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Introduction

Introduction to the Cyprus Society of Human Genetics (CSHG)

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The CSHG was founded on 3rd February 2004 with the main aim of promoting and developing the science of human genetics in Cyprus.
Human genetics is the science of human diversity. Its research scope includes the explanation of genetic phenomena and mechanisms that occur in humans at the molecular or cellular level. Understanding these mechanisms will promote better diagnosis, treatment and prevention of human genetic diseases.The CSHG wants to be a catalyst for this process in Cyprus, bringing national and international biomedical professionals together, organising the professional framework of geneticists in Cyprus and facilitating education, research and harmonisation and improvement in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of inherited disorders. The details of the society’s scope and aims are detailed in its Statute.

The CSHG organises biennial international conferences and, also in association with other national societies, other educational activites, such as scientific cafes, workshops and seminars (see Meetings & Events). As the national representative body of  geneticists, the CSHG further forms working groups and committees for the improvement of procedures and qualifications in Cyprus and for their harmonisation with those in partner organisations and other EU member countries (see Official Certification).

In co-operation with the European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG), the CSHG selects from amongst its members candidates for the annual ESHG young researcher travel grant, which covers attendance of the annual ESHG Conference.