CURRICULUM VITAE
Last update December 2012

1. Surname: Varvarigos

2. First name: Panagiotis (Panos)

3. Date of birth: 03/06/1960

4. Nationality: Greek

5. Education:

Institutions:

University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Wye College, University of London, England

University of Stirling, Scotland

Date (from to):

Sept/1977-Dec/1982

Sept/1983-Sept/1984

Sept/1984-Nov/1987

Degree(s) or diploma(s):

D.V.M. Veterinary Medicine

M.Sc. Agricultural Economics (Farm Business Management)

Ph.D. Aquaculture (Fish Farm Management)


6. Specialised training short courses:

Institution:

Wageningen Institute of Animal Sciences, Cell Biology and Immunology Group. Wageningen, Netherlands.

Date (from to):

13-16 April 1999

Subject:

Fish Vaccination


7. Language skills:
(Competence scale 1 to 5, where 5 is the highest)

Mother Tongue: Greek

Other Languages

Reading

Spoken

Written

English

5

5

5


8. Membership
to professional bodies:

European Association of Fish Pathologists (EAFP)

European Aquaculture Society

Greek Veterinary Association

Greek Chamber of Agriculture


9. Other skills (e.g. computer literacy, etc.):
MS/Office applications, Computer programming (BASIC, HTML)


10. Present position:
Freelance consultant veterinary surgeon - fish pathologist.


11. Key qualifications:

·         Academic research (UK Universities, 5 years).

·         University teaching of graduate and postgraduate students of diverse nationalities and backgrounds quantitative methods and microcomputer data management applications (MBA, M.Sc. programmes in the UK, 2 years).

·         Questionnaire surveys and data analyses (UK, agricultural sector, 2 years).

·         Fish farm management consultancy. Design and implementation of computer-based management information systems for fish farming enterprises (UK private sector, 5 years).

·         Formulation of project proposals and provision of international short-term consultancy services in aquaculture and livestock development projects. (Vakakis International S.A., Greece, 3 years).

·         Aquaculture production and fish health management advice and relevant staff training in the Mediterranean (Greece, Turkey, France, Italy, ongoing since1993).

·         Application of fish diagnostic and immunological products -fish vaccines. (VetCareÔ Greece, ongoing since 1993).


     

12. Consultancy experience outside Greece:

Country

(Main base where work was coordinated from.)

Date: from (months/year) to (months/year)

Name and brief description of the project

United Kingdom

(Based in York & Cambridge)

01/1988-12/1990

Fish farm (salmon, trout) freelance consultancy in production management and marketing, cost control and production plan optimisation subject to physical and market constraints. Design, development and implementation of computerised information systems for fish stock control, growth forecasts, customer and sales data bases and farm accounts.

Albania

(Based in Tirana)

11/1992

Fact finding mission to assess the potential for development of the Albanian fisheries sector including capture fisheries and aquaculture.

Bulgaria

(Based in Plovdiv)

09/1993-10/1993

EU/PHARE project: "Technical Assistance to Demonstration Private Farming Enterprises" Assessment of the Bulgarian fresh water fish farming sector and proposal formulation for the development of private fish farming and the ancillary industries.

Kyrgyzstan

(Based in Bishkek)

04/1994

Fact finding mission assessing the needs and priorities for the development of the livestock sector. Formulation of the technical proposal in respect to an EU/TACIS funded project to encourage the private livestock farming initiatives.

France

2003 – on-going

Short term fish disease diagnostic consultancy missions in hatcheries producing Mediterranean fish species.

Turkey

(Based in Bodrum and Milas)

01/2007

Seven day training seminar in fish pathology, disease prevention and rearing techniques for warm water Mediterranean species of fish. The training included classroom and laboratory sessions as well as on-site practicals. The audience comprised technical and scientific staff of hatchery and on-growing cage facilities.

Turkey

2007 – on-going

Fish disease diagnostic consultancy missions as well as laboratory training of staff in hatcheries and on-growing units producing Mediterranean fish species.


13. Professional experience record:

Date

03/2003-on-going

Location

Greece/Athens

Profession

Freelance consultant veterinary surgeon - fish pathologist.

Description

Diagnostic laboratory support and health management consultancy to aquaculture enterprises. Distributor of veterinary medications, immunological and biotechnology products for farmed fish disease treatment and prevention under the registered trademarks "VetCare" and "AquaHealth").

 

Date

03/1993-03/2003

Location

Greece/Athens

Company

Veterinary Care Ltd - Veterinary Pharmaceuticals and Services.

Position

Director

Description

Founder of the company established in 1993 to import and distribute in Greece veterinary immunological products and in vitro diagnostics for fish disease prevention. The company offered veterinary support and stock health management consultancy.

 

Date

03/1992 - 12/1995

Location

Greece/Athens

Company

Vakakis International S.A

Position

Associate consultant

Description

Economic planning and management advisory services to projects in the fisheries and livestock sectors, funded under the EU PHARE and TACIS Programmes. Business promotion, project assessments, preparation of consultancy reports and proposals, advice in joint ventures between Western and Eastern European entrepreneurs (EU JOPP Programmes).

 

Date

03/1991 -03/1992

Location

Greece/Athens

Institution

401 General Military Hospital of Athens

Position

Army veterinary surgeon (National Service)

Description

Quality inspection of food supplies, storage and refrigeration control; laboratory examinations for food quality and freshness. Microbiological and overall health testing of potable water.

 

Date

03/1990-03/1991

Location

United Kingdom/Cambridge

Institution

Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge, England.

Position

Senior Assistant in Research

Description

Market trends and production economics of organic farming in England via questionnaire surveys, statistical evaluation of findings and on-farm interviews. Comparative economics of crop irrigation systems in East Anglia. Teaching and supervision of B.Sc. students in econometrics and statistical applications.

 

Date

01/1989-03/1990

Location

United Kingdom/York

Institution

Department of Biology, University of York, England.

Position

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Description

Statistical study of the social and economic impact of bracken (Peridium aquilinum) invasion and degradation of the upland pastures in the "Less Favoured Areas" of England and Wales. Questionnaire survey of a random sample of 1000 livestock farms, backed with selective on-site interviews. The project was financed by the British Ministry of Agriculture. It comprised part of a plan to biologically control the noxious fern by the release of alien insects, the first such project in the EU.

 

Date

11/1987-12/1988

Location

United Kingdom/Stirling

Institution

Department of Business and Management, University of Stirling, Scotland.

Position

Teaching Assistant

Description

Teaching B.Sc., M.Sc. and MBA students, statistics, probability theory, decision analysis and principles of computer-based information systems. Member of the department study group for new software evaluation and microcomputer laboratory maintenance. Trainer at seminars and open classes in principles of microcomputing and business applications of the then popular business software packages.

 

Date

12/1982-09/1983

Location

Greece/Thessaloniki

Profession

Practicing veterinary surgeon.

Description

Diagnostic, surgical and microbiological facilities for pet animals and birds.


     

14. Publications:

1. PUBLISHED REFEREED WORK
(In ascending chronological order)

Varvarigos, P. and M. T. Horne, (1986). An inexpensive microcomputer based data record-keeping system for the individual fish farm. In: Automation and Data Processing in Aquaculture (ed. by J.G. Balchen), pp. 263-272. International Federation of Automatic Control Proceedings Series 1987 No 9. Pergamon Press, Oxford.

Varvarigos, P. and M. T. Horne, (1986). Application of Linear Programming to fish farm production planning. In: Automation and Data Processing in Aquaculture (ed. by J.G. Balchen), pp. 243-254. International Federation of Automatic Control Proceedings Series 1987 No 9. Pergamon Press, Oxford.

Hinton L., and P. Varvarigos, (1990). Observations on the Economic Performance of Irrigation: A study of 23 Farms in East Anglia. Published by the University of Cambridge, Agricultural Economics Unit, Department of Land Economy, June 1990, Cambridge.

Varvarigos, P., (1991). Production planning and the management of information on fish farms: results of a UK survey. Aquaculture and Fisheries Management, 22, 2, 217-227.

Varvarigos, P. and J. H. Lawton, (1991). Farmers' perceptions of the scale of the bracken problem on LFA farms in England and Wales. The Journal of Applied Ecology, 28, 3, 990-1005.

Varvarigos, P., (1994). Production economics of the emerging private fish farming industry in Bulgaria. Aquaculture International, 2, 3, 197-205.

Varvarigos, P., and K. Way, (2002). First isolation and identification of the Infectious Pancreatic Necrosis (IPN) virus from rainbow trout Onchorhynchus mykiss fingerlings farmed in Greece. Bull. Eur. Ass. Fish Pathol., 22, 3, 195-200.

Varvarigos, P., N.Vendramin, E. Cappellozza and G. Bovo, (2011). First confirmation of Herpes Virus Anguillae (HVA) and Infectious Pancreatic Necrosis (IPN) virus infecting European eels Anguilla anguilla farmed in Greece. Bull. Eur. Ass. Fish Pathol., 31, 3, 101-111.

     

2. PUBLISHED ARTICLES IN TRADE JOURNALS AND BULLETINS
(In ascending chronological order)

Varvarigos, P., (1990). As margins tighten can you afford to fly blind? Fish Farmer, 13, 2, 48-49.

Varvarigos, P. and L. Hinton, (1990). An economic assessment of irrigation in East Anglia. Irrigation News, 16, 13-25.

Varvarigos, P. and G. Savvidis, (1994). Application of an in vitro diagnostic kit in order to research the existence or not of the bacterial kidney disease (BKD) in trout farms in the Hepirus region, North-Western Greece. Fishing News, 160, 49-56. (In Greek).

Varvarigos, P., (1994). Vibriosis in the intensive warm water marine fish farms: diagnosis, treatment and prevention through vaccination. Fishing News, 161, 46-52. (In Greek).

Varvarigos, P., (1994). Sea-bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) protected against vibriosis. Fish Farming International, 21, 5, 19.

Varvarigos, P., (1995). Greek fish farmers spot diseases early with diagnostic kits. Fish Farming International, 22, 5, 18-19.

Varvarigos, P., (1995). Fish feeds and the Environment. Monthly Bulletin of the Hellenic Veterinary Association, 14, 16-19. (In Greek).

Varvarigos, P., (1996). Fish disease prevention in intensive maricultures: Vaccination, immuno-modulation and rapid-diagnostic testing. Fishing News, 175, 57-66. (In Greek).

Varvarigos, P., (1996). Sea-bass vaccination with intraperitoneal injection: Application in Greece against vibriosis. Fishing News, 176, 57-63. (In Greek).

Varvarigos, P., (1996). Vaccination by immersion at the cage site: An answer to sea-bass vibriosis. Fishing News, 180, 73-79. (In Greek).

Varvarigos, P., (1996). In vitro rapid diagnostic kits, a challenge for timely on farm diagnosis. Fishing News, 183, 51-56. (In Greek).

Varvarigos, P., V. Doucas, Μ. Gazouli, L. S. Tzouvelekis, (1997). Septicaemic diseases caused by Gram positive cocci: a new threat to fish farming. Fishing News, 193, 42-53. (In Greek).

Varvarigos, P., (1997). Marine fish diseases in Greece. Fish Farmer, (International File) 20, 6, 10-12

Varvarigos, P., (1998). Diseases of the marine farmed fish that troubled the Greek fish farmers during the past year. (1998). Fishing News, 210, 65-75. (In Greek).

Varvarigos, P., (1999). Enteric Red Mouth disease - A catastrophic disease for the Greek trout farming industry. Fishing News, 211, 51-54. (In Greek).

Varvarigos, P., (1999). Microsporidiasis of sea-bass fingerligs. A case study. Fishing News, 217-218, 27-29. (In Greek).

Varvarigos, P., (1999). Parasitosis by Myxospora parasites of the genus Kudoa spp. of sea-bream larvae. Fishing News, 219, 74-75. (In Greek).

Varvarigos, P., (1999). Immersion or injection? Practical considerations of vaccination strategies for farmed sea bass and sea bream in Greece. Fish Farming International, 26, 7, 34-35.

Varvarigos, P., (2000). Are the brood-stock fish kept in the hatcheries a source of hygienic "raw materials" for the Greek aquaculture? Fishing News, 223, 65-72. (In Greek).

Varvarigos, P., (2000). Ichthyophoniasis. A "killer" of farmed fish in fresh waters as well as in the sea. Fishing News, 231, 65-72. (In Greek).


     

3. UNPUBLISHED THESES AND REPORTS
(In ascending chronological order)

Varvarigos, P., (1984). Economic importance and developments of intensive aquaculture with special reference to Britain and Greece. M.Sc. Thesis (Univ. of London) 101p.

Varvarigos, P., (1987). Microcomputer-based fish farm production planning. Ph.D Thesis (Univ. of Stirling) 365p.

Varvarigos, P. and J. H. Lawton, (1989). Socio-Economic Aspects of Bracken Control. Report prepared for the British Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Food (MAFF Reference HX 616). 174p.

Varvarigos, P., (1993). Private Fish Farming in Bulgaria; The Way Ahead. Report prepared under the EEC/PHARE project "Technical Assistance to Demonstration Private Farming Enterprises" (Project No. PMU 012/91). Report No. 9, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, October 1993. 64p.

Varvarigos, P., (1998). Main disease problems and disease control practice on the marine fish cage farms in Greece. A review. Review article and lecture presented as an invited speaker at the workshop "Fish Health Management in the Mediterranean Mariculture Industry", 12-15th November 1998. National Centre of Marine Research, Athens, E.U. Leonardo Da Vinci Programme.

4. CONFERENCE & SEMINAR LECTURES
(In ascending chronological order)

February 1986.
Microcomputer based fish farm planning and stock control. Paper presented at the Scottish Fish Farming Conference and Exhibition, Inverness, Scotland, February 1986.

August 1986.
An inexpensive microcomputer based data record-keeping system for the individual fish farm. Paper presented at the 1st IFAC International Conference "AQUACULTURE'86", Trondheim, Norway, August 1986.

Application of linear programming to fish farm production planning. Paper presented at the 1st IFAC International Conference "AQUACULTURE'86", Trondheim, Norway, August 1986.

June 1993.
Fish pathology, epizootiology, fish farm hygiene and disease prevention. Lecturer on behalf of the Greek Productivity Centre (ΕΛ.ΚΕ.ΠΑ.), during an EU funded seminar series for professionals working in aquaculture. Seminars organised at the Aegean island of Lesbos, Mitilini town.

December 1994.
Aspects of Mediterranean farmed fish epizootiology, fish disease diagnosis and prevention as well as fish farm hygiene. Lecturer and trainer of marine aquaculturists on behalf of the Greek Productivity Centre (
ΕΛ.ΚΕ.ΠΑ.), during EU funded seminar series on marine aquaculture, organised at the Aegean island of Chios, Chios town.

February 1997.
Fish disease prevention by vaccination. Lecturer on behalf of the Greek Association of Mariculture Producers (Σ.Ε.Θ.). EU funded seminar series for aquaculturists under the auspices of the LEONARDO programme, in cooperation with SATA and AquaTT UETP Ltd. The seminars were organised at various localities around Greece with intense aquaculture activity.

November 1997.
Fish pathology, epizootiology and fish farm hygiene. Lecturer on behalf of the Greek Productivity Centre (ΕΛ.ΚΕ.ΠΑ.), during EU funded seminar series for fish farm workers, organised at the Aegean island of Chios Lesbos, Chios town.

Fish diseases in Greek mariculture. Lecturer at the Athens based "National Centre of Marine Research" during the "Workshop in Fish Health Management in the Mediterranean Mariculture Industry" comprising a series of seminars for professionals from Mediterranean countries. The workshop was organised by the N.C.M.R. and AquaTT SATA under the auspices of the EU LEONARDO programme in November 1997.

September 1998.
Main disease problems of the marine fish farms in Greece. Paper presented at the 1st Balkan Aquaculture Conference "Perspectives of Cooperation and Development", Thessaloniki, Greece, September 18-20, 1998.

Administration methods and practical considerations of sea-bass and sea-bream vaccination on Greek fish farms. Paper presented at the 1st Balkan Aquaculture Conference "Perspectives of Cooperation and Development", Thessaloniki, Greece, September 18-20, 1998.

July 1999.
Fish pathology, farm hygiene and disease prevention. Lecturer during workshops organised by the local authorities and the local Ministerial Department of Fisheries at the Prefecture of Fthiotida with intense aquaculture activity. The invited audience comprised all fish farmers of the prefecture. July 1999.

October 2003.
Economically important pathologies of the marine fish cultured in Greece and the Aegean Sea. Invited speaker at the 10th National Conference of the Italian Society of Fish Pathology (S.I.P.I.). Teramo, Italy, October 9-11, 2003.

September 2004.
Fish Disease Diagnosis and Control in the Mediterranean Marine Aquaculture. Invited lecturer at the EU sponsored advanced course for professionals, organised by CIHEAM-IAMZ,
Santiago de Compostela, Spain, September 13-18, 2004.

September 2007.
The parasitic copepod Lernaeolophus sultanus (Pennellidae) found on farmed sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) and sharp snout sea bream (Diplodus puntazzo) in coastal marine fish farms in Greece. Poster presented at the 13th International EAFP conference on fish and shellfish diseases. Grado, Italy. 17th - 21st September 2007.

Chronic sub-lethal copper toxicity from net antifoulants causing anaemia, gill degeneration and inducing bacterial and parasitic diseases to fish in coastal marine farms in Greece. Poster presented at the 13th International EAFP conference on fish and shellfish diseases. Grado, Italy. 17th - 21st September 2007.

Vibrio alginolyticus combined with the motile aeromonads, Aeromonas sobria and Aeromonas hydrophila, comprise the main bacterial taxa responsible for gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata) larval enteropathy (LE). Paper presentation at the 13th International EAFP conference on fish and shellfish diseases. Grado, Italy. 17th - 21st September 2007

April 2008
Mediterranean farmed fish welfare. How good are we? Invited speaker at the spring scientific meeting of the UK Fish Veterinary Society (FVS). April 9, 2008. University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

September 2011.
Co-presence of Herpes Virus Anguillae (HVA) and Infectious Pancreatic Necrosis (IPN) virus in European eels Anguilla anguilla. First detection in Greece. Poster presented at the 15th International EAFP conference on fish and shellfish diseases. Split, Croatia, 12th – 16th September 20011.