Ilias Chantziaras is a veterinarian who graduated at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Thessaly, Greece. He obtained a post-graduate diploma in Veterinary Public Health and worked as a researcher in the same faculty. He has worked for the Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (ILVO), the Greek Organization of Milk and Meat, the Greek Inspection Authority of EU Agricultural Policy Aid Schemes, the Greek Army Forces and as a practicing veterinarian. Since October 2012, he is a member of the Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics and Herd Health, Ghent University. He has worked on various research projects including the optimization of feed efficiency in fattening pig farms, the epidemiology of antimicrobial resistance in farm animals (in collaboration with the Department of Bacteriology and Poultry diseases), the sustainability of modern pig and poultry farming in Europe, the on-farm biosecurity of pig farms, and the set-up of a one health evaluation framework. Furthermore, he is a member of the VETCAST subcommittee of EUCAST (by ESCMID) and is a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Public Health (ECVPH).