Researchers currently employed at IMBBC

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Aglaia 'Cilia' Antoniou's picture
Antoniou Aglaia (Cilia)
Research fellow
Evolutionary Biology, Biodiversity, Population genetics, Phylogenetics, Phylogeography, Landscape/Seascape genetics, Speciation, Molecular Systematics, Species delimitation. 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
antoniou@hcmr.gr
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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
Τaxonomy
+30 2810 337748
arvanitidis@hcmr.gr
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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
stavros@hcmr.gr
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Cotou Efthimia (Efi)
Senior Researcher
Dr. Cotou’s research interests are concerned: (1) Nutritional toxicology & 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) Environmental and ecological risk assessments 0030-2109856722
ecotou@hcmr.gr
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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
divanach@hcmr.gr
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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
kdounas@hcmr.gr
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Lucia Fanini
Research fellow
Ecology of Sandy Shores
Animal Orientation and Navigation
Environmental Education
Human impacts on sandy shores
lucia@hcmr.gr
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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
efoudo@hcmr.gr
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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.
+3121209856723
jgiala@hcmr.gr
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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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HENRY MORGANE
Research fellow
Fish Immunology +302109856725
morgane@ath.hcmr.gr
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Panagiotis Kasapidis
Associate Researcher
Population Genetics
Phylogeography, Phylogeny
Conservation Genetics
Adaptation
+30 2810 337718
kasapidi@hcmr.gr
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Pantelis Katharios
Associate Researcher
Fish Diseases
Aquaculture
Phage Therapy
Parasitology
+30 2810 337760
katharios@hcmr.gr
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Georgios Kotoulas
Research Director
Genomics, Population Genetics, Molecular Ecology, Marine Biodiversity +30 2810337852
kotoulas@hcmr.gr
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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
jokotz@hcmr.gr
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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
yol72@hcmr.gr
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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
ekoutant@hcmr.gr
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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
magoulas@hcmr.gr
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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
+30-2810-337855
mandalakis@hcmr.gr
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Hooman K. Moghadam
Research fellow
Genomics
Bioinformatics
Computational Biology
hkm@hcmr.gr
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Constantinos C Mylonas
Research Director
Aquaculture
Fish Reproduction
+30 2810 337878
mylonas@hcmr.gr
Ioannis Nengas's picture
Ioannis Nengas
Research Director
Aquaculture Nutrition
Feeding management
Aquafeed Technology
+30 6977009715
jnegas@hcmr.gr
Anastasis Oulas's picture
Anastasis Oulas
Research fellow
Microarray data analysis, next generation sequencing data analysis, computational prediction of microRNA genes and targets, web applications development, databases oulas@hcmr.gr
Evangelos Pafilis's picture
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
pafilis@hcmr.gr
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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 .
+302810337733
npap@hcmr.gr
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Paraskevi (Voula) N. Polymenakou
Researcher with open contract
Microbial Exploration of the Hellenic Volcanic Arc
Microbial Genomic Observatories
Microbial diversity and ecosystem functioning
Molecular microbial ecology/Marine Microbiology
Life in Extreme Environments - Marine Biotechnology
Deep-sea Technologies
Biodegradation of organic pollutants
Mikrobiokosmos (www.mikrobiokosmos.org)
Aerobiology: climate change and health
+30 2810 337855
polymen@hcmr.gr
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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
+306972421367
grigos@hcmr.gr
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Elena Sarropoulou
Senior Researcher
Transcriptomics/differential Expression
Metagenomics/Community Genomics
Immune response
Gene evolution / gene duplication
Comparative Genomics
Evolution / Development
+30 2810 337753
sarris@hcmr.gr
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Aspasia Sterioti
Associate Researcher
Aquaculture
Mesocosms larval rearing
Food chains, Life food production
Fish coloration - Pigment cells
Marine Aquariology
Endangered species protection
Allochthonus species life cycle
Sea turtle rehabilisation & release
+30 2810 337886
aspasia@hcmr.gr
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Constantinos (Costas) Tsigenopoulos
Senior Researcher
Biogeography and Molecular Ecology
Phylogenetics and Systematics
Marker Development and Parentage Assignment
Linkage Mapping and Comparative Genomics
+30 2810 337854
tsigeno@hcmr.gr

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