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Project ARGOS: FORTH opens a new window to the Universe
A European consortium of scientists, led by the FORTH Institute of Astrophysics, has succeeded in securing €3 million in European funding, to design a new state-of-the-art radio telescope and to develop cutting-edge technologies for the analysis of astronomical data.
Translating Submerged and Buried Cultural Heritage from Shallow Water to Digital environment with Geoinformatics -ClepsYdra
The new research program "ClepsYdra" will be coordinated by the Lab of Geophysical Satellite Remote Sensing and Archaeoenvironment of the Inst. for Mediterranean Studies. The core of the project lies on the establishment of new methods and protocols for the documentation and valorization of Cultural Heritage in shallow water contexts.
ERA Chair in Astro-Informatics at ICS-FORTH
The Institute of Computer Science is excited to announce that Dr. Jean-Luc Starck of CEA/Saclay, with a major financial support by the European Commission of an ERA Chair, will be leading the efforts on the establishment of a new science direction at FORTH in the emerging field of Astro-Informatics.
Pathogenic bacteria inhibit host cell secretion to manipulate host immunity
In nature, there is a constant evolutionary battle between microbes and their hosts, during which, many bacteria secrete specific proteins into the host’s cells, aiming to alter its physiology, while increasing pestiferous activity.
Professor Nektarios Tavernarakis elected Chair of the European Institute of Innovation & Technology
As announced today in Brussels, Nektarios Tavernarakis, Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH), and Professor at the Medical School of the University of Crete, was unanimously elected Chair of the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT).
Clock gene mutation found to contribute to the development of autism
A team of scientists from the University of Minnesota Medical School, University of Texas Health San Antonio, and the Biomedical Research Institute of FORTH, found that the disruption of a circadian clock gene may be involved in the development of autism spectrum disorder.
Prof. Konstantinos Makris, Associated Researcher of IESL-FORTH, receives a Consolidator Award from the European Research Council (ERC)
K. Makris, Assistant Professor of the Department of Physics of the University of Crete and Associate Faculty Member of the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL) of FORTH, was awarded a “Consolidator Grant” by the ERC.
Colossal Black Holes Locked in Dance at Heart of Galaxy
Locked in an epic cosmic waltz 9 billion light-years away, two supermassive black holes appear to be orbiting around each other every two years.
SIDLOC, the European space agency funded project aiming at developing identification and localization hardware for all man-made objects going to space, is one of the four experiments that were approved to fly on board the inaugural flight of Ariane 6 later this year.
Last Friday, February 11th 2022, ESA announced that the SIDLOC beacon was chosen among four experiments to be on board the inaugural flight of Ariane 6, the new rocket currently in the final stages of development for future European space missions.
EU Awards €17 million to ILIAD Project to Launch an Innovative Digital Twin of The Ocean
The ILIAD consortium, which includes 56 international partners, will develop virtual representations of the sea that will integrate and extend existing EU earth observing, modelling digital infrastructures and computing facilities to provide highly accurate predictions of future developments.
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