Fish health

Fish health

People involved


George Rigos

George Rigos
Research Director


Pantelis Katharios

Pantelis Katharios
Principal Researcher


Morgane Henry

Morgane Henry
Assistant Researcher


Adriana Triga

Adriana Triga
PhD Student


Maria Smyrli

Maria Smyrli
Technician


Dimitra Kogianou

Dimitra Kogianou
Research fellow


Key research areas

Bacteriology; Parasitology, Histopathology, Immunology, Histopathology, Vaccine development, Pharmacology, Disease prophylaxis, Therapeutic strategies and Alternative treatments development (phage therapy, plant and other non-chemical therapeutics)

One of the biggest challenges of aquaculture is to produce healthy and robust fish in a sustainable way. Description of novel diseases and pathogens, development of health management solutions, prevention and treatment methods are the main research priorities of the Institute in this field. The Institute has state-of-the-art research facilities in Athens and in Crete with fully equipped laboratories that can provide advanced diagnostic services ranging from basic microbiology to next generation -omics technologies.

 

The Aquaculture Microbiology Laboratory curates a large biobank of fully characterized bacterial pathogens from the Greek aquaculture industry. Moreover, it has established a strong and prolonged collaboration with Greek and foreign fish and feed production companies.

 

Related Content

  1. A diagnostic manual for the diseases of the Mediterranean fish species has been published in the frame of the project Medaid. The IMBBC fish health group has contributed with a chapter on Aeromonas sp. https://om.ciheam.org/option.php?IDOM=1037
  2. The life cycle of Monogenean parasites. A video produced by Dr. Pantelis Katharios in the frame of DIVERSIFY project shows the life cycle of Zeuxapta seriolae, a devastating parasite of greater amberjack https://vimeo.com/156470218, https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0086807
  1. A fish kill was reported from the Aposelemis Dam which is the main potable water reservoir of Heraklion. Following examination of the dead and moribund fish, mortality was attributed to a small flagellate parasite which had propagated in fish trapped in small ponds with zero water renewal. https://www.kathimerini.gr/1039041/article/epikairothta/ellada/apo-loimogoniko-parasito-o-8anatos-twn-yariwn-sto-fragma-aposelemh-sthn-krhth. A video of the microscopic parasites can be found here: https://vimeo.com/354899869

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