Researchers currently employed at IMBBC

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Aglaia 'Cilia' Antoniou's picture
Antoniou Aglaia (Cilia)
Research fellow
Evolutionary Biology, Biodiversity, Population genetics/omics, Phylogenetics, Phylogeography, Landscape/Seascape genomics, Speciation, Molecular Systematics, Species delimitation, Hybridization, Adaptation. One of her main goals is to bridge the realm of theoretical and experimental population genetics in an attempt to study genetic diversity under a multidisciplinary framework that applies to data collection, analysis and interpretation. +30 2810 337826
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Christos Arvanitidis
Senior Researcher
Marine Biodiversity
Functional Diversity
Biodiversity Informatics
Transitional Ecosystems
Quality control and assessment of the coastal marine ecosystems
+30 2810 337748
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Stavros Chatzifotis
Senior Researcher
After working a few years in the aquaculture industry, Dr. Stavros Chatzifotis jointed Hellenic Centre for Marine Research where he works on nutrient requirement in established and new species for aquaculture. Other interests include the use of plant protein sources in aqua-feeds, feeding behavior, feed preference and attractants. +30 2810 337873
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Chatzigeorgiou Giorgos
Research fellow
Taxonomy, Biogeography and Ecology of Polychaetes
Functional Diversity
Evolutionary Biology
Polychaete Ecology and Genetic Diversity
Habitat mapping
Non-Indigenous species
+30 2810 337742
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Eva Chatzinikolaou
Research fellow
Climate change and ocean acidification
Intertidal and lagoon ecology
Marine biodiversity
Population dynamics
Gastropod growth and reproduction
Larval development
Ageing of gastropods using statoliths
Marine pollution and environmental protection
+30 2810 337741
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Cotou Efthimia (Efi)
Senior Researcher
Dr. Cotou’s research interests are concerned: (1) Nutritional toxicology - bioassays & pathology of aquatic animals (fish-shellfish), (2) Fish and shellfish toxicology, (3) Biomarkers and indicators of fish health and welfare, (4) Biological effects in aquatic animals influenced by nutritional manipulation, diseases and anthropogenic & environmental stressors, (5) Catalytic activities of enzymes (e.g. antioxidants, detoxification, lipogenic, digestive), (6) Functional proteomics, (7) Interactions between aquaculture species and the environment, (8) Integrated Multi Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA), 9) Environmental and ecological risk assessments 0030-2109856722
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Pascal Divanach
Research Director
Dr. Pascal Divanach is a former director of the Institute of Aquaculture Hellenic Centre for Marine Research. Dr. Pascal Divanach entered in marine finfish aquaculture R & D in 1974, received his degree in Oceanography-Oceanology (Doctorat de 3ème cycle) in 1978 from University of Aix-Marseille II (Luminy-France) and in Biology (Doctorat ès Sciences) in 1985 from University of Sciences and Techniques of Languedoc (USTL, Montpellier II - France). He worked successively for USTL as contracted Researcher at Biological Station of Sete (1974 -1983) and teacher at CREUFOP(1) (1979-1983), then for IFREMER(2) at Station d’Aquaculture de Palavas as Senior Researcher and secretary of GIS-ARM(3) (1983 to 1987) and finally for IMBC (since 1987) as co-manager (with Prof. M. Kentouri) of R,T,D projects in Mediterranean finfish mariculture and administration of the IMBC aquaculture department. Dr. Pascal Divanach is implicated in R & D planning of Mediterranean finfish aquaculture and was consulted by government agencies and private organizations on the implementation of related strategies. He has also good experience on the development and operation of Mediterranean fish farms (mainly hatcheries) and of associated structures for Research support. Dr. Pascal Divanach's main research interests focus on the a) Evaluation of fish biological performances for possible specific diversification, performance domestication and cost effective production; b) biological control of marine finfish segments which are limiting factors of the production; and c) development of sustainable, ergonomic, friendly environmental systems of mariculture. Dr. Pascal Divanach has a special knowledge in early life of fish (eggs, prelarvae, larvae, fry), and in the biology / technology of hatcheries (from extensive to hyperintensive), mainly the so-called mesocosm ones. He has also good experience in methods/techniques used in hatcheries for increasing quality and productivity: a) depuration / recirculation in closed systems mainly that using adsorptive bubble techniques; b) intensive food chain management, mainly that related to mass production of microalgae in photobioreactors and exploitation of wild zooplancton in lagoons; c) quality management of fish larval environment mainly that using green and pseudo green methods. +30 2810 337767
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Costas Dounas
Research Director
Structure and dynamics of macrobenthic and benthopelagic assemblages
Marine biodiversity (crustaceans, sponges, polychaets)
Integrated Coastal Zone Management
Marine Environmental Technology and Innovation
Marine Protected Zones
Artificial reefs research and applications
Ocean literacy
Environmental Impact Assessments
Marine Pollution Monitoring
Fishing gear effects
+30 2810 337814
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Lucia Fanini
Research fellow
Ecology of Sandy Shores
Animal Orientation and Navigation
Environmental Education
Human impacts on sandy shores
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Fountoulaki Eleni
Senior Researcher
• Evaluation of the nutritional quality of raw materials as potential ingredients in marine diets. • Formulations of practical diets and evaluation of their nutritional value. • Nutritional requirements in essential fatty acids of cultivated aquaculture species. • Determination of the effect of the tested formulations on the biochemical parameters of the fish. • Fish meal and fish oil substitution with sustainable plant raw materials in feeds for cultured fish: effects on growth, body composition, quality of the end product • Effects of plant raw materials and feeds on digestion physiology - digestive enzymes. 6944298381
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Gialamas Ioannis
Assistant Researcher
As a research scientist on organizing, setting up and operating of chemical and biochemical laboratories (HPLC, spectrophotometry, protein analysis, lipid analysis, e.t.c.).
Also my field of interest also covers environmental management programs and problems of coastal zone. like salinization in carst springs. The above is related with climate changes and water efficiency.
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Kriton Grigorakis
Senior Researcher
Fish Quality (nutritional quality, technological quality, freshness, sensory characteristics, fish flavour)
Seafood Quality
Fish feed & raw materials quality
Aquaculture & Food Ethics
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Research fellow
Fish Immunology +302109856725
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Panagiotis Kasapidis
Associate Researcher
Population Genetics
Phylogeography, Phylogeny
Conservation Genetics
+30 2810 337718
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Pantelis Katharios
Associate Researcher
Fish Diseases
Phage Therapy
+30 2810 337760
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Georgios Kotoulas
Research Director
Genomics, Population Genetics, Molecular Ecology, Marine Biodiversity +30 2810337852
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Ioannis (Yannis) Kotzamanis
Senior Researcher
Fish nutrition, nutri-proteomics, metabolomics. The research focus of my new lab is to investigate the molecular and physiological mechanisms which underlie, control and regulate fish appetite, growth, fat deposition and disease resistance using novel techniques from the field of proteomics and metabolomics +30 2109856734
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Panayota (Yolanda) Koulouri
Senior Researcher
Marine biodiversity (Crustacea, Mollusca)
Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM)
Ocean literacy
Biology and Ecology of Benthic Boundary Layer (BBL) macrofauna
Fishing gear effects
Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) by using artificial reefs
Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs)
Marine pollution monitoring
+30 2810 337716
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Koutandos Evangelos
Research fellow
Main fields of interest: flow-structure interaction, floating and submerged structure engineering, offshore engineering, aquaculture engineering, sediment and pollutant transport phenomena. +302810337779
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Antonios Magoulas
Research Director
Marine Biodiversity
Phylogeography and population genetics of marine organisms
Genomic approaches in natural and cultivated marine species
+30 2810 337801; 337806
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Manolis Mandalakis
Research fellow
• Environmental organic chemistry
• Development of analytical methods using both gas chromatography and liquid chromatography in combination with mass sepctrometry
• Environmental pollution monitoring and assessment
• Compound specific isotopic analysis (eg. 14C/12C, 37Cl/35Cl, 15N/14N) of organic pollutants for the identification of pollution sources and the In-situ evaluation of biodegradation potential
• Environmental microbiology
• Investigation of microbial degradation of organic compounds using isotopic analysis, proteomics and metabolomics
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Hooman K. Moghadam
Research fellow
Computational Biology
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Constantinos C Mylonas
Research Director
Fish Reproduction
+30 2810 337878
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Ioannis Nengas
Research Director
Aquaculture Nutrition
Feeding management
Aquafeed Technology
+30 6977009715
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Anastasis Oulas
Research fellow
Microarray data analysis, next generation sequencing data analysis, computational prediction of microRNA genes and targets, web applications development, databases
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Evangelos Pafilis
Research fellow
Biodiversity Informatics
Marine biodiversity and Genomics
Literature Mining / Named Entity Recognition
Species / Environment Association
Data Integration
Browser Extension Development
Web Services and Bioinformatics Workflows
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Ioannis Papadakis
Associate Researcher
Development of feeding protocols, feeding behavior of larvae and fish, ontogeny and plasticity of the organs associated with feeding behavior of marine species in aquaculture (visual system, digestive system). +30 2810 337876
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Nikos Papandroulakis
Research Director
Aquaculture technologies - Offshore aquaculture (aquaculture module for multipurpose platforms).
Mathematical models (automated systems).
Specific diversification (fast growing species: Seriola dumerilli, Argyrosomus regius, Polyprion americanus, Thunnus thynnus)
Fish behavior (welfare indicators).
Technology transfer .
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Paraskevi (Voula) N. Polymenakou
Associate Researcher
Molecular Microbial Ecology and Marine Biotechnology
Life in Extreme Environments/Microbial Exploration of the Hellenic Volcanic Arc
Microbiology of the Deep Subsurface/Ocean Drilling
Novel Microbes and Functions
Microbial Genomic Observatories
Deep-sea Mining Impacts on Microbial Ecosystems
+30 2810 337855
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Rigos George
Research Director
Fish pharmacokinetics
Alternative preventive and therapeutic methods in aquaculture
Environmental effects of antibacterial usage in aquaculture
Interaction of fish nutrition and pathology
Alternative diets

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