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The Center for Immunology and Transplantation is part of the Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens (BRFAA). Its mission is to conduct research in basic mechanisms of immunology and inflammation, dissect immune-mediated disease pathways and develop novel diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic approaches.

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Highlights

- The group of Evangelos Andreakos participates in Athero-Flux, a new atherosclerosis therapy initiative aiming at developing alternative treatments to statins. The programme is funded by the FP7 Programme of the European Union.

- Ioanna Galani receives a highly competitive travel award to participate to the COST Training School 2013 on ‘Developmental Origins of Chronic Lung Disease’ and the Munich Lung Conference 2013 on ‘Lung Aging: Molecular mechanisms and clinical relevance’. [link]

- Researchers from the Immunogenetics Division reveal in an article in EMBO Molecular Medicine a new role for TLRs in the generation of omega 3-derived proresolving lipid mediators and the resolution of inflammation. [link]

- Eirini Apostolou wins the 2012 Young Investigator Award at the 22nd European Tissue Repair Society Congress for her work entitled “Activin-A over-expression in the murine lung causes pathology that simulates Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)”. [link]

- The impact of the Canonical Bone Morphogenetic Protein (BMP) Pathway during Lung Morphogenesis and Adult Lung Tissue Repair has been explored by the researchers of the Immunobiology Division. [link]

- Researchers from the Immunogenetics Division publish in Circulation that Toll-Like Receptor 7 is protective in atherosclerosis and challenge the prevailing concept that all TLRs are pathogenic in this disease. [link]

- Evangelos Andreakos coordinates “RISKYCAD”, an 8M Euro research programme funded from the 7th Framework Programme of Research & Development of the European Union aiming at developing new prognostic tools for cardiovascular disease. [link]

- Evangelos Andreakos is awarded the prestigious “Excellence grant” in the field of Medicine from the Ministry of Education. [link]

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