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.
Challenging the point neuron dogma: FS basket cells as 2-stage nonlinear integrators
In a new study published in Nature Communications, IMBB researchers provide a novel view of dendritic integration of interneurons and their role in brain function.
Mitochondrial maturation drives germline stem cell differentiation in Caenorhabditis elegans
IMBB Researchers uncover a link between mitochondrial maturation and germ cell differentiation.
The Role of Insulators in Transgene Transvection in Drosophila
IMBB Researchers identify a novel function of insulators in transcription regulation.
Mitophagy inhibits amyloid-β and tau pathology and reverses cognitive deficits in models of Alzheimer's disease
Collaboration between researchers at NIH-USA, University of Oslo and IMBB-FORTH revealed the critical role of impaired mitophagy in Altzheimer's Disease pathogenesis.