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When your smart home will “LISTEN”
Oct 22, 2015The new EU project “LISTEN” is working on creating a robust, hands-free speech control interface for home systems. The partners from Germany, Italy and Greece will develop a smart-home-specific natural voice interface to web services. Moreover, they want to bridge the gap between microphone systems, signal processing and speech recognition.
Nobel Prize Awarded for Fight against Malaria, an IMBB Research Priority
Oct 08, 2015Malaria is one of the most deadly diseases in the world, with several hundred million cases mostly in the poor countries in Africa and Southeast Asia. Every year about half a million people die of the disease with children and pregnant women most at risk.
Laser Surface Photochemistry: Memories from a Friend - Symposium in memoriam of Savvas Georgiou
Sep 24, 2015The symposium is dedicated to the memory of Savvas Georgiou, former Research Director at IESL‐FORTH, a good friend and an excellent colleague. This half day special event will highlight Savvas’ scientific contributions and present memories from his everyday interaction with students and colleagues. The scientific session will feature lectures from international experts on recent advances of laser surface photochemistry and related fields. This will be followed by a session portraying Savvas as a researcher, teacher and friend, with stories and anecdotes drawn through the memories of fellow researchers and students. The symposium will conclude with the inauguration of a new laboratory on advanced materials laser nano‐processing within the premises of IESL‐FORTH, named after Savvas Georgiou.
Major European Research Project, coordinated by the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IMBB) at the Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH), receives prestigious Horizon 2020 grant for the development of molecular diagnostics for mosquito -malaria vectors
Aug 26, 2015The group of Prof. John Vontas at IMBB-FORTH won an important large grant, within the framework of the EU Horizon 2020 Programme. Notably, the research proposal ranked first within its thematic area, after rigorous and highly competitive evaluation. The project titled «Automated diagnostic platform, data management system and innovative communication tool, for improving the impact of malaria vector control interventions» (DMC-MALVEC), has a duration of 4 years and has been awarded a substantial sum of 3.1 M Euro.