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The pioneering idea of using graphene for the protection of paintings, paving the way for the development of novel methods in art preservation and restoration, has been published on 1.7.21, in Nature Nanotechnology.
Funding, Graphene, Materials, Nanoscience/Nanotechnology

A team of researchers from the Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences of Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH/ ICE-HT), the Department of Chemical Engineering of the University of Patras, and the Center for Colloid and Surface Science (CSGI) of the University of Florence, led by Professor Costas Galiotis, had the innovative ideato use graphene veils for the protection of paintings against environmental degradation.

1st call for proposals NFFA-Europe – open from today, June 28th!
Nanoscience/Nanotechnology, Research Infrastructures

Academic and industrial researchers can apply for access from today until September 1st, 2021, through the website

FORTH-ICS hosts workshop that launches the cooperation with Naval Group
Collaboration, Information & Communication Technologies, Workshop/Seminar

The meeting took place within the framework of the cooperation agreement signed in 2019, focusing on the activities of the Computational Vision and Robotics Laboratory.

Re-Election of the Director at the Institute for Mediterranean Studies of FORTH

Gelina Harlaftis, Professor of Maritime History in the Department of History and Archaeology of the University of Crete and head of the Centre of Maritime History at the Institute for Mediterranean Studies of FORTH, was unanimously re-elected Director of the Institute on 23 June 2021.

Less metals, more X-rays!
Astrophysics, Publication

A recent article published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, led by Dr. Kostas Kouroumpatzakis, of the Institute of Astrophysics at the Foundation for Research and Technology, Hellas (IA-FORTH), and the University of Crete, provides new insights into the connection between the X-ray luminosity of accreting black holes and neutron stars and the composition of the stellar populations they are associated with.

Prof Athanasios Nenes was elected as an Ordinary Member of the Academia Europaea

Prof Athanasios Nenes was elected as an Ordinary Member of the Academia Europaea Prof. Athanasios Nenes, Affiliated Scientist of FORTH/ICE-HT, Coordinating Member of the Center for the Study of Air Quality and Climate Change (C-STACC) and Professor at the School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland was elected by Academia Europaea as an Ordinary member of the Academy. Τhe formal welcome and introduction ceremony will be held during the annual conference event of the Academy, that will take place in Barcelona, in October 19-21,2022.

Call for admission for the Master of Science (MSc) programme for the academic year 2021-2022.

The Medical School, the Department of Computer Science, the Department of Materials Science and Technology of the University of Crete, the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the Technical University of Crete, and the Foundation for Research and Technology -Hellas (FORTH) are jointly organize the Postgraduate Program in "Biomedical Engineering" in the framework of the Law 4485/2017 (Government Gazette 1122B '/2-4-2020), which leads to a MSc Diploma in "Biomedical Engineering".

Re-election of the Director at the Institute of Applied & Computational Mathematics, FORTH

Charalambos Makridakis, Professor of Numerical Analysis at the University of Crete and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Sussex, was re-elected Director of the Institute of Applied and Computational Mathematics of FORTH, on June 3, 2021.

Discovery of a new Protein, playing a key role in cell function, paves the way for new therapies
Aging, Cancer, Disease, DNA, Genetics, Proteins, Publication

Research carried out at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology-FORTH and published today in Nature Communications 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.

Re-election of the Director at the Institute of Computer Science, FORTH

Dr. Dimitris Plexousakis, Professor of Computer Science at the University of Crete and Head of the Information Systems Laboratory (ISL) of the Institute of Computer Science (ICS), was re-elected Director of the Institute on May 18, 2021. His official appointment is expected in the next few weeks.

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