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Dr Despo Pieridou

Microbiologist

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22603550

Doctor’s office:

22603362
Hospital: Nicosia General Hospital
Clinic Director

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TB | Microbial Resistance | Virology

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05/1983 – 05/1990 Undergraduate Scholarship (Medicine) from the “Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst” (DAAD) German Academic Exchange Service. 05/1983 – 05/1990 Medicine at Friedrich-Alexander Erlangen University – Nürnberg, West Germany. 06/1990 – 06/1993 PhD at the Institute of Hygiene and Microbiology, Julius-Maximillian University, Würzburg, Germany on “Production and Characterization of Monoclonal Antibodies against Yersinia Enterocolitica, serotype O3”. 06/1990 – 06/1995 Specialty at the Institute of Hygiene and Microbiology , Julius-Maximillian University, Würzburg, Germany. Specialty of Microbiology and Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases

Work Experience:

09/1995 – 05/1996 Hematology and Biochemistry Laboratories in “Dr. med. K.-F. Winter” in Diagnostic Laboratory in Wurzburg, Germany 06/1996 – 12/2000 Head of the Diagnostic Laboratory Ygeia Polyclinic, Limassol. 01/2001 – 07/2016 Head of Microbiology Department – Nicosia General Hospital 08/2016-present Director of the Microbiology Department – Nicosia General Hospital, National Reference Laboratory for Mycobacteria, National Reference Laboratory for Salmonella and other enteropathogens, National Reference Laboratory for Monitoring of antimicrobial Resistance, National Influenza Centre (Recognised by WHO) National Reference point: Microbiology (Commissioned by the Ministry of Health) Business point for Microbiology in European and International Scientific Programmes: Tuberculosis Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring, Legionnaires’ Disease, European gonococcal infectionsm Influenza Chairmant: Cyprus National Commission for Tuberculosis Member: Cyprus National Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance Professional Membership: • Pancyprian Medical Association • Biopathologists -Microbiologists Association of Cyprus