Yiorgos Apidianakis has a PhD in Molecular Genetics and is a professor of Genetics at the University of Cyprus since 2012, where he teaches Classical Genetics and Immunology for undergraduates and Quantitative Human Genetics for graduate students. He has been trained in biomedical research for 10 years at Harvard Medical School; 6 years as a postdoctoral fellow and 4 years as a Harvard Instructor in Medicine in the field of human infectious diseases and carcinogenesis. He practiced his research at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Boston, USA. He is a Faculty Opinions member since January 2020 at the division of Cellular Death and Stress Responses and ad-hoc editor for the journals Metabolites and Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology. He has published scolarly articles in peer-reviewed journals, such as Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, Nature Communications, Nature Protocols, Cell Host & Microbe, PLoS Pathogens, The Lancet Infectious Diseases and EMBO Reports. He is an expert in modelling Microbe-Metabolite-Host interactions leading to tumorigenesis in fruit flies. He also leads “The Cyprus Intestinal Health Study” (http://cihs.cs.ucy.ac.cy/), a clinical study to explore the effect of microbial and environment factors in colon cancer development.