George M. Spyrou

Bioinformatics European Research Area Chair,
Head of the Bioinformatics Department
Professor, CSMM


Current Position

Bioinformatics European Area Chair and Department Head,
Bioinformatics Department, The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics
CING Postgraduate School


Research Interests

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Prof. George M. Spyrou is the Bioinformatics European Research Area Chair Holder and the Head of the Bioinformatics Department at the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics. He holds a BSc on Physics, an MSc on Medical Physics and an MSc on Bioinformatics as well. During his PhD he worked on algorithms and simulations focusing on breast cancer imaging. At the very beginning of the Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens (BRFAA), Dr. Spyrou was selected to drive and supervise the design and development of the whole informatics infrastructure at BRFAA, being appointed as a Staff Research Scientist of level B (Associate Professor Level) and promoted to Staff Research Scientist (Level A – Professor Level) at BRFAA in 2007 after successful evaluation. Since 2001 and for over 10 years he worked on the strategic plan and implementation of IT development at BRFAA, holding also the position of the Head of the Department of Informatics and New Technologies of BRFAA. In parallel, he was organizing his research group and was running his own research on bioinformatics and medical informatics. For the years 2009-2016 he was coordinating a full semester course (Simulation Methods in Medicine and Biology) in the Postgraduate Program “Information Technologies in Medicine and Biology” (in both directions: Bioinformatics and Medical Informatics) at the University of Athens.  In 2016 he accepted the offer for the position of the Bioinformatics European Research Area Chair Holder at CING. Since 2017, Dr. Spyrou is the Bioinformatics Course Coordinator at the Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine where he has been elected as full Professor in 2019. He is also a visiting instructor on Systems Bioinformatics and Network Analysis in other postgraduate courses, such as the Master program on “Complex Systems and Networks” at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Master program on “Translational Research in Molecular Biology and Genetics” at the Democritus University of Thrace. Through his teaching activities Dr. Spyrou has the opportunity of supervising/mentoring a number of MSc and PhD students. His work includes computational methods that act as bridges between molecular biology, systems biology and molecular medicine, multi-omics network analysis, systems bioinformatics and drug repurposing. Dr. Spyrou is member of the Steering Committee for the creation of the ELIXIR-Cyprus Node and member of the Cyprus Parallel Parliament for Research, Innovation and Digital Governance. Up to now, he has served as Reviewer, Invited Speaker, Chairman and Scientific Advisory Board Member in topics related to Biomedical Informatics topics while he has authored/co-authored over 200 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals and in international conference proceedings.