Antonios Michaelakis

Dr Antonios Michaelakis Antonios Michaelakis


Department of Entomology and Agricultural Zoology
Benaki Phytopathological Institute
8, S. Delta str., 14561 Kifissia 
Athens – Greece


Role and main activities in AIMCOST


MC member

Short Bio:

Dr Antonios Michaelakis is an agriculturalist- entomologist, Associate Research Scientist at the Laboratory of Agricultural Entomology of BPI. Involved or participates in several research projects (eg LIFE, FP7-REGPOT, PENED, EPET II, COST862 etc) and he is the Project Manager for the projects LIFE CONOPS (, Pest Practice ( and an assistant scientific officer of the National program for the quarantine pests and protected zones in Greece. He coordinates projects for the mosquito surveillance and management in several Municipalities/Regional Units in Greece. Currently, under the framework of the project ECDC/2016/034 (acronym: AedesRisk)”, he is collaborating with European Centre for Diseases Prevention and Control (ECDC). Finally, he is collaborating with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and he is coordinating in Greece the pilot application of SIT in Aedes albopictus control.


Five recent and relevant publications

  1. Badieritakis, Ε., Papachristos, D., Latinopoulos, D., Stefopoulou, A., Kolimenakis, A., Bithas, K., Patsoula, E., Beleri, S., Maselou, D., Balatsos, G., Michaelakis, A. Aedes albopictus (Skuse, 1895) (Diptera: Culicidae) in Greece: 13 years of living with the Asian tiger mosquito.  Parasitology Research, 2018, 117, 453-460.
  2. Michaelakis, A., D.P. Papachristos, C. I. Rumbos, C.G. Athanassiou. Effect of the combined application of microencapsulated synthetic oviposition pheromone (MSP) with different larvicidal agents on the oviposition of Culex pipiens biotype molestus. Pest Management Science 2017, 74, 392–397.
  3. Bellini, R., Bonilauri. P., Puggioli, A., Lelli, D., Gaibani, P., Landini, M. P., Carrieri, M., Michaelakis, A., Papachristos, D., Giatropoulos, A., Badieritakis, E., Maccagnani, B., Calzolari, M., and Dottori, M. Chikungunya and dengue risk assessment in Greece. Vector Biology Journal 1:2 2016.
  4. Tagaris E., Sotiropoulou R.E.P., Sotiropoulos A., Spanos I., Milonas P., Michaelakis A. (2017) Climate Change Impact on the Establishment of the Invasive Mosquito Species (IMS). In: Karacostas T., Bais A., Nastos P. (eds) Perspectives on Atmospheric Sciences. Springer Atmospheric Sciences. ISBN 978-3-319-35094-3 Springer, Cham.
  5. Tsiodras, S., Pervanidou, D., Papadopoulou, E., Kavatha, D., Baka, A., Koliopoulos, G., Badieritakis, E., Michaelakis, A., Gavana, E., Patsoula, E., Tsimpos, I., Gioksari, T., Kyriazopoulou, E., Vakali, A., Pavli, A., Maltezou, H. C., Georgakopoulou, T., Hadjichristodoulou, T., Kremastinou, J, Papa, A. Imported chikungunya fever in Greece in June 2014 and public health response. Pathogens and Global Health 2016 110, 68-73.