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Hellenic Centre of Marine Research / Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture (HCMR / IMBBC)
Hosting Legal Entity
Self-standing RI
Former U.S. Base of Gournes, main Building of HCMR, Gourmes, PO: 71500, Crete (Greece)
Type Of RI
Coordinating Country
Current Status:
Operational since 2012
Scientific Description
Funded with the european DIVERSIFY program (7FP-KBBE-603121) aimed at "Improving the European aquaculture production with the removal of limiting factors for the production of new / emerging species, the production of new products and access to new markets ". The IMBBC/HCMR also participates in actions related to all new / emerging fish species included in the program and will carry out significant actions in the fields of breeding and genetics, nutrition, native breeding, fish-fattening, fishopathology and end-product quality.

RI Keywords
Aquaculture, Genome sequencing pyrosequencing, Biotechnology, Marine biology
RI Category
In situ Marine/Freshwater Observatories
Genomic, Transcriptomic, Proteomics and Metabolomics Facilities
Scientific Domain
Biological and Medical Sciences
ESFRI Domain
Health and Food
Sequencing services

Pyrosequencing™, Sanger sequencing, fragment analysis The institute acquired a 454/Roche GS FLX sequencing instrument through funding from the Prefecture of Crete. This state-of-the art instrument now forms part of IMBBC's well equipped genome sequencing platform. For more details, sequencing options and pricing please contact Dr. P. Kasapidis or Dr. E. Sarropoulou.


The Institute of Marine Biology and Genetics recently purchased a Skyscan 1172 micro-computertomograph. This technology uses x-rays to create cross-sections of small objects (several microns to centimetres). From these cross-sections, virtual models can be created without destroying the original organism. The MicroCT scanner can be used to scan both hard- and soft-bodied organisms, but also fossils, materials and other small-sized structures. If you are interested in using the MicroCT services for your research, please contact Dr. Christos Arvanitidis.

Date of last update: 20/03/2018
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