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.
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
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.