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Charalambos P. Kyriacou

Department of Genetics and Genome Biology
University of Leicester
United Kingdom


BSc (Birmingham) PhD (Sheffield) Bambos was born in Camden and spent his school years in North London. During the week, he helped out in his father’s restaurant in Finchley, and during the summers he worked in the local graveyard. He went to Birmingham University at 17 and read Psychology, where one of his lecturers turned his attention towards behavioural genetics.

Research Interest

Bambos' research over the years has focused on various behaviours, sex, rhythms, aggression, in assorted organisms, flies, mice and crustacea.


  • Sandrelli, F., Tauber, E., Pegoraro, M., Mazzotta, G., Cisotto, G., Piccin, A., Rosato, E., Zordan, M., Costa, R. & Kyriacou, C.P, 2007. Molecular basis for natural selection at the timeless locus in Drosophila melanogaster. Science, 316, 1898-900.

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