Paola Evangelidou

Academic Staff

Current Position

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

Research Interests

  • 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.


Selected Publications:

  1. Evangelidou P., Sismani C., advanced article in eLS, March 2017, Genomic Arrays in Prenatal Diagnosis
  2. 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
  3. 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, Report 1q43q44 Associated with Multiple Congenital Abnormalities in a Female Fetus
  4. 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. 
  5. 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.



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