The Cyprus Institute is led by Prof. George K. Christophides. He received his PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Athens and continued his research career as a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg, Germany. Prof. George Christophides moved to Imperial College London in 2005 and held the chair of Infectious Disease and Immunity directing VigiLab. He was also Adjunct Professor and Associate Dean at The Cyprus Institute at the same time. He is interested in the biology of infectious diseases, especially vector-borne, and how this may be affected by human interventions and the changing environment. Through his research he aims to contribute to public health innovations and in improving human life.