Prof. Kyproula Christodoulou (female) is a Senior Medical Geneticist and the Head of the Neurogenetics Department. She is a Professor and the Medical Genetics Programme Coordinator of the Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Translational Medicine Professionals (FAcadTM). She obtained her BSc honours Degree in Genetics from Queen Mary College, her MSc in Applied Molecular Biology and Biotechnology from University College and her PhD in Medical Genetics from Imperial College, University of London, UK. She is employed at the CING since January 1989. She has over 25 years of experience in medical genetics and translational research. She has set up and offers ISO 15189 accredited (CYSAB; Certificate No. L061) molecular diagnostic services for a wide range of neurogenetic diseases serving the Cypriot and many neighbouring populations. She participated as a principal or co-investigator in more than 35 research projects with a total funding of over 2.5 million Euros allocated to her department. She is currently the coordinator of the BIORISE EU project (Number: 669026) and co-investigator of the PRECISESADS EU-IMI project (Number: 115565). She is an author of 62 peer reviewed publications (H index: 20) and 2 book chapters. Through her research activities she mapped several rare disease genes and contributed towards the identification of a number of neurogenetic disease genes. She mentored and supervised several MSc and PhD students. She has served as a reviewer for several journals and as an evaluator for many funding bodies and universities. She represented Cyprus in several EU initiated best practice guidelines committees and has participated in several national committees offering her expertise. She has been appointed by the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation on the BIOLUPUS project steering committee. She was elected First President of the Cyprus Society of Human Genetics (2004-2006). She is a member of the CING Scientific Council and serves on many of its committees.