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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

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.

Controlling longevity by coordinating mitochondrial biogenesis and turnover during ageing

Controlling longevity by coordinating mitochondrial biogenesis and turnover during ageing

Research by the team of Prof. Nektarios Tavernarakis reveals an intricate molecular mechanism that coordinates the biogenesis and selective elimination of mitochondria, to regulate cellular energy homeostasis during ageing.

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Recent News

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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IMBB Researcher earns ERC Starting Investigator Grant

September 2016
IMBB researcher Vassiliki Nikoletopoulou has been awarded the prestigious and highly competitive European Research Council (ERC) Starting Investigator Grant for her research on metabolism and synaptic plasticity.
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