Establishment of a Translational Facility


CING is proud to announce that following the success of two major research applications, it has been able to secure more than 1,200,000 euros. This money has been used to establish a Translational Facility which is the first of its kind in Cyprus and which will operate as a core facility for our country. The facility will be equipped with state of the art and advanced equipment for carrying out analysis of DNA and proteins in patient samples. The new facility will consist of a genomics platform for advanced Next Generation sequencing analysis, as well as two proteomic platforms for carrying out protein analysis. Both types of analyses are very important for diagnosing patients who suffer from complex genetic diseases and until today remain undiagnosed. In addition these platforms are essential for advancing our research efforts in new areas such as discovering new biomarkers and new molecular causes for complex diseases.

Το ΙΝΓΚ ανακοινώνει με ιδιαίτερη ικανοποίηση, ότι μετά την επιτυχή κατάληξη δύο ξεχωριστών ανταγωνιστικών ερευνητικών προγραμμάτων, έχει κατορθώσει να αντλήσει €1,200,000 σε χρηματοδοτήσεις. Αυτές οι χορηγίες έχουν επενδυθεί για την εγκαθίδρυση μιας πρωτοποριακής υποδομής για τη διεξαγωγή Μεταφραστικής έρευνας στον τόπο μας. Είναι η πρώτη φορά που οργανώνεται στην Κύπρο μια τέτοιου είδους υποδομή η οποία θα λειτουργεί ως Κοινωφελής Υποδομή και θα εξυπηρετεί τις ανάγκες πολλών ερευνητικών ομάδων στην χώρα μας. Η υποδομή θα αποτελείται από σύγχρονο εξοπλισμό με τεχνολογία αιχμής που θα μπορεί να διεξάγει αναλύσεις υψηλής ευκρίνειας. Η νέα αυτή υποδομή θα αποτελείται από έναν αυτόματο γενετικό αναλυτή DNA νέας γενεάς (Next Generation Sequencer) για την ανάλυση DNA και από δύο μηχανήματα τύπου Φασματομετρίας Μάζας για τη διεξαγωγή αναλύσεων σε πρωτεΐνες. Ο πιο πάνω εξοπλισμός θα συμβάλει σημαντικά στη διάγνωση πολλών ασθενών που υποφέρουν από περίπλοκες ασθένειες. Στο παρόν στάδιο πολλοί ασθενείς παραμένουν χωρίς διάγνωση, λόγω έλλειψης της απαιτούμενης τεχνολογίας ανά το παγκόσμιο. Επιπρόσθετα η χρήση αυτού του εξοπλισμού θα ενδυναμώσει τις ερευνητικές προσπάθειες των επιστημόνων και ιατρών και θα συμβάλει στην άντληση επιπρόσθετων ερευνητικών κονδυλίων.

Title of Research Project / Τίτλος ερευνητικού έργου

Title of Research Project: Establishment of a Translational Facility at CING The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics (CING) is pleased to announce, that it has managed to gain €1,200,000 from two separate competitive research funds. This money has been invested in establishing a new state-of-the-art facility at CING which is called Translational Facility. It is the first time that such a ...

Description / Περιγραφή

State-of-the-art-equipment The new facility will consist of a high throughput DNA analyzer (Next Generation Sequencer), for the analysis of DNA and two Mass Spectrometer Platforms, for carrying out analysis of proteins. The combined use of the above equipment will contribute to the diagnosis of many patients who suffer from complex disorders such as neurological disorders, diabetes, congenital ...

Bilateral Activities

A number of bilateral activities, Between CING and organisations in Norway , are taking place in this project. These activities are financially supported by the Office of the Directorate General for the European Programmes, Coordination and Development of the Republic of Cyprus.   Visit to Oslo, December 2015. Drs K.Kyriacou and R. Christodoulou, visited the Bionformatics Center in ...

Funding / Χρηματοδότηση

Funding / Χρηματοδότηση The Establishment of the Translational Facility is financially supported by:  The Norway Grants through the Directorate General for European Programmes, Coordination and Development of the Republic of Cyprus.  The Project NEW INFRASTRUCTURE/NEKYP/0311/17 which is co-financed by the European Regional Development fund and the ...

Contact Us / Επικοινωνήστε μαζί μας

For further information please contact / Για περισσότερες πληροφορίες: Professor K. Kyriacou, PhD Dean of the Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine Head, EM/Molecular Pathology Department Tel. 22393631 Email: kyriacos@cing.ac.cy Professor K. Christodoulou, ...

Inauguration Ceremony

  Installation of the Translational Facility, January 2014 Training by specialist engineers on the applications of the Translational Facility, March 2014   ...

Services / Projects

The facility supports basic and clinical research programs by performing mass spectrometry-based analyses of proteins and peptides (identification and quantification) as well as small molecule identification/quantification.

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