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1 BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY- HELLAS BRI - FORTH

2 Legal Framework Establishment of “Ioannina Biomedical Research Institute” (IBRI) as an autonomous Institute, under the auspices of General Secretariat for Research and Technology, Ministry of Development Merger with “Foundation for Research and Technology- Hellas” (FORTH) New legal name: “Biomedical Research Institute / Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas” (BRI-FORTH) Financial & Administrative merger with FORTH

3 Administration & Personnel Director: Prof. Efthimios Kaxiras, Dep. of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Ioannina Deputy Director: Prof. Theodore Fotsis, Lab. of Biological Chemistry, University of Ioannina Institute Honorary Fellows: Prof. Christos Massalas, Dep. of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Ioannina Researchers: Dr. Carol Murphy (Rank B) Administrative Officer: Ms. Ioanna Mpempi Accountant: Mr. Charalampos Kalogeropoulos Accountant: Ms. Basiliki Gouda Technician: Mr. Georgios Bellos

4 Collaborating Faculty Members Georgatos, Spyros, Prof., Medical School, U.I. Evaggelakis, George, Assoc. Prof, Dep. of Physics, U.I. Zonios, George, Assist. Prof., Dep. of Materials Science & Engineering, U.I. Ioannidis, John, Prof., Dep. of Epidemiology, U.I. Lagaris, Isaak, Prof., Dep. of Computer Science, U.I. Likas, Aristidis, Assist. Prof., Dep. of Computer Science, U.I. Floudas, George, Assoc. Prof., Dep. of Physics, U.I. Fotiadis, Dimitrios, Assoc. Prof. Dep. of Computer Science, U.I. Christoforidis, Savvas, Lecturer, Medical School, U.I. Papamarkaki, Thomais, Assist. Prof, Lab. of Biological Chemistry, U.I.

5 Personnel in Research Projects (Period ) 52 Researchers with work contracts 22 Postgraduate Students

6 Premises BRI-FORTH doesn’t have at present its own building: Secretariat & Accounting Room: hosted by Medical School Laboratory of Dr. C. Murphy: hosted by Laboratory of Biological Chemistry, U.I. Laboratories of Biomedical Technology: hosted by Dep. of Computer Science, Dep. of Materials Science & Engineering, U.I. Laboratory of Epidemiology: hosted by Medical School, U.I.

7 Equipment and funding (period Equipment purchase: Euros, funded by GSRT: - Biochemistry-Molecular Biology: Euro - Biomedical Technology: Euro Funded Competitive Projects: - Competitive Projects E.U : Euro -Competitive Projects GSRT: Euro -Other Projects: Euro

8 Completed projects (period ) PLACEBO, “An Innovative Computational Platform for Solving Differential Equations in Modeling Biomedical Processes”, EU (IST) h-Life, “Intelligent Personal Health Assistant”, EU (IST) Active Health, “Active Environment for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention”, EU (IST) CITATION, “Citizen Information Tool in Smart Administrations”, EU (IST) US Bone, “A Remotely Monitored Wearable Ultrasound Device for the Monitoring and Acceleration of Bone Healing”, EU (IST) DROMEAS-A Wearable Platform for the Monitoring of Health Condition and Sport Performance of Athletes and the Real Time Prevention of Sport Injuries, EPISEY (Subcontracting) (IST) “Nearest-neighbour relationships of emerin, LAP2beta, and I.BR: a key to understanding the molecular basis of "envelopathies”, Association Francaise contra les Myopathies

9 Projects in progress (period ) “Global Genetics Consortium: Collaborative pooled analysis on the association of the alpha-synuclein gene REP1 variant and Parkinson's disease”, Michael J. Fox Foundation “Empo Young Investigator”, EMBO “Towards a process for ventilating air sterilization”, Joint Research and Technology Programmes , GSRT “Signal transduction and membrane trafficking in endothelial cells”, GSRT, PENED 2001 Intelligent, “Human Network for the study and dissemination of the use of intelligent transplants and artificial organs in Medicine”, GSRT, EPAN-HUMAN NETWORKS

10 Events and seminars (period ) Events: 6th Meeting of FORTH Researchers (1-3/3/02 Ioannina-Metsovo) Informative Meeting (U.I, BRI-FORTH, Industrial Property Organization, Network “PRAXI”, 14-15/11/02 Ioannina) Conference in the framework of Hellenic Presidency of E.U.:" Foresight in the Enlarged European Research & Innovation Area" (GSRT, BRI-FORTH 15-16/5/03 Ioannina) 6h International Workshop on Mathematical Methods in Scattering Theory and Biomedical Engineering (18-21/9/03 Tsepelovo) Symposium "Molecular epidemiology of Parkinson's disease: the Global Genetics Consortium” (Dep. of Hygiene and Epidemiology, U.I, BRI – FORTH, 22/9/2004) Mini-symposium "Membrane trafficking" (BRI –FORTH, Lab. of Biological Chemistry, Medical School, U.I, 23 – 25/4/04) Seminars: 20

11 Objectives & Prospects for Premises Renovation of a 800 s.m. buildingusing funds from Region of Epirus, euro A new building will be constructed in a lot provided by U.I. Laboratory equipment for research teams Expanding- renewal of laboratory equipment from: Structural Programs Government Operational Programs Community Support Framework III Operational Programs

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13 Objectives & Prospects for Staffing according the budget 2004 ( euro): Hiring of 4 new Researchers Research Directions: Molecular mechanisms of Cell function Computational Biology Bioinformatics-Modeling Epidemiology Biophysics Applications Collaboration is necessary: Medicine, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Science of Materials, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics

14 Endothelial-smooth muscle cell interactions

15 Stages of angiogenesis

16 Haematopoetic stem, progenitors and precursor cells co-mobilize with CEPs

17 Νεοπλασματική αγγειογένεση: Μοριακοί μηχανισμοί και εφαρμογές Ενδοθηλιακά κύτταρα Αγγειογενετικοί παράγοντες Νέα αγγεία: Αύξηση του όγκου Περισσότερα αγγεία: Παραπέρα αύξηση του όγκου - μετάσταση Αντιαγγειογενετική θεραπεία Υποστροφή του όγκου

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19 Medicine BRI-FORTH Chemistry Physics Computer Science Biology Material Science


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