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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

Breakdown of spatial coding and interneuron synchronization in epileptic mice

Breakdown of spatial coding and interneuron synchronization in epileptic mice

IMBB Researchers in collaboration with colleagues at Los Angeles, San Diego and New York demonstrate that epilepsy-induced deficits in spatial coding are caused by the de-synchronization of interneuronal populations.

Tissue-infiltrating macrophages mediate exosome-based metabolic reprogramming upon DNA damage

Tissue-infiltrating macrophages mediate exosome-based metabolic reprogramming upon DNA damage

IMBB Researchers identified a novel mechanism by which irreparable DNA damage induces chronic inflammation and tissue pathology.

 
Contribution of apical and basal dendrites to orientation encoding in mouse V1 L2/3 pyramidal neurons

Contribution of apical and basal dendrites to orientation encoding in mouse V1 L2/3 pyramidal neurons

IMBB researchers, in collaboration with the Smirnakis lab at Harvard Medical School, reveal how dendrites contribute to the orientation tuning of pyramidal neurons in the visual cortex of mice. 

Combined genetic and transcriptome analysis of patients with SLE: distinct, targetable signatures for susceptibility and severity

Combined genetic and transcriptome analysis of patients with SLE: distinct, targetable signatures for susceptibility and severity

IMBB Researchers in collaboration with colleagues from Univ. of Geneva, Univ. of Crete and BRFAA discovered and validated distinct gene signatures conferring susceptibility and predicting the severity of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. 

 

News

January 7. 2020
A collaborative study led by M. Larkum reveals previously unknown classes of action potentials in the dendrites of 2/3 pyramidal neurons. Computational modeling by IMBB researchers A. Papoutsi and P. Poirazi demonstrates that these action potentials allow single neurons to solve complex computational problems. [PubMed]
December 25. 2019
Two new studies published in Nature and the Proceedings of Royal Society, scientists from Liverpool, Oxford and IMBB report a novel mechanism of insecticide resistance, highly relevant to malaria control efforts. [PubMed] [PubMed] [Press Release]
December 10. 2019
IMBB Researcher Georgios Chamilos received the highly competitive ERC Consolidator Award. [Press Release]
November 26. 2019
George Garinis received the prestigious Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award from the Humbold Foundation. [Press Release] [More]
November 13. 2019
Prof. Nektarios Tavernarakis has been elected member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. [More]

Events

January 22nd 2020 @ 12:00
IMBB SEMINAR
"Regulation of gene expression and cell-fate by lncRNA transcription levels: A tale of two transcripts"
Speaker: Fabien MORETTO ( Research Associate, The Francis Crick Institute, Cell fate and gene regulation laboratory - Dr Folkert van Werven )
[“A. Payatakes" Seminar Room, FORTH’s bldg ]