Cyprus Workshop On Microbiome

The Biological Society of Cyprus will be holding a Workshop on the Microbiome on 16 February 2019 at the University of Nicosia. The program of the workshop is shown below:


Program of Cyprus Workshop on Microbiome

(1) An application to the FEBS Science and Society Committee to hold the workshop under its auspices was sent in October. (2) Applications to the Minister of Education and Culture and the Minister of Health of the Republic of Cyprus to hold the Workshop under their auspices will be sent in November.

Organiser: Biological Society of Cyprus, a FEBS constituent society in cooperation with the (a) The FEBS Science and Society Committee, (b) University of Nicosia, Medical School

Date: Saturday afternoon, 16 February 2019

Venue: Cine Studio, University of Nicosia, Nicosia, Cyprus


Details, Speakers

Title of Speech




Session A


Panel of chairpersons

Prof. Constantinos Deltas, University of Cyprus

Dr Myrtani Pieri, University of Nicosia, Cyprus ambassador for FEBS Education Committee

Mikis Hadjineophytou, President of Biological Society of Cyprus


Dr Pavlos Neophytou

European Specialist in Laboratory Medicine, Nicosia, Cyprus

Laboratory tests for unhealthy microbiome with special reference to vaginal and urethral samples


Dr George Potamites

Medical Gastroenterologist, Nicosia, Cyprus

Microbiome and diseases of the gastrointestinal tract


Coffee break

Session B


Panel of chairpersons

Dr Pavlos Neophytou, Mendel Center for Biomedical Sciences, Cyprus Representative at FEBS Council

Prof. Ioannis Patrikios, Dean of the Medical School, European University, Cyprus

Dr Fr. Demetrios Mappouras, Vice-president of Biological Society of Cyprus, Inspector of Biology at the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture


Ceremony with short addresses by:

1. President of Biological Society of Cyprus (17.00-17.05)

2. Dean or Vice-dean of the Medical School, University of Nicosia (17.05-17.10)

3. Representative of FEBS Science and Society Committee (17.10-17.20)

4. Minister of Education and Culture (17.20-17.25)

5. Minister of Health (17.25-17.30)


Prof. Mike Curtis,

King’s College London Dental Institute, London, U.K.

The oral microbiome: stability, variation and benefits


Prof. Minas Yiangou

Immunologist, Molecular Biologist, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Microbiome: symbiosis, dysbiosis and anabiosis


Closing, hand out participation certificates


Dinner at a restaurant (to be announced)

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