HosMic
“Host - microbe interactions”

is an MSc program exclusively specialized
in symbiotic relations between micro and
macro-organisms, but also between microorganisms.

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ABOUT

The role of animal and plant microbiomes is associated with
interdisciplinary fundamental and applied scientific fields.
HosMic is implemented exclusively in English and for this it is
open to international students while its participating tutors are
well-established international researchers on organism
microbiomes.

MODULES
MODULE 1 / 5

Introduction to microbiomes
and host-microbe interactions

Coordinator
Prof. Dimitris Karpouzas
University of Thessaly,
Greece

MODULE 2 / 5

Bioinformatics
for microbiomes

Coordinator
Asist. Prof. Sotirios Vasileiadis
University of Thessaly,
Greece

MODULE 3 / 5

Plant Microbe
Interactions

Coordinator
Prof. Kalliope Papadopoulou
University of Thessaly,
Greece

MODULE 4 / 5

Animal-microbe
interactions

Coordinator
Prof. K. Kormas
University of Thessaly,
Greece

MODULE 5 / 5

Microbe-microbe
interactions

Coordinator
Prof. Costas Ehaliotis
University of Thessaly,
Greece

PROGRAM
1st semester (Months 1-6)
Credit Units ECTS

Obligatory Msc Courses

Introduction to microbiomes – Methodology

6

Plant-microbe interactions

6

Animal-microbe interactions

6

Microorganisms as hosts

6

Bioinformatics for microbiomes

6

SEMESTER TOTAL
30
2nd semester (Months 7-12)
Credit Units ECTS

MSc Thesis

45

SEMESTER TOTAL

45

TOTAL SUM
75

* Obligatory MSc courses, 3 weeks each with 13 3-hour lectures, face-to-face teaching and distance learning.
The courses will be performed in 3 week-days between 17:00-21:00.

* Course exams (Μ5).
* Research diploma Thesis (Μ5-Μ12).
* The MSc teaching language is English. The language of the MSc Thesis is English.

CRITERIA
Candidate selection criteria
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Diploma degree with a minimum rating of “very good”
0 %
English language level
0 %
Publications in scientific journals and conferences
0 %
Reference letters
0 %
Interview
0 %
Total Sum
TUTORS

* The program will benefit by the tutoring of other members of the University of Thessaly

Assoc. Prof. P. Berillis

University of Thessaly, Greece

Dr K. Billis

The European Bioinformatics Institute, UK

Prof. Paola Bonfante

Prof. A. Chatzinotas

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Germany

Dr. A Dalakouras

ELGO_Demeter, Greece

Κ. Ehaliotis

Agricultural University of Athens – Department of Agricultural Engineering and Exploitation of Natural Resources

Victor Flors Herrero

Universitat Jaume I, Spain

Prof. P. Garbeva

NIOO-KNAW, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Dr. A. Gobet

France

Ι. Karapanagiotidis

UTh – DIAE

D. Karpouzas

UTh – DBB

Dr. V Kokkoris

VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Assist. Prof. F. Kokou

Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands

Prof K. Konstantinidis

Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

K. Kormas

UTh – DIAE

Dr P. Kougias

Hellenic Agriculture Organization-DEMETER, Greece

Prof. K. Koutsoumanis

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Ε. Levizou

UTh – DACPRE

P. Madesis

UTh – DACPRE

E. Mente

School of Veterinary Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Dr A. Meziti

Smallomics LP, Greece

G. Michail

UTh – DIAE

Prof. I. Mizrahi

Ben Gurion University, Israel

Dr A. Nisiotou

Hellenic Agriculture Organization-DEMETER, Greece

Assoc. Prof. S. Ntougias

Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

Ε. Papadopoulou

UTh – Dept. of Environmental Sciences

K. Papadopoulou

UTh – DBB

Panagiotis Sapountzis

Université Clermont Auvergne, INRAE, France

Prof. T. Tal

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Germany

Dr M. Tsiknia

Agricultural University of Athens, Greece

Assist. Prof. D. Tsikou

University of Thessaly

Ι. Vagelas

UTh – DACPRE

S. Vasileiadis

UTh – DBB

Prof. L. Zhu

Nanjing Normal University, China

TUITION FEES

The tuition fees are 3.600,00 € per student for each study cycle. According to Greek laws (Ν. 4485/2017, art. 35, par. 2), it is possible to exempt from the tuition fees, and at no more than 30% of the admitted students, students whose “individual income, in case they do earn income, and their family available equivalent income, do not exceed, the individual income the 100%, and the family income the 70% of the national median equivalent income, according to the most recent each year published statistics of the Greek Statistics Authority. This tuition fee exemption is provided only for a single MSc program”.

Moreover, according to the paragraph 3 of article 35 of Ν. 4485/2017, “the application for exception from tuition fees is submitted after the completion of the selection process of the students of the MSc program. The financial status is by no means a selection criterion for an MSc program. Students that receive a scholarship from another source, are not entitled a tuition fee exemption”.
The percentage of tuition fee exemptions is estimated to reach up to 30% of the total admitted students of every MSc programme cycle as dictated by the associated law Ν. 4485/2017.