Prof. Constantinos Deltas
Constantinos Deltas studied Pharmacy at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He received his PhD in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences at Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA, in January 1988. While studying at Duke University School of Medicine in 1991, he was invited to work at the newly established Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics, where he started the first molecular genetics laboratory on hereditary kidney diseases and other disorders. In 2002 he was elected Professor of Genetics at the newly established Department of Biological Sciences, of which he was the first President, contributing to the preparation of curricula and the organization of the first research laboratories. Since 2020 he is Professor of Medical and Molecular Genetics at the Medical School of the University of Cyprus. Research in his laboratory, or in collaboration with other groups in Cyprus and abroad, led to the discovery of important new knowledge about new genes, mutations and molecular mechanisms that cause disease. His discoveries had a significant impact on international nephrology, contributing to the better diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of kidney diseases and were published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Read More
With funding from the European Union, the Republic of Cyprus and the University of Cyprus, he founded and directs the biobank.cy Centre of Excellence for Research and Innovation, focusing on the country’s first Biobank and Biomedical Research. Among other things, he leads the Cyprus Human Genome project, with the aim of studying the genome of 1000 Cypriots, in the first phase.He published more than 150 papers and presented his work in many international conferences and Universities, as an invited speaker. Amongst others, in 2014 he was honored with the Cyprus Research Award as a Distinguished Researcher, which is awarded to researchers with many years of experience in Cyprus and have demonstrated outstanding research achievements with local and international impact, honoring Cyprus. Prof. C. Deltas is a member of the European Renal Association, a member of the Regional Council of Central and Eastern Europe of the International Society of Nephrology, the Cyprus National Bioethics Committee, the Cyprus Atherosclerosis Society and is member of the Board of Directors and the Scientific Committee of the Cyprus Anti-Cancer Society.