Georgios Papatzimos studied Veterinary Medicine at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Greece. He obtained a MSc degree in Applied Public Health and Environmental Hygiene, with focus on Food and Water Quality and Safety, from the University of Thessaly. Currently, he is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Agriculture of the University of Western Macedonia. His research centers on replacing synthetic additives with natural alternatives in meat products. Since 2013, he is working as a senior Product and Quality Assurance manager in the meat industry. He has participated in research projects on the nutritional value of commercially available meat products.