1. Contributed talks

  1. Workshop: The 2nd VRE Workshop: Ancient DNA and Environmental Data and Research, 6th May 2021 "The complexity of aDNA studies and the importance of contextual information" presentation given by Eugenia Tabakaki  IMBB-FORTH

  2. Webinar: "Archaeogenetics under HELLAS-CH.gr", 24 September 2020. Two presentations given by Despoina Vassou and Eugenia Tabakaki. (PDF)

  3. Scientific meeting: «Parallel and complementary approaches in modern bioarchaeological research» Three presentations given by Dimitris Kafetzopoulos, Argyro Nafplioti and Nikolaos Psonis. Foundation for Research and Technology, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, 3 October 2018.

  4. Kick-off meeting: “Towards the Establishment of the Archaeogenetics Reserch Infrastructure: Development of Technologies, Methodologies, Services, Collaborations & Synergies” D. Kafetzopoulos HELLAS-CH Kick-off meeting, Herakleion, March 1-2, 2018

  5. Workshop: “Integration of Biology into the Cultural Heritage knowledge system” Dimitris Kafetzopoulos. Workshop on Sustainable solutions for restoration & conservation of cultural heritage E-MRS, May 11, 2015

  6. International Conference: “Multidisciplinary Approaches, Accelerating Developments in Archeogenetics & Paleontology”, D. Kafetzopoulos, International Conference on Research Infrastructures, ICRI Athens April 2-4, 2014 Proposal preparation for including E-RIHS in 2016 ESFRI Roadmap, Ministry of Culture, Rome, Italy, Nov 16, 2014

2. Invited talks

  1. Workshop: "Ancient DNA Analysis: a novel approach in Cultural Heritage" Presentation given by Nikos Psonis during the workshop OPTO-CH 2019 meets POLITEIA II. Foundation for Research and Technology, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, 6 June 2019
  2. Workshop: "Ancient DNA Analysis" Three separate presentations given by Dimitris Kafetzopoulos, Despoina Vassou, and Nikolaos Psonis. Pre-conference workshop during the 26th annual CIDOC - ICOM Conference, Cultural Conference Centre of Heraklion, Crete, Greece, September 30, 2018
  3. Workshop: Ancient DNA Applications and Perspectives” Nikolaos Psonis, ΙΜΒΒ Joint Colloquia, Heraklion, February 16, 2018 (video)
  4. Workshop: “ORIGINS: Towards a New, Multidisciplinary ESFRI Research Infrastructure for the Evolution, Environment, Heritage, Identity and Diversity of Humans, throughout their Existence.” Dimitris Kafetzopoulos, International Workshop, Ancient DNA: a window to the Past and Future. Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, July 30, 2015
  5. Workshop: “Methods & procedures for targeted enrichment and sequence characterization of ancient DNA specimens”. D. Kafetzopoulos, C. Zoumadakis, E. Stratidaki, G. Papagiannakis, 6th Symposium of the Hellenic Society for Archaeometry, Athens, May 16-18, 2013

3. Posters

  1. Psonis N., Vassou D., Nicolaou L., Poulakakis N., Roussiakis S., Iliopoulos G., Sfenthourakis S & Kafetzopoulos D. Mitogenomics of the extinct Cyprus dwarf hippopotamus. Ancient Biomolecules of Plants, Animals, and Microbes (Virtual Conference), Wellcome Genome Campus, UK, 29-31 March 2021
  2. Patramanis I., Tabakaki E., Vassou D., Psonis N., Papadopoulou V., Pavlidis P. & Kafetzopoulos D. DYNAMIC DEMOGRAPHIC MODELS FOR THE STUDY OF THE SECOND GREEK COLONIZATION (8th - 6th CENTURY BCE). Conference "Reconstructing the Human Past - Using Ancient and Modern Genomics", EMBL Heidelberg, Germany, 31 Mar - 3 Apr 2019

4. Peer-reviewed publications

  1. Psonis N., D. Vassou, & D. Kafetzopoulos. Testing a series of modifications on genomic library preparation methods for ancient or degraded DNA. Analytical Biochemistry, 623 (2021) 114193 (get paper here)
  2. N. Psonis, C.N. de Carvalho, S. Figueiredo, E. Tabakaki, D. Vassou, N. Poulakakis, D. Kafetzopoulos, Molecular identification and geographic origin of a post-Medieval elephant finding from southwestern Portugal using high-throughput sequencing, Sci. Rep., 10 (2020) 19252. (get paper here)

5. Conference proceedings

  1. International conference: “Heritage considerations and challenges from ancient DNA analysis: a preliminary approach expanding from the Greek legal and ethical network” Eugenia Tabakaki and Dimitris Kafetzopoulos. Intangibility matters. International conference on the values of tangible heritage, Lisbon, LNEC May 29-30, 2017

6. Public engagement 

  1. European Researchers’ Night 2017
    Participation to the "European Researcher's Night", September 29, 2017, which was organized in the premises of the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH), Heraklion. The aDNA Lab participated in the interactive presentation entitled “Tea with Albert and Marie”. In an informal discussion at a café in Paris, two world renowned scientists, Albert Einstein and Marie Sklodowska-Curie discuss their work, life achievements and their dreams. The play was written by Eugenia Tabakaki.
  2. European Researchers’ Night 2018
    Participation to the "European Researcher's Night", September 28, 2018, which was organized in the premises of the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH), Heraklion. The aDNA Lab participated in the theatrical play "for a cent.." The theatrical play was a journey of discovery, science, history and myth. The protagonists of the show were four skeletons (performers) of ancient ancestors who dance, sing, entertain and narrate the stories of their afterlife. The play was written by Eugenia Tabakaki.


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