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.
The wide-range of research activities of the Institute aim at understanding the basic principles of the biological processes operating in living organisms. IMBB also hosts interdisciplinary research programs at the interface of biology with informatics, chemistry, physics or medicine and is heavily involved in providing post-graduate students high-level education through joint graduate programs with the University of Crete and the University of Ioannina. An additional standing mandate of IMBB is the exploitation and translation of acquired knowledge to tangible societal benefits, including the development of new technologies, innovative products and services.
The scientific performance of the research groups is regularly evaluated by the Scientific Advisory Committee of IMBB (SAC-IMBB).
Currently, IMBB operates in two locations: in Herakleion, Crete and in Ioannina, Epirous. IMBB is organized in 10 Departments with overlapping thematic priorities.