Pantelis Katharios

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Research Director
Aquatic Pathobiology, microbiology, bacteriophages

HCMR Thalassocosmos 71500 Gournes, Crete, Greece

2810 337760

Field & DegreeFisheries and Aquaculture
Mobile Number6937441466
Personal Web Pagehttp://admin
Scopus iD6506674875
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Gender Male | Date of birth 1973/06/16
Scientific impact
Publication recordNo of ProjectsThesis supervision
H-index (scopus): 19Coordinator: 8PhD: 6
Articles: 84Princ. Invest.: 2MSc: 7
Citations-total: 1,251Project member: 15BSc: 6
Funding: 2,500,000
Education & training
Year (completed) Degree, Department, University, Town (optional), Country
2004Ph.D. Biology, University of Patras
1997M.Sc. Aquatic Pathobiology, University of Stirling
1995B.Sc. Fisheries and Aquaculture, TEI Messolonghi
Work Experience
Year (start) Position – Organization, Town (optional), Country
2016Researcher B, HCMR
2012Researcher C, HCMR
2007Researcher D, HCMR
1999Adjunt lecturer, TEI Messolonghi
1999Research Assistant, University of Patras
Personal skills
Mother tongue(s)Greek
Other language(s)
Language Basic/Intermediate/Proficient
Computer skills Proficient user
Educational activities
Teaching experience

I have active cooperation with the Department of Biology, University of Crete, participating in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, hosting students of the Department for practicing in my lab and supervising undergraduate or graduate theses.

  • Panagiotis Kalatzis. (started in 2014). Bacteria – phage interactions in the Vibrionaceae family: implications for the use of phages in the control of vibriosis. Copenhagen University (co-supervised with Prof. Mathias Middelboe)
  • Maria Smyrli (started in 2014). Vaccine development against Aeromonas veronii infection in cultured sea bass. University of Crete (principal supervisor)
  • Maria-Anna Tsertou (started in 2014). Non infectious diseases of cultured meagre, Argyrosomus regius. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (co-supervised with Prof. Efthymia Antonopoulou)
  • Maria Chiara Cascarano (started in 2016). Intracellular fish pathogens with emphasis in epitheliocystis. University of Crete (co-supervised with Prof. Michael Pavlidis)
  • Adriana Triga (Started 2019). Adaptation of a bacterial fish pathogen to antibiotics
  • Georgia Tarifa (Started 2019). Biology and rearing of the sea urchin, Paracentrotus lividus (Echinodermata, Echinoidea) (Co-supervisor with Prof. Kentouri and Dr. Kassapidis)
  • Panagiotis Kalatzis 2014. Isolation and characterization of bacteriophages against vibriosis in aquaculture. University of Crete
  • Maria-Anna Tsertou 2014. Chronic systemic granulomatosis in the meagre (Argyrosomus regius): histological, biochemical and molecular approach. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  1. Maria Smyrli 2014. Development of experimental autogenous vaccine against bacteria pathogenic to intensively cultured seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax)
  • Nikos Seimenis 2016. Study of the parasitic fauna of cultured greater amberjack. University of Crete
  • Adriana Triga 2018. Comparative study of the virulence of the bacterial fish pathogen, Aeromonas veronii bv sobria. Genetic basis and in vivo study
  • Gerald Jr Misol 2020. Isolation and characterisation of bacteriophages, vB_pir03 and vB_pir04 for phage therapy against Vibrio harveyi. Erasmus Mundus Joint Master's Degree in Aquaculture, Environment and Society. University of Highlands and Islands, University of Crete and University of Nantes
  • Stavros Droubogiannis 2021. Overcoming bacterial resistance in phage therapy. Department of Biology, University of Crete
  • Alexandre Natalizio, 2005. Principales Maladies Des Especes Piscicoloes Elevees En Mediterranee. Etude de la dermatose chronique ulcerative chez le sar a museau pointu le pagre et le pageot rose. Ecole Nationale Veterinaire de Nantes.
  • Felicia Chaltsotaki, 2010. Pharmacokinetics and efficacy of injectable anesthetics in fish. University of the Aegean
  • Konstantinos Koukoulakis 2010. The Effect of Temperature on early development of gilthead sea bream, Sparus aurata. Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki
  • Panagiotis Kalatzis 2011. Parasitological examination of the fish of the Cretan Sea with emphasis on the gall bladder myxosporeans. University of Crete
  • Anna Kormanou. In silico ανάλυση αντιγονικών πρωτεϊνών των στελεχών του παθογόνου βακτηρίου των ψαριών Vibrio harveyi. University of Crete
  • Alicia Safek 2023. Characterization, training & genomic analysis of λ3, a novel bacteriophage infecting Vibrio tubiashii. IMC Fachhochschule Krems

Vaccine development for aquaculture

Advanced disease diagnostic services

Scientific reviewing


Member of the Editorial Board of PLoS One and Pathogens

Reviewer at the journals Aquaculture, Reviews in Aquaculture, Journal of Fish Diseases, PLoS One, Scientific Reports, Frontiers in Microbiology, Archives of Virology, PeerJ, Marine Pollution Bulletin, Virulence



Membership of scientific societies

Member of the European Association of Fish Pathologists, World Aquaculture Society and American Society for Microbiology

Awards & distinctions

1st Prize for Aquatic Biologicals in the Elevate Greece competition for the spinoff of the the year 2022

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