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DR. CRISTINA SKRYPNYK, ROMANIA, M.D., PH.D.

CONSULTANT MEDICAL GENETICS, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, CYTOGENETICS UNIT IN CHARGE

Dr. Cristina Skrypnyk received her M.D. title in 1996 from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy ‘Gr. T. Popa ‘ Iasi Romania. She got the Specialist title in Medical Genetics in 2004, and then the Consultant title in 2009 from the Romanian Board of Health. She practiced as a physician at the Clinical Municipal Hospital ‘Dr.G. Curteanu‘ Genetics Department, Oradea, Romania. With 3 fellowships at prestigious genetics institutes in Germany and more than 25 national and international training courses in Medical Genetics (i.e. cytogenetics, molecular genetics, genetic counselling) Dr. Cristina Skrypnyk focuses her professional activity in helping patients with genetics disorders to have access to early and proper diagnosis and counselling, with a special interest in rare chromosomal disorders.


She received her Ph.D. title in Medical Sciences in 2007, from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy ‘Gr. T. Popa ‘ Iasi Romania, with a study made on micro deletion and micro duplications chromosomal syndromes. She got an Assistant Professor position at the University of Oradea, Romania, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Genetics Department, from 2002, were she was involved in the teaching programme of medical students, as well as in genetics research studies. She published as first author and co-author 6 articles in high rated international scientific journals, other 11 articles in Romanian journals, and she is a co-author of 8 professional books. Over the years she participated in more than 50 scientific meetings and presented numerous papers.  She is an active member of many international scientific and medical societies, as well as an active volunteer member of genetic disorders patients organisations.


She joined Arabian Gulf University as Assistant Professor at the College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Molecular Genetics Department in 2010. She is in charge of the Cytogenetic Unit at Al-Jawhara Centre for Molecular Medicine and Inherited Disorders since September 2010.