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14.07.2017
Permanent AXA Chair on Epigenetics at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology of FORTH in Crete, held by Dr. Ioannis Talianidis, IMBB’s Director

The first AXA Chair on Epigenetics in Greece was announced on Monday, 10th of July at a formal event organized by AXA Hellas on the premises of the French Embassy in Athens.

06.07.2017
IMBB-FORTH Researchers reveal how stress and nutrient deprivation influence complex brain functions such as learning and memory

The findings of the study published today in the premier international scientific journal Cell Metabolism, reveal an intricate molecular mechanism that regulates neuronal metabolism in the adult mammalian brain.

16.06.2017
IMBB-FORTH’s Researcher Panayiota Poirazi elected as member of EMBO

Panayiota Poirazi, Research Director at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (IMBB-FORTH) has been elected as a member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO).

12.06.2017
IESL-FORTH’s Senior Researcher is the newly elected President of the European Materials Research Society (E-MRS)

George Kiriakidis, Professor of the Department of Physics of the University of Crete and Head of the Transparent Conductive Materials (TCM) research group at the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL) of the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH), has been unanimously elected as the President of the European Materials Research Society (E-MRS) for the period 2017-2019. Prof. Kiriakidis has served as vice-President of the E-MRS for the last four years. It is the first time that a Greek materials scientist is voted in the E-MRS leadership.

05.04.2017
FORTH - IMBB researcher and University of Crete Medical School Professor receives the Galien Scientific Research Award

Nektarios Tavernarakis, the 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 awarded the Galien Scientific Research Award at a ceremony that took place on April 1st, under the auspices of the President of the Hellenic Republic Mr. Prokopios Pavlopoulos, at Megaron, the Athens Concert Hall.

04.04.2017
IMBB researchers reveal a novel function for DNA repair proteins during mammalian development

Research carried out at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology-FORTH and published today in Nature Cell Biology (http://www.nature.com/ncb/index.html) reveals that DNA repair factors ERCC1 and XPF play a crucial during mammalian development.

14.02.2017
Professor Spiros Anastasiadis elected President of the European Polymer Federation

Spiros H. Anastasiadis, Professor of the Department of Chemistry of the University of Crete and Director of the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL) of the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH), has been unanimously elected as the President of the European Polymer Federation (EPF) for the period 2018-2019.

13.10.2016
Prof. Nektarios Tavernarakis earns ERC Proof of Concept Grant.

Nektarios Tavernarakis, Researcher at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology of the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH) and Professor at the Medical School of the University of Crete, is one of just 45 scientists from across Europe, and the only one in Greece, that recently secured funding from the innovation-supporting Proof of Concept Programme of the European Research Council (ERC).

26.09.2016
Dr. Apostolos Delis, Researcher at the Institute for Mediterranean Studies (IMS), earned a prestigious ERC starting grant

Dr. Apostolos Delis has earned a prestigious Horizon 2020 European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant 2016. The program entitled Seafaring Lives in Transition. Mediterranean Maritime Labour and Shipping during Globalization, 1850s-1920s’ explores the transition from sail to steam navigation and the effects of this technological innovation on seafaring populations in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, between the 1850s and the 1920s, whose lives were drastically changed by the advent of the steam.

14.09.2016
Dr. Vassiliki Nikoletopoulou, Researcher at the IMBB, earned a highly competitive ERC starting grant.

Dr. Vassiliki Nikoletopoulou, Researcher at the IMBB, earned a highly competitive ERC starting grant. This grant is a funding scheme that supports young talented research leaders to gain independence and build their own research laboratory in Europe. The research interests and expertise of Dr. Nikoletopoulou bridge over the fields of neurobiology and metabolism.

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