Nikos Papandroulakis

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Research Director
Aquaculture Production Technologies

HCMR Thalassocosmos 71500 Gournes, Crete, Greece


Field & DegreeMarine Biology (PhD)
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Gender Male | Date of birth 1965/02/09
Scientific impact
Publication recordNo of ProjectsThesis supervision
H-index (scopus): 28Coordinator: 12PhD: 13
Articles: 97Princ. Invest.: 20MSc: 12
Citations-total: 1,484Project member: 9BSc: 21
Citations-nonself: 1,346Funding: 9,263,858
Education & training
Year (completed) Degree, Department, University, Town (optional), Country
1986Bachelor, Physics, University of Crete, Greece
1988MSc, Physics, University of Crete, Greece
2000PhD, Biology, University of Crete, Greece
Work Experience
Year (start) Position – Organization, Town (optional), Country
1991Research Technician, IMBC, Greece
1994Specialized Research Scientist, IMBC, Greece
2006Associate Researcher, HCMR, Greece
2012Research Director, HCMR, Greece
Personal skills
Mother tongue(s)Greek
Other language(s)
Language Basic/Intermediate/Proficient
Educational activities
Teaching experience

Invited speaker at the “University Master Course in Aquaculture” from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the Canarian Institute of Marine Science and the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza (CIHEAM) since 2003 on “Larval rearing techniques”, Species Diversification in the Mediterranean Aquaculture ”and“ Automation in Aquaculture ”.
Invited speaker at the “University PhD Course in Aquaculture” from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria,
Lecturer at ERASMUS MUNDUS Joint Master’s Degree In Aquaculture, Environment And Society (2015-present)

  • Amalia Pérez Jiménez (2008 Spain) “Nutritive and metabolic response, and redox balance of common dentex (Dentex dentex) under different nutritional conditions”. University of Granada.
  • Javier Roo (2009, Spain) Improvements in the production technology of red porgy (Pagrus pagrus) larvae and fry: Importance of rearing conditions and diet nutritional value on their quality. University of Las Palmas at Gran Canaria.
  • Ελευθερία Φανουράκη (2010, Ελλάδα) Μελέτη της καταπόνησης και ανάπτυξη μη-επεμβατικής μεθόδου προσδιορισμού της ελεύθερης κορτιζόλης στο θαλασσινό νερό σε μεσογειακά είδη ιχθύων, με έμφαση στο λαβράκι (Dicentrarchus labrax). Πανεπιστήμιο Κρήτης.
  • Αλέκα Τσαλαφούτα (2015, Ελλάδα) «Μοριακή και ενδοκρινική ρύθμιση της απόκρισης στην καταπόνηση κατά τα πρώτα αναπτυξιακά στάδια στο λαβράκι (Dicentrarchus labrax)». Πανεπιστήμιο Κρήτης.
  • Θανάσης Σαμαράς (2016 Ελλάδα) Η δυναμική της κορτιζόλης στο λαβράκι, Dicentrarchus labrax: παράγοντες που προκαλούν μεταβλητότητα και η ρύθμισή της σε μοριακό και ενδοκρινικό επίπεδο» (Athanasios Samaras «Cortisol dynamics in European sea bass, Dicentrarchus labrax: factors inducing variability and its molecular and endocrine regulation» Πανεπιστήμιο Κρήτης.
  • Cindy Patricia Campoverde Vera (2017 Spain) new advances in the larval rearing of meagre (Argyrosomus regius): diet, weaning protocols and ontogeny of the digestive and innate immune systems. Universita Autonoma de Barcelona
  • Αλέξανδρος Τσακογιάννης (2018 Ελλάδα) «Γονιδιακά δίκτυα που εμπλέκονται στον φαινότυπο του φύλου σε είδη της οικογένειας Sparidae (Τελεόστεοι ιχθύες) μέσω συγκριτικής μεταγραφωματικής» Πανεπιστήμιο Κρήτης.
  • Katerina Kandyliari (2020, Greece) Aquaculture fish byproduct analysis and study of their bioactivity. Food Science and Human Nutrition Dept., Agricultural University of Athens
  • Yiannis Fakriadis (2021) Reproductive biology of the greater amberjack Seriola dumerili in aquaculture conditions
  • Orestis Nousias (2021) Development and application of genetic tools for future production improvement in two new species of Mediterranean aquaculture, the meagre (Argyrosomus regius) and the greater amberjack (Seriola dumerili) 
  • Andromahi Chatziantoniou (candidate, Greece) Investigating the feasibility of environmental monitoring of aquaculture farms using satellite data for the sustainable development of the sector. Dep of Marine Science, Univ of Aegean
  • Orestis Stavrakids Zachou (candidate Greece) Investigation of the effect of high temperatures on the metabolism of cultured fish. An experimental and theoretical approach.
  • Joey Arboleda, (Candidate Greec) Humane Slaughter Methods for Aquaculture Harvest
  • Thomson (1992, Scotland), “A comparison of 4 methods used to count rotifers (Brachionus plicatilis) in Gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata) larval rearing tanks”.
  • Kim (2003, Mexico), “Rearing methods and feeding requirements of Puntazzo puntazzo and Sciaena umbra larvae”.
  • Dossier (2004, France), “Développement De Méthodes Innovantes Pour Une Exploitation Durable Et Raisonnée De La Ressource Marine”.
  • Szisch (2005, Greece) “Ontogenesis of the thyroid hormones in sea bream (Sparus aurata)”.
  • Fanouraki (2006, Greece) «Development of welfare methodologies for sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax)”.
  • Mesa (2009, Spain) “Rearing in submersible cages. Comparison of the performance of common seabream”.
  • Janssen (2010, The Netherlands) “Larval rearing of marine finfish in intensive pseudo-green water systems” .
  • Rubio Da Costa (2011, Spain) “Efectos de la adición de microalgas y bacteriófagos al agua de cultivo de larvas de dorada (Sparus aurata)”.
  • Marilena Kostari (2015, Greece) Intensive rearing and evaluation of stress response in meagre (Argyrosomus Regius). Master Degree, University of Crete
  • Patrícia Kelly Alves Pereira 2017 impact of water temperature on performance of greater amberjack (Seriola dumerili) under intensive culture conditions. ERASMUS MUNDUS Joint Master’s Degree In Aquaculture, Environment And Society
  • Doko Aneza (2018, Greece) Determination of Motion Models in Fish School. Technical University of Crete, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Dimitris Voskakis (2019, Greece). Fish Size and Shape Estimation with Stereoscopic Vision. School of Engineering, Hellenic Mediterranean University

July 1992:            Bergen, Norway. "Symbosium on aquatic biotechnology and food safety". O.E.C.D. Presentation of a paper. Invited speaker.

September 1992:  Ioannina, Greece. "Aquaculture: Problems and Perspectives". Greek Centre for Productivity. Presentation of a paper.

April 1993:           Rhodes, Greece. " 4th Greek Oceanography and Fisheries Symposium". National Centre of Marine Research. Presentation of a paper (poster).

May 1993:            Torremolinos, Spain. "World Aquaculture 1993", European Aquaculture Society". Presentation of a paper (poster).

March 1994:        Bordeaux, France. "World Aquaculture 1994", European Aquaculture Society, Presentation of a paper (Poster).

December 1994:  Puerto Montt, Chile. «Workshop for the improvement of the commercial production of marine aquaculture species» Invited speaker.

April 1995:          St. Andrews, Scotland. Meeting of the society for experimental biology. Presentation of a paper (Poster).

May 1995:           Montpellier, France., FAO Workshop on Aquaculture Production Economics. Presentation of two papers

May 1995:           Sant Carles de la Rapita, Tarragona, Spain. V Congreso National de Aquacultura. Presentation of two papers.

June 1995:           Nicosia, Cyprus. FAO Workshop of the TECAM group, Presentation of a paper.

October 1995:      Thessaloniki Greece. Symposium on fish nutrition and quality. Presentation of a paper

March 1996:        Bordeaux, France. “Refrigeration and Aquaculture”, Presentation of two papers.

November 1996:  Athens, Greece. “3rd Panhellenic Congress of Aquaculture – Research and Production”. Presentation of three papers.

December 1996:  Patras, Greece. “17th Panhellenic Chemistry Congress”. Presentation of a paper.

May 1997:           Martinique, France. “World Aquaculture - Martinique ' 97”, Presentation of a paper.

September 1998:  Thessaloniki, Greece. “1st Balkan Congress on Aquaculture”, Presentation of a paper.

October 1998:      Bordeaux, France. “Bordeaux Aquaculture 1998” Presentation of a paper.

May 1999:           Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) 7th National Congress on Aquaculture. Presentation of a paper.

April 2001:          Oostende, Belgium. “Aquaculture and its role in integrated coastal zone management”.

June 2002:           Rhodes, Greece. “10th International Symposium of Nutrition and Feeding in Fish” Presentation of 2 papers. Co-chairman in a session.

October 2002       Trieste, Italy. “Aquaculture Europe 2002”. Presentation of 2 papers.

May 2003            Hersonisos, Greece. “7th Greek Oceanography and Fisheries Symbosium". Presentation of a paper (poster).

May 2003            Mesologgi, Greece. “Workshop on new production methods in aquaculture”. Invited speaker

March 2004         Honolulu, USA. “World Aquaculture 2004”. Presentation of 2 papers.

June 2004            Athens, Greece. “Aqua Partners 2004” Invited speaker

June 2004            Heraklion, Greece. “Interreg III-C, GeDeRI Seminar” Invited speaker

November 2005   Hersonisos, Greece. “CRINNO, Crete Innovative Region” Invited speaker, presentation of 3 papers (posters).

June 2007            St. Malo, France.  8th International Symposium on Reproductive Endocrinology of Fish, June 3–8 (Poster)

September 2007   Faro, Portugal, Centro de Ciencias do Mar do Algarve (CCMAR): Workshop "Bioactive Water Borne Chemicals: Pheromones and Welfare Indicators in Fish", 17-19 September 2007. (Poster)

October 2007       Orthodox Academy of Crete, Greece. "Marine Genomics: An Ocean of Techniques". An MGE workshop for PhD students and post docs. October 8-11 2007. (Poster)

November 2007   Athens Greece, “What future for the Mediterranean Marine Aquaculture?” PROFET Policy Workshop. November 22-23 2007.

June 2007            Achotines Lab, Republic of Panama. Workshop on Physiology and Aquaculture of Pelagics with Emphasis on Reproduction and Early Developmental Stages of Yellowfin Tuna, Thunnus Albacares. Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) - University of Miami (RSMAS).

December 2007   Athens, Greece. 59th Panhellenic Congress of the Hellenic Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ΕΕΒΜΒ). December 7 -9 2007 (Presentation)

September 2008   Krakow Poland. Aquaculture Europe 08, European Aquaculture Society, September 15-18 2008. Presentation of 3 papers and a poster

October 2008       Rhodes, Greece. European Parliament Fisheries Committee. 1-3 October 2008 Invited speaker

September 2009   Ghent, Belgium. “Larvi 09”. Presentation of a paper. Co-organizer of the Workshop “Larviculture, production constraints and research priorities”. September 7-10, 2009.

October 2010       Porto, Portugal. Aquaculture Europe 10, European Aquaculture Society, October 5-8, 2010. Presentation of a paper and 2 posters.

October 2010       Vigo, Spain. Conference on Innovation in Fisheries Areas. October 19, 2010. Invited speaker

October 2011       Rhodes, Greece. Aquaculture Europe 11, European Aquaculture Society, October 18-21, 2011. Presentation of 7 papers (2 posters). Co-chairman in a session. Member of the organizing Committee

September 2013   Ghent, Belgium. “Larvi 13”. September 2-5, 2013.

March 2014         Athens, Greece: «Research and innovation to foster the competitiveness of the European agri-food and seafood sectors”.

March 2014         Athens, Ministry of Agriculture and Food «European aquaculture development in the period 2014-2020» Invited speaker.

October 2014       San Sebastian, Spain. Aquaculture Europe 14, European Aquaculture Society, October 14-17, 2014. Presentation of 8 papersOctober 2015       INVE European Seminar, Invited speaker

October 2015       Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Aquaculture Europe 15, European Aquaculture Society, October 20-23, 2015. Presentation of 2 papers

April 2016           Athens, Athens Agriculture University, «The smart specialization strategy 2014-2020» Invited speaker

September 2016   Edinburgh, UK. Aquaculture Europe 16, European Aquaculture Society, September 20-23, 2016. Presentation of 8 papers Co-chairman in a session.

May 2018              Heraklion, Crete. 4th International Conference on Decision Support System Technology ICDSST - PROMETHEE DAYS 2018, May 22 - 25 2018. Member of the organizing Committee.

July 2018               Athens, National Aquaculture Congress. Invited speaker

March 2019         Aquaculture Development Program Workshop. KAUST, Saudi Arabia. 4-5 March 2019 Invited speaker

September 2019   INVE European Seminar, Invited speaker

October 2019       Berlin, Germany, Aquaculture Europe 19, European Aquaculture Society, October 7-10, 2019. Presentation of 4 papers

October 2019       17th Panhellenic Conference of Ichthyologists, 31/10 – 3/11, 2019, Heraklion, Crete. Presentation of 2 papers

April 21                 Aquaculture Europe 20, European Aquaculture Society, On line event. April 12-14, 2021. Program Co-Chair, Member of the Organizing Committee, Co-chairman in a session. (2 papers)


  • Larval rearing methodologies
  • Husbandry methods and tools during on-growing
  • Test of commercial or pre-commercial products for hatcheries
  • Feed tests
Membership of scientific societies

1989, Greek Physicists Society

1993, European Aquaculture Society

1997, Geo-technical Chamber

2004, World Aquaculture Society

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