Announcements & Press Releases

NEON City Project 2024 | Iris Touliatou | Before and After Science
NEON, a non-profit organisation that works to bring contemporary culture closer to everyone, collaborates with the National Hellenic Research Foundation and presents the exhibition "Before and After Science", a new commission to artist Iris Touliatou curated by Galini Notti.
The exhibition is part of City Project 2024 and unfolds in the outdoor space, the lobby, and the Library of Science, Technology and Culture “K.Th. Dimaras”.

National Hellenic Research Foundation, 48, Vasileos Konstantinou Ave.
27.05.2024 - 07.07.2024 | Opening: 27 May 2024, 19:00

Peptide-analogues of Cathepsin D as novel therapeutic agents targeting Amyloid-β (Aβ) pathology in Alzheimer's disease
Archimedes Center and the National Hellenic Research Foundation are happy to announce that Associate Professor Vassiliki Iconomidou (Molecular Biophysics & Bioinformatics) of the Department of Biology of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens and Research Director Niki Chondrogianni (Molecular & Cellular Ageing) of the ICB of NHRF, have just patented a groundbreaking invention in the fight against Alzheimer's Disease.

ICB Workshop on Chemical Biology: Drug and Biomarker Discovery, 23-25 November 2023
Ιn memory of Dr Michael Alexis
The Organising Committee welcomes you at the ICB Workshop on Chemical Biology: Drug and Biomarker Discovery on 23-25 November 2023 at the National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF) in Athens, Greece. The Workshop is organized by the Institute of Chemical Biology/NHRF in the context of the established series of workshops organised by ICB/NHRF as a forum for the discussion of recent advances in the field of Chemical Biology and Drug & Biomarker Discovery.
The topics of the Workshop include: Target identification and validation; Drug discovery and development; Omics-guided biomarkers in chemical biology; Therapeutic-Clinical approaches.

Agenda [pdf] | Information: chembiol2023[at]eie.gr

Νewsletter | June - August 2023
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1st Newsletter of JANE Project “EU Joint Action on Networks of Expertise”
The National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF) participates in the implementation of the “EU Joint Action on Networks of Expertise”. Within a 2-year period, JANE aims to establish seven new Networks of Expertise (NoEs) in the cancer field, able to function effectively, building on previous and ongoing EU networking experiences, and finding solutions rooted in the European oncology community.
1st Newsletter | JANE Project Flyer [pdf] | Project Website: https://jane-project.eu

New Publication of the Institute of Historical Research (IHR/NHRF)
ΑΝΤΙΔΩΡΟΝ. La monnaie grecque entre guerre et commerce. Mélanges de numismatique, d’épigraphie et d’histoire offerts à Olivier Picard || Greek Coinage between War and Trade. Papers on Numismatics, Epigraphy and History Offered to Olivier Picard, ΜΕΛΕΤΗΜΑΤΑ 85, Εvangéline Markou, Sélénè E. Psôma (eds), Athènes 2023.

Dr Niki Chondrogianni (ICB/NHRF) received «The Leopold Flohé Redox Pioneer Young Investigator Award 2023»
Dr Niki Chondrogianni (Research Director, ICB/NHRF) was nominated and selected by an International Scientific Committee for the prestigious «The Leopold Flohé Redox Pioneer Young Investigator Award 2023». This is an honorary award to young researchers leading their own group for their outstanding novel findings in the field of Free Radicals and Oxidative Stress.

Underwater archaeological research in Kasos 2022-2023 | Institute of Historical Studies, Section of Greek and Roman Antiquity
As part of the second three-year research project (2022-2024), the Kasos Maritime Archaeological Project is excited to announce its fifth year of exploration in Kasos Island, commencing this October 2023. The project, conducted in collaboration with the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities of the Ministry of Culture and the Institute of Historical Research of the National Research Foundation (Scientific Coordinator Charikleia Papageorgiadou), is led by the archaeologists Dionysios Evangelistis (EUA) and Xanthie Argiris (IHR/NHRF).

Νewsletter | February - May 2023
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International Conference «GIS in Crete: Archaeological Questions and Computational Answers» - Call for papers
The Institute of Historical Research of the National Hellenic Research Foundation and the Department of Archaeology at Ghent University are delighted to announce an upcoming International Conference entitled "GIS in Crete: Archaeological Questions and Computational Answers", which will take place in Athens on 30-31 May 2024. We cordially encourage researchers interested in participating in the conference to submit abstracts in English (maximum 250 words) for a 20-minute presentation by 27 October 2023.

JANE Project “EU Joint Action on Networks of Expertise”
The National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF) participates in the implementation of the “EU Joint Action on Networks of Expertise”. Within a 2-year period, JANE aims to establish seven new Networks of Expertise (NoEs) in the cancer field, able to function effectively, building on previous and ongoing EU networking experiences, and finding solutions rooted in the European oncology community. Health care networking can be a privileged hallmark of the EU, having the potential to target the health of half a million citizens in a highly coordinated fashion. The project is coordinated by Fondatione IRCCS, Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Italy. Sixteen EU countries, represented by 20 partners and 16 affiliated entities, participate and it is funded by the European Health and Digital Executive Agency, EU4Health Programme (Grant agreement:101075328).
Project info [pdf] | Project website: https://jane-project.eu

Press Release | The Hunt Frieze of the Tomb of Philip II at Aigai (Vergina): Investigation of ancient colour using cutting-edge technologies.
Institute of Historical Research, Section of Greek and Roman Antiquity

Τhe first phase of the interdisciplinary, non-destructive scientific investigation of the Hunt Frieze that adorns the façade of the Tomb of Philip II took place at the archaeological site of Aigai (UNESCO monument), from 8 to 27 March 2023. The study is part of the research project ReVis, funded by the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (HFRI).

UPCAST Project “Universal Platform Components for Safe Fair Interoperable Data Exchange, Monetisation and Trading”
The National Hellenic Research Foundation participates in the funded European Project “Universal Platform Components for Safe Fair Interoperable Data Exchange, Monetisation and Trading” (Acronym: UPCAST), which provides a set of universal, trustworthy, transparent and user-friendly data market plugins for the automation of data sharing and processing agreements between businesses, public administrations and citizens. The plugins developed will enable actors in the common European data spaces to design and deploy data exchange and trading operations. NHRF is going to pilot privacy-preserving biomedical and genomic data sharing as well as integration of heterogeneous genomic data from different sources. UPCAST project has received funding from the European Union´s Horizon Research and Innovation Actions under Grant Agreement nº 101093216.
Project information [pdf] | DOI: 10.3030/101093216 | Project website: https://www.upcast-project.eu

Twin4Promis “Twinning for Excellence in Research, Training and Innovation in Protein Misfolding Diseases”
The National Hellenic Research Foundation is coordinating the funded European Project “Twinning for Excellence in Research, Training and Innovation in Protein Misfolding Diseases” (Acronym: Twin4Promis), which aims to create a new hub of excellence in research, training of young researchers and innovation in scientific fields related to protein misfolding diseases, such as Alzheimer's Disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and obesity. On 23.03.2023, the Kick-off meeting of Twin4Promis and a Scientific Symposium took place at the NHRF, where the scientific community and the wider society were intoduced to the Project.
Programme [pdf] | DOI: 10.3030/101079363 | Project website: https://twin4promis.eu/

4th Summer School on Ancient Greek and Roman Numismatics
After a long pause, the Institute of Historical Research of the National Hellenic Research Foundation is pleased to announce the organisation of the fourth Summer School on Ancient Greek and Roman Numismatics, to take place at its premises in Athens, from June 27th to July 7th 2023.

Gender Equality Plan (2022-2024)
Aiming at the elimination of discrimination based on gender, the National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF), approved and adopted a Gender Equality Plan (2022-2024).

 

 

 

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News from the Institutes

Peptide-analogues of Cathepsin D as novel therapeutic agents targeting Amyloid-β (Aβ) pathology in Alzheimer's disease
Archimedes Center and the National Hellenic Research Foundation are happy to announce that Associate Professor Vassiliki Iconomidou (Molecular Biophysics & Bioinformatics) of the Department of Biology of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens and Research Director Niki Chondrogianni (Molecular & Cellular Ageing) of the ICB of NHRF, have just patented a groundbreaking invention in the fight against Alzheimer's Disease.

2nd Newsletter of JANE Project “EU Joint Action on Networks of Expertise”
The National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF) participates in the implementation of the “EU Joint Action on Networks of Expertise”. Within a 2-year period, JANE aims to establish seven new Networks of Expertise (NoEs) in the cancer field, able to function effectively, building on previous and ongoing EU networking experiences, and finding solutions rooted in the European oncology community.
2nd Newsletter | JANE Project Flyer [pdf]
Project Website: https://jane-project.eu

ICB Workshop on Chemical Biology: Drug and Biomarker Discovery, 23-25 November 2023
Ιn memory of Dr Michael Alexis
The Organising Committee welcomes you at the ICB Workshop on Chemical Biology: Drug and Biomarker Discovery on 23-25 November 2023 at the National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF) in Athens, Greece. The Workshop is organized by the Institute of Chemical Biology/NHRF in the context of the established series of workshops organised by ICB/NHRF as a forum for the discussion of recent advances in the field of Chemical Biology and Drug & Biomarker Discovery.
The topics of the Workshop include: Target identification and validation; Drug discovery and development; Omics-guided biomarkers in chemical biology; Therapeutic-Clinical approaches.

Agenda [pdf] | Information: chembiol2023[at]eie.gr

Underwater archaeological research in Kasos - Video
Α video production by AORI FILMS showcasing the Kasos Maritime Archaeological Project, a collaborative effort between the Institute of Historical Research of the National Hellenic Research Foundation and the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities of the Greek Ministry of Culture.
Watch the video | Project website: https://kasosproject.com/

1st Newsletter of JANE Project “EU Joint Action on Networks of Expertise”
The National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF) participates in the implementation of the “EU Joint Action on Networks of Expertise”. Within a 2-year period, JANE aims to establish seven new Networks of Expertise (NoEs) in the cancer field, able to function effectively, building on previous and ongoing EU networking experiences, and finding solutions rooted in the European oncology community.
1st Newsletter | JANE Project Flyer [pdf]
Project Website: https://jane-project.eu

Underwater archaeological research in Kasos 2022-2023 | Institute of Historical Studies, Section of Greek and Roman Antiquity
As part of the second three-year research project (2022-2024), the Kasos Maritime Archaeological Project is excited to announce its fifth year of exploration in Kasos Island, commencing this October 2023. The project, conducted in collaboration with the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities of the Ministry of Culture and the Institute of Historical Research of the National Research Foundation (Scientific Coordinator Charikleia Papageorgiadou), is led by the archaeologists Dionysios Evangelistis (EUA) and Xanthie Argiris (IHR/NHRF).

International Conference «GIS in Crete: Archaeological Questions and Computational Answers» - Call for papers
The Institute of Historical Research of the National Hellenic Research Foundation and the Department of Archaeology at Ghent University are delighted to announce an upcoming International Conference entitled "GIS in Crete: Archaeological Questions and Computational Answers", which will take place in Athens on 30-31 May 2024. We cordially encourage researchers interested in participating in the conference to submit abstracts in English (maximum 250 words) for a 20-minute presentation by 27 October 2023.

JANE Project “EU Joint Action on Networks of Expertise”
The National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF) participates in the implementation of the “EU Joint Action on Networks of Expertise”. Within a 2-year period, JANE aims to establish seven new Networks of Expertise (NoEs) in the cancer field, able to function effectively, building on previous and ongoing EU networking experiences, and finding solutions rooted in the European oncology community. Health care networking can be a privileged hallmark of the EU, having the potential to target the health of half a million citizens in a highly coordinated fashion. The project is coordinated by Fondatione IRCCS, Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Italy. Sixteen EU countries, represented by 20 partners and 16 affiliated entities, participate and it is funded by the European Health and Digital Executive Agency, EU4Health Programme (Grant agreement:101075328).
Project info [pdf] | Project website: https://jane-project.eu

Press Release | The Hunt Frieze of the Tomb of Philip II at Aigai (Vergina): Investigation of ancient colour using cutting-edge technologies.
Institute of Historical Research, Section of Greek and Roman Antiquity

Τhe first phase of the interdisciplinary, non-destructive scientific investigation of the Hunt Frieze that adorns the façade of the Tomb of Philip II took place at the archaeological site of Aigai (UNESCO monument), from 8 to 27 March 2023. The study is part of the research project ReVis, funded by the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (HFRI).

UPCAST Project “Universal Platform Components for Safe Fair Interoperable Data Exchange, Monetisation and Trading”
The National Hellenic Research Foundation participates in the funded European Project “Universal Platform Components for Safe Fair Interoperable Data Exchange, Monetisation and Trading” (Acronym: UPCAST), which provides a set of universal, trustworthy, transparent and user-friendly data market plugins for the automation of data sharing and processing agreements between businesses, public administrations and citizens. The plugins developed will enable actors in the common European data spaces to design and deploy data exchange and trading operations. NHRF is going to pilot privacy-preserving biomedical and genomic data sharing as well as integration of heterogeneous genomic data from different sources. UPCAST project has received funding from the European Union´s Horizon Research and Innovation Actions under Grant Agreement nº 101093216.
Project information [pdf] | DOI: 10.3030/101093216
Project website: https://www.upcast-project.eu

Twin4Promis “Twinning for Excellence in Research, Training and Innovation in Protein Misfolding Diseases”
The National Hellenic Research Foundation is coordinating the funded European Project “Twinning for Excellence in Research, Training and Innovation in Protein Misfolding Diseases” (Acronym: Twin4Promis), which aims to create a new hub of excellence in research, training of young researchers and innovation in scientific fields related to protein misfolding diseases, such as Alzheimer's Disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and obesity. On 23.03.2023, the Kick-off meeting of Twin4Promis and a Scientific Symposium took place at the NHRF, where the scientific community and the wider society were intoduced to the Project.
Programme [pdf]
DOI: 10.3030/101079363 | Project website: https://twin4promis.eu/

HFRI Scholarship for PhD candidate of TPCI/NHRF George Chatzigiannakis
George Chatzigiannakis (PhD candidate) who is preparing his doctoral dissertation at TPCI/NHRF under the supervision of the Senior Researcher Dr. Maria Kandyla, received a scholarship from HFRI in the context of the 3rd HFRI Scholarship Announcement for Doctoral Candidates. The topic of his doctoral dissertation is "Development of micro / nanostructured electronic/optoelectronic devices with laser processing methods" and aims at the development of electronic and optoelectronic devices (photodetectors, LEDs) with advanced features, combining laser treatment methods with traditional and emerging materials.

"RESEARCH - CREATE - INNOVATE" 2nd CYCLE | ΒΙΟΚΑRΕΤRΑ
The National Hellenic Research Foundation participates in the research project ΒΙΟΚΑRΕΤRΑ "Identification of genomic and transcriptomic prognostic bio-signatures in head and neck cancer". The BIOKARETRA project is in the context of translational research that aims to identify and validate prognostic and predictive biomarkers for head and neck cancer.

Completion of the first digital map of Greece within its administrative boundaries of 1940
As part of the research project “Database of German military and paramilitary units in Greece 1941-1944/45” and within the framework of an international collaboration between the National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF), the University of Osnabrück and the Greek National Center for Social Research (EKKE), the first digital map of Greece within its administrative boundaries of 1940 is now being created.

Press Release | Pressemitteilung

Intercalation phenomena in kaolinite: New insights by vibrational spectroscopy
The postgraduate study of Ms. Fevronia Andreou was implemented in the TPCI/NHRF (under the supervision of G. Chryssikos), in the framework of the collaboration of the TPCI and the Interinstitutional Postgraduate Program "Microsystems and Nanostructures" of the National Technical University of Athens.

Prostate Cancer Biomarkers: From diagnosis to prognosis and precision-guided therapeutics (Review)
The researcher of the ICB/NHRF V. Zoumpourlis and his colleague, Postdoc M. Adamaki, published the aforementioned review in the Pharmacology & Therapeutics journal.

Effective DNA damage response after acute but not chronic immune challenge: SARS-CoV-2 vaccine versus Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
The aforementioned study was recently published in the scientific journal Clinical Immunology by Dr. Vasilis Souliotis, ICB/NHRF, in collaboration with Professor of Pathology and Rheumatology of the School of Medicine (University of Athens), Petros Sfikakis.

New edition of the IHR/NHRF, "Entangled histories and collective identity: Narratives of the Chios massacre (1822)", by Maria Christina Chatziioannou
The Chios Massacre in 1822 constitutes a major historiographical challenge; it was a sudden and brief incident within the span of the Greek Revolution that attracted the attention of philhellenes throughout the world, as well as the involvement of various institutions.

New edition of the IHR/NHRF, Ceramics in plain sight: The bacini of the churches of Crete. "Reflections" of the late medieval and the early modern material culture of the island, Volume Ι, The Regional Unit of Chania, by Anastasia G. Yangaki
The volume presents the immured glazed vessels (the bacini) located on the façades of numerous churches in the regional unit of Chania. It comprises the first part of a larger project which will gather similar data from the other regions of Crete.

Incorporation of Peltier coolers on perovskite solar cells
Dr. Andreas Kaltzoglou, Associate Researcher of the TPCI/NHRF, was invited as speaker at the international conference Nanotexnology2021 held on 3-10 July 2021 in Thessaloniki. The title of the lecture was: "Incorporation of Peltier coolers on perovskite solar cells”, written by D. N. Kossyvakis, E. Christopoulos, V. Raptis, E. V. Christoforou, P. Falaras, A. Kaltzoglou.

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
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.

The DNA damage response network in the treatment of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma
Dr. Vassilis Souliotis (ICB/NHRF), in collaboration with the professor of Oncology of the Medical School of the University of Athens Amanda Psyrri (Oncology Unit of the University Hospital "Attikon"), recently published the above work in the scientific journal ESMO Open.

Senolytics and senomorphics: Natural and synthetic therapeutics in the treatment of aging and chronic diseases
Dr. Niki Chondrogianni (ICB/NHRF), with the doctoral candidate Sofia Lagoumtzi, published the above review in the prestigious journal Free Radical Biology and Medicine (Lagoumtzi and Chondrogianni, Free Radic Biol Med. 2021, May 12; 171: 169-190).

One-step separation system of bio-functional lipid compounds from natural sources
The Researcher Emeritus Dr. Theodoros Sotiroudis (ICB/NHRF) participates in the publication in the journal MethodsX, in collaboration with the University of Limerick, Ireland (Dr. Alexandros Tsoupras) and the departments of Biology (Assoc. Prof. Katherine M. Pappas) and Chemistry (Prof. Emeritus Constantinos A. Demopoulos) of NKUA.

Temperature effects on the vibrational properties of the Cs2SnX6 ‘defect’ perovskites (X = I, Br, Cl)
The Associate Researcher of the TPCI/NHRF Dr. Andreas Kaltzoglou is co-author of the above publication in the international journal of the field of materials synthesis and physical chemistry, Materials Chemistry and Physics, in collaboration with NCSR "Demokritos", the Department of Physics of the University of Athens and the School of Chemical Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens.

Reversible multilayered vesicle-like structures with fluid hydrophobic and interpolyelectrolyte lay
Dr. Athanasios Skandalis (former PhD candidate at TPCI/NHRF and current Postdoctoral Fellow at Imperial College London) and the Research Director of TPCI/NHRF Dr. Asterios (Stergios) Pispas are co-authors of the aforementioned publication in the prestigious International Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. The publication is a result of the international collaboration of the TPCI/NHRF with: the Charles University and the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry of Prague, the Julich Centre for Neutron Scattering@MLZ and the Abo Academi University.

New publication by the IHR/NHRF entitled Byzantine Authors and their Times [Research Series 8], Athens 2021, edited by Vassiliki Ν. Vlyssidou
In the present volume, historians and literacy scholars, studying sources dating from the 5th to the 14th century and focusing on issues relating to literary expression, ideology and society, highlight the ways in which Byzantine authors perceived and presented events and situations, which for some belonged to the distant past, while for others constituted personal experiences.

Colloidal nanodispersions for the topical delivery of Ibuprofen: Structure, dynamics and bioperformances
Dr. I. Theochari, Dr. E. Mitsou, Dr. V. Pletsa, Dr. A. Xenakis and Dr. V. Papadimitriou from ICB/NHRF, in collaboration with the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology and Cosmetology and Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Belgrade, published the above article in the international Journal of Molecular Liquids, 334, 2021, 116021.

The brominated flame retardants TBECH and DPTE alter prostate growth, histology and gene expression patterns in the mouse
M. N. Alexis, D. Mitsiou and their colleague S. Stasinopoulou (ICB/NHRF), in collaboration with Prof. Per-Erik Olsson's team, participate in the above-mentioned study published in the Reproductive Toxicology journal.

Modulation of the ubiquitin-proteasome system by marine natural products
Dr. Chondrogianni along with M. Vasilopoulou, Ph.D. candidate, participated in this publication in the prestigious journal Redox Biology, in collaboration with Assistant Professor E. Ioannou and Professor V. Roussis of the Department of Pharmacy of NKUA.

Network analysis in aged C. elegans reveals candidate regulatory genes of ageing
Dr. N. Chondrogianni from the ICB/NHRF, along with the scientific colleague F. Aktypi and Dr. N. Papaevgeniou, in collaboration with Mr. K. Voutetakis and Dr. A. Chatziioannou and Dr. T. Grune participated in the scientific paper, published in the prestigious journal Biogerontology.

Unveiling the Photoinduced Electron-Donating Character of MoS2 in Covalently Linked Hybrids Featuring Perylenediimide
I. Sideri, Doctoral Candidate, and Dr. Nikos Tagmatarchis, Director of the TPCI/NHRF, are co-authors of the aforementioned publication in the leading international journal Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2021.

Ectopic expression of KLK6 in MDA-MB-435 melanoma cells reduces tumorigenicity in vivo
Research article by V. Zoumbourlis (ICB/NHRF) in collaboration with G. Sotiropoulou and the Ass. Prof. Georgios Pampalakis, published in Path. Res. Pract.

Bromamine T (BAT), a stable active bromine compound, prevents the LPS-induced inflammatory response
Research article by V. Zoumbourlis (ICB/NHRF) in collaboration with S. Baliou, PhD Candidate, published in Int. J. Mol. Med.

Effects of Fungal Beta-Glucan on Health - A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials
Doctoral candidate M. Vlassopoulou and Dr. V. Pletsa from the ICB/NHRF published the aforementioned review article in Food & Function journal, in collaboration with the Agricultural University of Athens (G.Zervakis, Professor) and the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics of Harokopio University (Ass. Prof. A. Kyriacou and M. Yannakoulia). The article was developed in the framework of the implementation of the FUNglucan project (RESEARCH-CREATE-INNOVATE).

Adjusting the energy of interfacial states in organic photovoltaics for maximum efficiency
Dr. Christos Chochos (ICB/NHRF) participates in the aforementioned scientific paper published in Nature Communications and developed in collaboration with the most prestigious international universities. Conjugated polymer developed by the research team of Dr. Chistos Chochos and Dr. Vasilis Gregoriou at NHRF was combined with small organic molecules and led to the photophysical study of the decay of excitons at their interface in organic photovoltaic devices.

Research programme ''Immured Vessels in Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Ecclesiastical Monuments of Greece: An Online Corpus''
The main objectives of the research programme "Immured vessels in Byzantine and Post-Byzantine churches of Greece: An online corpus" are the location of the churches of Greece decorated with clay vessels on their façades, the recording of these objects, their analytical documentation and the preservation of the information collected through its registration in a database able to be used by all [https://immuredvessels.gr/en/].
Coordinator: Anastasia G. Yangaki, Director of Research, Institute of Historical Research (IHF/NHRF)

"Following the Traces of Turkish-speaking Christians of Anatolia"
Guest Editor: Evangelia Balta, THE SOURCES OF ORIENTAL LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES, no 150, t. I-II, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Harvard University, 2021, 568 pages.

Immunotherapy as a precision medicine tool for the treatment of prostate cancer
Review article in the journal "Cancers", by Research Director V. Zoumbourlis (ICB/NHRF) in collaboration with M. Adamaki, Post-doc.

Bromamine T (BAT) Exerts Stronger Anti-Cancer Properties than Taurine (Tau)
Research article in the journal "Cancers", by Research Director V. Zoumbourlis (ICB/NHRF) in collaboration with S. Baliou, PhD Candidate.

Biological Evaluation of Oil-in-Water Microemulsions as Carriers of Benzothiophene Analogues for Dermal Applications
Dr. I. Theochari, Dr. D. Papachatzis, Dr. A. Tenchiou, Dr. A. Xenakis, Dr. V. Papadimitriou and Dr. V. Pletsa from the Institute of Chemical Biology (ICB/NHRF), in collaboration with the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology and Cosmetology and Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Belgrade, published the aforementioned work in the journal Biomimetics.

Enhancing efficiency and decreasing photocatalytic degradation of perovskite solar cells using a hydrophobic copper-modified titania electron transport layer
The researchers of the Theoretical & Physical Chemistry Institute (TPCI/NHRF) A. Kaltzoglou, N. Tagmatarchis and A. Stergiou are co-authors of the above publication in Applied Catalysis B: 2021, 119714, the esteemed international journal in the field of catalysis and physicochemical processes.

"Changing the map. The case of geographical name changes in the Meditteranean, 19th-20th century"
Edited by: Dimitris Dimitropoulos, Eleni Kyramargiou (IHR/NHRF)

"Sens et portée du philhellénisme" edited by Alexandra Sfini (IHR/NHRF)
The study of the philhellenic phenomenon was the main and most systematic scientific work of Loukia Droulia, which bore rich research fruits, such as books, articles and publications in the press. In the present study, which is part of her unpublished dissertation, the publishing phenomenon of philhellenism during the Greek War of Independence, is interpreted.

FoxO1 is a novel regulator of 20S proteasome subunits expression and activity
Dr. Marianna Kapetanou and Dr. Stathis Gonos (Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Ageing, ICB/NHRF), in collaboration with the Director of the Max Planck Institute for the Biology of Ageing (Cologne, Germany), Professor Linda Partridge, recently published the aforementioned work in Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology.

Synthesis, biological evaluation and QSAR studies of new thieno[2,3-d]pyrimidin-4(3H)-one derivatives as antimicrobial and antifungal agents
The researchers of the ICB/NHRF: Theodora Calogeropoulou, Kyriakos Prousis, Panagiotis Zoumpoulakis and Niki Chondrogianni along with their colleagues: Georgios Magoulas, Lefkothea Kalopetridou, Eftychia Kritsi and Paraskevi Kouka, recently published the aforementioned study in the journal Bioorganic Chemistry, in the framework of their collaboration with researchers from the University of Belgrade, Institute of Biological Research “Siniša Stanković”.

Combined transcriptomic and phosphoproteomic analysis of BMP4 signaling in human embryonic stem cells
The researcher Dr. D. Stellas (ICB/NHRF) is co-author of the above study published in the Stem Cell Research journal.

Development and Study of Nanoemulsions and Nanoemulsion-Based Hydrogels for the Encapsulation of Lipophilic Compounds
The doctoral candidate S. Demisli, Dr. E. Mitsou, Dr. A. Xenakis, Dr. V. Pletsa, and Dr. V. Papadimitriou of the ICB/NHRF collaborated on the aforementioned study published in the Nanomaterials.

BRAF paradox breakers PLX8394, PLX7904 are more effective against BRAFV600Ε CRC cells compared with the BRAF inhibitor PLX4720 and shown by detailed pathway analysis
The ICB/NHRF researchers: Olga Papadodima, Vasilis Souliotis, Aristotelis Chatziioannou, Maria Zervou, Alexandros Pintzas, and their colleagues: Kassandra Koumaki, Georgia Kontogianni, Vivi Kosmidou, Eftyhia Kritsi, Fani Pachitsa, published the aforementioned study in the framework of their interdisciplinary collaboration in the Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) -Molecular Basis of Disease.

"RESEARCH - CREATE - INNOVATE" | OSTEOME
The kick-off meeting of the project OSTEOME was held by the ICB/NHRF on January 19. The project entitled "Design and development of a novel food supplement for osteoporosis based on gut microbiome mechanisms. Efficacy and tolerability assessment" is funded within the B cycle of the action RESEARCH - CREATE - INNOVATE.

"RESEARCH-CREATE-INNOVATE" project : CLOUDSCREEN
The National Hellenic Research Foundation currently participates in the research project CLOUDSCREEN that aims to develop a new generation "one-stop-shop- platform (CloudScreen) for drug repositioning and repurposing in precision medicine. Combining the reasoning skills of artificial and human intelligence, the platform empowers efficacy and toxicity prediction, evaluation, and validation for the repurposed drugs.