Theodoros Georgiou

Academic Staff

Current Position

Scientist, Biochemical Genetics Department

The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics


PhD, Medical School of Athens, Department of Biological Chemistry
BSc in Biology, University of Athens

Research Interests

Biochemical and Molecular characterization of inherited metabolic disorders in Cyprus.


Selected Publication:


  1. Georgiou Th., Stylianidou G., Anastasiadou V., Caciotti A., Campos Y., Zammarchi E., Morrone A., D’Azzo A., Drousiotou A. The Arg482His Mutation in the β-galactosidase Gene is responsible for a High Frequency of GM1 Gangliosidosis Carriers in the Cypriot Village. Genetic Testing 2005;9(2):126-132.
  2. Georgiou Th., Chuang J.L, Wynn R.M, Stylianidou G., Korson M., Chuang D.T., Drousiotou A. Maple syrup urine disease in Cypriot families: identification of three novel mutations and biochemical characterization of the p.Thr211Met mutation in the E1α subunit. Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers 2009;13(5):657-664. 
  3. Georgiou Th., Ho G., Vogazianos M., Dionysiou M., Nicolaou A., Chappa G., Nicolaides P., Stylianidou G., Christodoulou J., Drousiotou A. The spectrum of mutations identified in Cypriot patients with phenylalanine hydroxylase deficiency detected through neonatal screening. Clin Biochem 2012; 45:588-592.
  4. Georgiou Th, Christopoulos G, Anastasiadou V, Hadjiloizou S, Cregeen D, Jackson M, Mavrikiou G, Kleanthous M, Drousiotou A. The first family with Tay-Sachs disease in Cyprus: Genetic analysis reveals a nonsense (c.78G>A) and a silent (c.1305C>T) mutation and allows preimplantation genetic diagnosis. Meta Gene 2014; 2:200–205.
  5. Georgiou Th, Nicolaidou P, Hadjichristou A, Ioannou R, Dionysiou M, Siama E, Chappa G, Anastasiadou V, Drousiotou A. Molecular analysis of Cypriot patients with Glutaric Aciduria type I: identification of two novel mutations. Clin Biochem 47(13-14) 2014.
  6. Georgiou Th, Mavrikiou G, Alexandrou A, Spanou-Aristidou E, Savva I, Christodoulides Th, Krasia M, Christophidou-Anastasiadou V, Sismani C, Drousiotou A, and Tanteles GA. Novel GLA Deletion in a Cypriot Female Presenting with Cornea Verticillata. Case Reports in Genetics. Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 5208312.
  7. Georgiou Th, Malekkou A, Dionysiou M, Mylona E, Christou YP, Leonidou L, Zamba-Papanicolaou E, and Drousiotou A. Screening for Gaucher carriers in a Greek Cypriot Parkinson’s disease cohort. Curr Neurobiol 2021; 12(2): 34-37.
  8. Georgiou Th, Petrou P, Malekkou A, Ioannou I, Gavatha M, Skordis N, Nicolaidou P, Savvidou I, Athanasiou E, Ourani S, Papamichael E, Vogazianos M, Dionysiou M, Mavrikiou G, Grafakou O, Tanteles GA, Anastasiadou V and Drousiotou A. Inherited metabolic disorders in Cyprus. Mol Genet Metab Rep 2024; 39: 101083.
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