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.
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.
In a collaborative work IMBB and Columbia University researchers revealed how VIP interneurons in the hippocampus regulate spatial learning
By combining experiments with models, this study is the first to show that VIP cells underlie the ability of mice to learn the spatial location of a reward.