Dr. Ioannis MAGOURAS

Adjunct Professor

Dr Ioannis Magouras joined City University of Hong Kong in June 2018 as an Assistant Professor in Food Safety/Veterinary Public Health in the Department of Infectious Diseases and Public Health. He is currently appointed as an Adjunct Professor in the department.

He holds a veterinary degree from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Budapest and completed a PhD in veterinary virology at the University of Bern in Switzerland, where he investigated some of the mechanisms by which the bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) evades the innate immune system. He has also worked as a clinical microbiologist at the Institute for Infectious Diseases in Bern, where he gained extensive knowledge of the laboratory diagnosis and the epidemiology of viral diseases in humans.

In his last position at the Veterinary Public Health Institute (University of Bern), he led projects investigating the epidemiology of Q fever in animals and humans, the effectiveness and importance of on-farm biosecurity measures and antimicrobial usage and resistance in livestock. He has also been involved in projects evaluating national disease control programs and has applied veterinary epidemiology methods for decision-making and policy development in regulatory (state) veterinary practice.

Currently he focuses his research career on the epidemiology of antimicrobial resistance in animals, humans and the environment. He is also interested in studying other infectious diseases (in particular zoonoses), through the combination of field epidemiology, molecular methodologies, modelling and social sciences, within the One Health concept.

Ioannis has extensive teaching experience at both under- and postgraduate level, and has received training in didactics, including an official certification in problem-based learning (PBL). He has taught subjects such as zoonotic diseases, infectious disease modelling, risk analysis in veterinary medicine, evidence-based medicine and disease outbreak investigations.

He is a passionate runner, diver and wildlife photographer.

Please click HERE for a full list of publications.

Carmo LP., Rosenbaum Nielsen L., Alban L., da Costa PM., Schüpbach-Regula G., Magouras I. “Veterinary expert opinion on potential drivers and opportunities for changing antimicrobial usage practices in livestock in Denmark, Portugal, and Switzerland”: Frontiers in Veterinary Science (2018) 5:29.

Collineau L., Carmo LP., Endimiani A., Magouras I., Müntener C., Schüpbach-Regula G., Stärk KDC. “Risk ranking of antimicrobial-resistant hazards found in meat in Switzerland”: Risk analysis journal (2018) 38 (5):1070-1084.

Magouras I., Carmo LP, Stärk K.D.C., Schüpbach-Regula G. “Antimicrobial usage and resistance in livestock; where should we focus?”: Frontiers in Veterinary Science (2017) 4:148.

Carmo LP., Schüpbach-Regula G., Müntener C., Chevance A., Moulin G., Magouras I. “Approaches for quantifying antimicrobial consumption per animal species based on national sales data: the Swiss example, 2006 to 2013”. Eurosurveillance, (2017); 22 (6).

Carmo LP., Rosenbaum Nielsen L., Alban L., Schüpbach-Regula G., Müntener C., Magouras I. “Comparison of antimicrobial consumption patterns in the Swiss and Danish cattle and swine production (2007-2013)”: Frontiers in Veterinary Science, (2017) 4:26.

Thomann B., Tschopp A., Magouras I., Schüpbach-Regula G., Meylan M., Häsler B. “Economic evaluation of the Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD) control program in the Swiss dairy sector”: Preventive Veterinary Medicine 145, (2017), 1-6.

Thomann B., Falzon LC., Vogt HR., Bertoni G., Schuepbach-Regula G., Magouras I. “A census to determine the prevalence and risk factors for caprine arthritis-encephalitis virus and visna/maedi virus in the Swiss goat population”. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 137, (2017), 52– 58.

Kuster K., Cousin M.E., Jemmi T., Schüpbach-Regula G., Magouras I. “Expert opinion on the perceived effectiveness and importance of on-farm biosecurity measures in Switzerland”: PLoS One (2015) 10(12).

Magouras I., Hunninghaus J., Scherrer S., Wittenbrink M.M., Hamburger A., Stärk K.D.C., Schüpbach-Regula G. “Coxiella burnetii infections in small ruminants and humans in Switzerland”: Transboundary and emerging diseases. 64 (2015) 204–212.

Bellini C* ., Magouras I* ., Chapuis-Taillard C., Clerc O., Masserey E., Peduto G., Peter O., Schuepbach G., Greub G. “Q fever outbreak in the terraced Vineyard of Lavaux, Switzerland”: New Microbes and New Infections 4 (2014), Pages 93–99.

Sullivan SG., Hirsch HH., Franceschi S., Steffen I., Amari EB., Mueller NJ., Magkouras I., Biggar RJ., Rickenbach M., Clifford GM., Swiss HIV Cohort Study. “Kaposi sarcoma herpes virus antibody responses and viremia following highly active antiretroviral therapy in the Swiss HIV Cohort study”. AIDS 24 (2010), 2245-2252.

Magkouras I., Mätzener P., Rümenapf T., Peterhans E., Schweizer M. “RNAse-dependent inhibition of extra-, but not intracellular, dsRNA-induced IFN synthesis by Erns of pestiviruses”. Journal of General Virology 89 (2008), 2501-2506.

*Equal contribution