The high level of scientific excellence of the lecturers at European University Cyprus was confirmed on the evening of 12 December 2019 at the Research and Innovation Foundation (IDEK) Awards Ceremony. The Young Researcher awards are granted annually by IDEK in the thematic areas of “Humanities & Social Sciences”, “Life Sciences” and “Physical Sciences & Engineering”.
The awards were presented by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Dimitris Syllouris, and the Chief Scientist of the Republic of Cyprus, and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of IDEK, Mr. Kyriakos Kokkinos.
In the category of Young Researcher 2019 in “Humanities and Social Sciences”, the award was granted to Dr Venetia Argyropoulou, Lecturer at the Law School of European University Cyprus. Her research focuses on the areas of international and European economic law, contributing to the improvement of the Cyprus and European institutional framework, the business – investment environment and the applied economic policy.
Dr Chrystalla Antoniou was awarded the Young Researcher award in “Life Sciences”. Dr Antoniou is a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Agricultural Research and a research fellow at European University Cyprus and the Cyprus University of Technology. Dr Antoniou was awarded for her research career on issues related to the adaptation of agriculture to changing climate conditions and in particular to the physiological stress of plants, with emphasis on their toughening through chemical stimulants.
Dr Andreas Stylianou, postdoctoral researcher at the Cancer Biophysics Laboratory of the University of Cyprus and Scientific Collaborator at the European University Cyprus School of Sciences was granted the Young Researcher award in “Physical Sciences & Engineering”. His research focuses on differentiating and staging of cancerous lesions and supporting the development of therapeutic strategies, especially in the treatment of pancreatic cancer and melanoma.