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CAT expands its breeding team expertise

The Center for Aquaculture Technologies appointed Panos Kokkinias as breeding scientist to continue to deliver genetic improvement strategies and products to the aquaculture industry.

March 14, 2023

The Center for Aquaculture Technologies (CAT) is committed to remaining at the forefront of the aquaculture genetics and genomics industry. To aid in that mission, CAT appointed a new breeding scientist, Panagiotis (Panos) Kokkinias.

Kokkinias holds a Ph.D. in aquaculture genetics from the Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh. He also brings over 20 years of multi-species, academic, and private-sector experience in the realm of aquaculture genetics, genomics, and breeding to the table. In addition to his doctorate, Kokkinias holds an M.Sc. from the University of Stirling and a B.Sc. from the Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece.

“I am delighted to welcome Panos to the CAT breeding team. His arrival reflects CAT’s rapidly growing global breeding client portfolio,” said Klara Verbyla, CAT’s V.P. of Genetic Improvement. “Panos brings exceptional expertise in quantitative genetics, genomics, and applied breeding, further enhancing CAT’s ability to continue to deliver unmatched genetic improvement strategies and products to the aquaculture industry.”

Kokkinias is excited to be able to continue to “contribute to innovations in animal bioscience based on reproduction,” while working to deliver impactful results for clients. Kokkinias and the breeding team will work to continuously improve and expand the suite of genetic improvement services CAT offers to the global aquaculture industry.