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Department of Biology

  • Chairperson: Grigorios Iatrou, Professor
  • Vice Chairperson: Constantin Koutsikopoulos, Professor
  • Secretary: Paraskevi Aspioti
  • Contact information Department of Biology University of Patras, 265 00, Patras Tel: +30 2610 969205, 969200 Fax: +30 2610 991606 email: dgrambio AT upatras.gr
  • WWW site: http://www.biology.upatras.gr/
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The Department of Biology of the University of Patras was established in 1967 and was the first Biology Department in the Greek University System.

All faculty members are active researchers, publishing in international scientific journals. Representative areas of their research include: Genetics, Population and Evolutionary Genetics, Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics, Muta-genesis, Cell Biofogy, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Developmental Biology, Biotechnology, Animal Physiology, Neuro-sciences, Environmental Physiology, Zoology, Animal Taxonomy, Marine Biology, Aquaculture Entomology, Phylogenesis, Plant Physiology and Ecophysiology, Plant Anatomy, Morphology and Phylogeny, Plant Taxonomy, Plant Geography Ecology and Biodiversity.

Parallel to the Programme of Undergraduate Studies, an official Programme of Post-graduate Studies has been established in the Department since 1993.

The Department is housed in a four-story building covering an area of 25,000 m2. It provides research and teaching laboratory facilities, classrooms and office space.


The department of Biology offers the following degrees:

  • Undergraduate Studies in Biology (Bachelors Degree, 4 years of studies)
  • Post-graduate Studies in Biology (M.Sc., Ph.D.)
  • Interdepartmental Post-graduate Studies in Environmental Sciences (M.Sc., Ph.D.)

The department of Biology also participates in the following Post-graduate Programs of Studies :

  • Interdepartmental Post-graduate Studies in Electronics and Processing of Information
  • Interdepartmental Post-graduate Studies in Informatics for Life Sciences


  • Plant Biology
  • Animal Biology
  • Genetics, Cell and Developmental Biology


  • Laboratory of Biology
  • Laboratory of Botany
  • Laboratory of Zoology
  • Laboratory of Genetics
  • Laboratory of Human and Animal Physiology
  • Laboratory of Plant Physiology

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