Elena holds a BA in Human Biology from the Department of Life and Health Sciences of the University of Nicosia. Elena is carrying out a number of techniques in the lab such as: RT-qPCR, RT-PCR, Mammalian cell culture (CaCo2, SW-620 and SW480), Transfections, Cell functional assays (MTT, Scratch assay), DNA Cloning in Bacteria, Sequencing and she is also supervising undergraduate students enrolled in various projects in the lab. Research-wise, Elena is interested in microRNA biology and its effect in carcinogenesis. Her poster presentation entitled: ‘Bovine specific miRNA, bta-mir154c, can survive human digestion and affect cancer-related processes in Colorectal Cancer cell lines’ during the 7th International Conference of the Cyprus Society of Human Genetics was awarded the Best Poster Award. Elena is also very active in Science Communication and has participated in various outreach events such as the European Researcher’s Night and the 1st Mediterranean Science Festival.