Chatzifotis Stavros

by / Thursday, 13 November 2014 / Published in people

Position: Researcher

Contact Info

Institute: Aquaculture-AquaLabs
Address: HCMR, Gournes Pediados P.O.Box 2214, Irakleion 71003, Crete, Greece
Tel: +302810337873


Dr. Stavros Chatzifotis is a researcher at the institute of Aquaculture, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research since 1999.
Dr. Stavros Chatzifotis holds a degree in Biology from the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki-Greece, a Masters Degree in Fisheries Biology and Management for the University College of North Wales-UK and a Doctoral degree in Aquatic Bioscience from the Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology (former Tokyo University of Fisheries)-Japan. In his doctoral dissertation he investigated the effect of dietary carnitine on growth and lipid composition of red sea bream and rainbow trout.
After working a few years in the aquaculture industry, Dr. Stavros Chatzifotis jointed the institute of Aquaculture, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research where he works on nutrient requirement in established (sea bass Dicentrarchus labrax, and sea bream Sparus aurata and new species for aquaculture, such for common dentex, Dentex dentex meagre Argyrosomus regius. Other interests include the use of plant protein sources in aqua-feeds, feeding behavior, feed preference and attractants.
Dr. Stavros Chatzifotis is a host scientist for Leonardo trainees visiting the Institute of Aquaculture in Crete. He is an active member of Aquat-net, an education and mobility platform for students in the marine sector.
Education Profile
1. Ph.D. Tokyo University of Fisheries, Japan, 1998
2. M.Sc. University of Wales, Fisheries Biology and Management, United Kingdom, 1991
3. B.Sc. Biology. University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 1988

Professional Profile
1. Institute of Aquaculture, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (1999- ) Researcher
• Development and execution of research projects on fish nutrition and feeding behavior financed by EU or Greek institutions.
• Provision of services to fish-feed manufacturers (research projects on applied fish nutrition)
• Host scientist for Leonardo students
2. Region of North Aegean, Greece (2000-2001). Senior Scientist
• Management of EU developmental projects (ΙΝΤΕRREG III, Information Society)
• Responsible of Fisheries sector in the Division of Agricultural Development.
3. European Commission (1996-1998): Science and Technology Fellow STF11
• Design and execution of an aquaculture project.
4. Evripos SA (1992-1993) Production manager
• Responsible for the production of 150 tn of fish
• Hatchery technician in charge of broodstocks
5. Coral SA (1989-1990) Production manager
• Responsible for the production of 20 tn of fish

Research Interests
Dr. Stavros Chatzifotis is a researcher with several years experience in basic and applied research on fish nutrition. His research interests include determination of nutrient requirements of fish and nutritional biochemistry as well as feeding behavior and diet selection of cultured fish.

Chapters in Books

1. Pavlidis Μ., Chatzifotis S. and Adachi K., 2011. Pigmentation Physiology and Discoloration Problems. In Sea Bream: Biology & Aquaculture of Sparidae. (Pavlidis M. and Mylonas C. editors). Wiley-Blackwell pp 295-319.
2. Μυλωνάς K. Χατζηφώτης Σ., 2010. Διατροφή γεννητόρων και ποιότητα γαμετών. Στο Διατροφή και Φυσιολογία Θρέψης Ιχθύων και Καρκινοειδών (Συντάκτες: Ι. Νέγκας και Ε. Μεντέ) Εκδόσεις Παπαζήση, Αθήνα.

Invited article
1. Chatzifotis S., 2011. Aspects of nutrition of sea bass Dicentrarchus labrax and sea bream Sparus aurata during on-growing and reproduction. Fish farming expert, 2: 32-42.
1. Chatzifotis S., Papadaki M., Despoti S., Roufidou C. and Antonopoulou E., 2011. Effect of starvation and re-feeding on reproductive indices, body weight, plasma metabolites and oxidative enzymes of sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax). Aquaculture 316: 53-59.
2. Chatzifotis S., Panagiotidou M. and Divanach P., 2011. Effect of protein and lipid dietary levels on the growth of meagre (Argyrosomus regius) juveniles. Aquaculture International (DOI: 10.1007/s10499-011-9443-y).
3. Chatzifotis S., Juan I., Kyriazi P., Divanach P., Pavlidis M., 2011. Dietary carotenoids and melanin determine the coloration of farmed red porgy (Pagrus pagrus). Aquaculture Nutrition 17: e90-e100.
4. Wassef E.A., Chatzifotis S., Sakr E.M. and Saleh N.E., 2010. Effect of two natural carotenoid sources in diets for gilthead seabream, Sparus aurata, on growth and skin coloration. Journal of Applied Aquaculture, 22: 216-229.
5. Chatzifotis S., Panagiotidou M., Papaioannou N., Pavlidis M., Nengas I. Mylonass C.C., 2010. Effect of dietary lipid levels on growth, feed utilization, body composition and serum metabolites of meagre (Argyrosomus regius) juveniles. Aquaculture 307: 65-70.
6. Dimitroglou A, Davies S, Divanach P., Chatzifotis S., 2010 Dietary supplementation of mannan oligosaccharide on white sea bream (Diplodus sargus L.) larvae: effects on development, gut morphology and salinity tolerance. Aquaculture Research 41: 245-251.
7. Chatzifotis S. Vazquez-Arias M., Papadakis I.E., Divanach P., 2009. Evaluation of feed stimulants in diets for sea bream (Sparus aurata). Israeli Journal of Aquaculture 61: 315-321.
8. Aubin, J, Papatryphon E., van der Werf H.M.G, Petit J., Chatzifotis S., 2009 Assessment of environmental impact of finfish production systems using Life Cycle Assessment. Journal of Cleaner Production 17: 354-361.
9. Chatzifotis S., Kokou F, Ampatzis K. Papadakis IE, Divanach P. Dermon K., 2008. Effects of dietary caffeine on growth, body composition, somatic indexes and cerebral distribution of acetyl-cholinesterase and nitric synthase in gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata), reared in winter temperature. Aquaculture Nutrition 14: 405-415
10. Papadakis, I.E., Chatzifotis, S., Divanach, P., Kentouri, M., 2008 Weaning of greater amberjack (Seriola dumerilii Risso 1810) juveniles from moist to dry pellet. Aquaculture International 16:13-25.
11. Chatzifotis S, Antonopoulou E., Polemitou I., Divanach P., 2008. Effect of dietary taurine supplementation on growth performance and bile salt activated lipase activity of common dentex, Dentex dentex, fed a fish/soybean meal-based diet. Aquaculture 275, 201-208.
12. Chatzifotis S., Garcia Esteban A, Divanach P., 2006. Fish meal replacement by alfalfa in sharp snout sea bream (Diplodus puntazzo). Fisheries Science 72, 1313-1315.
13. Chatzifotis S., Villamor Martin-Prat A., Papandroulakis N, Divanach P., 2006. First data on growth of cultured brown meagre (Sciaena umbra) using diets with different protein and fat contents. Fisheries Science 72, 83–88
14. Chatzifotis S, Pavlidis M, Doñate Jimeno C, Vardanis G, Sterioti A., Divanach P. 2005. The effect of different carotenoid sources on skin coloration of cultured red porgy (Pagrus pagrus). Aquaculture Research 36, 1517 – 1525
15. Chatzifotis S, Papadakis I.E., Divanach P., 2005. Effect of dietary water on growth of dentex (Dentex dentex) Fisheries Science 71, 1243–1248
16. Chatzifotis S., Muje P, Pavlidis, M., Ågren, J. Paalavoo, T., Mölsä H., 2004. Evolution of tissue composition and serum metabolites during gonadal development in the common dentex (Dentex dentex). Aquaculture 236, 557-573
17. Brotons-Martinez, J. Chatzifotis, S., Divanach P., Takeuchi, T., 2004. The effect of dietary taurine supplementation on survival, growth performance and feed selection of sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) fry fed with demand-feeders. Fisheries Science 70, 74-79
18. Torrejón-Atienza, M., Chatzifotis, S., Divanach, P., 2004. Macronutrient selection by sharp snout seabream (Diplodus puntazzo). Aquaculture 232, 481-491
19. Chatzifotis, S., Takeuchi, T., Watanabe, T., Sato, S., 1997. The effect of dietary carnitine supplementation on growth of rainbow trout (Onchorynchus mykiss) fingerlings. Fisheries. Science 62, 321-322
20. Chatzifotis, S., Takeuchi, T., 1997. Effect of supplemental carnitine on body weight loss, proximate and lipid compositions and carnitine content of red sea bream (Pagrus major) during starvation. Aquaculture 158, 129-140
21. Chatzifotis, S., Takeuchi, T., Seikai, T., 1996. The effect of dietary carnitine supplementation on growth of red sea bream (Pagrus major) fingerlings at two levels of dietary lysine. Aquaculture 147, 235-248.
22. Chatzifotis, S., Takeuchi, T., Seikai, T., 1995. The effect of dietary carnitine supplementation on growth performance and lipid composition of red sea bream (Pagrus major) fingerlings. Fisheries Science 61, 1004-1008.

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