Sam Topalidis has extensively researched the history and culture of Pontos, Asia Minor and the Caucasus since 2000.  He has published numerous well-researched and well-referenced articles on Pontos all of which are located on the PontosWorld website as well as other Pontic websites and blogs. He is also the author of his own family story, A Pontic Greek History which includes a summary of the history of Pontos. Sam has a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree and a Masters of Science degree.