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Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IMBB)

The Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IMBB) is one of the six Institutes of the Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH). IMBB is based in Heraklion (Crete), with the Department of Biomedical Research located in Ioannina (Epirus). IMBB's mission is the pursuit of breakthrough research in Life Sciences and Biomedicine.

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Recent Research Achievements

Regulation of brain autophagy by BDNF signaling and nutritional stress

Regulation of brain autophagy by BDNF signaling and nutritional stress

Research by the team of Prof. Nektarios Tavernarakis reveals how nutritional stress affects memory and learning by differentially modulating autophagic degradation in different brain areas and identifies the neurotrophic factor BDNF as a novel regulator of autophagy in the brain.

Novel functions of DNA repair proteins during mammalian development

Novel functions of DNA repair proteins during mammalian development

Research by the team of Prof. George A. Garinis reveals specific DNA repair factors have novel functions in mammalian development with relevance to cancer and ageing.

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Recent News

FORTH Chairman, Professor Nektarios Tavernarakis, receives the prestigious Helmholtz International Fellow Award

July 2017
FORTH Chairman, Professor Nektarios Tavernarakis, receives the prestigious Helmholtz International Fellow Award
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FORTH - IMBB researcher and University of Crete Medical School Professor receives the Galien Scientific Research Award

April 2017
Nektarios Tavernarakis, the Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH), and Professor at the Medical School of the University of Crete was awarded today the Galien Scientific Research Award.
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