Research Highlights

Discovery of a new Protein, playing a key role in cell function, paves the way for new therapies
Research carried out at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology-FORTH and published today in Nature Communications (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-23505-1) 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.
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The Institute of Astrophysics-FORTH joins Europe’s largest astronomy network
Until now, Europe has had two major collaborative networks for ground-based astronomy, one in the optical domain (OPTICON) and the other in the radio-wave domain (RadioNet). These two networks, having successfully served their respective communities over the past twenty years, now come together to form Europe’s largest ground-based astronomy collaborative network. In Greece the network includes the Institute of Astrophysics FORTH and the National Observatory of Athens. During the ORP kick-off meeting on Tuesday 23 March 2021, the Director of the Institute of Astrophysics, Prof. Vassilis Charmandaris, was unanimously elected as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the network, having served as Chair of the Board of Directors of the OPTICON network for the past 2 years. The project is coordinated by CNRS (France), together with the University of Cambridge (UK) and the Max-Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy (MPIfR) (Germany) and it involves astronomers from 15 European countries, Australia and South Africa, amounting to 37 institutions.
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FORTH coalition awarded a 4 Stars Reference Site status for the Region of Crete in the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing
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