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.
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
Collaboration between IMBB-FORTH researchers and scientists in Paris uncovers aspirin as a caloric restriction mimetics.
Hotspots of dendritic spine turnover facilitate clustered spine addition and learning and memory
IMBB and UCLA researchers show how synaptic turnover facilitates learning and memory.
Regulation of brain autophagy by BDNF signaling and nutritional stress
Research by the team of Nektarios Tavernarakis identify the neurotrophic factor BDNF as a novel regulator of autophagy in brain.
"Excitatory-inhibitory circuits in auditory processing", [“A. Payatakes” Seminar Room, FORTH’s bldg]
"Light sensing in the Ocean: new perspectives from the study of the diatom photoreceptors", [“A. Payatakes” Seminar Room, FORTH’s bldg]