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Dr. Stefania Kapsetaki

Dr. Kapsetaki obtained her Diploma in Piano Performance and Harmony (1st Hons) at the Minoan Conservatory of Music. As a classical pianist, she has performed in over 160 concerts and enjoys studying our nature with an interdisciplinary lens. Her BSc (1st) at the University of Crete focused on molecular biology, her Master's and PhD at the University of Oxford focused on the evolution of multicellularity, while her postdoctoral fellowship at Arizona State University focused on cancer across species. Her articles have appeared in Nature Communications, EvolutionEvolutionary Ecology Research, and other journals. She has presented in over 70 conferences/invited talks/TV/radio, and in 2022 she was an invited TEDx speaker. She has received over 50 honours & awards, including being a Finalist in the 2020 World Science Summit Breakthroughs of the year.

Games between the known and the unknown
- Stefania -

A cell culture, with a global perspective in science and the arts. 

Through art, I appreciate that every field is a struggle. Things don’t come easy.

One has to dig deep to realise One thing I know, that I don’t know a thing (Plato).

- Stefania -


​The book covers are drawings/photos from my collection "μη μου τους κύκλους τάραττε".

Through poetry, I gradually realise the value and depth of every single word, gap,

comma, and full stop. Every single signal, as illustrated in Bob Dylan’s Blowin’ in the wind

- Stefania -

“Science advances due to motivated people like you.”


“The entire lecture was extremely well explained.”

“Outstanding! When/where is her next presentation?”

“Since my background is in biology, this was a fascinating presentation.  The speaker was outstanding as all terms were accurately explained using audience-appropriate terminology.”

“Excellent pacing/pausing”

“The lecture was memorable and entirely fascinating!”

“Αυτό που κάνεις δεν πρέπει να μείνει στους τοίχους της Κρήτης.”


"άλλη μια δυνατή αντιπροσώπευση του απείρου της ψυχής και του φορίου της, που είναι το σώμα μας. Το βρίσκω εξαιρετικό"

“Πίσω από δύο ταλαντούχα παιδιά, κοπέλες πια, είναι σημαντικό και σπουδαίο το ότι υπάρχουν δύο γονείς που στηρίζουν και πιστεύουν στις δυνάμεις των παιδιών τους. Χαίρομαι που υπάρχουν τέτοιες οικογένειες. Τα θερμά μου συγχαρητήρια και εύχομαι καλή συνέχεια, πάντα με υγεία!”

"Σε συγχαίρω για τη χθεσινή σου παρουσίαση!

¨Ήσουν εξαιρετική! Μπράβο! 

Αμεση, επικοινωνιακή και απολύτως κατανοητή σε εμάς τους

έχοντες παντελή άγνοια του αντικειμένου σου.

¨Οσο για το πιάνο...Τί να πω! Με  εντυπωσιάσατε κι οι δύο πάρα πολύ!”

“Χάρηκα ιδιαιτέρως με εσένα Στέφη διότι το παίξιμό σου είναι πλέον σολιστικό!! 

 Ο ήχος σου είναι σαφώς ωριμότερος συγκριτικά με τα προηγούμενα χρόνια.

 Μπράβο που συνεχίζεις την προσπάθειά σου σε συνδυασμό με τις σπουδές σου! 

"...despite the injury in Stephanie’s hand she left us speechless with the piece she performed."

"I am so grateful to Stephanie for such truly wonderful, inspired and inspirational playing, and for such a glorious programme: a spectacular musical occasion to inaugurate our newly restored Steinway, and to hear the piano in such an amazing array of textures and sonorities. Thank you indeed, and huge congratulations!"


“Stephanie! That was the most beautiful lunch hour ever - thank you for inviting me.  What talented pianists you are, that was so lovely.  How special to have a sister that you can play like that with.

Please let me know if you do anything like that again, particularly at the weekend so that I could bring my daughters.  That was great.

And now back to reality again ......”

Comments above are from my university professors and advisors, teachers in music, audience members, and celebrities. More details in CV.

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