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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

May 13. 2020
In a new article published in Nature Reviews Neuroscience IMBB Researchers, Panayiota Poirazi and Athanasia Papoutsi discuss the main contributions of modeling of dendritic computations in neuroscience research. [PubMed]
April 14. 2020
IMBB Researchers share the grief of the greek ERC grantees on the loss of Theodore Papazoglou, a long-time advocate of the Greek scientific community and a visionary personality who helped the shaping and the operation of the European Research Council. [More]
April 3. 2020
IMBB researcher Electra Gizeli will coordinate a new HFSP-funded research effort aiming at better understanding the bio-mechanical properties of endosomal membranes. [Press Release]
March 16. 2020
IMBB elects two new Group Leaders: Giorgos Gkouridis (Researcher B') and Themis Alissafi (Researcher C'). [More]
March 14. 2020
IMBB is mourning the loss of Dimitris Kafetzopoulos, a Researcher and former Deputy Director of the Institute. [Press Release] [Obituary]

Events

March 6, 2020 @ 13:00
IMBB SEMINAR
"Taconic Biosciences – Introduction"
Speaker: Dimitri Gimnopoulos ( PhD, Strategic Account Manager )
[“Seminar Room 1”, FORTH’s bldg ]
March 6, 2020 @ 13:00
IMBB SEMINAR
"Technologies for Rapid Generation of Knockout/Knock in Mouse Models: CRISPR/Cas9 and TurboKnockout"
Speaker: Alfred Akateh (Model Design Specialist )
[“Seminar Room 1”, FORTH’s bldg ]