Internal Ethics Advisory Board


The Internal Ethics Advisory Board (IEAB) offers advice on internal or external material/data requests submitted to the Biobank. The IEAB activity does not substitute the role of the Cyprus National Bioethics Committee, or any other appropriate ethics body/Institutional Review Board, the approval of which is a prerequisite for any request of data/material submitted to the Biobank.

The Board ensures that the research and aims of projects requesting to use Biobank data and/or material conform to internationally and locally accepted ethical guidelines, taking into consideration the avoidance of duplication of ongoing research projects. IEAB may also assist in setting policies and may offer opinions on ongoing ethical issues in research. The IEAB meets every 4-6 months and receives updates when necessary.

Dr Aristotelis Constantinides
Associate Professor of Law, University of Cyprus 

Aristoteles Constantinides is Associate Professor of International Law and Human Rights. He is one of the founding members of the Law Department of the University of Cyprus, which was established in 2006, and served as Chairman of the Department (2017-2020). He obtained a law degree from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1994), where he also completed his graduate, doctoral (2003) and post-doctoral studies (2006). Read More

Dr Tatiana-Eleni Synodinou
Professor of Law, University of Cyprus 

Tatiana Synodinοu obtained her law degree from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. 

She completed her postgraduate studies at the University Aix-Marseille III and her doctoral and postdoctoral studies at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki receiving fellowships from the Greek Scholarship Foundation and by the Committee of Research of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Read More

Dr Gregory Papagregoriou
Senior Scientist / Group Lead, CoE  

Dr Gregory Papagregoriou has a long interest in studying rare kidney diseases. His research is focused on ADTKD-MUC1 a rare disease with high frequency in Cyprus, which he aspires to describe, identify robust biomarkers and therapeutic interventions. Read More

Despina Roussou
Cyprus Federation of Patients’ Associations 

Despina Roussou is the Assistant Secretary and Communications Executive of the Pancyprian Federation of Patients’ Associations and Friends. She was diagnosed with MS almost twenty years ago and she is an active member of the Cyprus MS Association. She is also a journalist for the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation. 

Georgia Charalambidou, PhD
ELSI and Education Manager / Researcher, CoE 

Dr. Georgia Charalambidou is a legal professional with an academic background and diverse experience in the field of law, bioethics, and medical jurisprudence. She holds an LLB (Laws) from the University of Nicosia and University of London, an LLM in Medical Law and Ethics from the University of Edinburgh, and a PhD in Bioethics and Medical Jurisprudence from the University of Manchester. Read More