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Guided Tour at IHU BioLaB

An interesting visit took place at the International Hellenic University/Διεθνές Πανεπιστήμιο της Ελλάδος Thermi campus on 13/02 within the framework of the kick-off meeting of the Erasmus+ KA2 Capacity Building Project “MechaUz”, in which I.H.U. is the Coordinator. University representatives from Uzbekistan, Latvia, Lithuania and Portugal and representatives from CEERC were present at the guided tour at […]

Environmental degradation in the French Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique caused by the intensive use of insecticide chlordecone in banana plantations

by Maria Andrielou, VIO Chemicals AG Guadeloupe and Martinique, situated in the West Indies of the eastern Caribbean Sea, were declared as overseas departments of France in 1946. Unlike Martinique, which is considered as a single department, Guadeloupe is an archipelago consisting of six inhabited islands, Basse-Terre, Grande-Terre, Marie-Galante, La Désirade, and the Îles des […]

Big Data and Bioeconomy in nursing: modernization of education system in nurses

by Katsa Georgia, Koufioti Georgia and Kounios Athanassios The health system remains one of the sectors where vast amounts of money are devoted annually on the government budget, as medicine is a constantly evolving and rising science. Hospitals and, by extension, medical and nursing staff concentrate on the management of a vast amount of information-data […]

A Swiss €18-million investment in microalgae production in Greece

Nano Algae Solutions AG, a Swiss Holding company, will install a large-scale production plant in Greece for the cultivation and commercial production of microalgae, with initial investment of €7.4 million by 2024 for the production of 60 tons dry powder yearly, and additional €10 million after 2024 to expand its production capacity. Nano Algae Solutions […]

Is CRISPR/Cas9 capable of erasing the third copy of chromosome 21?

by Zafeiroula Katsara, MSc Student in Bioeconomy: Biotechnology and Law, International Hellenic University CRISPR/Cas 9 technology gives scientists the ability to add, remove or alter specific sequences on the genome in an easier, economically efficient but also more accurate way. This means that CRISPR technology could be a valuable application on an entire new field […]

Gender selection: An ethical dilemma

by Maria Georgakopoulou, MSc alumni in Bioeconomy / International Hellenic University Genetic research has grown rapidly the last twenty years, showing great advances in the diagnosis and treatment of genetic disorders. Contemporary reproductive medicine has the ability to ensure reliable gender selection treatment. However, applying in real life the scientific improvements raises notable ethical issues […]