Christina Papageorgopoulou received her PhD from the University of Basel. In addition to teaching at the University of Basel, she has worked as a research assistant at the University of Zurich's Institute of Anatomy and with various archaeological institutes both in Greece and in Switzerland. Christina is currently an Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral fellow in the Palaeogenetics workgroup of the Johannes Gutenberg-University in Mainz. In March 2012 she began an assistant professorship in the Department of History and Ethnology of the Demokritus Univeristy of Thrace. Her main interests and publications concern new methods in palaeopathology, variability in human growth and development, and the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition in southeastern Europe.