Name                         Theodore John Abatzopoulos (Initials: T.J. Abatzopoulos)


Address                     Department of Genetics, Development and Molecular Biology

                                    School of Biology

                                    Faculty of Sciences

                                    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

                                    Thessaloniki 541 24


Telephone                0030 2310 998301 (office)

FAX                            0030 2310 998256


Place of Birth           Thessaloniki, Greece      

Citizenship               Greek



Diploma: School of Biology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 1979

PhD Thesis: School of Biology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 1988


Post Doc and Sabbatical

4.5 years in laboratories of Belgium and UK (Wales).


Supervision of honours and graduate students

a) Major supervisor: 12 PhD and 8 MSc students

b) Internal supervisor: 15 PhD and 10 MSc students.

c) MSc and PhD supervisory committees: 18 students

d) Honours supervisor - 67 students


Research Interests

Population Genetics, Speciation, Taxonomy and Molecular Ecology focusing on brine and freshwater Anostraca and other marine organisms. Use of molecular markers in basic and applied aquaculture research.


Research Projects

21 national and international research projects (scientific responsible/coordinator in 6 of them). Total budget over 1.8 million EUROs.


Reviewer in 63 peer-reviewed journals (reviewed papers: over 300), member of the editorial board in two SCI journal, editor-in-chief in one SCI journal (BMC, Springer) and invited chief-editor in one book (published by Kluwer/Springer). 



75 peer-reviewed articles, invited author to 2 book chapters on crustacean biology and more than 140 communications at National and International scientific meetings, Symposia and Workshops.



Over 1300 by other authors.


Member of Scientific societies: 10


Administration: Member of the University Senate: 1995-1997 and 2005-2006.

                               Member of the MSc Committee (School of Biology) 1995-2000.

                               Head of the Department: 2006-2007.

                               Chairman of the Committee for Internal Quality Assessment for the School of Biology (2011-present)