A/Prof Vassilis Bakopoulos

Fish diseases, pathology, immunology

EBVS® European Specialist in Aquatic Animal Health

Veterinarian specialized on fish diseases, fish immunology-vaccinology and aquaculture. Prof. Bakopoulos as Research fellow of the Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling, Scotland, UK (1993-1996), as Research Associate of the Department of Biology, University of Patras (1998-2002) and during his current position in the Department of Marine Sciences in the University of The Aegean (2009-today) has received funding from international (Human Capital Training & Mobility, FP6, MedPan North) and national sources (co-funded by the EU) such as the “Thalis” and “Synergasia” programs. His research has also been funded by private companies, especially in the field of vaccine efficacy assessment. Research results (monoclonal antibodies) have been commercially exploited. He is the founder and director of the Aquaculture Lab of the Department of Marine Sciences. His research interests include phenotypical, biochemical and antigenic analysis of present and emerging fish pathogens, epidemiological studies, development of immunological probes for the detection and analysis of fish pathogens, development of probes for the investigation of the immune response of fish, research on specific culture media for growing pathogens that will be used in vaccine products, development of vaccines and assessment of their efficacy. He has/is supervised/ing 3 Phd and has >40 publications in Peer Review Scientific Journals, Scientific Conferences and Book Chapters.