Dept. of Ichthyology and Aquatic Environment
University of Thessaly
Konstantinos Kormas completed his undergraduate studies at the School of Biology, University of Athens, Greece and his PhD on marine biology at the same institution. After two Post docs at the Trondhjem Biological Station, Norway, and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA, he returned to Greece and since 2005 is a faculty member at the Dept. of Ichthyology and Aquatic Environment, University of Thessaly, currently as an Associate Professor. His research interests focus on the diversity and ecological role of microorganisms in the aquatic environment, and in particular marine coastal environments and lakes. During the last five years he has focused on the identification, distribution, biogeography and ecophysiology of gut microorganisms of aquatic animals, including species of commercial interest, wild and reared. His work includes field and laboratory work, with specialty on molecular approaches in the identification of phylogenetic and functional genes of prokaryotes and unicellular eukaryotes. He is the author/coauthor of more than 60 peer-reviewed papers and the author of the book “Ecology of aquatic microorganisms” (in Greek). He is also serving as an editor-in-chief in one scientific journal, as an editorial member in four scientific journals and as a reviewer in 40 scientific journals.