Giulia Faravelli

Postdoc, University of Pavia

Alexander Röntgen

PhD Student, University of Cambridge

Myrtani PIeri

Assistant Professor, University of Nicosia


PhD, Ege University

Nanotechnology, drug delivery systems, biosensors, chromatography, advanced materials characterization

Nectarios Nicolaou

Clinical Laboratory Scientist - Special Teaching Staff, Vioanalysis Medical Diagnostic Center - Frederick University

I am active in the field of Clinical Biosciences for over fifteen years. I began my studies at Intercollege, Nicosia, Cyprus and the University of Indianapolis, USA, achieving a Diploma in Pre-Medicine. Subsequently, I studied at Kingston University, London, UK and obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Biochemistry in 2006. Returning to Cyprus, I joined the newly established Aretaeio Hospital in Nicosia, as a member of the Clinical Laboratory. While there, I was accepted as a postgraduate student in Immunology and Immunogenetics at the University of Manchester, UK. Focusing my research interest on the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases, I investigated the changes of the levels of two adipokines, leptin and adiponectin, as well as their potential use as inflammatory markers in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis. As of October 2019, I am a doctoral student at the Department of Pharmacy, School of Health Sciences, Frederick University, Nicosia, Cyprus, aiming to investigate and evaluate various biological molecules as potential diagnostic factors in different pathological conditions. I am a Chartered Biologist (CBiol) and Member of the Royal Society of Biology (MRSB) as well as a member of the Biological Society of Cyprus where I sit on the Health Committee. In addition, I am a member of the Biochemical Society, participating in the Early Career Researcher (ECR) Taskforce, the British Society for Immunology, the Institute of Biomedical Science, the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, the Microbiology Society, the Hellenic Society of Immunology, the Society of Biological Sciences in Cyprus and the Cyprus Association of Clinical Laboratory Directors, Biomedical and Clinical Laboratory Scientists. As of October 2015, I collaborate with Frederick University in Nicosia as Special Teaching Staff for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes on the topics of Clinical Biochemistry and Immunology.

Isabel Varela Nieto

Research Professor, CSIC

Dr. Isabel Varela-Nieto graduated and earned her doctorate in Chemistry, Biochemistry Section, at the University Complutense of Madrid (Spain). She has been a visiting guest scientist at the Medical Schools of Uppsala (FEBS Fellow, Sweden) and San Diego (MEC Sabbatical, USA). She is Professor of Research at the CSIC and group leader at the CIBER of rare diseases (CIBERER, ISCIII) in Madrid. From the early 1990s she has been studying hearing neurobiology and IGF-1 actions. She was the first Chair of the SEBBM Science for Society working group with which she actively collaborates, and member of the FEBS Network working group. She is currently the president of the SEBBM, a member of the FEBS Science and Society Committee and of the ISC Finances Committee.