—— Horizon Projects 2020 ——

 

Title of the Framework Program: Horizon 2020

Name of the project:

Redesigning the Photosynthetic Light Reactions

Acronym PhotoRedesign
Number and ID code of the project N°854126, ERC-2019-SyG
Type of the project ERC-SyG
Coordinator LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITÄT MÜNCHEN, Německo
IMIC Principal Researcher prof. RNDr. Josef Komenda, CSc., DSc.
Start of the project 4/2020
End of the project 3/2026
Total number of particip. countries 3
Of which from EU 3
Number of partners 2
Total funding for the project 7 496 829 EUR
Funding for IMIC 2 498 861 EUR
Provider Program EU Horizon 2020 ERC-SyG – Synergy grant

 

Objective of the project:

Photosynthesis is a key natural process that uses the energy of sunlight to develop the oxygen we breathe and to produce biomass, which we use as food, feed and energy. However, plants, algae and cyanobacteria are able to absorb only part of this energy, there are significant energy losses during the process and the light also constantly damages the photosynthetic apparatus. Improved ability of photosynthetic organisms to absorb energy, its more efficient use and increased resistance to damage could significantly improve food and energy production, which are key challenges facing humanity. Contrary to current approaches, this project seeks to address these challenges by creating a new cyanobacterial-based organism that contains a combination of synthetic components and the most effective parts of the photosynthetic apparatus from different organisms: photosynthetic bacteria, cyanobacteria and plants. This combination ensures a unique ability to absorb most of the sun’s radiation, increase energy gain from it and better resistance to light damage. The project will use the complementary expertise of the participating teams in molecular, synthetic and structural biology, biochemistry and biophysics of both bacterial and plant photosynthesis. The project should create a completely new concept of modification and optimization of complex biological processes such as photosynthesis, which are seemingly unchangeable due to their complexity. The PhotoRedesign project should lay the foundations for a major improvement in the productivity of economically important photosynthetic organisms, from the simplest cyanobacteria to agricultural crops.

 

 


 

Title of the Framework Program: Horizon 2020

Name of the project:

A sustainable multi-strain, multi-method, multi-product microalgae biorefinery integrating industrial side streams to create high-value products for food, feed and fragrance

Acronym MULTI-STR3AM
Number and ID code of the project N°887227, H2020-BBI-JTI-2019
Type of the project BBI-IA-DEMO
Coordinator A4F ALGAFUEL SA, Portugalsko
IMIC Principal Researcher Ing. Jiří Kopecký, CSc.
Start of the project 5/2020
End of the project 4/2024
Total number of particip. countries 3
Of which from EU 3
Number of partners 7
Total funding for the project 6 588 732 EUR
Funding for IMIC 698 400 EUR
Provider Program EU Horizon 2020 BBI-IA-DEMO – Bio-based Industries Innovation action – Demonstration

 

Objective of the project:

The MULTI-STR3AM project responds to the growing demand for sustainable microalgae products. As the first European project, it is based on the so-called “MULTI-biorefinery” approach, which means the integration of multiple strains, multiple processes and multiple products into one common technology. The consortium includes two companies – Algae for Future (Portugal) and Phycom (Netherlands), which will produce biomass for the preparation of requiered high-quality products such as lipids for feed and food applications; algal protein for feed and cosmetic applications; pigments for food and feed, and low molecular weight organic compounds for cosmetics. The project includes seven work packages covering the entire production process, from biomass production through the integration of individual technologies into three main processing directions, to the final products for three large end users (For Farmers, International Flavors and Fragrances and Upfield). The MULTI-STR3AM project naturally focuses on reducing investment and operating costs for biomass production of microalgae and downstream processing. The role of the team of the Institute of Microbiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences in the project is to obtain new strains, including breeding (non-GMO), proposals for cultivation protocols and the use of chromatography for the isolation of valuable substances..

 

 

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Title of the Framework Program: Horizon 2020

Name of the project:

Structural insights into binding signatures of transcription factors regulated by HIPPO signalling

 

Acronym HIPPOSTRUCT
Number and ID code of the project N°101003406, H2020-WF-02-2019
Type of the project MSCA-IF-EF-ST
Coordinator Mikrobiologický ústav AV ČR, v. v. i., Česká republika
IMIC Principal Researcher Ing. Aleš Hnízda, Ph.D.
Start of the project 6/2020
End of the project 5/2022
Total number of particip. countries 1
Of which from EU 1
Number of partners 0
Total funding for the project 156 980,64 EUR
Funding for IMIC 156 980,64 EUR
Provider Program EU Horizon 2020 MSCA-IF-EF-ST – Standard EF

 

Objective of the project:

The aim of this project is to analyze the cooperative binding of transcription factors (TFs), which are regulated by the HIPPO signaling pathway. We will focus mainly on TFs from the TEAD and FOX groups, which probably work together to regulate the same transcription programs. We will use a bioinformatic search of the human genome followed by experimental analysis of intermolecular interactions between TF and DNA, which will be followed by structural analysis of selected macromolecular complexes. The results will provide information on the mechanisms by which TFs cooperate in relevant sections of the genome with the corresponding chromatin architecture.

 

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Title of the Framework Program: Horizon 2020

Name of the project:

PERtussIS COrrelates of Protection Europe

 

Acronym PERISCOPE
Number and ID code of the project N°115910, H2020JTI-IMI2-2015-03-two stage
Type of the project IMI2-2015-03-05 – Vaccines
Coordinator Radboud University Medical Center, Holandsko
IMIC Principal Researcher Prof. Ing. Peter Šebo, CSc.
Start of the project 3/2016
End of the project 2/2021
Total number of particip. countries 9
Of which from EU 8
Number of partners 22
Total funding for the project 28 000 000 EUR
Funding for IMIC 300 000 EUR
Provider Innovative Medicines Initiative 2 Joint Undertaking, které získalo podporu z programu EU Horizon 2020 Research and Innovations a EFPIA (The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations) a BMGF (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation)

 

Objective of the project:

The overall objective of the PERISCOPE consortium is to accelerate the development and registration of novel pertussis vaccines. Pivotal to this is the identification of novel biomarkers of protection and the development of models that can be used to expedite preclinical and clinical testing, and selection of the most effective candidates for licensing.

More information: https://periscope-project.eu/

 

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Title of the Framework Program: Horizon 2020

Name of the project:  

Sustainable Algae Biorefinery for Agriculture aNd Aquaculture

 

Acronym SABANA
Number and ID code of the project N°727874, H2020-BG-2016-2017/H2020-BG-2016-1
Type of the project IA
Coordinator UNIVERSITY OF ALMERIA, Spain
IMIC Principal Researcher prof. RNDr. Jiří Masojídek, CSc.
Start of the project 12/2016
End of the project 11/2021
Total number of particip. countries 5
Of which from EU 5
Number of partners 10
Total funding for the project 8 848 523,75 EUR
Funding for IMIC 549 750 EUR
Provider Program EU Horizon 2020 Research and Innovations

 

Objective of the project:

Project aims at developing a large-scale integrated microalgae-based biorefinery for the production of biostimulants, biopesticides and feed additives, in addition to biofertilizers and aquafeed, using only marine water and nutrients from wastewaters (sewage, centrate and pig manure). The objective is to achieve a zero-waste process at a demonstration scales up to 5 ha sustainable both environmentally and economically.

 

More information: http://www.eu-sabana.eu/

 

 

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Title of the Framework Program: Horizon 2020

Name of the project:

European Network of Fourier-Transform Ion-Cyclotron-Resonance Mass Spectrometry Centers

 

Acronym EU_FT-ICR_MS
Number and ID code of the project N°731077, H2020-INFRAIA-2017-1-two-stage
Type of the project RIA
Coordinator CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS, France
IMIC Principal Researcher RNDr. Petr Novák, PhD
Start of the project 1/2018
End of the project 12/2021
Total number of particip. countries 9
Of which from EU 8
Number of partners 11
Total funding for the project 4 988 746,50 EUR
Funding for IMIC 542 265,75 EUR
Provider Program EU Horizon 2020 Research and Innovations

 

 

4 objectives of the project:

  1. Provide the EU academic, SME and industrial communities’ with access to world-class FT-ICR MS centers.
  2. Build an EU community of end-users and FT-ICR MS scientists.
  3. Open access to data and open source software to the EU FT-ICR MS network.
  4. Strengthen the FT-ICR MS application fields by promoting innovative and cooperative research between European FT-ICR MS academic scientists and private companies (instrumentation and software).

More information: http://eu-fticr-ms.eu/

 

 

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Title of the Framework Program: Horizon 2020

Name of the project:

European Proteomics Infrastructure Consortium Providing Access

 

Acronym EPIC-XS
Number and ID code of the project N°823839, H2020-INFRAIA-2018-1
Type of the project RIA
Coordinator Utrecht University, Holandsko
IMIC Principal Researcher RNDr. Petr Novák, PhD
Start of the project 1/2019
End of the project 12/2022
Total number of particip. countries 15
Of which from EU 13
Number of partners 18
Total funding for the project 9 986 185,75 EUR
Funding for IMIC 384 000 EUR
Provider Program EU Horizon 2020 Research and Innovations

 

Objective of the project:

Project brings together a consortium of world-leading, highly innovative European proteomics facilities with the shared goal of supporting excellent life sciences research in Europe. Project will provide scientists transnational access to high end proteomics technologies and resources, will strengthen and expand the European proteomics community through its expertise in proteomics. Project will develop and implement novel mass spectrometry based proteomics and bioinformatics approaches. It’s excellent training courses and programs, available to both novices and experts, will attract new research communities who will be schooled in advanced proteomics technologies.

 

More information: https://epic-xs.eu

 


—— OP VVV Projects ——

 

Project title:

International mobility of researchers – MSCA-IF IV (Institute of Microbiology of the CAS, v. v. i.)

Provider Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports
Operational Program Operational Program Research, Development and Innovation
Project number CZ.02.2.69/0.0/0.0/20_079/0017812
Project duration 1.1.2021 – 31.1.2023
Beneficiary Institute of Microbiology of the CAS, v.v.i.

 

Objectives of the project:

The project will support three MSCA projects – arrivals to the Czech Republic approved at the European level from Horizon 2020, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, which were listed in the “no-money” list.

The project is financially supported by the European Union.

 

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Project title:

International mobility of researchers of the Institute of Microbiology of the CAS, v. v. i. No 2

Provider Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports
Operational Program Operational Program Research, Development and Innovation
Project number CZ.02.2.69/0.0/0.0/18_053/0017705
Project duration 1.1.2021 – 31.1.2023
Beneficiary Institute of Microbiology of the CAS, v.v.i.

 

Objectives of the project:

The general objective of the project is the internationalization and strengthening of IM research. For outbound mobility, the project is aimed at supporting the professional development of young IM researchers through acquiring new experience and practices abroad, and supporting high-quality senior IM researchers in their further professional growth. For inbound mobility, the project is aimed at utilizing the potential of post-docs from abroad within the IM and transferring foreign experience of high-quality senior researchers to IM. A total of 19 mobilities are planned within the project. The presentation of results and the establishment of contacts will be promoted by attendance at foreign conferences and dissemination seminars.

The project is financially supported by the European Union.

 

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Project title

International mobility of researchers – MSCA-IF III (Institute of Microbiology of the CAS, v. v. i.)

Provider Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports
Operational Program Operational Program Research, Development and Innovation
Project number CZ.02.2.69/0.0/0.0/19_074/0014484
Project duration 1.1.2020 – 31.12.2021
Beneficiary Institute of Microbiology of the CAS, v. v. i.

 

Objectives of the project:

The general objective of the project is the development of human resources in research at the Institute of Microbiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, v. v. i. The project supports the project of inbound mobility of a researcher approved at European level from Horizon 2020, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, which was listed in the “no-money” list.

The project is financially supported by the European Union

 

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Project title:

ELIXIR-CZ: Capacity Building

Provider Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports
Operational Program Operational Program Research, Development and Innovation
Project number CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_013/0001777
Project duration 1.5.2017 – 30.4.2021
Beneficiary Masaryk University in Brno

 

https://www.muni.cz/research/projekty/37550

The project is financially supported by the European Union.

 

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Project title:

Modernization and support of research activities of the national infrastructure for translational medicine EATRIS-CZ

Provider Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports
Operational Program Operational Program Research, Development and Innovation
Project number CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_013/0001818
Project duration 1.6.2017 – 31.5.2019
Beneficiary Palacký University in Olomouci


http://www.psup.cz/modernizace-a-podpora-vyzkumnych-aktivit-narodni-infrastruktury-pro-translacni-medicinu-eatris-cz/

The project is financially supported by the European Union.

 

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Project title:

International mobility of researchers – MSCA-IF (Institute of Microbiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, v. v. i.)

Provider Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports
Operational Program Operational Program Research, Development and Innovation
Project number CZ.02.2.69/0.0/0.0/17_050/0008376
Project duration 1.6.2018 – 31.1.2022
Beneficiary Institute of Microbiology of the CAS, v.v.i.

 

Objectives of the project:

The general objective of the project is the development of human resources in research at the Institute of Microbiology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v. v.i. The project supports the inbound mobility of a researcher approved at European level from Horizon 2020, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, which was listed in the “no-money” list.

The project is financially supported by the European Union.

 

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Project title:

International mobility of researchers of the Institute of Microbiology of the CAS, v. v. i.

Provider Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports
Operational Program Operational Program Research, Development and Innovation
Project number CZ.02.2.69/0.0/0.0/16_027/0007990
Project duration 1.1.2018 – 31.7.2020
Beneficiary Institute of Microbiology of the CAS, v.v.i.

 

Objectives of the project:

The general objective of the project is the internationalization and strengthening of IM research. For outbound mobility, the project is aimed at supporting the professional development of young rookie IM researchers through acquiring new experience and practices abroad, and supporting high-quality senior IM researchers in their further professional growth. For inbound mobility, the project is aimed at utilizing the potential of post-docs from abroad within the IM and transferring foreign experience of high-quality senior researchers to IM. Within the project, 7 items of inbound mobility and 7 items of outbound mobility will be implemented. The presentation of results and the establishment of contacts will be promoted by attendance at foreign conferences and dissemination seminars.

The project is financially supported by the European Union

 

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Project title:

International mobility of researchers – MSCA-IF II (Institute of Microbiology of the CAS, v. v. i.)

Provider Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports
Operational Program Operational Program Research, Development and Innovation
Project number CZ.02.2.69/0.0/0.0/18_070/0010493
Project duration 1.9.2018 – 31.8.2020
Beneficiary Institute of Microbiology of the CAS, v.v.i.

 

Objectives of the project:

The general objective of the project is the development of human resources in research at the Institute of Microbiology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i. The project supports the project of inbound mobility of a researcher approved at European level from Horizon 2020, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, which was listed in the “no-money” list.

The project is financially supported by the European Union


— Projects OP PIK —

 

 

Project title:

Research and development of a siderophore preparation to promote the growth and protection of agriculturally important plant species using agricultural waste.

 

Provider Ministry of Industry and Trade
Operational Program Operational Program Enterprise and Innovation for Competitiveness – APPLICATION program
Priority axis PO 1 – Development of research and development for innovation
Project number CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/15_019/0004960
Project duration 1.1.2017 – 30.9.2019
Main recipient GEN-TREND s.r.o.

 

http://www.gentrend.cz/sluzby/molekularni-biologie-vyzkum-a-vyvoj/evropsky-fond-pro-regionalni-rozvoj-op-podnikani-a-inovace-p/

 

 

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Project title:

Research and development activities of TriLAB Group s.r.o. using delta kinematics 3D printing technology for new 3D printing applications

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Provider Ministry of Industry and Trade
Operational Program Enterprise and Innovation for Competitiveness
Priority axis PO 1 – Development of research and development for innovation
Project number CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/17_107/0011449
Project duration 2.10.2017 – 31.12.2020
Main recipient TriLAB Group s.r.o.

 

Objectives of the project:

The object of the project is the research and development activities leading to the creation of a prototype of a new product – a solution based on delta kinematics and its subsequent application not only for FDM printing in science and research, education and industry

 

 

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Project title:

Research and development of the sanitary complex for people with movement restrictions

Provider Ministry of Industry and Trade
Operational Program Operational Program Enterprise and Innovation for Competitiveness
Priority axis PO 1 – Development of research and development for innovation
Project number CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/16_084/0010359
Project duration 20.4.2017 – 31.12.2019
Main recipient Alca plast, s.r.o.

 

Objectives of the project:

The subject of the project is the research and development of a sanitary complex, primarily intended for people with movement restrictions. The essence of the product that is being developed is a height-adjustable toilet, which allows for use by both people with temporary movement restrictions and those permanently attached to a wheelchair.

 


——  Projects OP RaD  ——

 

—— Projects OP PC ——

 

Institute of Microbiology AS CR, v.v.i. under the 4th call of the Operational Program Prague – Competitiveness, received support for the Prague Infrastructure for Structural Biology and Metabolomics (PISBM) project (CZ.2.16 / 3.1.00 / 24023).
The aim of the project is to build infrastructure for the research of medically important molecules with a view to early detection of serious diseases and better understanding of their mechanisms. The Prague Infrastructure for Structural Biology and Metabolism (PISBM) project creates new possibilities for structural analysis of medically important biochemical processes and the structure of biomolecules. PISBM will combine two basic analytical techniques, namely mass spectrometry (MS) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), in addressing key biomedical issues with an emphasis on the diagnosis of infectious and cancerous diseases and the definition of appropriate therapeutic targets.
A new NMR spectrometer with a proton observation frequency of 700 MHz and a FT-ICR-MS mass spectrometer with a magnetic field of 12 T were acquired as part of the project implementation. At the same time, the existing 600 MHz NMR spectrometer was expanded by a liquid chromatography (HPLC-NMR). An integral part of the project is the reconstruction and modernization of the building on the premises of the Academy of Sciences in Prague 4 – Krč.

Project partners

Partners of the project, whose financial volume exceeds 87 million crowns, are the University of Chemical Technology in Prague, Charles University in Prague and the Palacký University in Olomouc.

Prague & EU

We invest in your future

 

—— Projects OP EC ——

 

      •   EE2.3.20.0055 – Team creation for the Center for Microbiology and Immunology (2011-2014, MSM / EE)
        (Establishment of teams for the Center of Microbiology and Immunology)
        • EE2.3.30.0003 – IMPULS, Innovation in Microbiology – Postdoctoral Training and Laboratory Center (2012-2015, MSM / EE)
        • EE2.3.30.0059 – Algain (2012-2015, MSM / EE)
        • EE2.3.20.0203 – ALGAMAN – Human Resource Development in Photosynthesis and Algae Biotechnology Research in South Bohemia (2013-2015, MSM / EE)
        • 2013-2015 CZ.1.07 / 2.2.00 / 28.0296 – Mevapox
        • 2012 -2015 CZ.1.07 / 2.3.00 / 20.0306 – Integration of a Team for the Development and Research of New Principles of Nanotechnology in Biomedicine for Education and Medical Practice
        • 2012-2014 CZ.1.07 / 2.3.00 / 35.0002: VĚDRO – Public Science / the Path to Sustainable Development