Masaryk University, located in Brno, is the second-largest public university in the Czech Republic and the leading higher education institution in Moravia. At present it comprises nine faculties with over 200 departments, institutes and clinics. One of Masaryk University’s top priorities is scientific research. In addition to attaining a leading position in research grant competitions, the university has made considerable financial investments – especially at its newly established campus – in order to enhance research and teaching capacity, to facilitate the development of tools for the transfer of knowledge and to improve support for research and innovation. The university is involved in a wide range of mobility activities and research programmes taking place in the European Union.
Masaryk University is a key organization forming CEITEC, a scientific centre focused solely on research in the fields of life sciences, advanced materials, and technologies. The combined knowledge and resources of the six participating institutions, Masaryk University, Brno University of Technology, Mendel University in Brno, University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, Institute of Physics of Materials AS CR, and Veterinary Research Institute, will ensure more efficient attainment of quality results and higher levels of involvement from the application sphere. The core of the project consists of seven research programmes including Structural Biology. The laboratories are outfitted with first-class equipment and facilities which will foster the perfect conditions for basic and applied research. The CEITEC Core Facilities offer access to cutting-edge, expensive equipment to the research community aiming to be a central hub for shared resources that provide the academic and industrial scientific investigators not only use of instrumentation, but also technology development and service. The CEITEC Core Facilities currently includes also Josef Dadok National NMR Centre and Cryo-electron Microscopy and Tomography equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation. They are a part of Czech National Affiliated Centre of INSTRUCT.
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