Prof Leonidas A. Phylactou received his Bachelor’s degree in Medical Biochemistry with honours from the University of Birmingham, UK in 1992 and his PhD in Molecular Genetics/Gene Therapy from the same University in 1995 in collaboration with the University of Connecticut Health Center, USA. Upon completion of his studies, he moved to Oxford University as a post-doctoral scientist where he led a research team on the use of catalytic RNAs as tools for gene therapy in the brain and muscle. Upon returning to Cyprus in 1998 he was employed at The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics (CING) where he established a research team to investigate and develop novel ways to study gene function and exploit gene therapy approaches. In 2005, he was appointed as the Head of the Department of Molecular Genetics, Function and Therapy, which he still directs.
From 2012 until 2015, Prof. Phylactou served as the first Dean of the newly established post-graduate school of the CING, the Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine (CSMM).
From March 2014 to July 2015, Prof. Phylactou served as the Acting Chief Executive Medical Director of the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics and Acting Provost of the Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine. In November 2015, he was appointed as the Chief Executive Medical Director of the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics and the Provost of the Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine.
During his scientific career Prof. Phylactou has secured research funding from several local and international funding organisations and published extensively in the areas of molecular genetics, gene function and gene therapy. He also serves on the Editorial Boards of international peer-reviewed journals.
3rd Digital Agenda Cyprus Summit 2020
The 3rd Digital Agenda Cyprus Summit 2020 aims to highlight and discuss the prevalent issues of our time whilst examining the increased need for specialised knowledge in our rapidly changing world.
The conference will cover presentations and discussions on various topics, such as the management of consumer behaviour after the "Coronavirus Era", "Education on the brink", the emergence of the "Black Lives Matter" movement and how corporate ethos is now changing. We will also be addressing the influence of Social Media on democracy and the build-up and spread of conspiracy theories (e.g. 5G). Health once again will play a central role, with a debate revolving around research on the impact of steroids. Finally, the issue of Europe's handling of the pandemic will also be a topic of conversation.
The conference will be held entirely online, with high profile participants of the global and regional scene belonging to the field of technology, corporate ethics, research and innovation, consumer behaviour and much more.
Digital Agenda Cyprus Summit is a reality thanks to the support of Cyta, Bank of Cyprus, Deloitte, and LOGICOM. Participants will be the most important educational institutions of the country: University of Nicosia, European University Cyprus, Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics, Frederick University.
For more information, you may visit the webpage at www.digitalagendacy.com