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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

Mitophagy inhibits amyloid-β and tau pathology and reverses cognitive deficits in models of Alzheimer's disease

Mitophagy inhibits amyloid-β and tau pathology and reverses cognitive deficits in models of Alzheimer's disease

Collaboration between researchers at NIH-USA, University of Oslo and IMBB-FORTH revealed the critical role of impaired mitophagy in Altzheimer's Disease pathogenesis.

In a collaborative work IMBB and Columbia University researchers revealed how VIP interneurons in the hippocampus regulate spatial learning

In a collaborative work IMBB and Columbia University researchers revealed how VIP interneurons in the hippocampus regulate spatial learning

By combining experiments with models, this study is the first to show that VIP cells underlie the ability of mice to learn the spatial location of a reward.

 
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.

 

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

March 22nd, 2019 @ 12:00
IMBB JOINT COLLOQUIA
"BNN27 improves cognitive deficits, ameliorates amyloid-β pathology and promotes adult neurogenesis in the 5xFAD mouse model of Alzheimer’s Disease"
Speaker 1: Maria KOKKALI (Charalampopoulos Lab)
"Conformational studies of biomolecules with acoustic biosensors"
Speaker 2: Pablo MATEOS-GIL (Gizeli Lab)
[ Seminar Room 1, FORTH’s bldg ]