Dr. Ilias Frydas is a molecular virologist at the Laboratory of Environmental Engineering (EnvE Lab). After a year of studying at the department of Physics, in November 2004 he continued his research at the department of Biology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, where he obtained a Diploma in Molecular Biology, Genetics and Biotechnology in November 2009.

Since 2009, Ilias worked as an assistant researcher in the second Pediatrics Department of the University Hospital of Thessaloniki (AhePa), studying various inflammatory pathways based on microarray analysis. In January 2011 he joined the Laboratory of Virology at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Ghent, in Belgium, where he started his PhD on PRRS virus.

In July 2015, he was awarded a PhD in Veterinary Virology. After completing his military service he worked at Celixir pharmaceutical company.

Currently Ilias works as a postdoctoral researcher on the HBM4EU and the BlueHealth European projects.