Congratulations to Nestoras Karathanassis for successfully defending his PhD dissertation thesis “miRNAs and cancer. An experimental and Bioinformatics approach.” During the course of his PhD, Nestoras studied the role of miRNAs in cancer and developed bioinformatics tools for the identification of mature miRNAs.
Congratulations to our lab member Athanasia Papoutsi for successfully defending her PhD thesis ”Modeling approaches for analyzing persistent activity in the prefrontal cortex”. During her PhD candidacy, Dr. Papoutsi examined the role of dendritic integration, morphology, and biophysics in the function of the prefrontal cortex.
In the journal of European Parliament “Parliament Magazine” (issue 381, 16 December 2013), which is dedicated to the Greek Presidency, there is a specific reference (p. 51) to the “dEMORY” project, an ERC Starting Grant to P. Poirazi and the related research activities at FORTH/IMBB in Heraklion, Crete, Greece. http://www.theparliament.com/digimag/issue381
Dr. Panayiota Poirazi, Principal Researcher of the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IMBB / FORTH) was promoted to a Research Director.