What is the effect of gene pleiotropy on gene expression evolution?
How to use Gene Ontologies in non-model species?
What are the eco-evolutionary feedbacks
from rapid adaptation of rotifer zooplankton to stoichiometric imbalances?
How integrative taxonomy overcomes mitonuclear discordance
and guides species delimitations in rotifer zooplankton?
What are the molecular mechanisms of salinity adaptation in salmonids?
I study genomes from a functional viewpoint to understand the molecular mechanisms of adaptation. Focusing on rapid evolutionary adaptations, I further investiagate potential eco-evolutionary feedbacks to key ecosystem functions, trying to understand the entire chain of causation from genes to ecosystems. Part of my research also includes work on molecular systematics and on speciation genomics. My work lies on the bioinformatic analysis of data from high throughput sequencing platforms and from high resolution mass spectrometry. Typical experimental set-ups include common garden and experimental evolution experiments. Research is typically interdisciplinary, linking network biology, molecular biology, ecology, morphometrics etc. I currently work in close collaboration with Prof. Craig. R. Primmer at the University of Turku in Finland. I look for highly motivated researchers and students to collaborate in a number of ongoing projects and upcoming project applications.
2012-present: Post-doctoral research fellow (Univ. of Turku)
2009-2012: Post-doctoral researcher (Univ. of Turku)
2003-2008: Ph.D. in Evolutionary Biology (Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki)
1998-2002: B.Sc. in Biology (Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki)
Grants and Awards
2012: Academy of Finland - Post-doctoral research fellowship
2012: Estonian Science foundation - Post-doctoral grant
2011: Oskar Öflunds Stiftelse - Project grant
2009: Finnish Centre of Excellence in Ecology and Evolution - Personal grant