Dr Antonis Ververis (male) is a Research Fellow in the Neurogenetics Department at CING. He has obtained a BSc degree in Biology and an MSc degree in Applied Genetics and Biotechnology from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and a PhD degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Cyprus. He is currently a Research Fellow in the Neurogenetics Department at CING, and he is focused on the functional characterisation of novel mutations. Through his PhD and MSc studies, he has developed a valuable scientific background in Molecular and Cell Biology, Biochemistry and Genetics. His PhD project involved the functional characterization of the novel proteins KATNAL2 in mouse cells. The results of this research proved for the first time that Katanin-like proteins play a role in ciliogenesis. During his MSc dissertation “Genetic study of Greek partridges” he established the appropriate genetic markers for the identification of the various subspecies of partridge in the Greek fauna, by genotyping various microsatellite loci.