The Brno-based multidisciplinary research centre CEITEC has a new executive director. Pavel Tomancak, renowned evolutionary and developmental biologist, who has been leading his own research group at the prestigious Max-Planck Institute in Dresden for fifteen years, became the new director on 1 February 2021, replacing his predecessor Markus Dettenhofer.

The CEITEC centre of excellence is a consortium of four leading universities and two research institutes based in Brno.

Founded 10 years ago, the research centre continues to contribute significantly to high quality results in basic research, and competes well in comparison with international centres.


Pavel Tomančák, Ph.D.
Pavel Tomančák, Ph.D.
Director of the CEITEC Consortium
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