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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.



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.

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.



July 21, 2018
IMBB honors the lifetime scientific achievements of Sifis Papamatheakis, a founding member of the Institute. A Scientific Symposium on Gene Regulation is organized July 21. [Poster] [Programme]
July 12, 2018
IMBB Researcher Vassiliki Nikoletopoulou became a member of the FENS-KAVLI network for excellence scholars. [More]
July 5, 2018
Invitation for Expression of Interest to enroll into the Molecular and Cellular Biology and Biotechnology Graduate Program of the University of Ioannina Medical School. [More]
June 8, 2018
The University of Crete Medical School and IMBB-FORTH is organizing a Joint Seminar Series in Translational Research to provide a forum for exchanging ideas and foster collaborations between physician scientists and basic research labs. These biweekly Seminars will be announced in the Events section.


July 16 -July 20
Onassis Lectures
"The 2018 Onassis Lectures in Biology and Chemistry: Eukaryotic Transcription and its Regulation"
[ Main Amphitheater "G. Lianis", FORTH’s bldg]
July 18, 2018 @ 20:00
Public Lecture
"Applied and Not Yet Applied Science "
[ Main Amphitheater "G. Lianis", FORTH’s bldg]
Speakers: Prof. Roger Kornberg, Stanford University, USA. Nobel Prize (2006) in Chemistry
July 23, 2018 @ 12:00
IMBB Seminar
"Calcium Imaging of Cortical Circuits in Absence Epilepsy: Lessons from the Stargazer Mouse Model"
[ Main Amphitheater "G. Lianis", FORTH’s bldg]
Speakers: Stelios M. SMIRNAKIS ( Associate Professor of Neurology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard University )