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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

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. 

Challenging the point neuron dogma: FS basket cells as 2-stage nonlinear integrators.

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.

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

The Role of Insulators in Transgene Transvection in Drosophila

IMBB Researchers identify a novel function of insulators in transcription regulation.

 

News

November 13. 2019
Prof. Nektarios Tavernarakis has been elected member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. [More]
October 30. 2019
A "Perspective" article in Nature Neuroscience by a group of leading neurobiologists discusses how components of artificial neuronal networks can drive progress in systems neuroscience. The Perspective is co-authored by IMBB Researcher P. Poirazi. [More]
October 17. 2019
In a Commentary article published in Nature, Prof. Tavernarakis discusses the publication describing the discovery of how neural excitation modulates lifespan. [More]
October 4-6. 2019
The 28th Meeting of the Hellenic Society for Neuroscience is held at the Main Auditorium of FORTH. [More]
September 13. 2019
The National Academy of Sciences of the USA has published a Biographical Memoir honoring Fotis Kafatos, the Founder and first Director of IMBB. [More]

Events

November 15th 2019 @ 12:00
IMBB SEMINAR
"Structural biology of the import machinery of peroxisomal matrix enzymes"
Speaker: Christos GATSOGIANNIS ( Max Planck Institute Molecular Physiology, Department of Structural Biochemistry )
[“Seminar Room 1”, FORTH’s bldg ]