European University of Cyprus
Dr. Apostolos Zaravinos is an Associate Professor of Cancer Genetics in the Department of Life Sciences, at the European University Cyprus and the coordinator of the Program “Biological Sciences, BSc”. He received his B.Sc. in Molecular Biology from the Department of Biology, University of Crete (2004), and his Ph.D. in Medicine from the Medical School of the same University (2008). He worked as Research Scientist at the Harris Birthright Research Center for Fetal Medicine, King’s College Hospital (2009-2010) and performed postdoctoral research in Cancer Genetics at the Molecular Medicine Research Center, University of Cyprus (2011-2013). He completed his postdoctoral training in Immunogenetics and Cancer Genetics at the Department of Laboratory Medicine, Karolinska Institute (2013-2015). He also worked as Associate Professor in Genetics in the Department of Basic Medical Science, College of Medicine, Qatar University (2020-2021). Dr. Zaravinos holds two Specialisations: one in “Systems Biology” from the Systems Biology Center at Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai (2015) and another in “Genomic Data Science” from the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine, Johns Hopkins University (2018). He has worked as a Guest Editor for several Special Issues in scientific journals and as an Associate Faculty Member of the F1000Prime (2013-2015). In 2020, he was included in the list of the top 2% of the world’s most-cited and influential in their main subfield discipline scholars, on a global list compiled by Stanford University. He is the recipient of the Science Award (2017) from the Youth Board of Cyprus, and the first Young Investigator Award from the Bank of Cyprus Oncology Centre (2017). He is a member of the EACR, AACR, FEBS, Swedish Society for Biochemistry and the ECCO, among others. He has published >70 papers in prestigious journals, including Nat Commun, Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, Blood, NAR Cancer, Cancer Immunol Immunother, NPJ Syst Biol Appl, as well as 7 book chapters. His research work aims towards the advanced understanding of carcinogenesis through the investigation of gene-gene interactions, as well as the elucidation of how the tumor microenvironment relates with different aspects of the tumor’s biology.