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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

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. 

 
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.

 

News

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]
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]

Events

December 16th 2019 @ 13:00
IMBB SEMINAR
"Neuronal mitophagy: friend or foe?"
Speaker: Konstantinos PALIKARAS ( Tavernarakis Lab, IMBB-FORTH )
[“Seminar Room 1”, FORTH’s bldg ]
December 17th 2019 @ 12:00
IMBB SEMINAR
"Battling neurodegeneration: bridging industrial efforts and academic perspectives"
Speaker: Nikolaos GIATZOGLOU ( AMGEN )
[“Seminar Room 1”, FORTH’s bldg ]
December 19th 2019 @ 13:00
IMBB COLLOQUIUM
"Bones, isotopes and bioarchaeology"
Speaker: Argyro NAFPLIOTI ( Kafetzopoulos Lab )
[“Seminar Room 1”, FORTH’s bldg ]