Cypriot Scientist honoured with Star of Italy distinction
Dr. Christodoulos Xinaris has been honoured by Italy with the high distinction of Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy in recognition of his outstanding contribution not only to the progress of scientific research in Italy, but also to Italian-Cypriot cooperation and friendship.
The Ambassador of Italy to Cyprus Guido Cerboni bestowed the honour today to the Cypriot Scientist who has been working in Italy for several years as a Senior Researcher at the “Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research” in Bergamo, near Milan, said a press release issued here today by the Italian embassy.
Dr. Xinaris’ work at the Mario Negri Institute, one of the most important and prestigious Italian research centers, is aimed in particular at developing novel therapies for patients suffering from kidney failure and thus at improving people’s lives, the press release concludes.
The “Order of the Star of Italy” was founded in 1947 by the first President of the newly established Republic of Italy. It represents a high distinction for all those who have acquired special merits in their activities and in the promotion of friendly relations and cooperation between Italy and other Countries.