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Curriculum Vitae

School education:

1986-1992 German school of Athens
06.1992 General qualification for university entrance (Abitur).
Academic education at the Karl-Franzens-University in Graz:

07.06.2004 Graduation in Zoology with the master thesis: “Neuronal basis for the spatial orientation in the bushcricket Leptophyes punctatissima“ supervised by Prof. Heiner Römer.

03.2005 - 12.2008 PhD-Thesis in the project “sensory bias” funded by the Austrian science foundation (FWF) to Heiner Römer.   

11.03.2009 Award of the degree “Dr. rerum naturalium” with distinction. Thesis title: “Sensory bias in the auditory system of crickets”.

Post doctoral position at the University of Cambridge:

09. 2009 – 08. 2011 “Newton international fellowship” funded by the Royal Society. The project aims were the analysis of the sensory-to-motor interface for phonotactic behavior and the neural mechanisms underlying temporal pattern recognition in the cricket brain.

09.2011 - 07-2012 Follow-up -funding by the department of Zoology at the University of Cambridge and the British science foundation BBSRC to continue the successful ongoing research.

University assistant position at the Karl-Franzens-University in Graz:

10.2012 – 09.2017 Research on signal detection and pattern recognition in sympatrically communicating katydid species as well as teaching in several practicals.

Languages: Perfect German and Greek, fluent English

Computer skills: Excel, Power Point, Cool Edit, Spike 2, Neurolab, Photoshop 

Awards and achievements:

March 2013: Award for the best publication 2012 by INGE St. in Austria

May 2009: “Newton International fellowship” Grant by the Royal Society in the UK

Dr. Konstantinos Kostarakos


Universitätsplatz 2 A-8010 Graz
Telefon:+43 (0)316 380 - 5614


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