Neurology Clinic E
Neurology Clinic E provides tertiary medical care to patients with various neurological disorders, focusing on neuromuscular (myasthenia gravis, peripheral neuropathies and myopathies, motor neuron disease), neurogenetic and other degenerative, autoimmune and demyelinating disorders of the peripheral and central nervous system. The Clinic also participates in the provision of specialized electrodiagnostic services (electromyography and nerve conduction studies) in the EMG lab. Clinic E includes the Neuroscience Laboratory mainly involved in translational neurological research, as well as the CING Mouse Facility, which serves as national core faciltiy providing services to researchers from CING and other institutions.
The research group of the Neuroscience Laboratory has been established in 2003 with the mission to develop internationally competitive basic and translational research projects focusing on disease models for neurological disorders in order to identify new therapeutic possibilities. We focus on disease models for inherited neuropathies and demyelinating CNS and PNS disorders. We also investigate the mechanisms of other neuromuscular disorders such as neuromyotonia and muscular dystrophy, as well as examine the role of gap junctions in demyelinating pathology, including Multiple Sclerosis. All research activities of the neuroscience laboratory have been funded exclusively by external competitive grants.
TRANSGENIC MOUSE FACILITY:
The Transgenic Mouse Facility (TMF) is a core facility of the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics and is located in the basement of the CING building. The facility is approved and funded by the Cyprus Government.