Integrated Precision Medicine Technologies
Research Center of Excellence

Position: Neurodegenerative Disorders
Affiliation: University of Cyprus (MED)
Email: dietis.nikolas@ucy.ac.cy

Dr Nikolas Dietis (male) is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology at the Medical School, University of Cyprus. Dr Dietis graduated from the University of Portsmouth (UK) with a BSc in Pharmacology, from Nottingham Trent University (UK) with a BSc (Hons) in Neuroscience & Pharmacology, from the Natural Sciences Research Centre in Nottingham Trent University with a Masters of Research (MRes) in Applied Biosciences (Neuropharmacology) and from the University of Leicester (UK) with a PhD in Pharmacology. Dr Dietis’ research interests revolve around the role of GPCRs and novel multi-functional ligands in the manifestation and treatment of chronic neurodiseases & conditions, such as chronic pain, depression, neurodegeneration, substance addiction and drug tolerance. He currently focuses on the pharmacology of opioid receptors and the pharmacological characterization of novel opioid multi-functional drugs in vitro & in vivo. He has received a total amount of € 190.000 in international peer-reviewed grants for his research, has published a number of articles in quality international peer-reviewed journals (average IF 4.31), has presented his work in a number of international meetings and has been invited to speak in two international conferences as an expert in opioid pharmacology. He has received three research awards for his work (the iQube Award by the University of Leicester, the Schachter Award and the Bain Memorial Bursary Award by the British Pharmacological Society). Since 2006 he has been an active member of nine international scientific societies, he serves as an Associate Editor at the UK Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biosciences (UKJPB) and as a specialised reviewer in three international journals (BJP, JPET, EJMECH). Dr Dietis has considerable experience from the pharmaceutical industry sector after working as a medical officer in two pharmaceutical companies (Janssen-Cilag Co and Lavipharm Co), during the time which he was awarded with a Best Practices Award for excellent scientific support in medical sales. As an academic he worked at the University of Tasmania (Australia) as a Lecturer in Pharmacology, where he received three Teaching Awards for teaching excellence and outstanding teaching contribution by the University of Tasmania and the Tasmanian Student Association. He has supervised 10 graduate, postgraduate and doctorate students that received six national and international awards during his supervision. He joined the UCY in 2015 where he coordinates and teaches Pharmacology to Medical undergraduates and leads the Molecular and Behavioural Pharmacology Laboratory of the Medical School. He represents the UCY Medical School at the UCY Centre of Teaching & Learning Committee and the UCY Quality Assurance Committee. He also serves the Cyprus State Scholarship Foundation as an Examiner (nominated by the University of Cyprus).

Neurodegenerative diseases Coordinators

Eleni Zampa

Eleni Zampa

Neurodegenerative Disorders

The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics

Neurodegenerative diseases Team

Nikolas Dietis

Nikolas Dietis

Neurodegenerative Disorders

University of Cyprus (MED)

Yiolanda Christou

Yiolanda Christou

Neurodegenerative Disorders

The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics

Savvas Papacostas

Savvas Papacostas

Neurodegenerative Disorders

The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics

Marios Pantziaris

Marios Pantziaris

Neurodegenerative Disorders

The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics

Christiana Demetriou

Christiana Demetriou

Neurodegenerative Disorders

The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics

Andreas Chatzittofis

Andreas Chatzittofis

Neurodegenerative Disorders

University of Cyprus (MS)

Andria Shimi

Andria Shimi

Neurodegenerative Disorders

University of Cyprus (P)

Eleni Leonidou

Eleni Leonidou

Neurodegenerative Disorders

The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics

Ioanna Kousiappa

Ioanna Kousiappa

Neurodegenerative Disorders

The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics

Georgios Μ. Hadjigeorgiou

Georgios Μ. Hadjigeorgiou

Neurodegenerative Disorders

University of Cyprus (MS)