Dr Nikolas Mastroyiannopoulos has extensive experience in Biomedical research, Molecular and Cellular Biology, in which he holds a doctorate from the University of Bristol, UK. He also has a degree in Biomedical Sciences from the UWE University, UK. He has been working in the Department of Molecular Genetics, Function and Therapy at the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics since 2006 and in 2012, he was appointed Lecturer and later Assistant Professor at the Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine (CSMM). For the last 15 years, Dr Mastroyiannopoulos has been working in various basic and translational biomedical research projects with academic and commercial value. Furthermore, during this period, Dr Mastroyiannopoulos had the supervision of numerous PhD candidates and postdoctoral fellows. He has established national and international collaborations with various academic and research institutions around the world as well as a solid publication record with several peer-review publications and book chapters. Dr Mastroyiannopoulos has achieved a number of grants in his field as principle investigator or collaborator for national and international funding bodies as well as private initiatives. His research focused on developing Gene Therapeutic approaches for Muscular Dystrophies and genetic heart disorders. He has also served as an Elected Board Member of the Cyprus Society of Human Genetics as well as a national representative, in a number of European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) actions.