Michalis Pavlidis, Biologist, is a Professor of “Biology-Physiology of Marine Organisms” at the Department of Biology, University of Crete, Greece. His current research is focusing on the molecular, neuro-endocrine and environmental interactions involved in the regulation of the stress response, and on the development of non-invasive reliable welfare indicators in aquaculture fish species. He has participated, as coordinator or principal investigator, in more than 30 European, bilateral and National RTD projects and networks and has more than 85 publications in peer-reviewed journals. Co-editor of the books “The Welfare of Fish” (Springer, 2020) and “Sparidae: Biology and aquaculture of gilthead sea bream and other species” (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011). Co-author of the HAPO study “Mediterranean Fish Welfare: Guide to good practices and assessment indicators” (2019). He coordinates the Erasmus Plus Joint Master Degree in “Aquaculture, Environment and Society”. He also coordinates the annual FELASA Accredited Course “Care and use of laboratory animals: mice, rats and zebrafish”. National Representative at the SCAR (Standing Committee on Agricultural Research) Fish Strategic Working Group (March 2017-today). Since September 2020, Vice rector of Research and Development at the University of Crete