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An evolutionary biologists interested on interplay between genetics, selection and environmental variation from level of genes and individuals to populations and species. Particularly intrigued by relative roles of selection, drift and environmental variation contributing to population differentiation. Fond of natural history and biogeography, especially those of vertebrates.
My review profile is more or less complete from early 2015 onwards (review record before that fragmented and incomplete).
Dr José Derraik was born in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), but moved to New Zealand in 1995. José has a very broad academic background, with a BSc and MSc in Ecology from the University of Otago (New Zealand), and a PhD in Public Health (University of Otago). His MSc examined invertebrate biodiversity in human-modified habitats. His PhD focused on vector ecology, more precisely on mosquitoes in New Zealand and how the threat of a mosquito-borne disease outbreak has been affected by ongoing anthropogenic environmental change. José then worked as a Senior Advisor for MAF Biosecurity NZ, where he provided expert advice to the NZ government on biosecurity threats to human health.
In 2008, José joined the Liggins Institute (University of Auckland) where he has been working on paediatric research, as well as on a number of clinical trials in adolescents and adults at risk of metabolic disease. His research focuses primarily on the long-term effects of early life events (such as preterm or post-term birth) in childhood. However, José has recently been appointed as an honorary research associate at Uppsala University in Sweden, where alongside his Swedish colleagues he has been examining also the long-term effects of early life events in adulthood.
Lastly, José is currently involved in a large multi-institutional project (A Better Start) in New Zealand, with a leading role in a number of studies aiming to predict, prevent, and mitigate childhood obesity in the country.
My research interests include mechanisms that promote phenotypic variation as well as potential for and constraints on adaptation, framing those questions at the edge between evolutionary and conservation biology.
I work mostly on birds, but sometimes stray out to collaborate on Drosophila.
Papadakis Raffaello was born in Heraklion Crete. He holds a Chemical Engineering Diploma and a PhD Degree in the field of Physical Organic Chemistry both from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece (NTUA).
He obtained after written examinations an IKY Scholarship and started his PhD under the supervision of Professor Dr. A. Tsolomitis in NTUA. There he worked on the Design, Synthesis, and Characterization of novel Molecular Switches and Sensors. Both Organic (Heterocyclic) and Coordination Complexes were studied. Emphasis was given on the development of novel medium responsive compounds which could serve as probes of solvent polarity (dipolarity/polarizability as well as Hydrogen Bond Donor / Lewis acidity and Hydrogen Bond Acceptor / Lewis Basicity). He also designed and prepared a family of novel medium responsive Charge Transfer Complexes which he studied experimentally and computationally.
After Finishing his PhD, Dr. Papadakis moved to France where he worked as a Post-Doctoral researcher in the Institute of Molecular Sciences of Marseille, France (CNRS/ Aix-Marseille University) under the Supervision of Dr. T. Tron. Main focus was the design and synthesis of water oxidation catalysts. He there managed to synthesize and solve the structure of 20 novel copper mono-, bi-, and polynuclear complexes and emphasized on the use of suitable oxidizable copper ligands and furthermore studied the copper mediated ligand oxidation, with water acting as the oxygen source.
He subsequently moved to the Department of Chemistry - BMC, Uppsala University, in the group of Dr. H. Ottosson where he worked as a Wenner-Gren funded postodoctoral researcher focusing on Excited State aromaticity/antiaromaticity. Later on he moved to the Department of Chemistry - Ångström, Uppsala University and obtained an ÅForsk grant targeted to research related to graphene photochemical functionalization. He is the author/coauthor of 17 scientific papers and has served as a referee for various peer reviewed scientific journals in the filed of Organic & Physical Chemistry.