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National Hellenic Research Foundation

About the Institution

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 Development and Investments in Greece.

Today, NHRF consists of the following Institutes and Units: Institute of Historical Research (IHR), Institute of Chemical Biology (ICB), former Institute of Medicinal Chemistry and Biotechnology (IBMCB), Institute of Theoretical and Physical Chemistry (TPCI) and NHRF's Central Administration Unit. NHRF has become a key player both at the National and International levels in the development of new scientific knowledge. The two "Natural Sciences" Institutes have excelled in their individual fields of study whereas, in the framework of the strategic policy of the Foundation, they optimize the potentials for synergies due to their spatial and scientific proximity. In addition, the human capital as well as the logistics infrastructures for the common development of innovative interdisciplinary basic research actions and applications is present as well.


Therefore, the dual scientific identity of NHRF due to the successful coexistence of Humanities and Natural Sciences Institutes affords a unique advantage and achievement at the national level and increases its competitiveness abroad. For their achievements, NHRF's Institutes have been awarded several times with the Excellence of Science Grant "Aristeia" following assessments carried out by international committees appointed by the GSRT.


OMIC-Engine objectives fall within the research strategy of the Enzyme and Synthetic Biotechnology Laboratory at the National Hellenic Research Foundation.


Research Interests

The research being held at the National Hellenic Research Foundation and the Enzyme and Synthetic Biotechnology Laboratory, is focused on the development of engineered microbial cells capable of performing new functions, based on the principles of Synthetic Biology.



Infrastructure for Molecular Biology and Biochemistry techniques.

Collaborating Research Laboratories

Enzyme and Synthetic Biotechnology Laboratory

Researcher G. Skretas

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