Biomedical Sciences

Biochemical Genetics Department

Biochemical Genetics Department

The Department of Biochemical Genetics (BG) at the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics (CING) was established in 1990 with the goal of becoming the reference centre in Cyprus for the laboratory investigation and monitoring of inherited metabolic disorders (inborn errors of metabolism). Approximately 1000 inborn errors of metabolism (IEM) have been identified to date and new ones are ...

Department of Cardiovascular Genetics and the Laboratory of Forensic Genetics

Department of Cardiovascular Genetics and the Laboratory of Forensic Genetics

The Cardiovascular Genetics Department (CGVFG) of the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics (CING) is involved in studies aimed towards the understanding of the role of genetics, epigenetics and other factors that affect the expression of genes in the development of cardiovascular conditions in Cyprus.  The Laboratory of Forensic Genetics (LabFoG) of the CING uses state of the art ...

Cytogenetics and Genomics Department

Cytogenetics and Genomics Department

The Department of Cytogenetics and Genomics at the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics (CING) was established in 1993 with the goals to promote and pursue clinical services, to develop research programs in the area of genetics, to foster pre- and post-graduate education and to function as a referring Cytogenetics Laboratory in Cyprus and the region.   Since 1998, the department and ...

Electron Microscopy and Molecular Pathology Department

Electron Microscopy and Molecular Pathology Department

The department of Electron Microscopy/Molecular Pathology operates the only electron microscope available in Cyprus and provides a spectrum of diagnostic services which are based on two main laboratory disciplines. The first one is based on histopathology and is concerned with the examination of biopsies with the electron microscope. This service provides additional diagnostic histopathological ...

Molecular Genetics, Function & Therapy Department

Molecular Genetics, Function & Therapy Department

The mission of the department is to diagnose and study diseases and develop potentially therapeutic strategies against them by using molecular biology and genetic approaches.   The department aims to carry out research, services and education in specific biomedical areas in order to achieve its mission in accordance with the wider mission of the CING. The current objectives of the ...

Molecular Genetics Thalassaemia Department

Molecular Genetics Thalassaemia Department

MISSION The mission of the Department is to function as a reference centre in the areas of haemoglobinopathies and provide specialized diagnostic services, advanced education and research. OBJECTIVES 1. Provision of specialised diagnostic services, mainly in the areas of haemoglobinopathies and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. 2. Prenatal molecular diagnosis for β-thalassaemia, α-thalassaemia and ...

Molecular Virology Department

Molecular Virology Department

The department of Molecular Virology offers diagnostic services for the detection of neurotropic viruses such as Herpesviruses and Enteroviruses. Viruses are detected primarily by using high quality serology methods that define specific antibodies against HSV1, HSV2, EBV, CMV, VZV, Adenoviruses, Parvoviruses and Enteroviruses, in the human serum. Taking into consideration the clinical symptoms ...

Neurogenetics Department

Neurogenetics Department

The Neurogenetics Department provides diagnostic services for neurogenetic and other hereditary diseases prevalent in Cyprus and neighbouring countries. These include mutation detection, linkage analysis, carrier detection and prenatal diagnosis. The department has created and is in charge of the genetic registry of the Institute. The staff works closely with clinical neurologists, ...

Translational Genetics Team

Translational Genetics Team

The Translational Genetics Team has been operating since May 2012, and was officially established as an independent department in March 2013. The group provides specialized genetic research in the fast growing field of non-invasive prenatal diagnosis and fetal genetic analysis, while delivering educational services in the context of the Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine. The group utilizers a ...

Bioinformatics Group

Bioinformatics Group

The Cyprus Institute of Neurology & Genetics has established the 1st Chair of Bioinformatics in Cyprus through a European H2020 ERA Chair grant (BIORISE, 2015-2020). The establishment of the Bioinformatics ERA Chair has attracted talented scientists in the modern fields of informatics in medicine and biology. The new Bioinformatics Group has started working in collaboration with all CING ...


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