Biogeography and Molecular Ecology
Phylogenetics and Systematics
Marker Development and Parentage Assignment
Linkage Mapping and Comparative Genomics
My research interests and expertise include mainly phylogenetics and phylogeography, use of microsatellite and SNP genetic markers, mtDNA sequencing, linkage mapping, comparative genomics, ploidy evolution in vertebrates,and in the past karyological studies, allozymes and protein electrophoresis.
I am currently interested in the use of molecular genetic markers to i) address questions of population structure in wild freshwater and marine species stocks, and ii) assist genetic improvement in aquaculture. The former work has yielded some very successful applications of molecular markers in studies of the genetic structure of marine species while the latter has led to the development and application of molecular genetic markers (microsatellite DNA) for parentage identification in Mediterranean marine fish species (Dicentrarchus labrax, Sparus aurata, Argyrosomus regius and Seriola dumerili). Recently, I am also interested in comparative genomics and the introduction of next-generation sequencing (NGS) approaches in freshwater and marine biodiversity and mainly the genomic approaches in aquaculture practices; lately, I am actively contributing to practical applications of the produced results in commercial farms.
|Year (completed)||Degree, Department, University, Town (optional), Country|
|1999||PhD at the University of Montpellier, Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon, FR|
|1996||MSc at the University of Montpellier, Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon, FR|
|1994||BSc in Biology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, GR|
|Year (start)||Position – Organization, Town (optional), Country|
|2016||Research Director (Grade A) at IMBBC, HCMR|
|2012||Researcher Grade B at IMBBC, HCMR|
|2006||Researcher Grade C at IMBG, HCMR|