Spiros Papakostas

Post-doctoral research fellow




Personal information


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


Contact information

Department of Biology (Itäinen Pitkäkatu 4)

20014 University of Turku, Finland

Email: spiros.papakostas@utu.fi

Office: +358 2333 7089

Mobile: +358 403604627

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