Democritus University of Thrace, Department of History and Ethnology
Christina Papageorgopoulou is an Associate Professor
at the Department of History and Ethnology at the
Democritus University of Thrace (DUTH) and Director
of the Laboratory of Physical Anthropology. She
studied Anthropology at DUTH and at the University
of Florence. She completed her Ph.D. degree at the
University of Basel in Switzerland where she worked for
10 years in the Universities of Zurich, Basel and the Swiss
Archaeological Services. She has been granted with a
two years postdoctoral fellowship from the Alexander
von Humboldt Foundation specializing in the study of
ancient DNA at the Laboratory of Palaeogenetics of the
University of Mainz. She’s published numerous articles in
scientific journals and participated in international conferences in Europe and USA.
She has been scientific responsible (e.g. Greece-Germany bilateral Agreement,
EXCELLENCE II, Innovation in Culture) and participated (e.g. THALIS, Marie-Curie
Initial training network) in co-financing and European research programs.
Her research interests focus in palaeogenetics and population genetics, palaeopathology,
palaeodiet and the application of modern analytical methods in osteology.
She is actively involved in the promotion of the results to the public, by co-organizing
exhibitions with partners in Museums and Ephorates of Antiquities.