The scientists at BSRC “Alexander Fleming” perform cutting-edge research, aiming to understand molecular mechanisms of complex biological processes in health and disease. We are also committed to contribute to innovation in medicine, by developing novel therapeutic and diagnostic methods, focusing on immunity and inflammation, cancer, and neurodegenerative diseases. To keep our focus on top-notch research, we recruit at all levels with excellence as the sole criterion and we support our researchers by providing state-of-the science infrastructures and a pleasant working environment. FLEMING is a non-profit organization operating under the auspices of the Greek General Secretariat for Research & Technology and is supported by the Greek government and by national, European and international grants.
Fleming Researcher Prof. George Kollias has been awarded the first Galien Scientific Research Award at the Prix Galien Greece 2015. The prize recognizes his seminal contributions towards the development of biological therapies for rheumatoid arthritis and the discovery of novel disease pathways in animal models of chronic inflammation and autoimmunity. (Press release in Greek)
The Biomedical Sciences Research Center "Alexander Fleming" is seeking independent researchers to establish their own laboratories, and Staff Scientists (ΕΛΕ) to lead and manage FLEMING’s research facilities/units. (PDF)
Papanikolopoulou & Skoulakis demonstrate that Tau-mediated neuronal dysfunction and toxicity are separable and in fact neuronal dysfunction, which requires phosphorylation on Ser262, precedes and is required for Ser238 phosphorylation which in turn is requisite for premature lethality. PubMed
Dr Antigone Dimas, Marie-Curie and EMBO Research Fellow at BSRC Alexander Fleming, was awarded this year’s L’Oréal-UNESCO Award for Women in Science. This prestigious award rewards promising young women scientists whose outstanding achievements have contributed to the advancement of scientific knowledge.
Seminar 17/04/2015, 13.00. "Young blood in an old brain: perspectives of systemic rejuvenation", Lida Katsimbardi, Ph.D, Dept of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Harvard University
Seminar 15/04/2015, 13.00. "The circle of stress: Understanding the epigenetic basis of aging in brain", Athanasios Zovoilis, Ph.D, Dept of Genetis and Dept of Molecular Biology, Harvard Medical School
The 2015 Call for Nominations for the Awards of the Academy of Athens have been announced. The Awards honor outstanding original scientific studies in specific fields of natural sciences, published in refereed journals. Deadline for applications: 30/4/2015. More info