Republic of Cyprus

Cyprus National Bioethics Committee

Research Programs

The SGL has developed an international network of cooperation and has signed collaboration protocols with Institutes, Universities and Organizations such as the EU Joint Research Centre (JRC), the Austrian Environment Agency, The University of Cyprus, the University of Greece etc. Bilateral cooperations have also been developed for the exchange of information, expertise and the implementation of research programs with other European laboratories.

Research is an important pillar of the scientific and technological development of the State General Laboratory (SGL).

Basic aims:

  • investigation or detection of problems and emerging threats
  • support and implementation of Policies and Legislation in all aspects of SGL's responsibilities

    Special sectors

  • Food Safety
  • Water and Environment
  • Environment and Health
  • Authenticity and geographical origin of products


  • The research is funded through the EU as well as national funds mainly from the National Research Promotion Foundation and the Ministry of Health.

    Research and Development Projects funded by the EU

    Project TitleProject duration
    Transition Facility Project (2004/016-926.03.01) - “Food Safety – Risk Assessment”
    Twinning Light Project (2004/1B/OT-TL) “Implementation of the EU Acquis in the area of Authenticity of Wines and Spirits”
    Reduction of Environmental Risk posed by Emerging Contaminants
    Development of Integrated Water Monitoring Program and Tools for cost-effective monitoring and assessment to support sustainability of water resources and the implementation of Water Framework Directive 2000/60/EC in Cyprus
    Development of Capabilities for Integrated Risk Assessment of Chemicals at the State General Laboratory
    Sustainability of Nuclear Institutions and Knowledge Management
    RER 7/003 Regional Technical Co-operation Marine Environmental Assessment of the Mediterranean Region

    Research Projects financially supported by the Cyprus Foundation for the Promotion of Research

    Project TitleProject duration
    The Authenticity of the Cypriot Traditional Wine “Commandaria” 2004 - 2007
    Authenticity of Cypriot Honey 2005 - 2008
    Spectroscopy and Chemometrics as tools for the determination of the authenticity of alcoholic drinks2007 - 2010
    Spectroscopic and Chemometric Characterization of Slovenian and Cypriot juices2006-2008
    A study on the allergic effects of proteins of Cypriot and Greek carobs – Investigation of their potential usage in gluten free bakery products 2007 - 2009
    Development of a molecular method for the detection of sesame protein in foodstuffs 2007 - 2009
    Contribution to the improvement of Public Health by monitoring the possible presence of enteroviruses and adenoviruses in the swimming pool water2007 - 2008
    Contribution to the extinction of poliomyelitis with the surveillence of the frequency of polio in sewage2005 - 2007

    Research Projects financially supported by the Ministry of Health

    Project TitleProject duration
    Επιπτώσεις παθητικού καπνίσματος στα παιδιά - Προσδιορισμός νικοτίνης στον αέρα των σπιτιών καπνιστών και κοτινίνης στο σίελο των παιδιών
    Incidence and levels of Cafestol and Kahweol in Coffee Brews
    Cannabis use during Pregnancy
    Investigation of Phthalate Esters in Plastic Children Toys and Childcare Articles
    N–Nitrosamines and N-Nitrosatable substances released from teats and soothers
    Furan levels in Food
    Comparative study of the presence of lactose and milk proteins in foodstuffs with regard to their labelling - Protection of allergic and intolerant consumers
    Investigation of Persistent Organic Pollutants in infant formulae and follow on formulae
    Investigation of Pesticide Residues in baby food of plant origin
    Levels of lipids in coffee types that cause increase of LDL cholesterol, triglycerides and liver enzymes in blood and Ochratoxin A
    Investigation and control of adulteration and authenticity of extra virgin olive oil and other types of olive oil
    Investigation of the quality of water used for human consumption

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