Karel Říha, Ph.D.

Deputy Director for Research, Research Group Leader


Phone: +420 54949 7836
Research group: Plant Molecular Biology - Karel Říha
Department: Director´s Office

6. Aug. 2019

Unexpected ‘Germline’ Plant Cells May Shield New Generations

Karel Říha’s mutant plants were too healthy. The molecular biologist, a postdoctoral researcher in Texas in the year 2000, was breeding botany’s…

25. July 2019

Czech Leading Scientists Join their Colleagues. They Ask the EU to Enable the Use of New Methods of Plant Genome Editing

Today marks one year since the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that organisms treated with precision breeding techniques (CRISPR) are…

21. Nov. 2018

Scientists’ appeal: Enable gene modification in Crops

The appeal has been signed by 93 institutes so far, including 6 institutes in the Czech Republic. They point out that the regulations may eventually…

2. Mar. 2017

Honorary Degreee to Prof. Baumeister

German biochemist, an expert on protein science and electron microscopy Wolfgang Baumeister, received an honorary doctorate from Masaryk…










  • Regulace rostlinné meiόzy a vývoj technologií k její manipulaci (CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/15_003/0000479), Ministerstvo školství, mládeže a tělovýchovy ČR, 2017 - 2022
  • Blunt-ended telomeres: dissecting the novel mechanism of chromosome end protection, EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organization), 2014 - 2019
  • Funkce UPF1 helikázy v procesech odehrávajících se v buněčném jádře (GA16-18578S), Grantová agentura ČR, 2016 - 2018
  • Centre of plant synthetic biology for bio-engineering and sustainable agriculture (763672), Evropská unie, 2017 - 2018
  • příprava projektu Alliance for Life Sciences: Closing Research and Innovation Divide in the EU (MUNI/F/0074/2017), Masarykova univerzita, 2017 - 2017
  • Funkce TDM1 proteinu v meiόze, Grantová agentura ČR, 2014 - 2016
  • Regulation of meiosis (3SGA5833), Jihomoravský kraj, 2014 - 2016
  • CEITEC - Central European Institute of Technology (CZ.1.05/1.1.00/02.0068), Ministerstvo školství, mládeže a tělovýchovy ČR, 2011 - 2015