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Affiliation: University of Cyprus

Evelina Charidemou is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow studying the intimate link of metabolism and epigenetics in metabolic disorders. She holds a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Cambridge UK, where her research was at the Medical Research Council Human Nutrition Research. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from Imperial College London, where she was awarded the honorary degree of the Associateship from the Royal College of Science UK for excellent performance.

Her research focuses on the development of metabolomic, lipidomic, and epigenomic tools to investigate various aspects of the metabolic syndrome, particularly, diabetes, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. She uses various tools like HPLC-mass spectrometry and multivariate bioinformatic tools to analyze biological samples and identify biomarkers to understand the underlying mechanism of metabolism in diseases. In addition, she has worked as a lecturer of nutritional biochemistry at the University of Nicosia.

Evelina has presented her work at several conferences and published her work at high impact journals. She has various collaborations with the University of Oxford UK, University of Aarhus Denmark, and Imperial College London, UK. In addition, she is an active board member of the International Metabolomics Society and she is currently the chair of the early career members of the society. She is also a member of the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism; the Biochemical Society and she is a founding member and president of the Cyprus Metabolomic Network.

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