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Νewsletter - September 2021
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NHRF receives funding of €30,7 from RRF
NHRF will be funded by the RRF with €30,7 for the establishment of a Center of Excellence which will focus on Theranostics and bioelectronic applications. The funding is expected to further enhance the research capacity of the NHRF as well as its contribution to core areas of science and technology.

The collaboration between the NHRF and the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) will be extended for two more years, in the framework of the Athens Comprehensive Cancer Center (ACCC)
The collaboration of the NHRF with the leading German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) will be extended for two more years, in the framework of the Athens Comprehensive Cancer Center (ACCC) project. The extension is a result of the successful interim evaluation conducted by a committee of experts of Helmholtz Association.

NHRF research team was awarded for an invention in the field of bioelectronics, in the framework of the 4th Hellenic Inventor Awards
NHRF research team consisting of Dr. Vasilis Gregoriou, Dr. Christos Chochos and Michael Spanos was awarded for an invention in the field of bioelectronics, on June 23rd, within the framework of the 4th Hellenic Inventor Awards organized by the Hellenic Industrial Property Organization (OBI). [Watch the video]

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  • TPCI

    TPCI/NHRF presented two significant studies at this year's TIF

    Selective electrochemical sensor for biological fluids [Video]
    (Research Team: Dr. N. Tagmatarchis, Dr. Ch. Stangel, Dr. A. Stergiou)

     

    Heavy metal ions removal from water with "smart" temperature-responsive block copolymer nanoparticles [Video]
    (Research Team: Dr. S. Pispas, M. Kafetzi - PhD Candidate)

    ICB

    The 35th International Conference of European Colloid and Interface Society (ECIS) in collaboration with ICB/NHRF and TPCI/NHRF

    European Colloid & Interface Society in Greece, in collaboration with the Biomimetics and Nanobiotechnology Team of ICB/NHRF (Dr. A. Xenakis, Dr. V. Papadimitriou, Dr. M. Zoumpanioti, Dr. M. Chatzidaki), the Materials Synthesis and Physical Chemistry Team of TPCI/NHRF (Dr. S. Pispas, Dr. N. Tagmatarchis) as well as other teams from educational and research institutions in Greece, organized the 35th International Conference of the European Colloid and Interface Society (ECIS) that was successfully held in Athens from 5 through 10 September 2021.

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    TPCI

    The funded project of the TPCI/NHRF entitled "Chemically modified MoS2 with organic recognition motifs as electrochemical sensors for the selective detection of ions and (bio)molecules” was successfully completed on June 30th by the post-doctoral researchers Dr. Anastasios Stergiou and Dr. Christina Stangel, in collaboration with the Research Director, Dr. Nikos Tagmatarchis..

     

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  • ICB

    An Open Virtual International Symposium "Drug Discovery Symposium on Targeted therapeutic approaches against cancer and ageing" was held on June 14th, 2021. The Symposium was organized by the ICB/NHRF and supported by GSRI, the funded project "STHENOS-b'.

     

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    TPCI

    The Theoretical and Physical Chemistry Institute (TPCI/NHRF) participates in Innovation-el, the Gateway to the Greek Infrastructure Network for Nanotechnology, Advanced Materials and Micro/Nanoelectronics (INNOVATION-EL)

    Innovation-el is a national research infrastructure network comprised of leading Research Institutions and Universities in Greece. Its mission is to promote scientific excellence and the development of knowledge intensive products providing open-access to top-notch research facilities to academic and industrial users.

     

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  • ICB

    Pfizer Fellowship awardees Dr Maria Goulielmaki (Post Doctoral Researcher) and Andriana Schiza (PhD candidate), discuss their work on health research, at the Institute of Chemical Biology (ICB/NHRF), supervised by Dr Christos Chochos. Both research projects are funded Pfizer Fellowships for Health Research, in the framework of the «Αdvancing Science» programme.

     

    IHR

    Two awards of the Academy of Athens for the Institute of Historical Research

    In 2020 the Institute of Historical Research received two awards of the Section of Letters and Fine Arts of the Academy of Athens for two of its publications: «‘Autonomous’ Coinages under the Late Antigonids», Meletemata 79, (Athens 2018) and «Rigged from the little we had... The frigade ship Timoleon during the Greek Revolution 1821», Historical Library of the 1821 Revolution no. 4, (Athens 2020).

     

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    ICB

    The role of exciton lifetime for charge generation in organic solar cells at negligible energy-level offsets

    An exceptionally important work on highly efficient organic solar cells was published in the leading international journal Nature Energy (IF: 46), with the contribution of researchers of the National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF).

     

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  • ICB

    ResQ Biotech is announced 1st Prize Winner in the 2020 Startup Competition MITEF Greece

    Another distinction for ResQ Biotech team in the "2020 Startup Competition" organized by the MIT Enterprise Forum Greece (MITEF Greece).

     

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    ICB

    ResQ Biotech: a spin-off company of the National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF) selected as one of the most promising scientific companies in "The Spinoff Prize 2020"

    ONE TO WATCH 2020! ResQ Biotech, represented by Dr. Georgios Skretas (ICB/NHRF), has been selected as one of the most promising scientific companies in "The Spinoff Prize 2020" innovation competition, organized by the leading scientific publishing house Nature Research and Merck KGaA.

     

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    TPCI

    Laser-microstructured ZnO/p-Si photodetector with enhanced and broadband responsivity across the ultraviolet-visible-near-infrared range

    Mr. George Chatzigiannakis was awarded 1st place in the 2020 European-wide Masters Thesis competition, organized by the Federation of European Materials Societies (FEMS), to recognize the best Masters Thesis on Materials Science and Engineering. The topic of his thesis was “Laser-microstructured ZnO/Si heterojunction photodetectors” and the research was performed at the Theoretical and Physical Chemistry Institute (TPCI/NHRF), under the supervision of Senior Researcher Dr. Maria Kandyla.

     

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  • ICB

    The National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF) and the Institute of Chemical Biology (ICB/NHRF) congratulate the first successful graduates of the Interinstitutional Postgraduate Program "Oncology: from Oncogenesis to Therapy" implemented in collaboration of the ICB/NHRF and the School of Medicine, University of Crete. E. Kapeni, P. Bafiti, G. Drylli, and S. Timotheou, congratulations and we wish you well in your future career!

     

    IHR

    People in Motion: Entangled Histories of Displacement across the Mediterranean (1492-1923)

    Antigoni Zournatzi, Director of Research at the Institute of Historical Research/SGRA, participates in the international research network “People in Motion: Entangled Histories of Displacement across the Mediterranean (1492-1923)” – COST Action 18140. This four year project addresses entangled histories of displacement of people, as well as accompanying objects, writings and ideas, within and from the Mediterranean from the fifteenth to the twentieth century.

     

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