Dr Nikolas Mastroyiannopoulos, Chief Scientist, Ex-Officio NBRI member
Dr. Nikolas Mastroyiannopoulos has extensive experience and a doctorate in Molecular and Cellular Biology. He also has a degree in Biomedical Sciences. He has been working at the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics from 2006 and in 2012, he was appointed Lecturer and later Assistant Professor at the Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine (CSMM). Dr. Mastroyiannopoulos has been working in various basic and translational biomedical research projects with academic and commercial value for over 15 years. His research focused on developing Gene Therapeutic approaches for Muscular Dystrophies and genetic heart disorders. He has established national and international collaborations with various academic and research institutions around the world, as well as a solid publication record with several peer-review publications and book chapters with considerable citations. Dr. Mastroyiannopoulos has attracted a number of grants in his field as principal investigator or collaborator from National and international funding bodies as well as private initiatives. He has also served as an Elected Board Member of the Cyprus Society of Human Genetics as well as a national representative in a number of European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) actions. On March 4th, 2020 Dr. Mastroyiannopoulos was appointed Chief Scientist of Research and Innovation by H.E. the President of the Republic of Cyprus and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Research and Innovation Foundation. Dr. Mastroyiannopoulos was also appointed as a board member of the JRC Board of Governors, the National Board of Research and Innovation and Chairman of the Ministerial Committee for Research and Innovation.