Vasiliki Koutsouveli

PhD student at Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences, Research; Pharmacognosy

Visiting address:
BMC, Husargatan 3
75124 Uppsala
Postal address:
Box 591
75124 Uppsala

Short presentation

My Research interest focus on marine sponges from an holistic point of view. I am interested and I try to give answers in various scientific topics concerning the main sponge species in exptreme habitats as it is their gene expression (transcriptome analysis), their reproductive behavior and the chemical substances they produce so to the larvae stage as also to their adult life. These substances maily participating to their defence, can be interesting from a biotechnological point of view.

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My courses


  • current PhD student in Life Sciences Department at the Natural Hisotry Museum of London and Department of Medicinal Chemistry-Division Pharmacongosy at Uppsala University

Deep-sea sponge grounds / sponGES consortium: Reproduction, Transcriptomics, Metabolomics of sponge species form the deep sea

  • Double M.Sc. Integrative Biology and Physiology: Biology of Marine Organisms/ Animal Sciences - University of Pierre and Marie Curie (Paris, FR)/ Pontificia Universidad Catolica (Santiago, CL)
  • B.Sc. Biology: Environmental Biology and Management of Biological Resources - University of Crete (Heraklion, GR)


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