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Polarized light helps scientists understand what follows a sudden star death
Astrophysics, Observatory, Publication

"Polarization of light can provide unique information about the underlying processes in astrophysical systems” said Yannis Liodakis, lead author of the study, astronomer at FINCA and alumnus of the University of Crete.

Prestigious HFSP Research Grant awarded to FORTH Researcher Dr. Anastasios Pavlopoulos
Biology & Biotechnology, Biosciences, Cells, Grant

Anastasios Pavlopoulos, Principal Researcher at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology of the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (IMBB-FORTH) is awarded a Research Grant from the 2023 Human Frontiers Science Program. HFSP promotes international collaboration in basic research focused on the elucidation of the sophisticated and complex mechanisms of living organisms.

FORTH coordinates the Hellenic Molecular Oncology Network with 2.0 RRP funding
Biology & Biotechnology, Collaboration, Disease

The Hellenic Molecular Oncology Network (EDIMO) received funding of approximately 4 million euros from the National Recovery and Resilience Plan “Greece 2.0”.

Major new funding from the European Research Council to the Institute for Mediterranean Studies of FORTH
Cultural Heritage, ERC, Grant, History/Culture

Kostas Vlassopoulos, Associate Professor of Ancient History at the University of Crete and Associate Faculty Member of the Institute for Mediterranean Studies of FORTH has been selected for funding from the competitive European funding programme ERC Advanced Grant 2022.

An innovative, non-invasive optical imaging technology allows monitoring of cellular lipid metabolism in live cells and organisms, during ageing
Aging, Biology & Biotechnology, Biosciences, Cells, Health

Research was carried out at the Institutes of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology (IMBB) and Electronic Structure & Laser (IESL) of the Foundation for Research & Technology-Hellas (FORTH), and at the Medical School of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA

FORTH’s Researchers a step closer to unraveling the secrets of the brain function - Featured in Nature Communications Editors' Highlights
Biology & Biotechnology, Biosciences, Neurobiology, Neurons, Publication

In a recent publication, featured in the prestigious scientific journal Nature Communications Editors' highlights, the team of Dr. Panayiota Poirazi, Research Director at ΙΜΒΒ, presents a new software framework that allows the incorporation of dendrites and their key mechanisms into large-scale neural network models.

IMBB scientists uncovered a novel cellular mechanism that regulates ageing and fertility
Aging, Biology & Biotechnology, Biosciences, DNA, Publication

Research at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology of FORTH published in the premier international scientific journal Nature Aging, reveals a fundamental quality control mechanism that operates in cells to safeguard the integrity and function of the nucleus. By maintaining nuclear homeostasis, this molecular mechanism contributes critically to promote longevity and fertility. IMBB researchers Dr. Margarita-Elena Papandreou and Dr. Georgios Konstantinidis, headed by Dr. Nektarios Tavernarakis (Professor at the Medical School, University of Crete, and Chairman of the Board at FORTH), discovered that recycling of nuclear and nucleolar components via autophagy delays ageing of somatic cells, and sustains the immortality of germ cells, which are required for reproduction.

Can the three-dimensional organization of the T cell genome regulate (auto)immunity?
Biology & Biotechnology, Biosciences, DNA, Health, Nature

The research team's next step, in the field of autoimmunity research, involves the design of highly specific small molecules to be tested for their ability to inhibit inflammation and autoimmunity, initially in a mouse model and later in humans.

Black hole jet reveals its secrets!
Astrophysics, Collaboration, Nature

The new study used IXPE to point at Markarian 501, a blazar in the constellation Hercules. This active black hole system sits at the center of a large elliptical galaxy.

Prestigious ERC Starting Grant awarded to FORTH Researcher Dr. Emmanouil Froudarakis
Award, Biology & Biotechnology, Biosciences, ERC

The ERC Starting Grants are awarded to talented early-career scientists, who have already produced excellent work and show potential to be research leaders, to launch their own projects.

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