Microbial Communities and Habitats in Aquatic Environments Laboratory (MiCHAEL)

MiCHAEL people, Mar. 2018

Konstantinos Ar. Kormas
Professor of Microbial Ecology of Aquatic Environment

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

Professional experience

2005 - present: Dept. of Ichthyology & Aquatic EnvironmentUniv. of Thessaly, Greece (2005 – 2010: Assistant Professor, 2010 – 2015: Associate Professor, 2015 - present: Professor)

2007: Visiting scientist, Institute of MicrobiologyRussian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

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

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

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

2000: Visiting scientist, Trondhjem Research Infrastructure, Norway

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

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

1992 – 1998: Assistant Researcher, Department of Zoology - Marine BiologyUniversity 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)
* Microbial ecology of aquatic ecosystems (7th semester)
* Applications of aquatic microorganisms (7th semester; elective course)

MiCHAEL people

Post-doctoral investigators


Doti Papadimtriou                                             
Eleni Nikouli

PhD Students


Faye Papadimitriou, BSc, MSc                    Ioli Skouroliakou, BSc, MSc

Undergraduate students

29. Eleni Loumi
Hristina Iliadou
Yeorgios Kapsampelis
Dimitrios-Dionisios Karakitsos
35. Dimitra Eksarhou
36. Paraskevi Lentzi
37. Theofanis Zografos
38. Eleni Nalmpantidou
39. Konstantina-Apostolia Papaefstathiou
40. Stefanos Katsoulis
41. Sotiris Mparmpayannakos
42. Marios Lefkafitis
43. Maria-Soultana Iliadou
44. Maria Anna Lathouraki
45. Vaggelis Tsianakas
46. Antonis Papatolios
47. Hristina Papadouli
48. Paraskevi Varni
49. Ioanna Yannouli
50. Nikos Mellos
51. Panayotis Papayeoryiou

MSc students

16. Hristina Mpoumpoula
17. Renata Karathanou

We all feel fortunate we have worked with awesome students and collaborators and have checked out from our lab. We wish them a fortunate and prosperous future.

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