Charalambos Makridakis, Professor of Numerical Analysis at the University of Crete and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Sussex, was re-elected Director of the Institute of Applied and Computational Mathematics of FORTH, on June 3, 2021.
Research carried out at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology-FORTH and published today in Nature Communications provides evidence that the XAB2 protein functionally links persistent DNA damage with the core spliceosome and the processing of R-loops, highlighting the functional links between genome maintenance and the splicing machinery in development or disease.
A new Research Program at FORTH aims to develop novel therapeutic strategies against Parkinson's disease
Dr. Dimitris Plexousakis, Professor of Computer Science at the University of Crete and Head of the Information Systems Laboratory (ISL) of the Institute of Computer Science (ICS), was re-elected Director of the Institute on May 18, 2021. His official appointment is expected in the next few weeks.
The Institute of Computer Science of the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH) offers museums and cultural heritage organizations the opportunity to acquire the required digital knowledge, and make use of the modern digital tools in order to display their exhibits.
The European Commission has recently decided the continuation of the European Nanotechnology Research Infrastructure NFFA-Europe (2015-2021) by the NFFA-Europe Pilot (NEP, 2021-2025), with a budget of 15M€. NEP constitutes an expanded network of European Nanotechnology research facilities from 10 countries, which have a high impact on the way Nanoscience is promoted in Europe. The Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL) of FORTH is a founding member of NFFA and acts as the leader of the joint research activities of the consortium.
Flux Towers for the direct measurement of heat and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions installed in Heraklion by FORTH, towards making the city a reference point for the future CO2 emission monitoring system of the European Commission.
The research is carried out by the Remote Sensing Laboratory of FORTH operating the Flux Towers and processing the valuable data extracted.
On April 12, 1986, members of the academic community of the University of Crete and FORTH, along with government representatives, officials and many people from all over Crete, met at a peak of Psiloritis, 20 km from the historic Municipality of Anogia, to celebrate a unique event: the inauguration of the Skinakas Observatory and the formal commencement of operation of its first telescope, with a 30cm diameter mirror.
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