Central European Institute of Technology

Masaryk University

Founded in March 2009, the Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC) constitutes the key element of a world-class research infrastructure located on the University’s newly built life sciences campus. It offers state-of-the-art equipment and ideal conditions for basic and applied research.

CEITEC is a consortium of partners including the most prominent universities and research institutes in Brno: Masaryk University, Brno University of Technology, Mendel University in Brno, the Institute of Physics of Materials of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, the University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, and the Veterinary Research Institute. The combined knowledge and resources of the six participating institutions ensure better research results and higher levels of involvement from the applied sphere.

CEITEC also works closely with the South Moravian Region and the City of Brno to help increase the local innovative capacity.

CEITEC’s priorities include cooperative research with an international dimension that is also interdisciplinary in nature. Core Facilities are the common element among the various research disciplines, providing a perfect base for addressing interdisciplinary questions.

More than 200 scientists in 35 research groups at 5 research centres make up CEITEC at Masaryk University:

  • Centre for Structural Biology
  • Mendel Centre for Plant Genomics and Proteomics
  • Centre for Molecular Medicine
  • Centre for Neuroscience
  • Centre for Nanotechnologies and Microtechnologies and 8 Core Facilities:
  • Biomolecular Interactions and Crystallization
  • X-ray Diffraction and Bio-SAXS Core Facility
  • Nanobiotechnology Core Facility
  • Josef Dadok National NMR Centre
  • Cryo-electron Microscopy and Tomography
  • Proteomics Core Facility
  • Genomics Core Facility
  • Multimodal and Functional Imaging Laboratory
  • Cellular Imaging Core Facility

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