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ERC featured FORTH/ICE-HT article

The European Research Council recently featured a study at the high impact journal in atmospheric sciences, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, on the lidar remote sensing of ice nuclei with the participation of the Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences of FORTH in Patras (Center for the Study of Air Quality and Climate Change, C-STACC, article co-authored by Prof. Athanasios Nenes), in collaboration with the National Observatory of Athens, Institute TROPOS, the Cyprus Institute and other organizations.

Highly Prestigious International HFSP Grant Awarded to IMBB-LAB

Prof. Electra Gizeli from IMBB-Biosensors lab (http://biosensorslab- forth.gr) is recipient and will coordinate a new Human Frontier and Science Program (HFSP) grant entitled “Self-organization and biomechanical properties of the endosomal membrane”.

Development of superlubricity in graphene materials.

Researchers of FORTH / ICE-HT in Patras headed by Prof. Costas Galiotis of Chemical Engineering Dept. of University of Patras published in the high-impact scientific journal Nature Communications a scientific report for the superlubric behaviour (approximately zero friction) between two randomly packed graphene monolayers.

Professor and Collaborating Faculty Member of FORTH/ICE-HT Costas Galiotis was awarded by the Academy of Athens

The Award of Excellence in Natural Sciences of the Academy of Athens for the year 2020 was given to Dr. Costas Galiotis, Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras and Collaborating Faculty Member of the Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences of the Foundation for Research and Technology, Hellas (FORTH/ICE-HT).

Ambient air THz source shines bright

A major frontier in strong field laser physics and nonlinear optics is the interaction of powerful terahertz (THz) pulses with matter. A plethora of scientific challenges and applications are presently under study, like table-top electron acceleration, THz-enhanced attosecond pulse generation and strong electric and magnetic THz field interactions with matter.

FORTH-IESL Researchers explain how disorder in tiny crystals enables heat-therapeutic systems

A new research study at the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL) of FORTH finds that minute crystals, many thousand times smaller than a particle of dust, when they are dressed by the right kind of imperfections, adjust their electronic properties to favorably convert energy into heat, an important attribute for potential use in smart materials for energy, health, sensors etc.

A new icy planet detected in our nearest exoplanetary system

Strong indications for the existence of a second planet in orbit around Proxima Centauri, the nearest star to the Sun, have been recently unveiled by an international team of scientists.

The Achilles’ heel of malaria vectors: novel insecticide resistance mechanisms expressed in their legs

Malaria has halved since 2000 (approximately 500,000 lives saved every year), with 80% of the reduction attributable to the use of insecticides. However, insecticide resistance is at a critical tipping point in public health, with some mosquito populations showing resistance to all insecticides and the strength and impact of this resistance is escalating every year. As a result, for the first time after many years, malaria cases were increased in several places after 2015, despite the far more intense use of insecticides.

Prestigious ERC Consolidator Grant awarded to FORTH Researcher Dr. Giorgos Chamilos

Giorgos Chamilos, Researcher at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology of the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH) and Associate Professor at School of Medicine, University of Crete, is awarded a Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council (ERC).

Professor George A. Garinis awarded with the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award

George A, Garinis, Professor of Genetics at the department of Biology at the University of Crete and affiliated group leader at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IMBB) of the Foundation of Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH), is the recipient of the prestigious Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel International Research Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The official award ceremony will take place in Bamberg, Germany in March 2020.

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