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Dr. Carolina Sismani is the Head of the Cytogenetics and Genomics Department at the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics (CING) since April 2012. She obtained her BSc in Biology from Stockholm University in Sweden in 1995 and her PhD in Molecular Genetics (PhD thesis: Genetic Factors in Mental Retardation) in 2004 from Nottingham University in the UK.   She was employed at the Department of Cytogenetics and Genomics in 1995, became a Scientist in 2005 and a Senior Scientist (Head) in 2012. The Department offers diagnostic services, research and educational programs and also has double accreditation from the College of American Pathologists and with ISO 15189.
Dr. Sismani is also an Associate Professor at the Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine (CSMM) and is the coordinator of the course Cytogenetics and Genomics. She has supervised many MSc and PhD students. In addition she has trained many Scientists in the field of Cytogenetics and Genomics. She is actively involved in research focusing in intellectual disability and congenital anomalies. She has received several grants in which she participated as the Principal or co-Principal Investigator.  She has published over 60 papers, 5 book chapters and more than 85 abstracts in poster or oral form in International conferences. She is the secretary of the CING Scientific Council and also participates many national committees.