Georgia Institute Of Technology
Dr. Kostas Konstantinidis is the Maulding Fellow Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the School of Biological Sciences at Georgia Tech. He earned his BS (1999) in Agricultural Sciences from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and his PhD (2004) from the Center for Microbial Ecology at Michigan State University, under the supervision of James Tiedje. Prior to joining the faculty at Georgia Tech, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT under the supervision of Ed DeLong. He develops bioinformatics approaches and algorithms and wet-lab omics techniques, and applies them to understand important questions in evolution and ecology of microbial systems and/or provide biotechnological solutions. He has published 113 papers in these areas, 12 in PNAS alone, and received several international distinctions and awards for his work, including the 2010 International Skerman Award from the World Federation for Culture Collections, and a 2014 Kavli Frontier Fellowship. His bioinformatics approaches are available for online analysis of microbial genome and metagenome data through the lab webserver, which receives >3,000 visitors each month.