Participating institutions

Charles University, First Faculty of Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine at Charles University was founded in 1348 as one of the four original Charles University faculties. The present First Faculty of Medicine is characterized by an up-to-date approach to education of the new generation of physicians and other experts both in cutting-edge medicine and R&D activities - the faculty is an important centre of medical and biomedical research in the Czech Republic.

Charles University, Faculty of Science

One of the major missions of the Faculty of Science at Charles University is research in a large array of environmental, geological, chemical and biological disciplines. The Biology Section includes 11 departments, covering by their focus a wide variety of biological specialisations, including cell biology, ecology, genetics, microbiology and molecular biology.

The project will involve participation of research teams from the Department of Cell Biology and Department of Genetics and Microbiology, which are situated in the newly established biomedicine and biotechnology centre BIOCEV in Vestec near Prague, which is a joint centre of Charles University, Prague and Czech Academy of Sciences.

Institute of Molecular Genetics of the ASCR, v.v.i.

The main mission of the Institute of Molecular Genetics of the ASCR is to conduct research in the fields of cell and molecular biology and genetics. Its activities contribute to increasing the level of knowledge and education and utilization of scientific research in practice. At present, 29 research groups are engaged in the fields of molecular and cell biology, molecular immunology, functional genomics and bioinformatics, study of oncogenes, developmental molecular biology, structural biology and receptor signalling.

Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics CAS, v.v.i. 

The Institute is a specialised, internationally recognised unit endowed with preclinical animal models and complete background for their research exploitation (veterinary surgery, imaging methods, specialised laboratories for proteomics, genetic manipulations, tissue engineering). In particular, the Laboratory of Applied Proteome Analyses will participate in the project.