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Despoina Miltiadou

Assistant Professor
Agricultural Sciences, Biotechnology and Food Science
Cyprus University of Technology
Cyprus

Despoina Miltiadou

Biography

Despina Miltiadou is an assistant Professor at the Department of Agricultural Sciences, Biotechnology and Food Science (ABF). She graduated from the Department of Agricultural Biotechnology of the Agricultural University of Athens and committed research in molecular immunogenetics of ruminants at Roslin and Moredun Research Institutes for the requirements of her Masters by Research (MSc) and Doctorate (PhD) degrees that were awarded by the University of Edinburgh. During her undergraduate and postgraduate studies she has been awarded 16 scholarships/prizes and/or distinctions. She has worked at the Roslin Bovine Genome Mapping Project and is the coordinator of two research projects funded by the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation. Since 2008 that she joined ABF, she teaches courses related to Genetics and Molecular Biology. Her research interests include identification of genetic loci affecting milk performance and quality traits in small ruminants of local breeds, and phylogenetic analysis of ovine and bovine MHC genes, as well as studying the expression of these genes.

Research Interest

Identification of genetic loci affecting milk performance and quality traits in small ruminants of local breeds, and phylogenetic analysis of ovine and bovine MHC genes.

Publications

  • Tsiafoulis CG, Skarlas T, Tzamaloukas O, Miltiadou D, Gerothanassis IP (2014) Direct nuclear magnetic resonance identification and quantification of geometric isomers of conjugated linoleic acid in milk lipid fraction without derivatization steps: overcoming sensitivity and resolution barriers. Anal Chim Acta 821: 62-71.

  • Miltiadou D, Ballingall KT, Ellis SA, Russell GC and McKeever DJ (2005) Haplotype characterization of transcribed ovine major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I genes. Immunogenetics 57: 499-509.

  • Miltiadou D, Law AS, Russell GC (2003) Establishment of a sequence-based typing system for BoLA-DRB3 exon 2. Tissue Antigens 62: 55-65.

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