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Dr. Poirazi receives the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

Dr. Poirazi receives the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award by Hans-Christian Paper, president of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The ceremony took place during the 47th Symposium for Research Award Winners of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Bamberg, Germany March 28th-30th 2019.

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Georgia Soursou and Maria Karatsoli, MSc students in our lab, were granted with funding to organize a Brain Awareness Week workshop

Brain Awareness Week is part of the Dana Foundation global campaign to increase public's awareness of the benefits stemmig from brain research efforts ...

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IMBB-FORTH and Columbia University researchers pinpoint the neurons that control brain's memory flow

The laboratories of Dr. Losonczy at Columbia University in New York, and ours, Dr. Poirazi at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IMBB) of FORTH, joined forces in order to explain how neurons flexibly lay down or recall memories. The study, which was recently published in Neuron, is the first to provide visual evidence that a particular ...

 

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Yiota Poirazi receives the prestigious F.W. Bessel International Research Award

The award is bestowed by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to nominated researchers outside Germany, in recognition of their outstanding contributions to science ... 

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#isiCNI2019, here comes Ioanna!

Congratulations to Master's student Ioanna Pandi for being selected to attend the highly competitive IBRO-SIMONS Computational Neuroscience Imbizo (2019) school in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Dr. Papoutsi awarded with the prestigious NARSAD 2018 Young Investigator Grant

"Athanasia Papoutsi, Ph.D., will be taking a closer look at the cells in the prefrontal cortex of the brain to determine whether modifications of the “spines” in single neurons ... ". Read the full announcement. 

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The ERC dEMORY project featured as webcomics

Science meets art, art meets science! ERCcOMICS has featured dEMORY as a notable ERC-funded research project ...

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Congratulations to Georgia Soursou for being a successful applicant to join the Human Brain Atlas School

Georgia Soursou, MSc student in our lab, successfully applied to and will attend the "Human Brain Atlas: Neuroscientific basis, tools and applications - School". She's also received financial support to do so from the high-esteemed organiser, namely the Human Brain Project!

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Linking memories with synaptic capture and excitability

Dr. Kastellakis's research on the cellular mechanisms that facilitate learning and memory is gaining momentum...

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Successful completion of DENDRITES 2018 EMBO meeting

The 3rd EMBO Workshop on Dendrites was completed with great success...

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PhD Fellow and lab member, Alexandra Tzilivaki, is awarded with the “Maria Mihail Manassaki” scholarship

We are delighted to announce that Alexandra Tzilivaki has been awarded with the "Maria Mihail Manassaki" scholarship, based on her academic excellence as a postgraduate student of the Biology Dept., UoC.

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Investing in Young Researchers, Shaping Europe’s Future

23 ERC grantee researchers, Dr. Poirazi included, 3 Nobel Laureates, and MEPs met at Strasbourg on 31 May to address current science policy issues and shape the future directions of European Research.

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Alexandra Tzilivaki was selected as Next Generation Woman Leader by McKinsey and Company

Our lab member Alexandra Tzilivaki, PhD candidate at Charite Medical School Berlin and IMBB FORTH, was recently appointed as Next Generation Woman Leader by McKinsey & Company.

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Dr. Papoutsi, along with Dr. Mari, receive the highly competitive ELIDEK (HFRI) grant

The young investigators will benefit from the ELIDEK (HFRI) financial support to establish novel and multi-disciplinary neuroscience research at our host institute, IMBB-FORTH.

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Our publication in Nature Communications is recommended by F1000 for its special significance in the field

"This study is remarkable in that it links microscale remodeling of dendritic spine architecture to behavioral performance in adult mice, outside of the developmentally relevant critical period. The results pave the way for interesting future questions to address ..."

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IMBB and UCLA researchers show how synaptic turnover facilitates learning and memory

The laboratory of Dr. Alcino Silva at the University of California Los Angeles joined forces with the lab of Dr. Poirazi at IMBB-FORTH in order to explain why the "banding together" of synapses in dendrites relates to better learning and memory. The work is published in the scientific journal Nature Communications, and is likely to have important implications for memory-related dysfunctions. 
 

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IMBB-FORTH's Research Dr. Poirazi elected as a member of EMBO

Dr. Poirazi joins 65 other outstanding researchers who have been newly-elected to the organisation which promotes excellence in the life sciences. There are currently 1700 EMBO members and more than 59 Nobel laureates amongst the membership. 
 

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The perfect grant and how to get it

Nature journal just published an opinion article authored by Dr. Poirazi on the hassles of financial support in academia and the pursuit of ideal grant schemes

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IMBB researchers probe the role of dendrites in the way memories are stored in the brain

Our lab, in collaboration with a research team at the Columbia University, just published a research article in Neuron journal on the role of mossy cells in environment discrimination in awake, behaving animals

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Dendrites of dentate gyrus granule cells contribute to pattern separation by controlling sparsity

Check out our new paper on pattern separation that was just published in Hippocampus! 

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Linking Memories across Time via Neuronal and Dendritic Overlaps in Model Neurons with Active Dendrites

George Kastellaki's research has been published in Cell Reports under the title: "Linking Memories across Time via Neuronal and Dendritic Overlaps in Model Neurons with Active Dendrites". Here is the IMBB-FORTH press:

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PhD.C. Spiros Chavlis was selected to attend the CAJAL winter school in Bordeaux, France

He was also awarded with a generous financial support from The Hippocampus journal

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FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence Mentoring and PhD Thesis Prizes

During the FENS Forum 2016 in Copenhagen, the FENS Kavli Scholars honored the Best Mentor and the Best PhD thesis for the years 2014-2016. The award winners were Prof. David Attwell, Fellow of the Royal Society (University College London) and Dr. Linda Katona (University of Oxford).

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We announce additional support from EMBO for the DENDRITES 2016 EMBO Workshop

We are happy to announce additional support from EMBO for the DENDRITES 2016 EMBO Workshop. As a result...

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Collaboration with Matthew Larkum through a NeuroCure Visiting Fellowship

We are excited to announce that Dr. Poirazi has been appointed a NeuroCure Visiting Fellow at the Charité University of Berlin as of April 1st 2016. The NeuroCure is a Cluster of Excellence in the neurosciences at the Charité ? Universitätsmedizin Berlin and its partners are the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, Max-Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC), Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP) and German Rheumatism Research Centre Berlin (DRFZ).

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HSN travel fellowship to Alexandra Tzilivaki

Congratulations to Alexandra Tzilivaki for being awarded a travel grant by the Hellenic Society for Neuroscience in order to present her work at the FENS Forum 2016, the largest Neuroscience meeting in Europe!

 

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The road to independence: how to get funding in neuroscience

Check out the 3rd in a series of 10 opinion articles in the European Journal of Neuroscience by the FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence! The article offers a range of tips and points to current funding opportunities for young Neuroscientists trying to fund their research in Europe.

The other 2 articles of this series can be found here and here.

 

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REMOD: A Tool for Analyzing and Remodeling the Dendritic Architecture of Neural Cells

Check out our new paper on Dendritic Remodeling that was just published in Frontiers in Neuroanatomy. The paper describes a web-based tool that allows extensive remodeling, visualization and morphometric analysis of any type of a dendritic tree.

Congratulations to all authors and especially Panos Bozèlos!

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A Simple Method to Simultaneously Detect and Identify Spikes from Raw Extracellular Recordings

Our new spike sorting paper is one of the 13 research articles selected from 54 different journals that are featured on the Frontiers homepage www.frontiersin.org.  

Congratulations to Panos Petrantonakis!

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Announcing: Dendrites 2016 EMBO Workshop, 18-21 June 2016

Announcing “Dendrites 2016″ , the EMBO Workshop on Dendritic anatomy, molecules and function. The conference is organized by the CBL and will take place from 18 to 21 June 2016 in FORTH, Heraklion, Greece.

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