Microbial Communities and Habitats in Aquatic Environments Laboratory (MiCHAEL)

MiCHAEL people, Feb. 2017

Konstantinos Ar. Kormas
Professor of Aquatic microbial ecology

Department of Ichthyology & Aquatic Environment
University of Thessaly
384 46 Volos

Tel.      :+30-242-109-3082 (office/voice mail)
Fax       :+30-242-109-3157
E-mail  : kkormas@uth.gr




1998    Ph.D. Marine Biology - Zoology, University of Athens, Greece (Abstract)
1994    B.Sc. Biology, University of Athens, Greece

Research interests

The research interests of MiCHAEL are … small. We focus on aquatic ecology by investigating patterns and processes that underpin the distribution, abundance and diversity of microorganisms in diverse aquatic habitats. Some of our quests deal with the following:
* How do aquatic microbial communities assemble?
* Which members of the microbial trophic web are the key players in defining and maintaining community structure?
* How do these trophic links change over time?
* What is the role of spatial structure in regulating the community’s stability?
* How do abiotic parameters regulate ecosystem functioning of microbial processes?
* What types of association exist between prokaryotes and aquatic animals?

Taught classes
* Microbiology (3rd semester)
* Applications of aquatic microorganisms (7th semester; elective course)
* Microbial ecology of aquatic ecosystems (7th semester)

MiCHAEL people

Eleni Nikouli, PhD student

Eva Zisi, MSc student

Undergraduate students

24.  Eleni Loumi
25.  Ioanna Tzioga
26a. Ilianna Kaltsatou
Vaso Papadimitriou
27.   Hristina Iliadou
28.   Konstantina Papia
29.   Dimitra Koukouvinou
30a. Yeorgios Kapsampelis
Dimitrios-Dionisios Karakitsos
31a. Dimitra Eksarhou
31b. Paraskevi Lentzi
32.   Theofanis Zografos
33a. Eleni Nalmpantidou
33b. Konstantina-Apostolia Papaefstathiou
34a. Katerina Koutsokleni
34b. Vasia Mouzala

Checked out

Undergraduate students
23. Sotiria Papadimou
22. Ioanna Kalogiri & Dimitra Mpoziki
21. Ourania Kalaitzaki & Maria Markou
20. Theano Stamopoulou
19. Maria Pashou
18. Kostas Kios
17. Kostas Arkomanis
16. Rafail Aggelakopoulos
15. Evaggelia-Anna Papaioannou
14. Irini Thermoyanni
13. Eva-Iris Eleftheria Karellou
12. Anastasia Tsotskou
11. Hristos Fragos
Georgia Topali
9.   Eleni Voudanta
8.   Andreas Christofi
7.   Kristina Vorkapic
6.   Maria Sakomitrou
5.   Dimitris Boubaris
Savina Gioni
3.   Evi Petridou
Christos Palaiokostas
1.   Ioannis Gougas

MSc students

11. Yorgos Zarkatzias
10. Christos Christakis
9.   Evi Petridou
8.   Eleni Nikouli
7.   Eleni Papaioannou
6.   Amalia Mitsoura
5.   Andreas Oikonomou
4.   Georgios Papoutsis
3.   Anthi Tsoukala
2.   Ioannis Gougas
1.   Vasiliki Kontogianni

PhD students

Alexandra Meziti, BSc, MSc, PhD

Post-doctoral investigators

2009-2011: Dr. Maria Pachiadaki, now a post-doc at the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, USA

2007 – 2008: Dr. Hera Karayanni, now Assist. Prof. at the Department of Biological Applications and Technologies, University of Ioannina, Greece

Guest stars

2008: Dr. Jean-David Grattepanche, ERASMUS fellow from the
Laboratoire d' Oceanologie et Geosciences - Univ. du Littoral Cote d' Opale, France, France, now a post-doc at the Katz Lab, Smith College, MA, USA

Professional experience

2015 – pres.: Professor, Dept. of Ichthyology & Aquatic Environment, Univ. of Thessaly, Greece

2010 – 2015: Associate Professor, Dept. of Ichthyology & Aquatic Environment, Univ. of Thessaly, Greece

2005 – 2010: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Ichthyology & Aquatic Environment, Univ. of Thessaly, Greece

2002 – 2005: Research Associate, Department of Zoology - Marine Biology, University of Athens, Greece

2000 – 2002: Post doctoral investigator (NATO & NASA Astrobiology Institute) Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, U.S.A.

1999 – 2000: Post doctoral fellow, National Foundation of State Scholarships, Greece

1992 – 1998: Assistant Researcher, Department of Zoology - Marine Biology, University of Athens, Greece

2007: Visiting scientist, Institute of Microbiology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

2005: Visiting scientist, Institute for Biological Resources and Functions, AIST, Tsukuba, Japan

2000: Visiting scientist, Trondhjem Research Infrastructure, Norway

1997Postgraduate ERASMUS (EU) scholar, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, U.K.


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