National research infrastructure for biological and medical imaging
- Project Identification
- Project Period
- 1/2020 - 12/2022
- Investor / Pogramme / Project type
Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the CR
- Large Infrastructures for Research, Development and Innovation
- MU Faculty or unit
- Central European Institute of Technology
- Other MU Faculty/Unit
- Faculty of Informatics
- Cooperating Organization
Institute of Physiology of the ASCR, v. v. i.
Institute of Experimental Botany of the ASCR, v. v. i.
Institute of Molecular Genetics of the ASCR, v. v. i.
- Responsible person Prof. Pavel Hozák, Ph.D.
Palacký University, Olomouc
Brno University of Technology
Biological Centre of the ASCR, v. v. i.
The national research infrastructure for biological and medical imaging is built as a distributed infrastructure of leading imaging facilities in the Czech Republic. The infrastructure will assure open access to a wide range of imaging technologies and expertise to all scientists in the Czech Republic. The national imaging infrastructure is closely interlinked with the Czech Republic participation in the ESFRI large pan-European research infrastructure Euro-BioImaging. The backbone of the national infrastructure create two future Euro-BioImaging nodes (“Advanced Light and Electron Microscopy Multi Modal Multi Sited Node” composed of the Institute of Molecular Genetics Academy of Sciences, the Charles University, BioCeV , the Institute of Physiology of the Academy of Sciences and “Advanced Light Microscopy and Medical Imaging Multi Modal Multi Sited Node” composed of the Masaryk University Brno, CEITEC, the Institute of Experimental Botany and the Institute of Scientific Instruments of the Academy of Sciences). These institutions are complemented by the imaging facilities of the Biology Centre of the Academy of Sciences and Palacky University which possess unique imaging technologies and expertise in the context of the Czech Republic.
The national imaging infrastructure will provide Czech scientists with a permanent access to the cutting edge imaging technologies, which are not available in their own institutions. The infrastructure will support mutual cooperation of the scientists and sharing of best practices and knowledge, which contributes to the higher competitiveness of the Czech research. Special training programmes will help in increasing the qualification of scientists in biological and medical imaging, whose knowledge is a key pre-requisite for any research activity in biomedical sciences.
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Total number of publications: 145
Cancer cell viscoelasticity measurement by quantitative phase and flow stress induction
Biophysical Journal, year: 2022, volume: 121, edition: 9, DOI
CF Day Meeting
Year: 2022, type: Popularization text
Comparing the efficiency of six clearing methods in developing seeds of Arabidopsis thaliana
Plant Reproduction, year: 2022, volume: 35, edition: 4, DOI
Continuous double-strand break induction and their differential processing sustain chiasma formation during Caenorhabditis elegans meiosis
Cell Reports, year: 2022, volume: 40, edition: 13, DOI
Contribution of the multi-echo approach in accelerated functional magnetic resonance imaging multiband acquisition
Human Brain mapping, year: 2022, volume: 43, edition: 3, DOI
Critical interactions of neuronal transcription factor REST with stabilizer TRF2
Year: 2022, type: Conference abstract
Cryo-electron microscopy and image classification reveal the existence and structure of the coxsackievirus A6 virion
Communications Biology, year: 2022, volume: 5, edition: 1, DOI
Differential spatial distribution of white matter lesions in Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases and cognitive sequelae
Journal of Neural Transmission, year: 2022, volume: 129, edition: 8, DOI
Discover the subcelllar dynamics of life with lettice Lightsheet 7
Year: 2022, type: Workshop
Essential transcription regulator Rta of Epstein-Barr virus - functional and structural implications for new antiviral strategy
Year: 2022, type: Conference abstract