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.
Sustainable Development Goals
Masaryk University is committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which aim to improve the conditions and quality of life on our planet by 2030.
Total number of publications: 147
Telomerase Interaction Partners-Insight from Plants
International Journal of Molecular Sciences, year: 2022, volume: 23, edition: 1, DOI
The association of matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP9) with hippocampal volume in schizophrenia: a preliminary MRI study
Neuropsychopharmacology, year: 2022, volume: 47, edition: 2, DOI
The Development of Dentin Microstructure Is Controlled by the Type of Adjacent Epithelium
Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, year: 2022, volume: 37, edition: 2, DOI
The Hydrophilic Loop of Arabidopsis PIN1 Auxin Efflux Carrier Harbors Hallmarks of an Intrinsically Disordered Protein
International Journal of Molecular Sciences, year: 2022, volume: 23, edition: 11, DOI
The reduction of hippocampal volume in Parkinson's disease
Journal of Neural Transmission, year: 2022, volume: 129, edition: 5-6, DOI
Tremor associated with similar structural networks in Parkinson's disease and essential tremor
PARKINSONISM & RELATED DISORDERS, year: 2022, volume: 95, edition: February 2022, DOI
A cellular and spatial map of the choroid plexus across brain ventricles and ages
Cell, year: 2021, volume: 184, edition: 11, DOI
A CENH3 mutation promotes meiotic exit and restores fertility in SMG7-deficient Arabidopsis
PLoS Genetics, year: 2021, volume: 17, edition: 9, DOI
A hypomorphic allele of telomerase uncovers the minimal functional length of telomeres in Arabidopsis
Genetics, year: 2021, volume: 219, edition: 2, DOI
Alterations in Sensorimotor and Mesiotemporal Cortices and Diffuse White Matter Changes in Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis Detected by Adiabatic Relaxometry
Frontiers in Neuroscience, year: 2021, volume: 15, edition: September 2021, DOI