Division of Basic Sciences

The Department of Basic Sciences started its function in 1985, followed by the election and the assumption of duties of the first five faculty members in November 1984.

The coming years were devoted to the training of the students, to the successful claiming of competitive funding for establishing basic laboratory infrastructure and to the development of the first research laboratories of Biology, Biochemistry Pharmacology and Physiology. During the following years young competitive faculty members have been recruited in various academic positions and fulfilled major contribution to the organization and development of the department.

Until 1991, the department has been housed in two of the wings in the Knossos University Campus. In 1992 the department moved to the new Medical School buildings in the Campus in Voutes. New laboratories have been set up, the basic infrastructure has been expanded and very important and highly competitive research projects started. At the same time, high-level graduate programs covering the scientific fields of the faculty members of the department have been funded. The standards of pre-graduate and graduate training at the department have been kept on high levels.