Antonis Ververis

Academic Staff

Current Position

Associate Scientist, Neurogenetics Department

The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics


  • PhD in Molecular Biology, University of Cyprus (2015)
  • MSc in Applied Genetics & Biotechnology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2006)
  • BSc in Biology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2004)


Academic Appointments:

  • Associate Faculty, Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine (2015 – present)
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Cyprus (2012 – 2015)

Research Interests

  • Functional characterization of neurodegenerative diseases causing mutations
  • Study of proteins implicated in cell cycle


Dr Ververis was born in Nicosia, Cyprus. He is employed as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Neurogenetics Department at CING since 2015, and his main present project deals with the functional study of a novel point mutation that might be the causative factor for the development of a type of distal hereditary motor neuronopathy. He served as Project Manager in the BIORISE H2020 funded project for the establishment of a core Bioinformatics Group at CING, being responsible for various project management tasks.
His PhD project involved the functional characterization of the novel proteins KATNAL2 in mouse cells. The results of this research proved that Katanin-like proteins regulate cell division and ciliogenesis. During his MSc dissertation “Genetic study of Greek partridges” he established the appropriate genetic markers for the identification of the various subspecies of partridge in the Greek fauna, by genotyping various microsatellite loci.

Ververis A., Christodoulou A., Christoforou M., Kamilari C., Lederer C.W., and Santama N. “A novel family of Katanin-like 2 protein isoforms (KATNAL2), interacting with nucleotide binding proteins Nubp1 and Nubp2, are key regulators of different MT-based processes in mammalian cells‏”, CMLS, 2015 Jul 8

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