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.
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.
Novel functions of DNA repair proteins during mammalian development
IMBB researchers Identify novel functions of specific DNA repair factors in mammalian development with relevance to cancer and ageing.
- "RNA silencing in diatom", [Main Amphitheater “G. Lianis”, FORTH’s bldg]
- "The function of Contactin-2/TAG-1 in oligodendrocytes in health and demyelinating pathology", [Main Amphitheater “G. Lianis”, FORTH’s bldg]