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University of Nicosia

Department of Life Sciences, School of Life and Health Sciences

46 Makedonitissas Avenue, CY-2417
P.O.Box 24005, CY-1700, Nicosia, Cyprus
t +357 22 841 668

Research Interests

Kidney Physiology, Gastrointestinal tract physiology, microRNAs, biomarkers, Unfolded Protein Response (UPR) pathway


Topics to speak on:

Human Physiology, Science Communication, Women in Science, Science for Peace

Words of Wisdom

“Questions you cannot answer are usually far better for you than answers you cannot question.”


Myrtani holds a PhD in Molecular Biology and Genetics from the University of Oxford, UK and she is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Life Sciences, University of Nicosia. Her research work focuses on Kidney and Gastrointestinal tract physiology. In 2011 Myrtani won the international competition in Science Communication, Famelab, and since then she is devoted in Science Outreach. Myrtani is the co-founder of SciCo-Cyprus, a non-governmental organization based in Cyprus that specializes in communicating scientific issues to the public, with the aim of bridging the gap between science and society.

Additionally, Myrtani is the co-founder of the Science for Peace initiative in Cyprus, which is centered around actions such as the STEAM for PEACE and Entrepreneurship Summer Camp. This initiative utilizes the universal language of science to bridge divides and bring together all communities within the divided country of Cyprus, with a particular focus on engaging the younger generation.


1st Prize in the 2011 FameLab International Competition in Science Communication