Konstantinos C. Makris

Associate Professor in Environmental Health
Cyprus International Institute for Environmental and Public Health
Cyprus University of Technology

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Konstantinos C. Makris: Dr. Makris is an associate professor of environmental health in the Cyprus International Institute for Environmental and Public Health (CII), within the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT). He is currently the Acting Dean of the School of Health Sciences at CUT. He has held an appointment as adjunct assistant professor of environmental health at the Dept. of Environmental Health, Harvard University, USA (2009-2015). Dr. Makris leads the exposome-based water and health lab which aims to minimize the human health risk associated with chronic exposures to environmental chemicals. Towards this goal, his team applies improved exposure assessment protocols that refine the degree of association with metabolic health outcomes, participating in human studies in Cyprus, Greece, France, Kuwait, the Netherlands, and Norway. His laboratory is equipped with state-of-the art instrumentation valued at >0.5M euros to generate its own biomarker and metabolomics data. Since 2009, Prof. Makris has received > 1.5 million euros in external funding from the EU, the Cyprus RPF, the BBMRI-LPC biobanking network in the EU, and the National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences Center at Harvard University. Dr. Makris was part of the team that led the cancer cluster investigation around the Astrasol factory in Nicosia. He has produced over 85 peer-reviewed journal articles and >40 conference proceedings. Prof. Makris was invited by the Cyprus Parliament Senate Committee on Environment and Health to provide expert testimony about the environmental health consequences for the surrounding populations after the Mari tragedy/explosion and has also served as a member of the scientific advisory committee to the Ministry of Health concerning arsenic exposures in Cyprus. Prof. Makris has been invited by >10 universities and organizations in the USA/EU to deliver research talks, such as in Harvard University, University of Alberta, University of Delaware, etc. and he has presided 6 symposia in international conferences.