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About IMBB

Welcome to the web site of the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology of the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (IMBB-FORTH). IMBB is one of the most prominent life science research institutions in Greece, with an outstanding record of scientific achievements, state of the art infrastructure and a broad range of research, innovation and educational activities. IMBB’s main mission is to pursue cutting-edge research and promote scientific excellence.

 

Highlights

Maintenance of Proteostasis by P Body-Mediated Regulation of eIF4E Availability during Aging in Caenorhabditis elegans

Maintenance of Proteostasis by P Body-Mediated Regulation of eIF4E Availability during Aging in Caenorhabditis elegans

IMBB researchers identify mRNA processing bodies (PBs) as crucial regulators of proteostasis in C. elegans. The study reveals the mechanism for PB-promoted stress resistance and longevity.

Iron restriction inside macrophages regulates pulmonary host defense against Rhizopus species

Iron restriction inside macrophages regulates pulmonary host defense against Rhizopus species


In a new study published in Nature Communications, IMBB-FORTH Researchers uncover the important role of iron regulation inside macrophages in host defense against airborne filamentous fungi.

 
Calcium sequestration by fungal melanin inhibits calcium-calmodulin signaling to prevent LC3-associated phagocytosis

Calcium sequestration by fungal melanin inhibits calcium-calmodulin signaling to prevent LC3-associated phagocytosis

In a new study published in Nature Microbiology, IMBB-FORTH Researchers reveal a novel mechanism of melanin-dependent inhibition of calcium signaling during phagocytosis.

Aspirin Recapitulates Features of Caloric Restriction

Aspirin Recapitulates Features of Caloric Restriction


Collaboration between IMBB-FORTH researchers and scientists in Paris uncovers aspirin as a caloric restriction mimetics.

 

News

December 18. 2018
IMBB Researcher Dr. Panayiota Poirazi, reveived the prestigious Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel International Research Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. [Press Release] [More]
December 15. 2018
University of Crete professors Christos Tsatsanis, George Bertsias, Prodromos Sidiropoulos and Panagiotis Moschou joined IMBB as Collaborating University Faculty Members. [More]
November 26. 2018
“PROOF-OF-CONCEPT” grant from Patras Science Park awarded to Dr G. Papadakis and Prof. E. Gizeli. [More]
October 31. 2018
IMBB announces one new Researcher position in the thematic area of "Molecular, Systems or Structural Biology". [More]

Events

January 25th 2019 @ 12:00
IMBB Seminar
"Proneural-mediated transcription at the birth of neural stem cells"
Speaker: Vassiliki THEODOROU (Cellular & Developmental Biology and Biology of Aging)
[ Seminar Room 1, FORTH’s bldg ]