Dr. Christina Votsi (female) is a Research Fellow at the Neurogenetics Department of CING. She obtained her BSc Degree in Biology from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2005. She performed her PhD studies at the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics in collaboration with the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and she obtained her PhD title with distinction, in 2013 from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She works at the Neurogenetics Department since 2006 and during these years apart from performing her PhD studies she also worked on other research projects and diagnostic services thus gaining significant experience in medical genetics and translational research. She has mainly worked on the investigation of neurodegenerative diseases and Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) and she has specialized in the use of many techniques including recently developed high-throughput techniques. Through her research activities she contributed towards the identification and characterization of neurodegenerative disease mutations and the identification of T2D susceptibility loci in the Cypriot population. She is an author of five scientific publications; as first author of four and she participated in many international scientific conferences with oral and poster presentations. She is a faculty associate at the Cyprus Scholl of Molecular Medicine. She has been involved in national and international research projects. She is currently a participant of the BIORISE EU project and the PRECISESADS EU-IMI project.