Tsiola Anastasia

by / Monday, 17 November 2014 / Published in people

Position: Laboratory technician

Contact Info

Institute: Oceanography
Address: HCMR, Gournes Pediados, P.O.Box 2214, 71003 Irakleio, Crete
Tel: +302810337833
Telex: +302810337713


Anastasia Tsiola was born in Veroia in 1987. She studied Biology (Environmental Biology and Management of Biological Resources) in the University of Crete, and in her undergraduate thesis -in collaboration with the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research- she focused on the Microbial Food Web of the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, and specifically the Ionian, Aegean and Libyan Seas. She continued her M.Sc studies in the University of Southampton and the National Oceanography Centre (UK) in Oceanography, specializing in Marine Biology and Ecology. She undertook her M.Sc project in the field of Paleoceanography, more specifically, in foraminiferal stable isotopic analysis of past climatic transitions. She is trained in the use of Flow Cytometry, Microscopy and Image Analysis techniques.
Education Profile

M.Sc, Oceanography (Marine Biology & Ecology pathway), University of Southampton, National Oceanography Centre, UK, 2010

B.Sc, Biology (Environmental Biology & Management of Biological Recourses), University of Crete, Department of Biology, Greece, 2009

Erasmus Practical Training (Flow Cytometry), University of Southampton, National Oceanography Centre, UK, 2009

Professional Profile

2011- (present) Laboratory technician

Research Interests

Anastasia Tsiola’s interests are oriented towards the study of the structure of the microbial food web in ultra oligotrophic marine ecosystems, such exist in the Eastern Mediterranean, and the central role that the microbial loop plays in those systems. In addition, through the use of mesocosm experiments and different techniques (Flow Cytometry, Microscopy and Image Analysis), she is interested in checking for phosphorus limitation. She is also working on measurements of viral production as well as estimations of the relative contribution of Archaea and Bacteria to the total prokraryotic population.

Tsiola, A., Giannakourou, A., Magiopoulos, I., Pitta, P., The Black Sea-North Aegean interface: A comparative study of the spatio-temporally changing profiles of viral and bacterial abundance and biomass (in preparation)
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