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I am a researcher at the University of Geneva (Section of Biology and IUFE), currently working on projects relevant to the teaching and the public understanding of genetics.

At the Section of Biology I am teaching the course « Biologie et Société », and I am also serving as an academic advisor for the reform of the undergraduate curriculum and for questions related to teaching and learning biology. At the University Teacher Training Institute (IUFE) I am teaching several classes to secondary science teachers.

I am the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Science & Education (Springer), the official journal of IHPST, and the Editor of the Springer book series "Science: Philosophy, History and Education

My book Understanding Evolution (Cambridge University Press 2014) was selected as a 2015 Choice Outstanding Academic Title. I am currently writing a new book, also for Cambridge University Press, titled Making Sense of Genes, which will be published in 2017.

Another area of research interests concerns the teaching of biology and the teaching of the nature of science in the context of the history and philosophy of science. I have edited a book (Springer 2013) in which philosophers of science draw implications from their work for biology education. The title is The Philosophy of Biology: a Companion for Educators.

I have co-edited with Ron Numbers a book, titled “Newton's Apple and Other Myths about Science” and published by Harvard University Press, in which expert historians debunk popular myths from the history of science.

For an overview of my publications, see my Google Scholar profile.

I have served as Book Review Editor of the research journal Science & Education (Springer), Adjunct Instructor at the Department of Mathematics and Science Education of Illinois Institute of Technology and coordinator for science education for grades K-6 as well as member of the Department of Educational Research and Development of Geitonas School, in Greece, where I also taught biology and nature of science to secondary school and IB DP students.

You can contact me at Kostas.Kampourakis@unige.ch