Evy Bashiardes

Assistant Professor

Current Position

Associate Scientist, Department of Cardiovascular Genetics and the Laboratory of Forensic Genetics

Assistant Professor

The Cyprus Institute of Neurology & Genetics


Research Interests

Dr Bashiardes is involved in the research interests of the Department relating to cardiovascular genetics and forensic genetics. Her current main research focus in the field of cardiovascular research is on thoracic aortic aneurysms. Serum samples from patients with thoracic aortic aneurysms as well as excised aneurysmal tissue samples are being interrogated, through transcriptomic and proteomic analysis. Any unique patterns of vascular-derived molecules that are identified are further studied in the context of serving as sensitive and specific markers of thoracic aortic aneurysm development. In the forensic genetics context, she is undertaking phylogenetic studies related to the genetic ancestry of the Cypriot population through the analysis of lineage markers. She was a founding member of the Cyprus Society of Human Genetics in 2004 and has served as elected member of its board of directors.



Dr Evy Bashiardes holds a BSc degree in Genetics and a MPhil in Environmental Engineering and Genetics from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne (UK). She was employed at the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics in 1992. Since 1996 she has been a member of The Laboratory of Forensic Genetics and actively involved in establishing DNA-based typing methodologies to study evidence from civil, criminal, mass disaster and missing persons investigations. While working in the Laboratory of Forensic Genetics, she enrolled in a PhD program with Imperial College School of Medicine to pursue her developing interest in cardiovascular genetics. She successfully completed her thesis work and was awarded her Doctorate in 2005.


Selected Publications:

  • MicroRNAs as possible biomarkers for screening of aortic aneurysms: a systematic review and validation study. Moushi A, Michailidou K, Soteriou M, Cariolou M, Bashiardes E. Biomarkers. 2018 Jan 15:1-12.
  • Heraclides A, Bashiardes E, Fernández-Domínguez E, Bertoncini S, Chimonas M, Christofi V, King J, Budowle B, Manoli P, Cariolou MA. Y-chromosomal analysis of Greek Cypriots reveals a primarily common pre-Ottoman paternal ancestry with Turkish Cypriots. PLoS One. 2017 Jun 16;12(6) 
  • Manoli P, Antoniou A, Bashiardes E, Xenophontos S, Photiades M, Stribley V, Mylona M, Demetriou C, Cariolou MA. Sex-specific age association with primary DNA transfer. Int J Legal Med. 2016 Jan;130(1):103-12
  • Loizidou MA, Cariolou MA, Neuhausen SL, Newbold RF, Bashiardes E, Marcou Y, Michael T, Daniel M, Kakouri E, Papadopoulos P, Malas S, Hadjisavvas A, Kyriacou K. Genetic variation in genes interacting with BRCA1/2 and risk of breast cancer in the Cypriot population. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2009 Aug 28.
  • Cariolou MA, Manoli P, Demetriou N, Bashiardes E, Karagrigoriou A, Budowle B. Allele distribution of 15 STR loci used for human identity purposes in the Greek Cypriot population of the island of Cyprus. Forensic Sci Int. 2006 Dec 1;164(1):75-8.
  • Nicolaides AN, Kakkos SK, Griffin M, Geroulakos G, Bashardi E. Ultrasound plaque characterisation, genetic markers and risks. Pathophysiol Haemost Thromb. 2002 Sep-Dec;32(5-6):371-7. Review.
  • Miltiadous G, Hatzivassiliou M, Bashiardes E, Bairaktari E, Cariolou MA, Elisaf M. Genetic polymorphisms of the apolipoprotein A-IV in a Greek population and their relation to plasma lipid and lipoprotein levels. Clin Genet. 2002 Sep;62(3):208-13.
  • E. Bashiardes, P. Manoli, B. Budowle, M.A. Cariolou. Data on nine STR loci used for forensic and paternity testing in the Greek Cypriot population of Cyprus. Forensic Sci Int. 2001; 123(2-3):225-6.
  • M.A. Cariolou, P. Manoli, M. Christoforou, E. Bashiardes, A. Karagrigoriou, and B. Budowle.  Greek Cypriot Allele and Genotype Frequencies of Amplitype® PM-DQA1 and D1S80 loci.  Journal of Forensic Science, Vol.43 - No.3, May 1998.
  • C. Constantinou Deltas, E. Bashiardes, P.C. Patsalis, M. Hadjimarcou, P.M. Kroisel, P.A. Ioannou, A.D. Roses and J.E. Lee. Complete coding sequence, exon/intron arrangement and chromosome location of ZNF45, a KRAB-domain-containing gene.  Cytogenet Cell Genet, Vol. 75, pp. 230-233, 1996.
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