Catherine D. Demoliou, Professor of Biochemistry at the Department of Life and Health Sciences at the School of Sciences and Engineering. She has a B.Sc. and a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Toronto and McMaster University, Canada, respectively. Received recognition as a University Teacher from the University of London and holds a CertEd in On-Line Education and Training (Institute of Education, UCL). She has worked at Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine, and the Molecular Neurobiology Unit at Medical. Research Council Center, Addenbrook’s Hospital Medical School, University of Cambridge. She was the Head of Cell Biology, Thrombosis Research Institute/National Heart and Lung Institute of Imperial College, and Dean of the School of Sciences and Engineering at the University of Nicosia.
Her research areas include metabolic hormones, neurotransmitters and their receptors, atherosclerosis and cardiovascular diseases, ageing and olive-plant antioxidants. She has been the recipient of many research grants in the UK and in Cyprus, was a coordinator of a TEMPUS EC-grant and a collaborator in an ERASMUS grant and she has an extensive record of academic, administrative and consultancy experiences. She has been a member of the Biochemical Society (UK) since 1982, a member and Chair of the Bioethics Subcommittee on Clinical Research of the Cyprus National Bioethics Committee, a member of the Research and Training Subcommittee of the Cyprus Anti-narcotics Council. For the last two years she is an RPF appointed Cyprus Delegate of the Horizon 2020, Management Committee of the societal Challenge 2PC «Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Marine, Maritime and Inland Water Research and the Bioeconomy». She has been a Trustee member of the National Science Centre (NSC), UK, and contributed in the proposal and preparation of the Business Plan for competing for UK government funding of commemorative works for the new Millenium.