Imperial College London

Dimitrios - Georgios Kontopoulos

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences

Research Postgraduate
 
 
 
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W2.6KennedySilwood Park

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Summary

 

Summary

I am a PhD student in Dr. Samraat Pawar's group, focusing on identifying biological limits of thermal adaptation in ectotherms. I address this via phylogenetic meta-analyses of published thermal response datasets, molecular dynamics simulations of proteins, and mathematical modelling of the evolution of thermal responses. Through the combination of bio-/evo-/eco-informatics with modelling and (relatively) big datasets, I aim to uncover evolutionary trade-offs between key thermal traits, and trace their macroevolution across short and long timescales.

As to my background, I hold a BSc in Molecular Biology and Genetics (Democritus University of Thrace, Greece, 2012) and a MRes in Biodiversity Informatics and Genomics (Imperial College London, 2014).

For information about my research interests, my publications, and more, visit my website at http://dgkontopoulos.io.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Kontopoulos D-G, Kontopoulou T, Ho H-C, et al., 2017, Towards a theoretically informed policy against a rakghoul plague outbreak, The Medical Journal of Australia, Vol:207, Pages:490-494

Kontopoulos DG, Vlachakis D, Tsiliki G, et al., 2016, Structuprint: a scalable and extensible tool for two-dimensional representation of protein surfaces, BMC Structural Biology, Vol:16, ISSN:1472-6807

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