Costas Tsigenopoulos

Costas S Tsigenopoulos


I am presently a Principal Researcher in IMBBC, HCMR. I received an MSc and a Ph.D in Evolutionary Biology and Ecology, from the University of Montpellier II in France (1995-1999). My research interests and experience include mainly linkage mapping, comparative genomics, phylogenetics and phylogeography, use of microsatellite and SNP genetic markers, mtDNA sequencing, ploidy evolution in vertebrates. I am currently interested in the use of molecular genetic markers to i) address questions of population structure of natural marine 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 lead to the development and application of molecular genetic markers (microsatellite DNA) for parentage identification in Mediterranean cultivated fish species (Dicentrarchus labrax and Sparus aurata). Recently, he is also interested in comparative genomics and the introduction of genomic approaches in aquaculture practices and is actively contributing to practical applications of the produced results in commercial farms. I have participated (as coordinator, principal investigator or National Network leader) in 20 EU, Bilateral and national funded R&D projects and networks relevant to aquaculture and marine genomics. I have published 58 peer-reviewed papers and few dozens of articles in conferences proceedings and book chapters

Aquaculture, Fisheries & Fish Science Biogeography Evolutionary Studies Genetics Genomics