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Georgios Xenikoudakis
Phd student
Evolutionary and Adaptive Genomics Group
Department of Biochemistry & Biology
House 29, Room 2.69
University of Potsdam
email: xenikoud@uni-potsdam.nomorespam.de
(0331) 977-2901
BSc Biology, 2010, University of Patras, Greece
MSc Biology, 2014, Stockholm University, Sweden

During my studies in biology I focused on the ecology and evolution of animal species. At present, I am working mainly on paleogenomics of extinct and extant mammals (e.g. mammoths, brown bears). My projects concern gene flow in ancient and modern populations. I am also interested in identifying causes of population and species extinction. For my research I use next generation sequencing technology and utilize bioinformatic tools for data analysis.


  • Xenikoudakis, G., Ersmark, E., Tison, J.-L., Waits, L., Kindberg, J., Swenson, J. E., Dalén, L. (2015), Consequences of a demographic bottleneck on genetic structure and variation in the Scandinavian brown bear. Mol Ecol, 24: 3441–3454
  • Koumoundouros G, Ashton C, Xenikoudakis G, Giopanou I, Georgakopoulou E, Stickland N (2009) Ontogenetic differentiation of swimming performance in Gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata, Linnaeus 1758) during metamorphosis. J Exp Marine Biol Ecol 370:75–81