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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

Age-dependent nuclear lipid droplet accumulation is a cellular hallmark of ageing.

Age-dependent nuclear lipid droplet accumulation is a cellular hallmark of ageing

Interdisciplinary scientific collaboration between the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IMBB, FORTH), the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL, FORTH) and the Medical School of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), sheds light into the molecular mechanisms that regulate nuclear lipid droplets accumulation during ageing.

IMBB researchers develop innovative computational tools to unravel the role of dendrites in the brain

IMBB researchers develop innovative computational tools to unravel the role of dendrites in the brain

Dendrites are complex neuronal structures with a key role in information processing in the brain. Researchers at IMBB have developed new software that allows the incorporation of important dendritic properties into neural network models. Such models advance our understanding of brain function and lead to new artificial intelligence systems.

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Discovering a disinhibitory microcircuit responsible for contextual information processing in the hippocampus

Discovering a disinhibitory microcircuit responsible for contextual information processing in the hippocampus

IMBB and NYU researchers joined forces to study how the brain conveys important environmental cues like novelty and reward. Using dendritic electrophysiology, optogenetics and computational modeling they uncovered a disinhibitory microcircuit that gates dendritic spikes in CA1 pyramidal neurons driven by lateral EC inputs. These inputs are among the first to be affected in Alzheimer's disease.

IMBB-FORTH scientists uncovered a novel cellular mechanism that regulates ageing and fertility

IMBB-FORTH scientists uncovered a novel cellular mechanism that regulates ageing and fertility

Research at IMBB, published in Nature Aging, reveals a fundamental quality control mechanism that operates in cells to safeguard the integrity and function of the nucleus. By maintaining nuclear homeostasis, this molecular mechanism contributes critically to promote longevity and fertility.

Events

February 3rd, 2023 @ 13:00
IMBB COLLOQUIUM
“DNA-damage driven chromatin changes and immunometabolism”
Speaker: George PAPADOGKONAS (PhD Candidate,Spilianakis Lab)
Location: “Seminar Room 1”, FORTH’s bldg
February 6th, 2023 @ 12:00
FORTH Plenary Session Meeting
Speaker: Prof. Nektarios Tavernarakis (Chairman of the Board of Directors and Director of the Central Administration of the Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH))
Location: Amphitheater "G. Lianis", of FORTH

News

Dec 27. 2022
IMBB scientists uncovered a novel cellular mechanism that regulates ageing and fertility by preserving the architecture of nucleus and upholding nuclear quality control. [Press Release]
Dec 22. 2022
IMBB Alumni Community (IMBB-AC) launched. [Press Release]
Nov 22. 2022
Prestigious ERC Starting Grant awarded to FORTH Researcher Dr. Emmanouil Froudarakis [Press Release]
October 19. 2022
ERA Chair in Green Biotechnology - Microbial Biopesticides at IMBB- FORTH [Press Release]
September 29. 2022
Tenured faculty position in "Vector Biology, Insect Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Parasitology" at IMBB - FORTH [More]
July 29. 2022
Professor Christos Louis honored for contributions to malaria mosquito biology [More]
 

Partnership

 UoC - Biology department UoC - School of Medicine  EU Life 

Precision Medicine

Digenia website  EDIMO website