Research Priority Areas

The Research Priorities are set by the Dean of the School and the Head of Veterinary Medicine Department. The School of Veterinary Medicine espouses the holistic concept of One Health which emphasizes the relationship between the health of humans and animals within a healthy, sustainable environment and promotes the conduct of clinical, epidemiological, basic science and social science research.

The Research Priority Areas of the Department of Veterinary Medicine are as follows:

  1. Zoonotic Diseases
  2. Antimicrobial Resistance
  3. Veterinary Drug Discovery
  4. Food Safety and Food Adulteration
  5. Farm Animal Genetic Improvements
  6. Animal Nutrition
  7. Small animal Medicine and Diagnostic Imaging
  8. Laboratory Animal Science
  9. Comparative and Evolutionary Genetics
  10. Experimental Neuroscience and Brain Activity

Research Support Mechanisms

The faculty of the School of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Nicosia are supported by the University of Nicosia research support structures which include:

  • The University Research Committee (URC)
  • The Research Ethics Committee (REC) and
  • The Research & Innovation Office (R&IO)

Faculty Recent Publications

Selected Publications in Scopus-Indexed Journals

  • Xiao Y.-P.; Yang Y.; Jayawardena R.S.; Gentekaki E.; Peng X.-C.; Luo Z.-L.; Lu Y.-Z. (2023). Four novel Pleurocordyceps (Polycephalomycetaceae) species from China. Frontiers in Microbiology, 14: Art. Num. 1256967, 10.3389/fmicb.2023.1256967
  • Vlasiou M.C. (2023). Computer-aided Drug Discovery Methods for Zoonoses. Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Allergy Agents in Medicinal Chemistry, 22(3), 10.2174/0118715230268601231025091433
  • Amoiridis A.; Papanikolaou M.; Vlasiou M.; Bandeira N.A.G.; Miras H.N.; Kabanos T.; Keramidas A. (2023). Design and Modulation of Selectivity toward Vanadium(V) and Uranium(VI) Ions: Coordination Properties and Affinity of Hydroxylamino-Triazine Siderophores. Inorganic Chemistry, 62(49), 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.3c02678
  • Vlasiou M.; Nicolaidou V.; Papaneophytou C. (2023). Targeting Lactate Dehydrogenase-B as a Strategy to Fight Cancer: Identification of Potential Inhibitors by In Silico Analysis and In Vitro Screening. Pharmaceutics, 15(10): Art. Num. 2411, 10.3390/pharmaceutics15102411
  • Vlasiou M.C. (2023). Cheese and Milk Adulteration: Detection with Spectroscopic Techniques and HPLC: Advantages and Disadvantages. Dairy, 4(3), 10.3390/dairy4030034
  • Voskarides K. (2023). The double face of cold in cancer. Translational Oncology, 28: Art. Num. 101606, 10.1016/j.tranon.2022.101606
  • Voskarides K.; Giannopoulou N.; Eid R.; Parperis K.; Chatzittofis A. (2023). Genome-wide association studies reveal shared genetic haplotypes of autoimmune rheumatic and endocrine diseases with psychiatric disorders. Brain and Behavior, 13: Art. Num. e2955, 10.1002/brb3.2955
  • Parperis K.; Kyriakou A.; Voskarides K.; Koliou E.; Evangelou M.; Chatzittofis A. (2023). Insights into suicidal behavior among psoriatic arthritis patients: A systematic review and a genetic linkage disequilibrium analysis. Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism, 62: Art. Num. 152241, 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2023.152241
  • Voskarides K.; Giannopoulou N. (2023). The Role of TP53 in Adaptation and Evolution. Cells, 12(3): Art. Num. 512, 10.3390/cells12030512

Research News

3011, 2023

UNIC Health part of a €700k award for ground-breaking brain study infrastructure

30 November 2023 UNIC Health announces a significant achievement through the combined efforts of our Veterinary and Medical School faculty. Our successful participation in the Small Infrastructure Call of the Research Promotion Foundation has resulted in a research award of approximately €700,000. This funding will be instrumental in [...]

1307, 2023

Veterinary School joins “Blastocystis under One Health” event in Singapore

Veterinary School joins “Blastocystis under One Health” event in Singapore 13 July 2023 Clinical Assistant Professor Daphne Mavrides represented the Veterinary School at the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Action event, focused on Blastocystis, which took place at the National University of Singapore. COST implements [...]

2508, 2022

Recent study reveals a high occurrence of zoonotic disease in dairy calves in Cyprus

Professor Stavros Malas and Clinical Associate Professor Daphne Mavrides are two of the authors of a recent study published in Microorganisms  entitled ‘High Occurrence of Zoonotic Subtypes of Cryptosporidium parvum in Cypriot Dairy Farms.’ Professor Malas said “This is the first study to investigate Cryptosporidium occurrences in the dairy farms of Cyprus. [...]

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