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  • Vasileios Bakopoulos

    Vasileios Bakopoulos
    Title:Associate Professor
    Affiliation:Department of Marine Sciences
    Office hours:Monday to Friday, 08:30 - 15:00
    Phone:(+30) 22510 36870
    Curriculum vitae:cv


    • Isolation and description of fish pathogens. 

    • Biochemical characterization and antibiotic sensitivity studies of fish pathogens.

    • Phenotypic & antigenic analysis of fish pathogens.

    • Antisera production in rabbits, mice and fish.

    • Production of monoclonal antibodies against pathogens and immunoglobulins.

    • Immunological study of fish pathogens.

    • Development of ELISA assays for the identification and diagnosis of fish pathogens.

    • Production of bacterial cell and extracellular products for vaccine development.

    • Vaccination and assessment of experimental and commercial fish vaccines.

    • Study of biotoxins in the aquatic environments, identification and measurement.

    • Study of the effect of aquatic biotoxins in fish and higher animals.Mechanisms of immunopathology of viral, bacterial and parasitic pathogens

    • Study of parasites and genetic improvement of production fish


    Aquaculture, Fish Diseases, Fish immunology in under- and post-graduate level.

    Professional activities

    Member of Scientific Societies

    • Geotechnical Association of Greece

    Assessor / Evaluator / Expert

    To the journals: Aquaculture Research, Fish Physiology & Biochemistry, Fish & Shellfish Immunology, Marine Biology Research, Vaccine, Mediterranean Marine Science, Journal of the World Aquaculture Society, Marine Biodiversity Records, Acta Adriatica, Frontiers in Marine Science. Recognized Reviewer Status from the publisher Elsevier (09/2016).


    Invited as an expert in the CRAFT, SME Specific Measures Programme during the years 1998 and 2001; SBIR, Small Business Innovation Research for the United States Department of Agriculture in 2008; USA-Israel, Binational Agricultural Research & Development Fund in 2009; Cooperation 2009 funded by the Greek Secretariat of Research & Technology in 2012; Research Promotion Foundation (RPF) of Cyprus in 2017; PRIN 2017 proposals by The Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR) in 2018.

    Evaluator of Laboratories of the National System of Accreditation (ESYD) for biological tests on mammals (ESYD Protocol No. 5789/17-10-2014)

    Other activities

    Founding member of the European College of Aquatic Animal Health (ECAAH), CEO of the ad hoc Executive Board and recognized member of the European Board of Veterinary Specialization (EBVS) (2015-to date). Member of the Greek Veterinary Academy and of the Inspections Committee (2016).

    Selected publications

    V. Bakopoulos, A. Adams & R.H. Richards (1997). The production and characterization of monoclonal antibodies against the fish pathogen Pasteurella piscicida. Journal of Fish Diseases 20(4), 307-315.

    Bakopoulos V., Volpatti D., Adams A., Galleotti M. & Richards R.H. (1997). Qualitative differences in the immunological response of rabbit, mouse and sea bass, Dicentrarchus labrax, L, to the injection of Pasteurella piscicida, the causative agent of fish Pasteurellosis. Fish and Shellfish Immunology 7, 161-174.

    Bakopoulos V., Volpatti D., Papapanagiotou E., Richards R.H., Galeotti M. & Adams A. (1997). Development of an ELISA to detect Pasteurella piscicida in culture and in fish tissue. Aquaculture, 156(3/4), 359-365.

    V. Bakopoulos, D. Volpatti, L. Gusmani, M. Galeotti, A. Adams, G.J. Dimitriadis (2003). Vaccination trials of sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) against Photobacterium damsela subsp. piscicida, using antigens prepared in novel media. Journal of Fish Diseases 26(2), 77-90.

    A. Hanif, V. Bakopoulos, I. Leonardos, G.J. Dimitriadis (2005). The effect of sea bream (Sparus aurata) broodstock and larvae vaccination on the susceptibility by Photobacterium damsela subsp piscicida and on the humoral immune parameters. Fish & Shellfish Immunology 19(4), 345-361.

    V. Bakopoulos, D. White, M-A. Valsamidis, F. Vasilaki (2017). Experimental infection of Octopus vulgaris (Cuvier, 1797) with Photobacterium damsela subsp. piscicida.Immunohistochemical tracking of antigen and tissue responses. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 144, 24-31.

    E. Spinos, G.D. Kokkoris, V. Bakopoulos (2017). Prevention of sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax, L. 1758) photobacteriosis and vibriosis. Long term efficacy study of intraperitoneally administered bivalent commercial vaccines. Aquaculture 471, 172–184.

    Bakopoulos, V., Tsepa, E., Diakou, A., Kokkoris, G., Kolygas, M.N., Athanassopoulou, F. (2017). Parasites of Scyliorhinus canicula (Linneus, 1758) in the northeastern Aegean Sea. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, doi:10.1017/S0025315417001552.

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