Dr Lederer is a researcher in the Department of Molecular Genetics Thalassemia (MGTD) at the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics. He is also assistant professor and course coordinator at the Cyprus School for Molecular Medicine for the courses Molecular Basis of Monogenic Diseases and Introduction to Molecular Biomedical Sciences, respectively. Dr Lederer is a member of the European Society of Human Genetics, the Hellenic Society of Gene Therapy and Regenerative Medicine and the Cyprus Society of Human Genetics. He organises the fortnightly CING Lectures site seminar series.
Dr Lederer received his MSc from the Friedrich-Wilhelm University, Bonn, and his PhD from the University of East Anglia for work in plant virology at the Sainsbury Laboratory and the John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK, respectively. In his postdoctoral work he studied kinesin-like motor proteins and global differential gene expression in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at the University of Cyprus and the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics (CING). After training at the Telethon Institute for Gene Therapy he now heads the Gene Therapy and Genome Editing group of the MGTD. He is author of 27 peer-reviewed articles with over 1500 literature citations.