Hello there! My name is Dimitrios - Georgios Kontopoulos and I am an evolutionary biologist, focusing on how biological systems respond to environmental changes.

I started my studies with a BSc in Molecular Biology and Genetics from the Democritus University of Thrace, followed by an MRes in Biodiversity Informatics and Genomics from Imperial College London. I then pursued a PhD degree at Imperial College London (primarily supervised by Samraat Pawar), in which I mainly examined how microbial growth rate responds to changes in temperature across species and environments.

I am currently an EMBO postdoctoral fellow at the Hiller group of LOEWE-TBG, investigating the genomic, physiological, and ecological drivers of dormancy across birds and mammals.

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A gorgeous panoramic photo of Volos, Greece, my hometown.

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Word cloud based on the abstracts of my papers.
Network of semantically related terms from the abstracts of my papers.