NEWSFEED (Click to expand)
  • Chairperson's Welcome Message
    On behalf of the faculty and administration staff, I'd like to welcome you to the Department of Biological Sciences of the University of Cyprus.
    Biology lies at the frontline of science...more

  • Epigenetics Lab website
    New website of the Epigenetics and Gene regulation Laboratory

    Visit the new website of the Epigenetics and Gene regulation Laboratory at: https://www.kirmizislab.com/
  • MBBLab website
    Brand-new website of the Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Laboratory

    Visit the brand-new website of the Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Laboratory www.mbblab.net and our accounts on Twitter (@LabSantama) and Instagram (mbblabucy)!
  • Student Presentations
     Student Presentations for the Fall semester of 2020-21.

     Please see the Presentation announcements for the current Semester

     Link : Onedrive
  • Sfendourakis
    The role of ecological specialization in shaping patterns of insular communities.

    The recently published work of the Ecology and Biodiversity Lab and colleagues from abroad, proposes a new index for the study of how biotic communities are shaped. Until now, research on the response of species richness to area and environmental heterogeneity had not addressed possible effects of species’ differences in ecological specialization. In this work Herein the new metric, ‘ecorichness’, is introduced, that combines species richness and the position of each species in the specialists-generalists spectrum. As a case study, a data set with terrestrial isopods from 43 Aegean islands and the habitats they exploit was used. The response of ‘ecorichness’ to area, habitat diversity and the K-parameter of the Choros model, as well as its relation to the ‘Small Island Effect’ (SIE) was evaluated. The best model describing ‘ecorichness’ response to area and habitat heterogeneity was found to be a quadratic one, with peaks located at an area similar to the SIE threshold. The response of ‘ecorichness’ to area was found to be shaped mainly by the increasing contribution of specialists in the assemblages of islands larger than the SIE threshold. Overall, ‘ecorichness’ will facilitate exploration of the role of ecological specialization in the shaping of biotic communities and is expected to become an important tool for the study of the patterns they exhibit.
  • Kirmizis Lab announcement
    A new study from the Epigenetics and Gene Regulation Lab uncovers the widespread association of protein N-terminal acetyltransferases in cancer.

    A multi-omics data analysis demonstrates that protein N-terminal acetyltransferases (NATs) are commonly misregulated in different types of cancer implicating them in carcinogenesis.
    The study titled 'N-Terminal Acetyltransferases Are Cancer-Essential Genes Prevalently Upregulated in Tumours' is reported in the journal Cancers (Basel).
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    NEW FINDINGS FOR THE REGULATION OF CHOLESTEROL LEVELS IN THE HUMAN CELLS.
    New discovery by researchers at the University of Cyprus in collaboration with the University of Heidelberg, the University of Munich and the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics, in relation to the metabolism of cholesterol in the human cells.

    Please click here for the full announcement (in Greek)
  • The Department of Biological Sciences is inviting applications for the position of Visiting Academic Staff at the rank of Assistant Professor, in the field of Biodiversity and Ecology for the Spring semester 2020-21 (15th January 2021-31st May 2021). Announcement
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    The Department of Biological Sciences accepts applications for Teaching Assistant positions in undergraduate courses for Fall Semester 2020/2021. The call is open to Ph.D. students only. Application dates: 06/07/2020 - 17/07/2020

    Interested applicants must submit their application online through the following link: https://applications.ucy.ac.cy/recruitment
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    New provisional patent filed by members of the Cancer Biology and Chemoprevention Laboratory.
    Reporting New U.S. Provisional Patent Application No. 63/035,415 - Our Ref. 33303/55652/US
    Title of invention: Therapeutic nanocarrier system and methods of use
    Inventors: Dr. Yiota Gregoriou, Gregoria Gregoriou, Emeritus Prof. Andreas I. Constantinou
  • new position available
    AVAILABLE POSITIONS (TEACHING) FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
        
    Extended Deadline for applications, April 3rd 2020
    Click here for more information
 
NEWSFEED (Click to expand)
  • Chairperson's Welcome Message
    On behalf of the faculty and administration staff, I'd like to welcome you to the Department of Biological Sciences of the University of Cyprus.
    Biology lies at the frontline of science...more

  • Epigenetics Lab website
    New website of the Epigenetics and Gene regulation Laboratory

    Visit the new website of the Epigenetics and Gene regulation Laboratory at: https://www.kirmizislab.com/
  • MBBLab website
    Brand-new website of the Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Laboratory

    Visit the brand-new website of the Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Laboratory www.mbblab.net and our accounts on Twitter (@LabSantama) and Instagram (mbblabucy)!
  • Student Presentations
     Student Presentations for the Fall semester of 2020-21.

     Please see the Presentation announcements for the current Semester

     Link : Onedrive
  • Sfendourakis
    The role of ecological specialization in shaping patterns of insular communities.

    The recently published work of the Ecology and Biodiversity Lab and colleagues from abroad, proposes a new index for the study of how biotic communities are shaped. Until now, research on the response of species richness to area and environmental heterogeneity had not addressed possible effects of species’ differences in ecological specialization. In this work Herein the new metric, ‘ecorichness’, is introduced, that combines species richness and the position of each species in the specialists-generalists spectrum. As a case study, a data set with terrestrial isopods from 43 Aegean islands and the habitats they exploit was used. The response of ‘ecorichness’ to area, habitat diversity and the K-parameter of the Choros model, as well as its relation to the ‘Small Island Effect’ (SIE) was evaluated. The best model describing ‘ecorichness’ response to area and habitat heterogeneity was found to be a quadratic one, with peaks located at an area similar to the SIE threshold. The response of ‘ecorichness’ to area was found to be shaped mainly by the increasing contribution of specialists in the assemblages of islands larger than the SIE threshold. Overall, ‘ecorichness’ will facilitate exploration of the role of ecological specialization in the shaping of biotic communities and is expected to become an important tool for the study of the patterns they exhibit.
  • Kirmizis Lab announcement
    A new study from the Epigenetics and Gene Regulation Lab uncovers the widespread association of protein N-terminal acetyltransferases in cancer.

    A multi-omics data analysis demonstrates that protein N-terminal acetyltransferases (NATs) are commonly misregulated in different types of cancer implicating them in carcinogenesis.
    The study titled 'N-Terminal Acetyltransferases Are Cancer-Essential Genes Prevalently Upregulated in Tumours' is reported in the journal Cancers (Basel).
  •  
     
     
     
    NEW FINDINGS FOR THE REGULATION OF CHOLESTEROL LEVELS IN THE HUMAN CELLS.
    New discovery by researchers at the University of Cyprus in collaboration with the University of Heidelberg, the University of Munich and the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics, in relation to the metabolism of cholesterol in the human cells.

    Please click here for the full announcement (in Greek)
  • The Department of Biological Sciences is inviting applications for the position of Visiting Academic Staff at the rank of Assistant Professor, in the field of Biodiversity and Ecology for the Spring semester 2020-21 (15th January 2021-31st May 2021). Announcement
  •  
    The Department of Biological Sciences accepts applications for Teaching Assistant positions in undergraduate courses for Fall Semester 2020/2021. The call is open to Ph.D. students only. Application dates: 06/07/2020 - 17/07/2020

    Interested applicants must submit their application online through the following link: https://applications.ucy.ac.cy/recruitment
  •   PDF ok  
    New provisional patent filed by members of the Cancer Biology and Chemoprevention Laboratory.
    Reporting New U.S. Provisional Patent Application No. 63/035,415 - Our Ref. 33303/55652/US
    Title of invention: Therapeutic nanocarrier system and methods of use
    Inventors: Dr. Yiota Gregoriou, Gregoria Gregoriou, Emeritus Prof. Andreas I. Constantinou
  • new position available
    AVAILABLE POSITIONS (TEACHING) FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
        
    Extended Deadline for applications, April 3rd 2020
    Click here for more information