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University of Nicosia
Department 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 Assistant Professor at the Department of Life and Health 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, an NGO, based in Cyprus, with the expertise in communicating scientific issues to the public aiming at bridging Science and Society.


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