BRFAA at a Glance
The Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens (BRFAA) is a non-profit institute dedicated to understanding, treating, and preventing human ailments through biomedical research. BRFAA seeks to serve science and medicine, and to participate fully in global innovation through its commitment to the true integration of biology, medicine, and informatics.
All faculty members have a track record of academic excellence and joined BRFAA from leading US and European Research and Clinical Centers. Their different expertise complement each other beautifully and result in a powerful scientific team. More than 300 postdoctoral fellows, laboratory technicians, and Ph.D. students work closely with the faculty to unravel the mechanisms behind fundamental human diseases such as diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s, cardiomyopathies etc. The Foundation is also fortunate to have a talented and dedicated administrative staff that supports the research and helps make this complex organization work smoothly and effectively. Everyone at BRFAA is committed to scientific excellence and integrity in all that they do and are dedicated to making a positive impact on improving human quality of life.
Established by the Academy of Athens, the Foundation accommodates state-of-the-art facilities over a 25.000 square meter area for conducting internationally competitive biomedical research. It is equipped with a rich variety of highly specialized scientific equipment. The rigorous research performed at BRFAA has received international recognition and has attracted generous funds from competitive research grants. Yet the most promising endeavor of the Foundation is establishing an institute of academic excellence where basic research and clinical application can come together to better serve human life.
The National Hellenic Research Foundation was founded in 1958 originally under the name “Royal Research Foundation”. It is a non-profit Research Foundation supervised by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT) of the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs in Greece.
Today, NHRF consists of the following Institutes and Units:
- Institute of Historical Research (IHR) that emerged in 2012 following the consolidation of the Institute of Greek & Roman Antiquity, the Institute of Byzantine Research and the Institute of Neohellenic Research (L.4051/29/2/2012, article 5, par.2). The IHR conducts research on the political, economic, social and cultural history of the Greek areas and the regions where Hellenism has been active, from prehistoric antiquity to the modern era.
- Institute of Biology, Medicinal Chemistry and Biotechnology (IBMCB) established in 2012 as a result of the consolidation of the Institute of Biological Research and Biotechnology and the Institute of Organic and Pharmaceutical Chemistry of NHRF (L.4051/29/2/2012, article 5, par.2). IBMCB acts as a focal point, unique within Greece, for innovation at the interface of Chemistry and Biology through a modern interdisciplinary approach to the solution of state-of-the-art issues in the areas of health, drug research and biotechnology.
- Institute of Theoretical and Physical Chemistry (TPCI) established in 1979 from the merging of the Institutes of Physical Chemistry (est.1968) and Theoretical Chemistry (est.1976). TPCI advances research in selected fields of experimental and computational/theoretical chemistry and physics, with emphasis on nanomaterials with advanced functionality for energy conversion and storage, photonics, and electrochemical applications.
- National Documentation Centre (EKT) founded in 1980 as a documentation unit within NHRF initially, developed to a National infrastructure in 1986. EKT is the National institution for the collection, aggregation, documentation and dissemination of the scientific information produced in Greece. EKT provides advanced services to the country’s research, education and business communities and the wider public. Through its e-infrastructure and services on top of the content it aggregates, EKT aims to cover the scientific information needs of the country and promote the Greek research outputs abroad.
- NHRF’s Central Administration Unit, which is the fundamental core of NHRF, having the overall responsibility for handling and managing the administrative, financial and technical issues within NHRF. The Central Administration Unit consists of the following:
- Administrative Section
- Accounting and Procurements’ Section
- Project Management Office
- Technical Services and Administrative Support Section
- Publicity and Promotion Office
BSRC Fleming is one of the most rapidly developing research centers in Greece. It was established in 1998 and today is actively involved in cutting edge research in biomedical sciences. The Center currently hosts 14 research groups in 4 Institutes covering the areas of immunology, molecular biology & genetics , molecular oncology, cellular and developmental biology. Fleming has gained extensive visibility in the European Research Area through state of the art research programs in basic, as well as translational and applied science in biology, biomedicine and biotechnology (visit the Center’s achievements page).
Fleming is a non-profit organisation and operates under the supervision of the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT) of the Hellenic Ministry of Education. In 2005 Fleming was proclaimed a “Scientific Center of Excellence” following a GSRT sponsored site visit by an international review panel of distinguished scientists.
This is a list of research institutes in Greece.
- “Athena” Research and Innovation Center in ICT and Knowledge Technologies (formerly KETEP/IRIS)
- Industrial Systems Institute (INBIS/ISI)
- Institute for Language and Speech Processing (ILSP)
- Institute for Information Systems
- Hellenic Technology Clusters Initiative “Corallia”
- Academy of Athens
- Foundation for Biomedical Research of the Academy of Athens Continue reading