Dr. Ioannis Kontopoulos

Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow
Room S549
Hölderlinstr. 12
72074 Tübingen

Fields of Interest

My current level of expertise lies in biomolecular archaeology, with a multidisciplinary skill-set comprising many advanced research techniques (e.g. light microscopy, SEM-EDS, AFM, FTIR-ATR, stable isotope analysis) and a special focus on bone and tooth diagenesis to better understand inter- and intra-site/individual/sample/lab variabilities.

Curriculum vitae

03.2023 - present Humboldt postdoctoral fellow.
Project title: Isotopic signals in dental tissues and inner ear bone: methodological advancements and applications (IDEA2). 
Supervisor: Prof. Hervé Bocherens.
Department of Geosciences, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany.
04.2022 - 11.2022 Postdoctoral researcher. 
Section for GeoGenetics, Statens Naturhistoriske Museum, Globe Institute, Kobenhavns Universitet, Denmark.
04.2020 - 03.2022 Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellow.
Project title: DNA, environment, mineral association: reaction kinetics (DENMARK). 
Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Karina Sand.
Section for GeoGenetics, Statens Naturhistoriske Museum, Globe Institute, Kobenhavns Universitet, Denmark; Centre for Environmental and Climate Research, Lunds Universitet, Sweden.
01.2019 - 03.2020 Postdoctoral researcher. 
Project: Cremations, urns, and mobility: ancient population dynamics in Belgium (CRUMBEL). 
Supervisor: Prof. Christophe Snoeck.
Brussels Bioarchaeology (BB) lab, Department of History, Archaeology, Arts and Philosophy (HARP), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium.
04.2015 - 02.2019 PhD Archaeology. BioArch, Department of Archaeology, University of York, United Kingdom. 
Thesis title: Bone diagenesis: the mysteries of the petrous pyramid. 
Supervisors: Prof. Matthew J. Collins and Prof. Kirsty Penkman.
09.2013 - 09.2014 MSc Human Osteology and Funerary Archaeology (Distinction). Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom. 
Dissertation title: Experimental histotaphonomy: decoding diagenetic alterations in bone. Supervisor: Dr. Pia Nystrom.
10.2008 - 10.2009  MSc Archaeological Science. Research Lab for Archaeology and the History of Art (RLAHA), University of Oxford, United Kingdom. 
Dissertation title: Stable carbon and nitrogen isotope analysis: reconstructing diet in prehistoric Euboea, Greece. 
Supervisor: Prof. Robert. E. M. Hedges.
09.2004 - 06.2008  BA Archaeology (First-class Honours). Department of Mediterranean Studies, University of the Aegean, Greece. 
Dissertation title: Archaeogeophysical survey at the acropolis of Rhodes. 
Supervisor: Prof. Ioannis Liritzis.