Dr. Ioannou graduated from the Prague Conservatory (DiS) and Charles University in Prague (BA, MA), where he studied Music Education and Instrumental Teaching (viola). Subsequently, he completed further postgraduate studies in the field of Neuropsychology of Music at Goldsmiths, University of London (MSc) and finally he completed his doctoral thesis at the Institute of Music Physiology and Musicians’ Medicine as a PhD student of the Centre for Systems Neuroscience Hannover, Germany. Currently he works at the Institute of Music Physiology and Musicians’ Medicine as a postdoctoral researcher. His research interests concern the application of preventing strategies in music education and instrument didactics, motor control, playing-related musculoskeletal problems and their association to various psychological factors and the diagnosis and treatment of focal dystonia in musicians. Findings of his research have been so far published in several international scientific journals and books. The last years, Dr. Ioannou presented his work at several universities and numerous international conferences in the USA, Germany, Slovenia, Brazil, United Kingdom, Canada, Greece, Cyprus, Czech Republic and Azerbaijan. Currently he is lecturing at the Hanover University of Music and at the Neuroscience Centre of Hanover. He is an active member of the German and the Czech Society of Music Physiology and Musicians' Medicine.