Dr George Moutafis is a researcher and bioprocess engineer at Zoetis Australia Research & Manufacturing (formerly Pfizer Animal Health).

Dr George Moutafis obtained his undergraduate and post-graduate qualifications at RMIT University.  He completed his PhD in 2002 on the “Utilisation of an aro- Salmonella Enteritidis as a live vaccine and as an expression system of cloned antigen”.  He continued on as Post-Doctoral Research Fellow funded by the CRC for Microtechnology working on antigens and antibodies for the development of rapid biosensors for the identification of clinical and veterinary pathogens.

In 2005, Dr Moutafis joined Pfizer Animal Health as a Bioprocess Scientist working in their R&D Division. In that time he has led Global Discovery Projects working on the development of new Animal Vaccines, including a successful collaborative grants in the EU for the EMIDA ERA-Net to prevent uterine disease in cattle and an ARC Linkage Grant with the University of Queensland on Clostridial Metabolomics.  In 2016, Dr Moutafis moved to Zoetis’ Manufacturing Division where he leads the Manufacturing Technical Services group working on manufacturing improvement projects as well as continuing his involvement in research projects both in Zoetis and external collaborations.

Dr Moutafis also sits on the RMIT Bioscience Advisory Committee.