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Stelios Vasilopoulos | Biology and Life Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Mr Stelios Vasilopoulos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Stelios Vasilopoulos, MSc in Food Technology and Quality Assurance from the University of Reading (2003), is a researcher at the University of Thessaly’s Telecommunications & Networks Laboratory since 2018 πŸ“šπŸ”¬. He has extensive experience in project management, focusing on smart specialization and technology development in the food and feed industry πŸŒ±πŸ”. Previously, he co-founded Mamasfood Catering Ltd and worked at DO & CO Event & Airline Catering Ltd as a Process Manager 🍴✈️. Stelios has participated in numerous international projects, published multiple research papers, and is a frequent speaker at academic conferences πŸ“‘πŸŒ.

Publication profile

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Education

πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ“ In June 2003, I earned my MSc in Food Technology and Quality Assurance from the University of Reading, UK. Since January 2018, I have been a researcher at the University of Thessaly’s Telecommunications & Networks Laboratory, focusing on smart specialization and technology development in food and agriculture. πŸ§‘β€πŸ’Ό As co-founder and CEO of Mamasfood Catering Ltd (2015-2016), I managed an online restaurant in London. At DO & CO Event & Airline Catering Ltd (2011-2015), I was a Process Manager. πŸ₯— Previously, I held various roles at Bakkavor Group (2006-2011) and Katsouris Fresh Foods Ltd (2003-2006), enhancing production efficiency and quality assurance. πŸŒπŸ—£οΈ I speak English and French.

Research focus

Stelios Vasilopoulos’s research focuses on the use of insect larvae as sustainable feed additives in livestock production. Key studies include the effects of black soldier fly, mealworm, and superworm on broiler growth and antioxidant activity under heat stress. His work also examines the impact of whole insect larvae on intestinal morphology and microbiota of broilers. Notable publications cover broiler diets replaced with Tenebrio molitor larvae, as well as flaxseed and lupins in dairy cow diets. Vasilopoulos’s contributions highlight advancements in livestock nutrition and sustainability πŸ”πŸ›πŸŒΎπŸ“ˆ.

Publication top notes

Black soldier fly, mealworm and superworm: chemical composition and comparative effect on broiler growth

Effect of three different insect larvae on growth performance and antioxidant activity of thigh, breast, and liver tissues of chickens reared under mild heat stress

Diet replacement with whole insect larvae affects intestinal morphology and microbiota of broiler chickens

Sustainable Use of Feed Additives in Livestock

Growth performance, welfare traits and meat characteristics of broilers fed diets partly replaced with whole Tenebrio molitor larvae

Feeding Flaxseed and Lupins during the Transition Period in Dairy Cows: Effects on Production Performance, Fertility and Biochemical Blood Indices

Composition, Organoleptic Characteristics, Fatty Acid Profile and Oxidative Status of Cow’s Milk and White Cheese after Dietary Partial Replacement of Soybean Meal with Flaxseed and Lupin

Stelios Vasilopoulos | Biology and Life Sciences | Best Researcher Award

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