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FORTH’s nominations for Global Talent Mentoring
Jun 18, 2020
During the 1st phase of the Global Talent Mentoring programme, 159 students from Greece and Cyprus expressed their interest to participate as mentees. Initially, FORTH had estimated the nomination of 50 mentee candidates from both countries. However, due to the high quality of applications, FORTH ended up nominating 74 students, 42 boys and 32 girls. The reaction of Global Talent Mentoring shows the impact of the programme among Greek students. “We send a very enthusiastic “thank you” to the FORTH team for sending us so many truly amazing nominees! Our team was extremely impressed to see what some of the students are working on”.
Neuroimplants to treat spinal cord injuries
Neuroimplants to treat spinal cord injuries
Jun 16, 2020
A pioneering research study by researchers at the Institute of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology of FORTH and the University of Crete suggests the development of neuroimplants for the regeneration of nerve tissue in cases of spinal cord injury. The materials and cells used are non-toxic for humans, and approved from FDA for their immediate translation in humans.
Greece is entering the era of electromobility, supported by Research
Greece is entering the era of electromobility, supported by Research
Jun 09, 2020
The President of the Foundation of Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH), Prof. Nektarios Tavernarakis, participated in the presentation of the national plan for the transition to electromobility, representing the Research Centres of Greece.
FORTH coordinates the National Precision Medicine Network for Neurodegenerative Diseases
FORTH coordinates the National Precision Medicine Network for Neurodegenerative Diseases
Jun 03, 2020
A new emblematic initiative, the National Network for Neurodegenerative Disease Research towards Precision Medicine, commences its operation in Greece. This flagship initiative positions Greece at the forefront of neurodegeneration and ageing research, with initial funding of € 2.2 million, over a two-year implementation period, provided by the Ministry of Development and Investments, through the General Secretariat for Research and Technology. The pioneering Network comprises leading National Research Centers and Universities, and is coordinated by the Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH), with the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) as co-coordinator.