Panagiotis Skandamis is Associate Professor of Food Microbiology and Food Hygiene in the Agricultural University of Athens and member of the Panel of Biological Hazards (BIOHAZ) of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). He received his Bachelor Degree on Food Science & Technology and a PhD on Food Microbiology by Agricultural University of Athens (AUA). He has worked as a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Animal Science of Colorado State University in USA. In 2004, he joined the Department of Food Science & Technology of AUA, teaching Food Microbiology and Food Quality Control and Hygiene. Prof. Skandamis has authored 100 original research papers in journals of SCI, 26 book chapters and has a total number of 3800 citations (h-index 28). His research is funded by 5th, 6th and 7th EU Framework Program, National Grants and direct contracts with the Greek Food Industry in the following areas: (i) survival/growth of pathogens, with emphasis on the adaptive response to food-related stresses, (ii) biofilm formation and removal by chemical and natural disinfectants, (iii) predictive microbiology of foods and quantitative microbial risk assessment, (iv) application of mild preservation technologies and antimicrobial interventions; (v) detection, isolation and subtyping of foodborne pathogens from foods and food processing environments and (v) ecology of mycotoxin-producing fungi. He has been Associate Editor of Food Research International (2012-2016) and currently serves as Scientific Co-Editor of Journal of Food Protection and member of the Editorial Board of Applied and Environmental Microbiology and International Journal of Food Microbiology.