Konstantinos Voskarides

Associate Professor


Konstantinos Voskarides is an Associate Professor of Genetics and Molecular Biology at the University of Nicosia Medical School and at the School of Veterinary Medicine of University of Nicosia.

Dr Voskarides holds a BSc in Biology from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a PhD in Molecular Biology and Genetics from University of Cyprus. He is currently a Senior Editor at the Springer journals “BMC Medical Genomics” and “Journal of Molecular Evolution”. Dr Voskarides has expertise on medical genetics and evolutionary medicine. He contributed to the discovery of new genes causing familial renal diseases and he also deciphered the genetic origins of Greek-Cypriots. Between 2010-2015 he contributed to the establishment of the first Biobank in Cyprus and afterwards the first zebrafish facility in Medical School of University of Cyprus. He also discovered a possible link between cancer incidence and previous evolutionary adaptations, a study that gained a lot of attendance by news media in 2018.

His current research is mainly focused on comparative and evolutionary genetics of cancer genes, having introduced zebrafish as an animal model to experimental evolution. He is also interested on analysis of GWAS data regarding rheumatic and psychiatric diseases. Dr Voskarides has authored 66 articles since 2023 in prestigious journals, he has an h-index 25, and he is the Editor of the book “Genomic Elements in Health, Disease and Evolution” in Spriger Publishing Group.

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