Message by the Dean of the
Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine
Professor Leonidas A. Phylactou, PhD
An Exciting and Successful Start to Our School!
Dear prospective student,
We are already in the first year of the Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine (CSMM)! Things are going very well and students are busy and focused on their lectures, tutorials and research projects. I foresee a successful academic year and I can assure you that the whole faculty and support staff are working towards excellence, as promised!
The CSMM, a School of the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics has been created to provide students with a unique environment for Master’s and Doctoral studies in biomedical sciences. The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics is a Center of Excellence in basic and applied research in biomedical and clinical sciences which aims to combine services, research and education in a way to produce novel knowledge in biology and diseases and upgrade the quality of life of people. Several research peer-reviewed publications come to light every year from our Institute reporting the novel findings of our research.
The Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine is functioning as a catalyst towards the aims of our Institute and to give our students unique education in the areas of neurology, genetics and biomedical sciences. Our innovative Molecular Medicine and Medical Genetics MSc and PhD programs cover a wide spectrum of interesting disciplines and are organized around taught courses and research in our highly specialized laboratories. Masters programs are intensive and last for 12 months during which students attend lectures and carry out a research or library project.
Taught courses are also offered to PhD students in the first year together with a lab rotation which gives them a glimpse of research at our Institute and helps them to apply for the research project of their choice. Students then focus on their research thesis for the next 3 years prior to their thesis defense. I invite you to get in touch with our faculty and staff about the curricula, the research activities and the prospects of learning Molecular Medicine and Medical Genetics at CSMM. Our goal is to produce competitive scientists and upgrade the quality of life through your research!
Professor Leonidas A. Phylactou, BSc, PhD
Professor Leonidas A. Phylactou is the first Dean of the Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine. The Dean of the School has the academic responsibility of the CSMM. Moreover, he chairs the Academic and Disciplinary Committees of the School.