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Dept. of Clinical Chemistry-Biochemistry
School of Medicine
University of Crete
71003  Heraklio
(+30) 2810.394.833
Since its establishment in 1973, the University of Crete (UOC) has achieved the leading position among the higher education institutions in Greece with a broad range of research and educational activities.
The UOC is the only University in the country which has been awarded the HR Excellence in Research logo by the European Commission, in recognition of the University’s commitment to the European Charter & Code for Researchers. UOC is ranked in the top 50 young institutions according to TIMES Higher Education ranking.
The UOC Medical School brings together researchers and clinicians to advance biomedical research. According to the European Commission-supported organization U-multirank ( the UOC Medical School is ranked 23rd out of 116 European Medical schools participating and 1st in Greece, receiving distinction for research grants, research publications, interdisciplinary research and international collaborations. The mission of the University of Crete (UOC) Medical School is to achieve excellence in biomedical research and provide the highest quality training to its 700 enrolled medical and 400 graduate students. The School encompasses a modern 24,000m2 building complex and currently houses 130 faculty members among which 50 senior scientists operating in various areas of basic, translational and clinical research. The University of Crete Medical School focuses in biomedical translational research bringing together basic scientists and clinicians to deliver high quality research. The UoC Medical School brings together researchers and clinicians to advance biomedical research. Specific research areas are supported by 3 platforms ensuring:
  • access to state-of-the-art technology and model organisms,
  • coordination of education and training activities and public outreach, and
  • translation of basic to clinical research.