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Honorary Professor: Georgios Banos

Georgios Banos has been made an Honorary Professor in the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.

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Professor Banos obtained his first degree from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, followed by an MSc from the University of New Hampshire in the US.

He also has a PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, US, and an MBA from the University of Warwick.

Between 1989 and 2012 Professor Banos held a variety of professional positions. He was a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for the Genetic Improvement of Livestock at the University of Guelph in Canada.

He held the posts of Interbull Centre Director and Associate Professor in Animal Breeding and Genetics at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

He was also Professor in Veterinary Medicine at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in his native Greece.

Professor Banos joined Scotland’s Rural College and the Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh in October 2012.

His scientific interests and activities focus on the development, evaluation and application of computational and statistical methods for the analysis of large sets of farm animal records and genomic data.

The aim of this work is to extract useful information that unravels the genetic background of economically important traits and facilitates decision-making at farm and population level.

He is also keen on methods to improve the accuracy of genomic evaluations and detection of causal mutations.