthelmintic treatments for potential use in small ruminants in Greece. Small Ruminant Research, 110 (2-3), pp. 124-127.
  • Papadopoulos, E., Gallidis, E., Ptochos, S. 2012. Anthelmintic resistance in sheep in Europe: A selected review. Veterinary Parasitology, 189 (1), pp. 85-88.
  • Mavrogianni, V.S., Papadopoulos, E., Fragkou, I.A., Gougoulis, D.A., Valasi, I., Orfanou, D.C., Ptochos, S., Gallidis, E., Fthenakis, G.C. 2011. Administration of a long-acting antiparasitic to pre-pubertal ewe-lambs in Greece results in earlier reproductive activity and improved reproductive performance Veterinary Parasitology, 177 (1-2), pp. 139-144.
  • Gallidis, E., Papadopoulos, E., Ptochos, S., Arsenos, G. 2009. The use of targeted selective treatments against gastrointestinal nematodes in milking sheep and goats in Greece based on parasitological and performance criteria. Veterinary Parasitology, 164 (1), pp. 53-58.

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Sokratis Ptochos

PhD Student

Address: Animal & Veterinary Sciences, SRUC, Roslin Institute Building, Easter Bush, Midlothian EH25 9RG

Telephone: 01316519355

E-mail: Sokratis.Ptochos@sruc.ac.uk