Dr Maria Christofidou

Adjunct Faculty

Dr Maria Christofidou holds a BSc in Applied Biology from Northumbria University at Newcastle (2004), an MSc in Medical Genetics from Glasgow University (2005), and a Ph.D. in Genetics/Genomic Epidemiology from the University of Manchester (2010). She is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Nicosia since 2011. From May 2011 until March 2016 she was a research affiliate at the Mediterranean Centre for Cancer Research. She has over fifteen years of teaching and laboratory research at a university level both in Cyprus and in the UK. Her teaching involves various biology-related subjects, including basic and advanced biology, genetics, and research methods at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Since 2013 she has been a PBL tutor at the University of Nicosia Medical School. Her research interests include cancer genetics, epidemiology, genomic epidemiology, nutrigenomics, and nutrigenetics. In 2013, she was elected a member of the Board of Directors of the “One Dream, One Wish” Cyprus association for children with cancer and related diseases and since 2019 she has been a member of the βιος-Society of Biological Sciences in Cyprus.