Lefkos Middleton

Steering Committee & Original Principal Investigator


Professor Middleton holds the chair of Neuroepidemiology and Ageing Research at the School of Public Health. He is, also, Honorary Consultant with the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust Hospitals.



Professor Middleton holds the chair of Neuroepidemiology and Ageing Research at the School of Public Health. He is, also, Honorary Consultant with the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust Hospitals. He trained in Medicine and completed his Neurology training at the Louis Pasteur University Hospital in Strasbourg and obtained a Medical Doctorate Degree and, also, the French National Board in Neurology. He was then appointed Clinical Fellow of the Presbyterian Hospital and Visiting Assistant Professor of Columbia University in New York. His initial research was in clinical electrophysiology and neurogenetics of inherited neuromuscular diseases, mainly in the identification and mapping of the Vitamin E Deficiency Ataxia (AVED), rare forms of Hereditary Motor Neuropathy and a Congenital Myasthenia Syndrome due to mutations in acetylcholine receptor ε-subunit gene. Professor Middleton was awarded, in 1990, a US- AID centre grant to create the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics (CING), of which he became first Chairman (1990-1999).

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