I am fascinated by the bidirectional interplay between plankton (palaeo)biology and the Earth’s climate.
Previously, I completed a BSc (Hons) in Geology and Geoenvironment at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in Greece (2013-2017), where I worked on projects related to microplankton biology and palaeontology. During this time and as part of my BSc research project, I also studied Geological Monuments of Greece.
In 2018 I pursued an MSc (Hons) in Earth, Planetary and Environmental Sciences at the University of Lille – Sciences and Technologies. My MSc project focussed on phytoplankton biogeography and calcification in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea by probing extant and surface sediment (fossil) assemblages.
Prior to joining Oxford, I worked as part of the Micropalaeontology lab of the Department of Earth Sciences of University College London (UCL) in the UK. Most of my research work included studies of phytoplankton taxonomy, biostratigraphy and role in palaeoclimate.
University College London (UCL) – Research Affiliate, Dept. Earth Sciences, 12 months, 2018-2019
Goulandris Natural History Museum - Centre GAIA – Research Intern, Dept. Geology & Palaeontology, 6 months, 2018
University of Crete – Research Intern, Dept. Chemistry, 3 months, 2016
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens – Volunteer Curator, Museum of Paleontology & Geology, 12 months, 2015-2016
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens – Volunteer Mediator, Museum of Mineralogy – Petrology, 6 months, 2015
§ NERC-DTP & Oxford-Radcliffe Scholarship Award (2019-ongoing)
§ Société Géologique de France Award for excellent academic performance in the 26th RST Meeting, Lille, France (2018)
§ TMSoc Student Award for academic excellence in Applied Micropalaeontology - MSc, University of Lille (2018).
§ One of twelve winners of the TMSoc Microfossil Image Competition (2017). Image placed in the TMSoc CALENDAR 2018 and used as the cover page in the spring issue (March 2018) of the Newsletter of Micropalaeontology.
§ One of twelve winners of the TMSoc Microfossil Image Competition (2016). Image placed in the TMSoc CALENDAR 2017.