Head of Department: Vasiliki Gkretsi (Researcher Grade C)
Location: Larissa
Web Page: http://www.biomed.cereteth.gr

The Biomedicine Department is one of the four Departments of the Centre for Research and Technology-Thessaly (CE.RE.TE.TH.) which was founded on the 23rd of January of 2006.

CERETETH is a non-profit organization constituting a legal entity of private law that resides in the city of Volos. With regard to the financial and administrative activities, as well as the legality of acts and actions of its administrational bodies, Biomedicine Department is supervised by the General Secretariat of Research and Technology (GSRT) of the Ministry of Development, Competitiveness, Insfrastructure, Transport and Network.

More specifically CE.RE.TE.TH. consists of the following Research Departments staffed with internationally recognized scientific personnel:

  1. Biomedicine Department in Larissa
  2. AgroTechnology Department in Karditsa
  3. Kinesiology Department in Trikala
  4. Mechatronics Department in Volos

The fist director of Biomedicine Department is Dr.Konstantinos N. Malizos, Professor of Orthopaedics and Dean of the Medical School of the University of Thessaly.

Biomedicine Department focuses both on basic and applied research with the ultimate goal of production of innovative results, which can be used for the discovery of novel drugs or diagnostic methods for the early diagnosis and treatment of human diseases.

Currently  at Biomedicine Department, there are three main working research laboratories:

1. Laboratory of Molecular Biology and Genetics

2. Laboratory of  Zoonoses Research

3. Laboratory of  Neurogenetics

At the same time,four (4) collaborating research groups are also active at Biomedicine Department:

1. Research group for the Study of  Musculoskeletal System

2.  Research group of Biomedical Informatics

3.  Research group of Biochemistry and Cellular Homeostasis (BIOCELHOM)

4. Research group Cell Immunotherapy and Molecular Immunodiagnostics

The development of Biomedicine Department aims at Excellence, while its main ambition is to become an incubator of innovative research activities as well as pole of development of Greek and worldwide recognition.