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

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.

Long noncoding RNAs regulate allelic gene expression

Long noncoding RNAs regulate allelic gene expression

The team of Prof. Babis Spilianakis provides insights on how long non-coding RNAs may regulate biallelic gene expression.

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Recent News

IMBB researcher earns ERC Consolidator Grant

March 2015
IMBB researcher George Garinis has been awarded the prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant for his research on  Nucleotide Excision Repair mechanisms.
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IMBB researcher becomes member of the Academy of Europe

August 2014
Nektarios Tavernarakis, the Director of IMBB at FORTH and a Professor at the Medical School of the University of Crete was today elected a member of the Academy of Europe (Academia Europaea).
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