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.
- “The prospect of phage therapy in fish hatcheries” a webinar and article presented in the September 2020 issue of AQUACULTURE EUROPE, the magazine of the European Aquaculture Society. (Katharios Phage therpay in AES-vol45-2-sept2020)