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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

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.

 
Calcium sequestration by fungal melanin inhibits calcium-calmodulin signaling to prevent LC3-associated phagocytosis

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

Aspirin Recapitulates Features of Caloric Restriction


Collaboration between IMBB-FORTH researchers and scientists in Paris uncovers aspirin as a caloric restriction mimetics.

 

News

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]
October 12, 2018
Parallel to the ERC Scientific Council Meeting in Herakleion, Crete, the first Greek ERC Grantees Conference will take place at FORTH. [More]
October 10, 2018
Dr Athanasia Papoutsi, postdoctoral Researcher of IMBB was awarded with the prestigious NARSAD 2018 Young Investigator Grant. [Press Release]

Events

December 14th, 2018 @ 12:00
IMBB JOINT COLLOQUIA
"Groucho related gene 5 (GRG5) is involved in embryonic and neural stem cell state decisions"
Speaker 1: Paraskevi ATHANASOULI (Kretsovali's Lab)
"Hepatic silencing of the transcription factor Foxo1 in an animal model of diet-induced Metabolic Syndrome (MetS)"
Speaker 2: Dimitris NASIAS (Kardasis' Lab)
[ Seminar Room 1, FORTH’s bldg ]