External Ethics Advisory Board

The External Ethics Advisory Board (EEAB) exercises an independent external advisory role on the activities of the Biobank in order to protect both the Biobank participants and CoE researchers. It considers potential risks and benefits for the community in which the Biobank research will be carried out and its ultimate goal is to support the Academic Council for promoting high ethical standards in CoE health research. The EEAB will be exercising a supervisory role of the Biobank operation and comment or even suggest amendments in the modus operandi of the Biobank.

The EEAB meets every 4-6 months and receives updates when necessary.

Prof. Urban Wiesing
Chair of Medical Ethics at University of Tübingen 

Urban Wiesing has been professor of Ethics in Medicine at University of Tübingen since 1998, previously he was an assistant at the Institute for Theory and History at the University of Münster. His research focuses on medicine and philosophy, new techniques in medicine, the relationship between medicine and time, as well as medical ethics and research ethics. Read More

Prof. Eleni Kalokairinou
Professor of Philosophy, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki 

Born in Athens, she completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Athens, earning a degree in Philosophy. She pursued postgraduate studies at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom, specializing in Moral and Social Philosophy for her master’s degree and obtaining her doctorate in Moral Philosophy. She has taught at the University of Exeter and worked at the Philosophical School of the University of Athens as a Scientific collaborator from 1991 to 1993. Read More

Yiannos Georgiades
Advocate & Legal Consultant 

Yiannos Georgiades is the founder and managing partner of the law firm Yiannos Georgiades & Co. Born in Nicosia, Cyprus in 1965. Education: Ealing College of Higher Education (LL.B. Hons.) 1989, Inns of Court School of Law, Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn, London (Barrister-at-Law) 1990; Author: “Aids and the Law” – Cyprus Law Review (1991) “Shipowners’ Liability and the Arrest of Vessels” – Cyprus Business guide 1996, Chapter on Cyprus in “International Charitable Giving: Laws & Taxation” – Kluwer Law International, as well as various other articles published in newspapers and law journals. Read More

Emily Groutidou Petridou
Vice-President of the European Kidney Patients’ Federation (EKPF), President of the Pancyprian Organization of People with Kidney Disorders, Board Μember of the Cyprus Transplantation Council 

She became a member of the Board of Directors of the Pan-Cyprian Organization of Nephropaths, later serving as Honorary President and, since 2019, as President. She is also a member of the Board of the National Council of Transplants of Cyprus, Vice President of the European Kidney Health Alliance, and a member of the Board of the Federation of Patients’ Organizations of Cyprus. Read More