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 type […]

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

Yiota Poirazi receives the prestigious Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel International Research Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The award is bestowed to nominated researchers outside Germany, in recognition of their outstanding contributions to science. The official award ceremony will take place in Bamberg, Germany 28-31 March 2019. IMBB Press Release: https://www.imbb.forth.gr/news/181218_Poirazi_Humboldt-Award.pdf 2018 Award Symposium: https://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/56076901.html

#isiCNI2019, here comes Ioanna!

Congratulations to Ioanna Pandi, a Master’s student conducting her thesis in our lab, for being selected to attend the highly competitive IBRO-SIMONS Computational Neuroscience Imbizo (2019) school in Cape Town, South Africa. It is a unique opportunity for her to get to learn more on cutting edge research, meet top-notch experts in the field, and associate with peers from varying scientific / cultural backgrounds! Learn […]

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

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation announced the awarding of its 2018 NARSAD Young Investigator Grants valued at more than $13.8 million to 200 of the world’s most promising young scientists. Among them is our long-time fellow Dr. Papoutsi, to whom we offer our warmest congratulations and best wishes for her research! Below is the Brain & […]

The ERC dEMORY project featured as… webcomics!

Science meets art, art meets science! ERCcOMICS, a creative and ambitious science-communication initiative that exploits the power of visual storytelling to innovate the way European research is communicated, has featured dEMORY as a notable European Research Council (ERC) funded research project, and recently came up with the above illustration, inspired by Dr. Poirazi’s TEDx talk on the cellular mechanisms […]

Our recent Nature Communications publication is featured by the editors

Challenging the point-neuron dogma is no easy feat, but hard work pays off!   In this instance, the editors of Nature Comm. selected our recent paper on the said topic to be featured on journal’s highlights.   We must extend our warm congratulations to the main authors, Alexandra Tzilkivaki and Dr. Kastellakis.   In case you haven’t read it yet, here’s the link, off […]

Linking memories with synaptic capture and excitability

Dr. Kastellakis’s research on the cellular mechanisms that facilitate learning and memory is gaining momentum among peers in the field. On 13-14 July, he gave an invited talk on the subject, with the title: “Linking memories with synaptic capture and excitability”, at the “Neuroplasticity: from Bench to Machine” Workshop, organized by the University of Surrey. If interested to learn more, take a […]

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 Department, University of Crete, during the 2016-2017 term. Alexandra has been distinguished over the years by her devotion, unchallenged motivation, and skillful diligence ever since joining our lab […]