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European University scientists on prestigious academic list

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From left: Prof. Georgios Petrikkos, Dr. Stavros Antoniou, Dr Apostolos Zaravinos, Dr Panagiotis Papageorgis, Prof. Spyros Spyrou

Five European University Cyprus academics have been included in the Top 2 per cent of global sciences citation list.

Citation metrics are widely acknowledged as significant recognition indicators of the impact of research work conducted by academics. In simple terms they reveal the extent to which a research paper or academic text by one academic is cited in other pieces of academic work.

This year’s updated list, released last month, was overseen by the Stanford’s University’s professor John Ioannides using a universal normalisation of citation metrics and generated data lists with the top 100,000 researchers in the world from every scientific discipline. Scientists are classified into 22 scientific fields and 176 subfields.

Five academics from European University Cyprus are this year in the top two per cent of the list. These concern Dr Apostolos Zaravinos, associate professor in the School of Sciences who is included in the list on Oncology & Carcinogenesis; Dr Panagiotis Papageorgis, associate professor and dean in the School of Sciences, also in Oncology and Carcinogenesis; professor Georgios Petrikkos, emeritus professor in the School of Medicine, in Microbiology; professor Spyros Spyrou, from School of Humanities, Social and Education Sciences in Social Work; and Dr Stavros Antoniou, scientific collaborator at the School of Medicine.

Rector of the university professor Andreas Efstathiou congratulated the five academics saying that the inclusion in this prestigious list constituted a very significant achievement and a major recognition of their research.


Dr Apostolos Zaravinos is an associate professor of Cancer Genetics in the Department of Life Sciences, at the European University Cyprus and coordinator of the program “BSc in Biological Sciences”, as well as group leader of the Cancer Genetics, Genomics & Systems Biology laboratory of the Basic and Translational Cancer Research Center (BTCRC). He has worked as Research Scientist at the Harris Birthright Research Center for Fetal Medicine, King’s College Hospital and performed postdoctoral research in Cancer Genetics at the Molecular Medicine Research Center, University of Cyprus. He completed his postdoctoral training in Immunogenetics and Cancer Genetics at the Department of Laboratory Medicine, Karolinska Institute.


Dr Panagiotis Papageorgis is an associate professor of Molecular Biology and currently the Dean of the School of Sciences at European University Cyprus. He received his B.Sc. in Biology from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and his Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology from Boston University School of Medicine. His overall research interests include the elucidation of the molecular events that drive cancer progression at various stages of the metastatic cascade, including dormancy.


Professor Georgios Petrikkos is a Certified Physician in Internal Medicine (IM) and Infectious Disease (ID). He is Emeritus Professor at the National Kapodistrian University of Athens and former Dean, Emeritus Professor and Head of the Advisory Board at the School of Medicine, European University Cyprus.


Dr Spryros Spyrou is professor of Anthropology and his work explores, among others, the political lives of children and young people (especially in relation to nationalism, immigration and borders), as well as issues of poverty, social exclusion and knowledge production in childhood studies. He is currently researching children’s and young people’s participation in climate action and the intergenerational transmission of local knowledge in coastal communities. He is the author of Disclosing Childhoods (2018, Palgrave) and co-editor of Reimagining Childhood Studies (2019, Bloomsbury) and Children and Borders (2014, Palgrave


Dr Stavros Antoniou is a consultant general surgeon at the Mediterranean Hospital of Cyprus and an external collaborator of European University Cyprus. He leads a European collaborative network of minimally invasive surgeons as chair of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES) Guidelines Subcommittee, developing evidence-informed clinical practice guidelines in the field of surgery. His research work is focused on synthesis of evidence, as well as on the quality of clinical practice guidelines, with numerous publications and citations in peer-reviewed journals.


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