Stella Voskou is an Assistant Professor and the Academic PBL lead at the University of Nicosia Medical School.
Dr Voskou received her BSc degree in Biology from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece followed by an MRes degree in Fish Biology at the University of Plymouth, UK. She then completed her PhD degree in the University of Cyprus and Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics, where she was involved in the screening of fetal hemoglobin inducing agents and was evaluating the effect of metal ions on hydroxyurea’s fetal hemoglobin inducing activity in β-thalassaemia. Currently, she is the academic PBL lead of the MBBS and GEMD programmes at the University of Nicosia, Medical School.
Dr Voskou’s research interest lies in the field of β-thalassaemia. Particularly, she was involved in various local and international research projects, which concerned the identification and optimization of pharmacological agents for the treatment of β-thalassaemia and the role of oxidative stress in the reactivation of fetal hemoglobin. She was, also, involved in genotype/phenotype correlation studies for HbH-disease and β-thalassaemia patients in Cyprus. Lastly, she studied the high variability in response to hydroxyurea therapy in β-thalassaemia patients in an effort to identify clinical markers that help distinguish between responders and non-responders.
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