Scientist, Department of Cytogenetics and Genomics,
The Cyprus Institute of Neurology & Genetics
BA degree in Microbiology, Southern Illinois University as Carbondale, 1993
PhD, University of Ioannina, School of Health Sciences, Department of Medicine, 2012
Thesis title: Array CGH in Prenatal Diagnosis
Academic Appointments: Associate Faculty
Genetics in infertility
Genetic investigation of Intellectual disability
Research Team member 2009-2012
Funding Body: 7th European Union Framework Program, European Union
Title: Improving Diagnoses of Mental Retardation in Children in Eastern Europe and Central Asia through Genetic Characterisation and Bioinformatics/-Statistics (CHERISH)
Research Team member, 2006-2010
Funding Body: 6th Program, EPYAN/0205/07, “MM”, Research Promotion Foundation, Cyprus Title: Advancing microarray technology
Paola Evangelidou is a member of the Cytogenetics and Genomics Department which is an accredited department offering diagnostic services, research and educational programs.
Paola was born in Nicosia and she has obtained her BA degree in Microbiology from the Southern Illinois University in Carbondale in 1993 and her PhD in 2012, from the University of Ioannina.
She has been employed at the Department of Cytogenetics and Genomics since 1995, and she currently holds the Scientist position. She is involved in research grant proposals of the Department, but she is mainly involved in the diagnostic sector of the department which deals with prenatal and postnatal diagnosis. Paola is a member of the Cyprus Society of Human Genetics, the European Society of Human genetics and the European Cytogenetics Association.
She has been a lecturer at the Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine (CSMM) since its establishment, for the Cytogenetics and Genomics course.
Evangelidou P., Sismani C., advanced article in eLS, March 2017, Genomic Arrays in Prenatal Diagnosis
Tanteles GA, Alexandrou A, Evangelidou P, Gavatha M, Anastasiadou V, Sismani C.Am J Med Genet A. 2015 Mar;167(3):664-9. Partial MEF2C deletion in a Cypriot patient with severe intellectual disability and a jugular fossa malformation: Review of the literature
Carolina Sismani, Georgia Christopoulou, Angelos Alexandrou, Paola Evangelidou, Jacqueline Donoghue, Anastasia E. Konstantinidou, and Voula Velissariou, Case Reports in Genetics, Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 517678,6 pages, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/517678Case Report 1q43q44 Associated with Multiple Congenital Abnormalities in a Female Fetus
Paola Evangelidou, Angelos Alexandrou, Maria Moutafi, Marios Ioannides, Pavlos Antoniou, George Koumbaris, Ioannis Kallikas, Voula Velissariou, Carolina Sismani, Philippos C. Patsalis. Implementation of High Resolution Whole Genome Array CGH in the Prenatal Clinical Setting: Advantages, Challenges, and Review of the Literature, BioMed Research International, vol. 2013, Article ID 346762, 14 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/346762.
Paola Evangelidou, Carolina Sismani, Marios Ioannides, Christodoulos Christodoulou, George Koumbaris, Ioannis Kallikas, Voula Velissariou, Philippos C. Patsalis. Clinical application of whole genome array-CGH during prenatal diagnosis: study of 25 selected pregnancies with ultrasound findings or apparently balanced structural aberrations. Molecular Cytogenetics, 2010, 3:24.