The National Hellenic Research Foundation participates in the research project DINNESMIN that aims to the pre-clinical development of innovative neuroprotective & neuroregenerative synthetic micro-neurotrophins for the treatment of Alzheimer Disease.


The National Hellenic Research Foundation participates in the research project PEPtADe that aims to develop potent small molecules-inhibitors of Aβ aggregation, which plays a key role in the progression of Alzheimer's disease (AD).


Advanced Research on the 3D Structure of Mosquito Odorant Receptor Coreceptor (3D-ORCO)
The research project “Advanced Research on the 3D Structure of the Mosquito Odorant Receptor Coreceptor (3D-ORCO)” which is coordinated by the National Hellenic Research Foundation and Dr. Spyros Zographos, on behalf of the Institute of Chemical Biology (ICB/NHRF), was among the 22 Category II proposals in the area of “Life Sciences - Medical and Health Sciences”, funded by the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation H.F.R.I. (ELIDEK) in the framework of the "1st Call for proposals for research projects for the support of Faculty members and Researchers working in the Greek Universities and Research Centers and the procurement of strategic research equipment.


The National Hellenic Research Foundation, in the framework of the above Action, implements the project "Aqueous Asymmetric Homogeneous Catalysis" (YDAK) which has been designed to improve the innovative research in topics of transition-metal catalysis, and in particular aqueous and asymmetric catalysis. The aim of the intervention is to strengthen the academic curriculum vitae of young researchers and their research skills, in order to improve the prospects of their academic/research career.


The National Hellenic Research Foundation currently participates in the research project NEOVIOPRO for the identification of biomarkers in prostate cancer. The identification of prognostic biomarkers of the clinical course of the disease, as well as of predictive biomarkers of the response to a therapeutic approach, constitutes the subject of investigation and aims at a timely and more effective treatment of the disease.


RIS3 "AGROFOOD" Unlike other vegetable oils, olive oil has a high content of high-quality fatty acids suitable for the infant. This makes it ideal for use as a raw material in infant formula. ELAION project aims for the first time, to utilize olive oil in infant formulas in a pilot scale infant formula production unit in the Region of Western Greece.


CO2 BioProducts project aims at the systematic exploitation of the microalgal ability to produce a broad range of biochemical and bioactive high added-value ingredients which can be used by various industries, e.g. cosmetics and dietary products.


Bioinspired antiageing proteasome activators

RESET relies on the active collaboration between InterMed SA, and the Institute of Chemical Biology/NHRF

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«RESEARCH-CREATE-INNOVATE» Health Span project, is based on the collaboration of Qualia Pharma S.A. with the National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF). The project aims to the development of a new dietary supplement, that will promote well-being and longevity.

Presentation of The good story of dogs who helped pharmacologists in the discovery of a new drug against Leishmaniasis.
The New Medicines for Trypanosomatidic Infections (NMTrypI) 2014-2017. GA603240. FP7 European project presents the video about the dog trial performed during the project implementation: (dog trial of NMT-A2) and its 2 years follow-up after the project end (2018-2019).

Special Issue: Transition Metal Catalyzed Cross-Coupling Reactions (Catalysts)
Invitation to submit // Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019

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The National Hellenic Research Foundation coordinates the QFytoTera research consortium in the effort to develop innovative repellent products that prevent spread of insect-borne diseases

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Dr. Georgios Skretas is awarded a Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) to develop engineered bacteria that accelerate drug discovery against diseases caused by protein misfolding.

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14 Early Stage Researchers (Marie-Curie Fellows) to be trained in a European training network for the discovery of small molecule neurotrophin mimetics as candidate therapeutic agents for neurodegeneration and neuro-inflammation.

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Double honorary distinction for the collaboration of the National Hellenic Research Foundation with the Harvard University Medical School

Pre-call for PhD and Post-Doc Research Positions
The Biomimetics and Nanobiotechnology team of the Institute of Biology, Medicinal Chemistry & Biotechnology, NHRF, is inviting young fellows with
a) Msc diploma and
b) PhD in Chemistry, Biology, Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology or relevant
to express their interest in carrying out:
a) PhD or
b) Post-doctoral research
in the research field of Bioactive compounds isolation from culture growth medium and their protection via nanoencapsulation

Exploratory call for expression of interest / New fellows in cancer research

Engineered bugs for the discovery of new drugs

"BIOENTREPRENEURSHIP" Post-graduate Programme // Call for Applications (Academic period 2017-2018)

Άρθρο της εφημερίδος ΒΗΜΑ για τη συνεργασία του Εθνικού Ιδρύματος Ερευνών με την Ιατρική Σχολή Αθηνών
Σε άρθρο της εφημερίδος ΒΗΜΑ της 15-16/4/2017 παρουσιάζονται τα αποτελέσματα της συνεργασίας της ερευνητικής ομάδος του Δρ. Βασίλη Λ. Σουλιώτη, Διευθυντή Ερευνών στο Ινστιτούτο Βιολογίας, Φαρμακευτικής Χημείας και Βιοτεχνολογίας του Εθνικού Ιδρύματος Ερευνών με την Θεραπευτική Κλινική της Ιατρικής Σχολής Αθηνών (Διευθυντής Καθ. Μελέτιος-Αθανάσιος Δημόπουλος) και τη Μονάδα Ρευματολογίας-Ανοσολογίας της Α΄ Προπαιδευτικής Παθολογικής Κλινικής της Ιατρικής Σχολής Αθηνών (Διευθυντής Καθ. Πέτρος Π Σφηκάκης).

Unraveling the drug-resistance mechanisms in tumor cells

Workshop on Targeted Drug Discovery // October 10-14 2016, National Hellenic Research Foundation

"BIOENTREPRENEURSHIP" Post-graduate Programme // Call for Applications (Academic period 2016-2017)

Study performed by IBMCB/NHRF groups is awarded in the 1st International Conference on Pharmaceutical Bioinformatics

Workshop: "Dilemmas in structural biology: selection and integration of methods"
National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF)
Athens, Greece
14-17 February 2016

FEBS/IUBMB Advanced Lecture Course
"Molecular basis of human diseases: 50 years anniversary of Spetses summer schools"

Abstract submissions and Fellowship applications will be accepted until 29.02.2016
27.05.2015-01.06.2016 // Spetses island, Greece

IUBMB/IUPAB/IUPS Joint Advanced School
"Receptors and signaling"

Abstract submissions and Fellowship applications will be accepted until 14.03.2016
23-27.05.2016, Spetses island, Greece

"BIOENTREPRENEURSHIP": A New Interinstitutional Post-graduate Programme
The Post-graduate Programme "BIOENTREPRENEURSHIP" is organised by the Department of Biochemistry & Biotechnology of the University of Thessaly and the Institute of Biology, Medicinal Chemistry & Biotechnology of the National Hellenic Research Foundation.

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