Academic research is fundamental for all major discoveries in biomedicine, but often stops short in pursuing its results beyond the stage of target identification, towards more advanced stages in drug or product development. The Institute of Bioinnovation at FLEMING aims to fill that gap and extend the translational potential of the basic biomedical research discoveries generated by our researchers, in order to deliver innovative products of high-added value and socio-economic benefit. Its focus is on drug discovery and the development of bio-technologies, with emphasis on target validation, identification of candidate hit/lead molecules, and preclinical development.

The IBI aims to consolidate and develop further FLEMING'S previous achievements in innovation, demonstrated by the establishment of a successful spin-off company for preclinical evaluation of drugs and the wide-ranging activities of its Technology Transfer Office. 


Current efforts are focused on the following drug development projects:

- Rheumatoid arthritis: Trimerization inhibitors of TNF super-family members

- Osteoporosis and breast cancer: RANKL inhibitors

- MS & ALS: TPL2 kinase inhibitors

The IBI actively seeks to increase its critical mass by recruiting talented investigators with expertise in diverse aspects of drug development, including pharmacology, medicinal chemistry and chemoinformatics as well as researchers focusing on translational aspects of immunology and cancer research.


Georgios Skretas

Researcher A', IBI Director

George Panayotou

Researcher A'

Vassiliki Kostourou

Researcher B‘

Christoforos Nikolaou

Researcher B‘

Maria Tsoumakidou

Researcher B‘

Antigone Dimas

Researcher C‘

George Kollias

Associated Researcher

Eleni Douni

Associated Researcher

Babis Savakis

Associated Researcher

Alexis Matralis

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Researcher

Staff Scientists

Martina Samiotaki

Staff Scientist A'