Το τμήμα Βιολογικών Επιστημών αποτελεί αυτή τη στιγμή το μεγαλύτερο σε ερευνητική θεματολογία, τεχνολογική υποδομή, αριθμό δημοσιεύσεων, αριθμό φοιτητών και προγραμμάτων σπουδών, κέντρο έρευνας στη Βιολογία στην Κύπρο. Κύριοι στόχοι του Τμήματος Βιολογικών Επιστημών είναι: Η ανάπτυξη της έρευνας στους τομείς της ανοσολογίας, της κυτταρικής βιολογίας, της εμβρυολογίας, της βιοπληροφορικής, της γενετικής, της επιγενετικής, της ιολογίας, της νευροβιολογίας, και της καταπολέμησης του καρκίνου, καθώς και στους τομείς της οικολογίας, της μελέτης της βιοποικιλότητας και της αειφορικής διαχείρισης των συνιστωσών της. Η Εκπαίδευση νέων επιστημόνων σε προπτυχιακό και μεταπτυχιακό επίπεδο που να είναι ανταγωνίσιμοι στον ευρωπαϊκό και διεθνή χώρο. Και τέλος η αναβάθμιση υπηρεσιών που σχετίζονται με τις βιολογικές επιστήμες στην κυπριακή κοινωνία.

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  • Master Thesis  Open Access

    Application of conservation genetics in conservation planning, with a special focus on the impacts of hybridization on birds and their conservation 

    Hajjar, Vanessa (Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου, Σχολή Θετικών και Εφαρμοσμένων Επιστημών / University of Cyprus, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, 2022-06-01)
    Biodiversity consists of all different live forms found in Earth. It is important to sustain it as it has several important aspects, such as maintaining ecosystems, helping with their proper functioning and it also plays ...
  • Master Thesis  Open Access

    Adherens Junctions spatially guide ECM deposition by stimulating integrin activation and clustering 

    Zheltkova, Maria (Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου, Σχολή Θετικών και Εφαρμοσμένων Επιστημών / University of Cyprus, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, 2022-05-20)
    The extracellular matrix (ECM) plays an essential role in all multicellular organisms as a substrate for cell anchorage and tissue scaffolding. It is involved in diverse processes such as cell proliferation and survival, ...
  • Master Thesis  

    Genetic Characterization of a Novel HIV-1 Circulating Recombinant Form (CRF91_cpx) and Identification of Three Additional Putative CRFs: Increased Prevalence of URFs and CRFs in the Polyphyletic HIV-1 Infection in Cyprus. 

    Georgiou, Vasilis (Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου, Σχολή Θετικών και Εφαρμοσμένων Επιστημών / University of Cyprus, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, 2022-05-27)
    HIV is characterized by a high degree of genetic variation, as it is evident from numerous genetically distinct subtypes (within the major group M) and circulating recombinant forms (CRFs). The genetic diversity of HIV ...
  • Master Thesis  Open Access

    Recombinant Poliovirus a therapeutic agent for Cancer 

    Mbonu, Helen (Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου, Σχολή Θετικών και Εφαρμοσμένων Επιστημών / University of Cyprus, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, 2022-05)
    Cancer is a leading cause of global mortality, and its burden is growing despite the availability of standard treatment methods. Genetically and Morphologically tumor cells differ from normal cells. However, cancers arise ...
  • Master Thesis  Open Access

    Spatiotemporal vocal interactions in a ground-dwelling Neotropical passerine 

    Elia, Stavroula (Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου, Σχολή Θετικών και Εφαρμοσμένων Επιστημών / University of Cyprus, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, 2022-05-11)
    In many species, communication involves an exchange of information between the sender and the receiver, by using different types of signals. Among the different types of communication, acoustic communication has been ...
  • Master Thesis  Open Access

    The nexus between circRNA and prostate cancer from the complex interventions to treatment expectation 

    Alshikh Saleh, Ahmad (Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου, Σχολή Θετικών και Εφαρμοσμένων Επιστημών / University of Cyprus, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, 2022-05-20)
    Circular RNAs (circRNAs) are a kind of RNA that results through a non-regular process known as alternative splicing. Because of their possible regulatory activities during gene expression, circRNAs have lately sparked ...
  • Master Thesis  Open Access

    Hypomethylation of Alu Elements in chronic lymphocytic leukemia 

    Prodromou, Marios (Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου, Σχολή Θετικών και Εφαρμοσμένων Επιστημών / University of Cyprus, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, 2021-12-10)
    CLL is a malignant disease characterized by the uncontrolled clonal proliferation of small, mature-appearing neoplastic dysfunctional CD5+ B lymphocytes in which is driven by changes in DNA methylation. Genetic alterations ...
  • Master Thesis  Open Access

    Detection of SARS-CoV-2 in Clinical Samples Using Mismatch-Tolerant Molecular Beacons and Real-Time RT-PCR 

    Stathi, Georgia (Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου, Σχολή Θετικών και Εφαρμοσμένων Επιστημών / University of Cyprus, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, 2021-12-14)
    Infectious diseases that arise from pathogens are considered as a major threat towards global public health. Most recently, the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome ...
  • Master Thesis  Open Access

    Reproductive biology and growth of the alien Red Sea goatfish Parupeneus forsskali (Fourmanoir & Guézé, 1976) off the coast of Cyprus 

    Saemundsson, Sigurdur (Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου, Σχολή Θετικών και Εφαρμοσμένων Επιστημών / University of Cyprus, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, 2021-12-15)
    Goatfish (family Mullidae) are of great commercial and economical importance around the world, including in the Mediterranean Sea, where six goatfish species have been recorded. Four of those species are alien to the ...
  • Master Thesis  Open Access

    Inhibition of Focal Adhesion Kinase as an anti-metastatic therapy 

    Dionysi, Eleni N. (Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου, Σχολή Θετικών και Εφαρμοσμένων Επιστημών / University of Cyprus, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, 2021-05-07)
    Focal adhesion kinase (FAK), a non-receptor tyrosine kinase, has a physiological role in cell migration, cell survival, wound healing, and cell cycle progression, via both kinase-dependent and kinase-independent functions. ...
  • Master Thesis  Open Access

    The genetic basis of Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) in two Cypriot Families and the development of a robust PKD1 and PKD2 mutation screening test using amplicon-based Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) 

    Petrou, Avgousta (Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου, Σχολή Θετικών και Εφαρμοσμένων Επιστημών / University of Cyprus, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, 2021-06-11)
    Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is one of the most common hereditary kidney diseases, with a frequency of 1 in 1000 people in the general population. This progressive disorder is mainly caused by ...
  • Master Thesis  Open Access

    Bacterial Species Antagonizing Pseudomonas aeruginosa Infection 

    Grivogiannis, Evangelos (Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου, Σχολή Θετικών και Εφαρμοσμένων Επιστημών / University of Cyprus, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, 2021-05-27)
    Microbial species rarely exist in isolation in nature. Epithelial interfaces, such as the bilaterian intestine or the mammalian lung, harbour polymicrobial communities increasing infection complexity at these sites. We ...
  • Master Thesis  Open Access

    Gene therapies and their potential application in Type 1 Diabetes 

    Kyriakou, Mikaella K. (Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου, Σχολή Θετικών και Εφαρμοσμένων Επιστημών / University of Cyprus, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, 2021-05-14)
    Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune metabolic disorder, that arises due to autoimmune destruction of the β-cells in the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas. As a result, there is insufficient insulin production and ...
  • Master Thesis  Open Access

    Modelling Glioblastoma Angiogenesis in Drosophila larvae 

    Konstantinou, Anna G. (Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου, Σχολή Θετικών και Εφαρμοσμένων Επιστημών / University of Cyprus, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, 2021-05-27)
    Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common malignant type of cancer of the Central Nervous System (CNS) and is characterized as highly angiogenic. Poor prognosis combined with short lifespan after diagnosis (⁓18 ...
  • Master Thesis  Open Access

    Molecular mechanisms that Hepatitis B virus uses to induce Hepatocellular Carcinoma 

    Frangou, Antrea (Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου, Σχολή Θετικών και Εφαρμοσμένων Επιστημών / University of Cyprus, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, 2020-12-07)
    Hepatitis B is an infectious liver disease caused by the Hepatitis B virus (HBV). HBV is a small DNA virus that mainly affects hepatocytes, which are the main liver cells, and it has the ability to replicate by reverse ...
  • Master Thesis  Open Access

    The amyloid hypothesis of Alzheimer’s Disease and its current treatment 

    Komodromou, Artemis A. (Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου, Σχολή Θετικών και Εφαρμοσμένων Επιστημών / University of Cyprus, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, 2020-12-14)
    Alzheimer’s disease (AD), a progressive neurodegenerative disorder, is the commonest cause of dementia in the elderly population worldwide. It is a multifactorial disorder, characterized by extracellular β-amyloid peptide ...