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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

Dissecting Hes-centred transcriptional networks in neural stem cell maintenance and tumorigenesis in Drosophila

Dissecting Hes-centred transcriptional networks in neural stem cell maintenance and tumorigenesis in Drosophila

A single genetic insult is sufficient to cause neoplastic overgrowth to Drosophila neural stem cells and their early progeny.

Regionalized tissue fluidization is required for epithelial gap closure during insect gastrulation.

Regionalized tissue fluidization is required for epithelial gap closure during insect gastrulation

Novel morphogenetic function of actomyosin contractility and tissue fluidization in animal development revealed in a new study led by Dr. Anastasios Pavlopoulos (IMBB-FORTH/HHMI Janelia) and Dr. Pavel Tomancak (MPI-CBG).

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News

December 27.2020
The Quanta magazine of the Simons Foundation has named Breakthrough of the Year, the discovery of a new class of calcium mediated dendritic action potentials, which effect neuronal output (Science Vol 367 pp 83-87). The paper was co-authored by IMBB Researchers P.Poirazi and A.Papoutsi. Quanta recognizes the computational model that led in the new discovery as a groundbreaking, which opens new avenues in neuroscience research. [More]
November 30. 2020
Prof. Nektarios Tavernarakis was elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) [More]
November 9. 2020
Professor Nektarios Tavernarakis elected Vice President of the European Research Council. [Press Release]
September 7. 2020
New point-of-care COVID019 diagnosis method developed by IMBB Researchers receives EU funding to facilitate immediate market release. [Press Release] [More]
September 4. 2020
In a Viewpoint article in Nature Reviews Neuroscience, IMBB Researcher P. Poirazi and other leading neuro-biologists discuss the major breakthroughs of the past 20 years and the future challenges in the field of Neuroscience. [More]

Events

January 18, 2021 @ 16:30
IMBB SEMINAR
"Cyclic AMP signaling, protein kinase A, human disease and animal models"
Speaker: Constantine STRATAKIS (Senior Investigator & Chief, Section on Genetics & Endocrinology (SEGEN), NICHD, NIH )
[Location: Online ]
January 22, 2021 @ 10:00
IMBB SEMINAR
"The role of globally-acting transcription factors in chromatin dynamics during embryonic development"
Speaker: Theodora KOROMILA (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, California Institute of Technology, Department of Biology & Biological Engineering )
[Location: Online ]
January 26, 2021 @ 11:00
IMBB SEMINAR
"Dissecting the role of macrophages in mediating resistance to anti-cancer therapies"
Speaker: Ioanna KEKLIKOGLOU (Lecturer (Assistant Professor equivalent) at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London )
[Location: Online ]
 

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