Faculty Staff / Division Animal Biology
Professor of Physiology/ Neurobiology
Office location: 3nd Floor, Rm 310
Email: dermon@upatras.gr
Telephone: +30 2610 996755, +30 2610 969226 (Lab.)
ORCID Identifier, 0000-0002-9160-5384


  • BSc in Biology, Department of Biology, University of Patras
  • PhD in Physiology, Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Patras

Educational Activities

Undergraduate Courses:

  • Animal Physiology (compulsory)
  • Brain and Mind (elective)
  • Principles of Ethics and Bioethics (elective)

Postgraduate Courses:

  • Methodology in Biomedical Research

Research and other activities

  • Systems and Developmental Neuroscience, Plasticity Mechanisms, Adult Neurogenesis
  • Comparative Neuroanatomy, Neurochemical mapping of vertebrate brain (teleost, avian, mammalian).
  • Neuro-Inflammatory Mechanisms in Animal models of degenerative diseases (Parkinson’s; rat) and autism-like social dysfunction (zebrafish)
  • National (e.g. GSRT, Herakleitos, Pythagoras, Research-Create-Innovate, CUReANT), and EU grants (e.g. Quality of Life, COPEWELL, FP7, COLORED Q5RS-2000-31629, Human Capital and Mobility Program, CHRX-CT-94-0472).

Representative Publications

  • Vindas MA, Fokos S, Pavlidis M, Höglund E, Dionysopoulou S, Ebbesson LOE, Papandroulakis N, Dermon CR (2018) Early life stress induces long-term changes in limbic areas of a teleost fish: the role of catecholamine systems in stress coping. Sci Rep. 8:5638.
  • Fokos S, Pavlidis M, Yiotis T, Tsalafouta A, Papandroulakis N, Dermon CR (2017) Early life low intensity stress experience modifies acute stress effects on juvenile brain cell proliferation of European sea bass (D. Labrax). Behav Brain Res. 317:109-12.
  • Kommata V, Dermon CR (2018) Transient vimentin expression during the embryonic development of the chicken cerebellum Int J Dev Neurosci. 65:11-20.
  • Ampatzis K, Dermon CR. (2016) “Sexual dimorphisms in swimming behavior, cerebral metabolic activity and adrenoceptors in adult zebrafish (Danio rerio).” Behav Brain Res. 312:385-93.
  • Makantasi P, Dermon CR (2014) Estradiol treatment decreases cell proliferation in the neurogenic zones of adult female zebrafish (Danio rerio) brain. Neurosci. 277:306-320.
  • Ampatzis K, Makantasi P, Dermon CR (2012) Cell proliferation pattern in adult zebrafish forebrain is sexually dimorphic. Neurosci. 226:367-81.
  • Prokosch V, Panagis L, Volk GF, Dermon CR et al., (2010) Alpha2 adrenergic receptors and their core involvement in the process of axonal growth in retinal explants. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 51:6688-99.
  • Ampatzis K, Dermon CR (2010) Regional distribution and cellular localization of beta(2)-adrenoceptors in the adult zebrafish brain (Danio rerio). J Comp Neurol. 518:1418-41.
  • Ampatzis K., Kentouri M. and Dermon CR (2008). Neuronal and glial localization of alpha(2A)-adrenoceptors in adult zebrafish (Danio rerio) brain. J Comp. Neurol: 508, 72–93.
  • Ampatzis K, Dermon CR (2007). Sex differences in adult cell proliferation within the zebrafish (Danio rerio) cerebellum. Eur J Neurosci.: 25, 1030-1040.