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Major phytoplankton bloom in Thessaloniki

Posted 30/6/2017
Thessaloniki gulf is currently experiencing a major phytoplankton bloom (see video). This is not the first time we see that here, but it seems it is one of the most extensive and widespread bloom in the gulf. The phenomenon has started as early as March this year (see photos) and it seems that is re-current, intensified and evolving in terms of phytoplankton/prootozooplankton species succession.
 
 
 
 
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New book chapter

Posted 27/6/2017

The new book "Microalgae-Based Biofuels and Bioproducts: From Feedstock cultivation to end products" edited by Cristina Gonzalez-Fernandez and Raul Muñoz and written through the EU Algae Network is now published by Elsevier.  Dr. Spyros Gkelis together with colleagues from Universities of Porto and Minho in Portugal, contributed with the chapter "Cyanobacterial toxins as a high value-added product".

 

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Cyanocost special issue is out!

Posted 3/5/2017

We are pleased to announce that the Themed Issue "Cyanobacterial blooms and toxins in water resources: Occurrence, impacts and management" is out in Advances in Limnology and Oceanography

This Themed Issue is the work of COST Action CYANOCOST, supported by COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology)

Guest Editors: Pavel Babica, Camilla Capelli, Damjana Drobac, Spyros Gkelis.

 

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Cyanolab joins DNA Day 2017 celebration

Posted 28/4/2017

Dr. Spyros Gkelis, head of cyanolab, took part in the celebration of DNA Day 2017 in the School of Biology. The School of Biology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki celebrates the DNA Day for the 7th year, by inviting high school students to join talks and workshops, like a super-easy DNA isolation method that could be performed even at home! 

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Cyanolab in EU Algae COST meeting

Posted 1/3/2017

Spyros Gkelis,  Management Committee member of the EU Algae COST  is attending the the biggest EuAlgae meeting held up to now! The meeting will focus especially on collaborations between academia and industry working in the field of utilization of microalgae biomass for sustainable fuels and fine chemical products. Except fruitful discussions COST members had the opportunity to try new algal bio-products brought by the industry. We are set up to change the algae bio-product world in Europe! 

 

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New publication

Posted 14/2/2017

Our recent publication:

  • Gkelis, S., Panou, M. 2016. Capturing biodiversity: linking a cyanobacteria culture collection to the “scratchpads” virtual research environment enhances biodiversity knowledge. Biodiversity Data Journal 4: e7965

is featured in the last Newsletter of the Hellenic Botanical Society. Below you can see a screenshot of this Newsletter!

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