Graduate Program
Molecular Basis of Human Diseases
University of Crete Medical School

Welcome from the Director

Welcome to the web site of the graduate program «The Molecular Basis of Human Diseases (MBHD)» of the University Of Crete Medical School!

Our program was established in 2003 and offers high level education and research experience in the field of human diseases’ pathogenesis. Being at the heart of disease-oriented medical research, the program provides outstanding opportunities for translational research in Greece and abroad, to both clinical and basic scientists. Former students of our program already hold positions in the academia, medicine or the industrial sector.

The program has been organized in accordance with international standards for graduate education capitalizing on the knowledge that has been acquired from the human genome project and the explosion in the “omics” fields during the past decades. Our staff are experienced teachers, with a wide range of research interests and expertise and strong publication record. In addition to faculty members from the University of Crete, FORTH and other academic/research centers in Greece, the program has created tight bonds with faculty from well-known Institutions in Europe and the US thus enabling selected students to pursue part of their studies abroad.

The program is based at the Medical School of the University of Crete and is located side-by-side to the 800-bed University Hospital of Heraklion and the Schools of Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science and Materials Science of the University of Crete and the Internationally known Foundation for Research and Technology of Hellas (FORTH). The proximity of these Institutions in the Voutes Campus brings a remarkable diversity of research opportunities facilitated by an outstanding faculty and state-of-the-art research facilities.

We are proud of the very positive evaluations that our program has received from students, faculty and the external evaluation committee who reviewed our program three times (2006, 2011 and 2018). In our friendly department, you will be actively supported for your studies and have the opportunities for a fruitful interaction with fellow students and members of staff. Please explore our website to learn more about our program or contact us for further details.

These are excellent times full of opportunities in the field of biomedical research, and our program aims to support your career in the field!



Prodromos Sidiropoulos, MD/PhD
Program Director

Prodromos Sidiropoulos, MD/PhD

Professor of Rheumatology
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Crete Medical School

2006 External Evaluation Report

2011 External Evaluation Report

2018 External Evaluation Report

Official Goverment Gazette