- School of Agriculture, Policy and Development; Department of Animal Sciences, University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom
- Agricultural sustainability, Animal nutrition modelling, Cattle production, Farming systems, Grazing management , Management, Physiology, Rumen microbiome , Ruminant nutrition, Small ruminants
Areas of expertise
Sokratis’ professional expertise covers several teaching and research roles in animal science. He has been Associate Professor in Animal Science at the University of Reading since 2019. Prior to this, he was a Lecturer in Animal Science (University of Reading, 2015-2019), Higher Scientific Officer/Ruminant Nutritionist (Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, 2013-2015), and Research Associate (Newcastle University, 2010-2013). He has a BSc in Agriculture with Animal Production, MSc Animal Production (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 1999-2004 and 2004-2006, respectively) and PhD on the “Effect of dairy management on milk quality” (Newcastle University, 2006-2009). Sokratis has several years of underpinning and applied research experience of actively leading, coordinating or participating in multidisciplinary research consortia, funded by the European Commission (Horizon 2020, EIT Food, FP7, FP6), national governments (UK, Ireland, Greece) and industry partners. His research work covers a variety of aspects, including the improvement of the nutritional quality of animal products via husbandry, animal diet and crossbreeding practices; development of solutions for the reduction of livestock greenhouse gas emissions; prediction modelling for livestock greenhouse gas emissions and feed nutritive value; improvement of nutrient and energy use efficiency in ruminants; achievement of the net zero carbon targets; unravel the role of rumen microbiome in ruminant metabolism and product quality; applications of metabolomics on animal and food science; and assessment of the effect of animal products and plant-based alternatives’ consumption on human nutrition.