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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

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.

Mitophagy inhibits amyloid-β and tau pathology and reverses cognitive deficits in models of Alzheimer's disease

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.

 

News

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]
August 26. 2019
IMBB Researcher Panagiota Poirazi has been awarded Einstein Visiting Fellowship to investigate neuronal mechanisms of behavioral flexibility. [More]
July 25. 2019
IMBB Researcher George Garinis received the prestigious ERC-POC grant to explore novel therapeutic strategies combating age-related chronic inflammation. [Press Release]
July 8-12 2019
The 2019 Onassis Foundation Lecture Series in Biology and Chemistry is on the topic of Genome Editing. [Press Release] [Program]
June 13. 2019
Honoring his lifetime achievements in neurobiology and biology of aging, IMBB Researcher Nektarios Tavernarakis has been elected Member of Academy of Athens. [Press Release] [More]

Events

September 18th 2019 @ 11:00
IMBB SEMINAR
"Structure and Dynamics of Biomolecular Systems by Combining Enhanced Sampling Molecular Simulations and Experimental Data"
Speaker: Dr. Faidon BROTZAKIS ( FEBS individual Post-Doc fellow, University of Cambridge, Department of Chemistry, Centre of Misfolding Diseases)
[ Main Amphitheater “G. Lianis”, FORTH’s bldg ]