Neurology Clinic A

Overview

Neurology Clinic A is predominantly involved with the clinical and laboratory evaluation (muscle and nerve biopsies)  of patients  with an emphasis on neuromuscular disorders such as, myopathies, motor neuron disease and neuropathies. The Clinic also  has an interest in  multiple sclerosis, neurodegenerative and neurogenetic disorders. Since 2002, a  Familial Amyloidosis neuropathy clinic takes place  once a month where a multidisciplinary service is offered.Neurology Clinic A is predominantly involved with the clinical and laboratory evaluation (muscle and nerve biopsies)  of patients  with an emphasis on neuromuscular disorders such as, myopathies, motor neuron disease and neuropathies. The Clinic also  has an interest in  multiple sclerosis, neurodegenerative and neurogenetic disorders. Since 2002, a  Familial Amyloidosis neuropathy clinic takes place  once a month where a multidisciplinary service is offered.

 

 

Developmental and Functional Genetics Group

The Developmental and Functional Genetics Group (DFGG) is a fully research-oriented research group combining both basic science research projects with postgraduate education and training. The DFGG carries out research on embryonic brain and spinal cord development using mouse genetic models. In particular, the Group is studying a family of genetic factors that play a crucial role in the decision of neural stem cells to differentiate into specialized cells of the Central Nervous System. Understanding how these decisions are made is crucial, since the ultimate aim is to develop strategies to treat patients with neurodegenerative disorders using stem cell therapy. 

The DFGG, in collaboration with the Clinical Genetics Clinic, is carrying out research to identify genes/mutations associated with very rare inherited diseases such as Microphthalmia and other eye diseases. The goal is to make available genetic tools for better diagnosis and management of these diseases, while at the same time assist the affected families to make more informed decisions about future family planning. 
The educational activities of the Group include teaching in the MSc postgraduate course in Neuroscience for the MSc/PhD programmes of the Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine and supervision/mentoring of MSc and PhD students.
 

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