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Project ARGOS: FORTH opens a new window to the Universe
29.08.2022
Project ARGOS: FORTH opens a new window to the Universe
Astrophysics

A European consortium of scientists, led by the FORTH Institute of Astrophysics, has succeeded in securing €3 million in European funding, to design a new state-of-the-art radio telescope and to develop cutting-edge technologies for the analysis of astronomical data.

ERA Chair in Astro-Informatics at ICS-FORTH
28.07.2022
ERA Chair in Astro-Informatics at ICS-FORTH
Astroinformatics, Astrophysics, Information & Communication Technologies

The Institute of Computer Science is excited to announce that Dr. Jean-Luc Starck of CEA/Saclay, with a major financial support by the European Commission of an ERA Chair, will be leading the efforts on the establishment of a new science direction at FORTH in the emerging field of Astro-Informatics.

IMBB researcher Panayiota (Yiota) Poirazi elected as Secretary General of the Federation for European Neuroscience Societies (FENS)
20.07.2022
IMBB researcher Panayiota (Yiota) Poirazi elected as Secretary General of the Federation for European Neuroscience Societies (FENS)
Brain, Health, Memory, Neurobiology, Neurons

Together with Ole Kiehl (President elect) and Aniko Korosi (treasurer elect), Dr. Panayiota Poirazi, a Research Director at IMBB-FORTH, will be responsible for the management and administration of FENS as its Secretary General.

Pathogenic bacteria inhibit host cell secretion to manipulate host immunity
01.06.2022
Pathogenic bacteria inhibit host cell secretion to manipulate host immunity
Agriculture, Biosciences, Cells, Effectors, , Nature, Pathogen, Proteins, Virulence

In nature, there is a constant evolutionary battle between microbes and their hosts, during which, many bacteria secrete specific proteins into the host’s cells, aiming to alter its physiology, while increasing pestiferous activity.

Professor Nektarios Tavernarakis elected Chair of the European Institute of Innovation & Technology
30.03.2022
Professor Nektarios Tavernarakis elected Chair of the European Institute of Innovation & Technology
Management/Administration

As announced today in Brussels, Nektarios Tavernarakis, 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 unanimously elected Chair of the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT).

Clock gene mutation found to contribute to the development of autism
24.03.2022
Clock gene mutation found to contribute to the development of autism
Autism, Biosciences, Health, Neurobiology, Publication

A team of scientists from the University of Minnesota Medical School, University of Texas Health San Antonio, and the Biomedical Research Institute of FORTH, found that the disruption of a circadian clock gene may be involved in the development of autism spectrum disorder.

Prof. Konstantinos Makris, Associated Researcher of IESL-FORTH, receives a Consolidator Award from the European Research Council (ERC)
21.03.2022
Prof. Konstantinos Makris, Associated Researcher of IESL-FORTH, receives a Consolidator Award from the European Research Council (ERC)
ERC, Laser

K. Makris, Assistant Professor of the Department of Physics of the University of Crete and Associate Faculty Member of the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL) of FORTH, was awarded a “Consolidator Grant” by the ERC.

Colossal Black Holes Locked in Dance at Heart of Galaxy
24.02.2022
Colossal Black Holes Locked in Dance at Heart of Galaxy
Astrophysics, Observatory, Publication

Locked in an epic cosmic waltz 9 billion light-years away, two supermassive black holes appear to be orbiting around each other every two years.

FORTH researchers reveal how metabolic reprogramming in mitochondria promotes or undermines survival and longevity
03.02.2022
FORTH researchers reveal how metabolic reprogramming in mitochondria promotes or undermines survival and longevity
Aging, Biology & Biotechnology, Biosciences, Cells, Collaboration, Disease, Health, Publication

The new findings of the study are published today in the premier international scientific journal Nature Communications.

Significant ERC funding awarded to FORTH postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Astrophysics
10.01.2022
Significant ERC funding awarded to FORTH postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Astrophysics
Astrophysics, ERC, Grant, Observatory

Dr. Carolina Casadio, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute of Astrophysics - FORTH, has been awarded a highly competitive European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant to study the nature of Dark Matter.

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