Prof. Eugenia Bezirtzoglou is a Professor in Microbiology at Democritus University of Thrace, Greece. She obtained degree of Biochemistry at the University of Lille (France), Hematology and Parasitology at the Medical School of Lille (France). She continued her education by obtaining a Medical Degree, a PhD Thesis (Universite Paris-Sud) and a Habilitation Degree (Universite Paris-Sud). As Medical Doctor she is specialized in Microbiology (Biopathology) and Clinical Chemistry. Furthermore, she completed her scientific knowledge by post-education studies in the Laboratory of Gastrointestinal Microbial Ecology at Karolinska Institutet and at the Reference Laboratory of Anaerobic Bacteria at UCLA, Los Angeles, USA. She is often invited to participate in International Commitees (ECDC section enteric pathogens, European evaluation programs, PhD Thesis). Her main fields of interest include microbial ecology, gastrointestinal microflora, food and environmental microbiology.