Institute for Mediterranean Studies

Manolis Ladoukakis

Faculty Member
Dept. of Biology, University of Crete
Department of Linguistics

Manolis Ladoukakis received his Bachelor in Biology from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Biology and his M.Sc. in Marine Biology from the Department of Biology, University of Crete, Greece. He received his Ph.D. from the same Department.  He worked as a Marie Curie Post -doctoral fellow at the Centre for the Study of Evolution, University of Sussex, UK, and as a visiting Lecturer at the School of Life Sciences, University of Sussex, UK. He was elected in 2007 as a Lecturer at the Department of Biology, University of Crete, Greece. Currently, he has been elected Associate Professor at the same Department. In 2015 he worked at the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, RI, USA as a Fulbright fellow. He teaches the “Evolution” and the “Molecular Evolution” courses at the Department of Biology, and he participates in other undergraduate and postgraduate courses. His research interests regard the evolution of the inheritance and recombination of mitochondrial DNA and the co-evolution of nuclear and mitochondrial genomes. He is also interested in the factors that determine the structure of microbial communities. Further, he works on the extension of the evolutionary theory in other evolvable systems beyond organisms, such as microbial communities (in collaboration with ecologists) and languages (in collaboration with linguists). His research has been published in several journals such as Molecular Biology and Evolution, PLoS Biology, Trends in Ecology and Evolution, Molecular Ecology and others. He has participated in several research projects.