Ioannis (Yannis) Kotzamanis

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Personal InformationIoannis (Yannis) Kotzamanis
PositionResearch Director
Field & DegreeFish Nutrition, PhD
E-mail Address
AddressHCMR 46.7 km of Athens – Sounio Ave. 19013 Anavissos Attica, Greece
ORCID iD0000-0001-8567-2444

• Fish nutrition and nutriomics
• Evaluation of fish feed ingredients and supplements
• Nutritional requirements
• Aquafeed formulation

My main research interests involve (a) the evaluation of the nutritional quality and effects of novel feed ingredients, supplements and bioactive compounds on growth performance, digestibility, quality and health of reared fish larvae, juveniles and adults, (b) the assessment of nutritional requirements and formulation of feeds of cultured fish and new candidate species, and (c) I have recently focused to investigation of 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. I am involved in various Scientific and Professional Committees and Working Groups. I have participated in several EU projects and coordinated several Greek national projects. I have installed in IMBBC an accredited laboratory by the Hellenic Laboratory Accreditation System according to the international standard ISO / IEC 17025: 2005, (ESYD -No. 1064) and have a close cooperation with the Greek and foreigner aquaculture industry for more than 20 years.

Publication recordNo of ProjectsThesis supervision
H-index (scopus): 15Coordinator: 6PhD: 3
Articles: 35Princ. Invest.: 11MSc: 3
Citations-total: 1,256Project member: 8BSc: 10
Citations-nonself: 1,241Funding: 1,867,334
Year (completed) Degree, Department, University, Town (optional), Country
2009Attend a proteomic course organized by Biological Science Department, University of Warwick, UK, under the supervision of Prof J. Scrivens
2007Training in proteomic techniques in Proteomic Core Facility, European Molecular Biology Lab, (EMBL) in Heidelberg under the supervision of Dr Thomas Franz.
2004Visiting scientist in the Department of Applied Molecular Biology, Institute of Physiological Chemistry, University of Mainz, Germany. Under the supervision of Prof. Dr. W.E.G. Müller
2003Postdoc in INRA- IFREMER, Centre de Brest, France, Laboratory of Fish Nutrition, within ASEFAF project, under the supervision of Dr. C. Cahu and Dr. J. Gatesoupe
2002Ph.D. Department of Biology, University of Athens, Greece
1994B.Sc. Faculty of Animal Production, Laboratory of Applied Hydrobiology, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece, Thesis title: (Equivalent to M.Sc. for 5 year studies in Agricultural Sciences)
Year (start) Position – Organization, Town (optional), Country
2012Principal Researcher, Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture, HCMR, Greece
2007Assistant Researcher, Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture, HCMR, Greece
1998Member of the evaluation team of PESCA Project, Greek Ministry of Agriculture, financed by European Union, Greece
1997Research Assistant, Institute of Aquaculture, HCMR, Greece, Greece
1995Research Assistant, Department of Biology, University of Athens, Greece
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