History CBS

History CBS

CBS goes back a long way, a history of forty (40) years. It was set up in 1978 which makes it one of the oldest science societies in Cyprus. Over the years CBS has been run by more than 20 Governing Bodies.

Distinguished and prominent members of the social, scientific and financial life of Cyprus have served CBS.
These people served the country from top state positions, as Ministers, Members of Parliament, Commissioners, Members of the Education Services Committee, Department Directors of various Ministries, Directors of Research Organisation, Institute Directors, Presidents of Community Councils, Directors of Environment Centres for Education and Research and other important positions.

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Biologists, members of CBS, have been placed in charge of Institutions, such as:

  • Minister of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth
  • Minister of Health
  • Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment
  • Environment Commissioner
  • Members of the Education Services Committee
  • Director of the Environment Department at the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment
  • Director of the Agriculture – Fisheries – Department of Fisheries and Marine Research, at the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment
  • Director of Agriculture at the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment
  • Director at the Cyprus Institute of Research and Innovation
  • Director at the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics
  • Director at the Cyprus Environment Centre and Education
  • Director of Research Centres for Marine Biology
  • Director of the Foundation for the Management of European Lifelong Learning Program
  • First Officers of Secondary Education
  • Inspectors of Secondary Education

Distinguished members of CBS have presided over European and International Organisations and networks, such as:

  • European Network for Environmental Citizenship
  • Science on stage
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Distinguished members of CBS have directed and manned other important Sectors and Services, such as:

  • Cyprus Thalassaemia Centre
  • Institute for Agricultural Studies
  • Cyprus National Botanical
  • Cyprus National Sperm Bank
  • Pharmaceutical Services
  • Karaiskakio Foundation

Many other Biologists, members of CBS, have led Private Organisations and Research Centres, in NGO’s and Voluntary Organisations, such as:

  • Biomedical Labs
  • Clinical Labs
  • Centres for Assisted Reproduction and IVF
  • Research and Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Cyprus Centre for Environmental Research and Education
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