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Panagiotis Pantazis

Associate Professor

Ichthyology and Aquaculture


Research interests

Husbandry, nutrition and reproduction of aquatic organisms. Aquaculture Nutrition. Aquaculture engineering. Aquaculture economics.Biotechnological applications in aquaculture. Biology and ethology of endangered aquatic organisms. Integrated Multi-trophic aquaculture. Integrated holistic management of coastal ecosystems. Description and quality of raw materials for the preparation of animal feed – Linear Programming. Single cell proteins (yeast, bacterial, microalgal) and insect proteins. Expansion – Extrusion techniques. Use of various agricultural by-products in animal and fish feeds (maize gluten meal, cotton seed cake, groundnut meal, rapeseed meal and rapeseed oil, winery by-products). Use and effect of probiotics on animal health and the quality of livestock products.


Curriculum vitae

Dr. Pantazis is an aquatic scientist with a B.Sc./ M.Sc. in Agriculture & Animal Husbandry (1988) and a Ph.D. in Aquaculture Nutrition (2000).

From 1979 till 1993 he has been actively involved in underwater biological and archaeological research as a member of the European Institute of Underwater Activities (EURO.IN.U.A) and the Hellenic Institute of Marine Archaeology (H.I.M.A). Between 1988-1990, he served his military service in the Greek Armed Forces (Infantry - Tank's Division). From 1990 till 1993 he has worked in fin-fish hatcheries (sea bass / sea bream) in the areas of Dodecanese islands and Fokida County (Naphpaktos). As a scholar of the State Scholarship Foundation of Greece (S.S.F / I.K.Y) he was awarded the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Aquaculture Nutrition by the Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling, Scotland (1994-1998).

From 1997 till 2000 he was engaged in research (Research Associate / Scientific Officer) at the Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory (Oban, Scotland) and the Environmental Research Institute (University of Highlands and Islands, Scotland). His research aimed at issues of nutrition and husbandry of aquatic organisms.

From May 2001 till December 2005 he collaborated with the Department of Agriculture, Ichthyology and Aquatic Environment (University of Thessaly, Greece) as Adjunct Lecturer and Adjunct Assistant Professor. From October 2005 till September 2008, he served as Adjunct Assistant Professor for the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture of the Higher Alexandrian Technological Institution of Thessaloniki (ΑΤΕΙΘ) at Nea Moudania (Halkidiki, Greece).

Since September 2007 he serves as a Lecturer & Assistant Professor in Ichthyology and Aquaculture (elected on 13/04/2006, appointed by Dean’s Act 10208/18-9-2006) at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Thessaly, Greece. Since December 22, 2018 he serves as a Head of the Department of Animal Husbandry & Nutrition, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.

His scientific work has been published in international peer-reviewed scientific journals and has been cited 170 times (240 by Google Scholar, h-index 9, i10-index 8). Google Scholar, h-index 9, i10-index 8.

Full curriculum vitae



  • Animal Nutrition and Plant Biology
  • Ichthyology, Aquatic Fauna and Aquaculture
  • Animal Husbandry, Ethology, Welfare and relevant Legislation II

Selected Publications

1. Pantazis, P., Kelly M. S., Connoly J.G. and Black K.D., 2000. The effect of artificial diets on growth, lipid utilisation and gonad biochemistry of the Adult Sea Urchin Psammechinus miliaris (Gmelin). Journal of Shellfish Research 19 (2), 995-1001
2. Campbell, D.A., Pantazis P. and Kelly M. S. 2001. Impact and residence time of oxytetracycline on the sea urchin Psammechinus miliaris, a potential aquaculture species. Aquaculture, 202/1-2, 73-87.
3. Pantazis, P. 2006. Carotenoid profiles of two Echinoids from Central Greece, Psammechinus microturbeculatus and Echinus esculentus. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society, Volume 37, no 3, 339-344.
4. Pantazis, P., Benekos, G., & G. Papadomichelakis. 2014. Early weaning diets for gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata L.) and their potential use in Hellenic marine fish hatcheries. Aquaculture International, 22(5), pp. 1621-1636. DOI:
5. Pantazis, P., Papadomichelakis, G. & Karamaligas, J.Ch. 2016. Growth, Survival and Fatty Acid Content of Astacus astacus (Linnaeus 1758) In A Water Recirculation System Fed A Semi- Purified Diet. International Journal of Innovative Studies in Aquatic Biology and Fisheries (IJISABF), Volume 2, Issue 3, 2016, pp. 30-36, DOI: