Antoniou Aglaia (Cilia)

Position: Post-Doc

Contact Info

Institute: Marine Biology and Genetics
Address: Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Gournes Pediados P.O.Box 2214, Irakleion 71
Email:
Tel: +30 2810 337826
Telex: +30 2810 337820
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Dr. Aglaia (Cilia) Antoniou is a Post-Doc at the Institute of Marine Biology and Genetics, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research.
Dr. Antoniou is a biologist and has a long-time interest in Evolutionary Biology especially in the field of Population genetics, Phylogenetics, Phylogeography and Landscape genetics. She obtained her Masters degree in Environmental Biology and a PhD in Population and Landscape Genetics at the University of Crete, Greece.
Dr. Antoniou is a wet lab scientist and one of her main goals is to bridge the realm of theoretical and experimental population genetics in an attempt to study genetic diversity under a multidisciplinary framework that applies to data collection, analysis and interpretation.

Education Profile
• Ph.D., Environmental Biology, University of Crete, Greece, 2008.
• M.Sc., Environmental Biology, University of Crete, Greece, 2002.
• B.Sc. Biology, University of Crete, Greece, 2000.

Professional Profile
• 2008-to date: Post-doc at the Institute of Marine Biology and Genetics (HCMR), on landscape genetics, population genetics, phylogenetics, and phylogeography.
• 2003-2008: Research Assistant Population geneticist at the Institute of Marine Biology and Genetics of HCMR.
• 2002-2003: Research Assistant Population geneticist at the Institute of Marine Biology of Crete.

Specific Training
• 2004: Participation to ARB workshop: “ARB – a comprehensive software package for phylogenetic analysis” under MARBEF (Network of Excellence): Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem functioning (4-8 October 2004, Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, Germany).
• 2010: EMBO Practical Course on Computational Molecular Evolution. 3-12 May 2010, Iraklio (Crete), Greece.
• 2010: Introduction to programming and application in Earth Sciences using IDL instructor: T. Chronis (13-14 December 2011, Institute of Marine Biology and Genetics, HCMR, Irakleio, Crete, Greece).
• 2011: Microbial Community Ecology Workshop instructor: Christopher Quince (1-3 June 2011, Institute of Marine Biology and Genetics, HCMR, Irakleio, Crete, Greece).
• 2011: Introduction to Programming in Python instructors: E. Pafilie, A. Oulas and J. Lagnel (15-24 June 2011, Institute of Marine Biology and Genetics, HCMR, Irakleio, Crete, Greece).

Additional Information
Participation in European Projects:
• 2010-2011: MARBIGEN: “Supporting research potential for MARine BIodiversity and GENomics in the Eastern Mediterranean”.
• 2010: HelBioNet: “Hellenic Biodiversity Network”. Greek contribution to the European Infrastructure of LIFEWATCH.
• 2009-2010: SELFDOTT (KBBE-2007-1-2-09): “From capture based to self-sustained aquaculture”.
• 2008: AQUAGENOME : “Genomics in fish and shellfish: From research to aquaculture”. FP6-2005-SSP-5-A, Priority 8.1 – Policy-oriented research – Scientific support to policies (SSP).
• 2007-2008: Program of Excellence in Marine Biodiversity for IMBG-HCMR, General Secretary for Research and Development (GSRT) -Competitiveness framework program.
• 2004-2007: FISH AND CHIPS (GOCE-CT-2003-505491): “Towards DNA chip technology as a standard analytical tool for the identification of the marine organisms in biodiversity and ecosystem research”.
• 2003-2004: BASSMAP (QLRT-2000-01701): “Tools for the genetic improvement of sea bass. Construction and preliminary application of a medium density linkage and synteny map”.
• 2002-2003: BRIDGE-MAP (Q5RS-2000-01797): “Bridging Genomes: An integrated genomics approach toward genetic improvement of aquacultured fish species”.

Research Interests
Dr. Aglaia Antoniou is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Marine Biology and Genetics (HCMR). She is a biologist with a long-time interest in Evolutionary Biology especially in the field of Population genetics, Phylogenetics, Phylogeography and Landscape genetics. She is a wet lab scientist and one of her main goals is to bridge the realm of theoretical and experimental population genetics in an attempt to study genetic diversity under a multidisciplinary framework that applies to data collection, analysis and interpretation.

• Antoniou, A., Magoulas, A., Platis, P., and Kotoulas, G. Assessing the genetic landscape of a contact zone: the case of European hare in Northeastern Greece (submitted).
• Kochzius, M., Seidel, C., Antoniou, A., Bolta, K. S., Campo, D., Cariani, A., Garcia Vazquez, E., Hauschild, J., Hervet, C., Hjorleifsdottir, S., Hreggvidsson, G., Kappel, K., Landi, M., Magoulas, A., Marteinsson, V., Nolte, M., Planes, S., Tinti, F., Turan, C., Venugopal, N. M., Weber, H., and Blohm, D. (2010) Identifying fishes through DNA barcodes and microarrays. PloS One 5(9), e12620 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0012620.
• Poulakakis*, N., Antoniou*, A., Mantziou, G., Skartsi, Th., Vasilakis D., Elorriaga J., de la Puente J., Gavashelishvili A., Ghasabyan M., Katzner T., McGrady M., Batbayar N., Fuller M., Natsagdorj, T. (2008) Population structure, diversity and phylogeography in the near threatened Eurasian Black Vulture Aegypius monachus (Falconiformes; Accipitridae) in Europe: insights from microsatellite and mtDNA variation. Biological Journal of Linnean Society 95, 859-872.
• Antoniou, A., Kotoulas, G., Magoulas A. and Alves, C. P. (2008) Evidence of autumn reproduction in female European hares (Lepus europaeus) from southern Europe. Eur. J. Wildl. Res. 54, 581-587.
• Kochzius, M., Nolte, M., Weber, H., Silkenbeumer, N., Hjorleifsdottir, S., Hreggvidsson, G. O., Marteinsson, V. P., Kappel, K., Planes, S., Tinti, F., Magoulas, A., Garcia Vazquez, E., Turan, C., Hervet, C., Campo Falgueras, D., Antoniou, A., Landi, M. and Blohm, D. (2008) DNA Microarrays for Identifying Fishes. Marine Biotechnology 10, 207-217.
• Kochzius M, Kappel K, Dobitz L, Silkenbeumer N, Nolte M, Weber H, Hjorleifsdottir S, MarteinsSon V, Hreggvidsson G, Planes S, Tinti F, Magoulas A, Vazquez EG, Turan C, Medlin L, Metfies K, Gescher C, Cariani A, Landi M, Hervet C, Falgueras DC, Antoniou A, Bertasi F, Srujana C and Blohm D. (2007) The "Fish & Chips" project: Microarrays as a tool for the identification of marine organisms in biodiversity and ecosystem research. Oceans 2007 - Europe, Vols 1-3: 1190-1193.
• Kasapidis, P., Mejuto, J., Tserpes, G., Antoniou, A., Garcia-Cortes, B., Peristeraki, P., Oikonomaki, K., Kotoulas G. & Magoulas A. (2007) Genetic structure of the swordfish (Xiphias gladius) stocks in the Atlantic using microsatellite DNA analysis. Special issue on the “Swordfish stock structure” -Col. Vol. Sci. Pap., ICCAT SCRS-06-035 61: 89-98.
• Kotoulas G., Mejuto, J., Antoniou, A., Kasapidis, P., Tserpes, G., Piccineti, C., Peristeraki, P., Garcia-Cortes, B., Oikonomaki, K., De la Serna J. M. & Magoulas A. (2007) Global genetic structure of the swordfish Xiphias gladius, as revealed by microsatellite markers. Special issue on the “Swordfish stock structure” -Col. Vol. Sci. Pap., ICCAT SCRS-06-034 61: 79-88.
• Kasapidis, P., Valeiras, X., Antoniou, A., Kotoulas, G., Garcia-Cortes, B. & Mejuto, J. (2007) Genetic and growth profiles of three specimens of swordfish (Xiphias gladius) tagged and recaptured in the North Atlantic. -Col. Vol. Sci. Pap., ICCAT SCRS-06-119 60(6): 1964-1973.
• Mantziou, G., Antoniou, A., Poulakakis, N., Goulielmos, G., Tsigenopoulos, S. C., Pinou, Τ. & Mylonas M. (2005) Characterization of microsatellite markers in the fresh water turtle Mauremys rivulata (Testudines: Geoemydidae). Molecular Ecology Notes 5, 727-729.
• Poulakakis, N., Goulielmos, G., Antoniou, A., Zouros, E. & Mylonas M. (2005) Characterization of microsatellite markers in the wall lizard Podarcis erchardii (Squamata: Lacertidae). Molecular Ecology Notes 5, 549-551.
• Poulakakis, N., Lymberakis, P., Antoniou, A.-B., Chalkia, D., Zouros, E., Mylonas, M. & Valakos, E. (2003) Molecular phylogeny and paleogeographic implications of Southern Greek populations of Podarcis erhardii and Podarcis peloponnesiaca (Sauria, Lacertidae) based on partial mtDNA sequences of the cytochrome b gene. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 28:38-46.

* Indicates equal contribution of the authors

Genetic analysis of swordfish (Xiphias gladius) samples based on four microsatellite markers indicates the existence of two genetically distinct groups (pies show the percentage of individuals at each location assigned to the two genetic groups-populations) that coincide well with Mediterranean versus non-Mediterranean fish collections. The results of this study provide valuable information on stock assessment and have major implications on species management practices.