New Director of the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, FORTH
Professor Ioannis Vontas, Collaborative Researcher, Faculty Member at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology of FORTH, was elected Director of the Institute on June 22, 2021. His official appointment is expected in the next few weeks.
Atmospheric acidity impacts oceanic ecology
Increased acidity in the atmosphere is disrupting the ecological balance of the oceans, according to new research led by the University of East Anglia (UEA).
Visit of Prof. Athanasios Kyriazis, Secretary General for Research and Innovation, to FORTH
The Secretary General for Research and Innovation, Prof. Athanasios Kyriazis, visited FORTH on Friday, July 9th, 2021.
Record funding for FORTH from the National Recovery & Resilience Fund
FORTH will receive the significant funding of € 56,271,056 in total, from the National Recovery & Resilience Fund, aiming at strengthening all its Research Institutes and Units, under Pillar 3: "Private Investments and Transformation of the Economy", through which Greek Research Centers will be strengthened, with a time horizon of 3 to 5 years.
The pioneering idea of using graphene for the protection of paintings, paving the way for the development of novel methods in art preservation and restoration, has been published on 1.7.21, in Nature Nanotechnology.
A team of researchers from the Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences of Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH/ ICE-HT), the Department of Chemical Engineering of the University of Patras, and the Center for Colloid and Surface Science (CSGI) of the University of Florence, led by Professor Costas Galiotis, had the innovative ideato use graphene veils for the protection of paintings against environmental degradation.
1st call for proposals NFFA-Europe – open from today, June 28th!
Academic and industrial researchers can apply for access from today until September 1st, 2021, through the website www.nffa.eu
FORTH-ICS hosts workshop that launches the cooperation with Naval Group
The meeting took place within the framework of the cooperation agreement signed in 2019, focusing on the activities of the Computational Vision and Robotics Laboratory.
Re-Election of the Director at the Institute for Mediterranean Studies of FORTH
Gelina Harlaftis, Professor of Maritime History in the Department of History and Archaeology of the University of Crete and head of the Centre of Maritime History at the Institute for Mediterranean Studies of FORTH, was unanimously re-elected Director of the Institute on 23 June 2021.
A new spin off company, under the name “Code BGP”, was founded by FORTH researchers
The Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is the backbone of the Internet. It is the routing protocol, known as the "glue" that holds the Internet together, which is extremely difficult to control and operate.
Less metals, more X-rays!
A recent article published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, led by Dr. Kostas Kouroumpatzakis, of the Institute of Astrophysics at the Foundation for Research and Technology, Hellas (IA-FORTH), and the University of Crete, provides new insights into the connection between the X-ray luminosity of accreting black holes and neutron stars and the composition of the stellar populations they are associated with.
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