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.
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).
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.
Eurecca tackles three key questions for the IT industry: Today's multicore processors are not being utilized in a sufficiently intelligent way. They get too hot and run slowly because they are used inefficiently. At the same time, transistors are becoming so small that they will ultimately become unreliable. Major European research organizations are now attempting to create a revolution in computer architecture.
Contribution to understanding the mechanisms underlying memory formation and coding in the brain via the use of computational models
Work in the Computational Biology Laboratory of IMBB-FORTH, which is headed by Dr. Panayiota Poirazi, has used computational models to show that a single neuronal cell in the brain is capable of detecting spatiotemporal differences of incoming signals and encoding them into its response pattern.
The first worldwide exhibition of interactive systems dedicated to ancient Macedonia, developed in cooperation by the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki (AMTH) and the Institute of Computer Science, Foundation for Research & Technology-Hellas (ICS-FORTH), opens the doors on Monday, 1st November 2010 at AMTH.
Contribution of FORTH/ICE-HT to the groundbreaking discovery of Graphene - the perfect atomic lattice
The close collaboration of FORTH/ICE-HT with the 2010 Nobel Prize Laureates in Physics is another example of the forefront scientific research conducted at the Institute in the field of nanomaterials and their applications.
A significant success for FORTH: Four RTD proposals in the field of fuel cells and hydrogen production have recently been selected for funding by the European Commission
The Institute of Chemical Engineering and High Temperature Chemical Processes of the Foundation of Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH/ICE-HT) has recently received a new distinction at European level, as the European Committee selected for funding four (4) proposals in the field of fuel cells and hydrogen production. This is a field in which a large group of FORTH/ICE-HT researchers focuses its efforts.
The Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IMBB) of FORTH participates in the effort to understand a fundamental biological problem, namely how cells regulate trafficking of their proteins. Some of the research results are presented in today's edition of Nature, one of the most authoritative international scientific journals. They stem from intercontinental cooperation between the research teams Tassos Economou, IMBB Researcher and Associate Professor at the Biology Department of the University of Crete and that of Charalambos Kalodimou, Associate Professor at Rutgers University (New Jersey, USA).
A significant success for FORTH:
The research project ADAPTIVES has recently been selected for granting by the European Research Council (ERC) Starting Fund 2009
FORTH has recently received a new distinction at European level, as the project "ADAPTIVES/ Algorithmic Development and Analysis of Pioneer Techniques for Imaging with waVES" submitted by Dr. Chrysoula Tsogka has been selected for granting by the European Research Council (ERC) Starting Fund 2009.
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