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13.09.2012
IMBB researchers uncover a universal and potent protective mechanism against neuronal necrosis.

Research at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, published today in the premier international scientific journal Nature, reveals a novel molecular mechanism that strongly and generally defends against necrotic cell death triggered by extreme temperature and multiple other insults.

30.08.2012
Best Paper Award at the RuleML'12 international conference to researchers of theInstitute of Computer Science of FORTH

The paper entitled "A Production Rule-Based Framework for Causal and Epistemic Reasoning", presented by researchers of the Institute of Computer Science (ICS) of the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH), received the Best Paper Award at the 6th International Symposium on Rules (RuleML'12, Montpellier, France, August 2012).

13.07.2012
ERC Starting Grant

Panayiota Poirazi, a researcher in the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IMBB) at the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH), was recently awarded the prestigious Starting Grant of the European Research Council (ERC) for her proposal entitled "Dissecting the role of dendrites in memory".

23.05.2012
The longest deployment of the Zeppelin NT for climate research so far was officially launched on May 4th in a campaign coordinated by scientists from Julic

4 May 2012 – The longest deployment of the Zeppelin NT for climate research so far was officially launched today in a campaign coordinated by scientists from Julich. For a total of twenty weeks, the airship will fly across Europe to measure the composition of the air above the Netherlands, Italy, the Adriatric and finally, in 2013, Finland.

08.03.2012
Research at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology reveals similarities in the development of insect and vertebrate body segments

Work by researchers at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IMBB) in Greece, whose results are published today in the journal Science, reveals that the repeated parts of animal bodies – for example the vertebrae in our spine – are generated by a similar mechanism not only among vertebrates (fish, birds, mammals, etc.) but also in our more distant relatives, the insects.

09.02.2012
IMBB researchers reveal a novel function for Nucleotide Excision Repair in mammalian development

Research carried out at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology-FORTH and published today in the Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences USA reveals that proteins involved in Nucleotide Excision Repair (NER) activate the expression of key growth factors during postnatal development.

29.01.2012
Ambient Intelligence: interesting applications from Crete

Article by Irini Veniou published in VIMA Science (in Greek).

Article by Irini Veniou published in VIMA Science (in Greek) regarding the Ambient Intelligence Programme of ICS-FORTH. Ambient Intelligence: how can it change our way of living and thinking? Intelligent patient room. Smart office. Interactive screens made of .... paper. Touch screen made of ... plexiglass. (in greek)

14.12.2011
IMBB researchers reveal a novel mechanism underlying necrotic neurodegeneration

Research carried out at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, published today in the international scientific periodical EMBO Journal, reveals a novel molecular mechanism required for the degeneration of nerve cells.

12.12.2011
Best Paper Award at the EHB 2011 international conference to researchers of the Institute of Computer Science of FORTH

The paper entitled "An image analysis framework for the early assessment of hypertensive retinopathy signs", presented by Dr. Vangelis Sakkalis, researcher at the Institute of Computer Science (ICS) of the Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH), received the Best Paper Award at the IEEE International Conference on e-Health and Bioengineering 2011 (EHB 2011, Iasi, Romania, 24-26 November 2011).

06.12.2011
Magnetofluidically Tunable Microstructured Optical Fiber Grating Devices

In the December issue of Optics and Photonics News, the Optical Society of America highlighted exciting and significant research findings that characterized the year 2011 in Optics and Photonics. Among these annual highlights (see video), the work of the FORTH-IESL, research group of Dr Stavros Pissadakis, focused on the development of Magnetofluidically Tunable Microstructured Optical Fiber Grating Devices was included.

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