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CEITEC – Central European Institute of Technology
CEITEC (Central European Institute of Technology) is a young and dynamic scientific research centre specialising in the fields of life sciences, advanced materials and nanotechnologies. Attracting top EU grants, the centre has quickly grown to a considerable size and has made an immediate impact from the outset. With an annual budget of 30 million euros, and investments in the range of 220 million euros, the institution is succeeding in its aim to be an integral part of a state-of-the-art EU scientific network in related fields. CEITEC is in the heart of Europe surrounded by top education ecosystems consisting of Masaryk University, Brno University of Technology, and Mendel University, with access to over 60 thousand students. CEITEC cooperates with leading European and global universities, companies, and public organisations.
During its short existence, CEITEC already managed to build up its reputation as an excellent research centre, which performs among the best in the Czech Republic, and is above average on the European level. CEITEC’s success can be attributed not only to its modern shared laboratories, but mainly to its people. CEITEC employs excellent scientists from all over the world. To maintain the high international standards of quality in research, CEITEC is regularly evaluated by the International Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB). CEITEC strives to provide a motivating and dynamic international scientific environment, state-of-the-art research infrastructure, and a policy of open communication and equal opportunity.
The multi-disciplinary nature of CEITEC, and the extent to which the fields of life sciences and advanced materials and nanotechnologies are integrated make it the first research centre of its kind in the Czech Republic. Research at CEITEC covers the following research areas: Advanced Nano and Microtechnologies, Advanced Materials, Structural Biology, Genomics and Proteomics of Plant Systems, Molecular Medicine, Brain and Mind Research, and Molecular Veterinary Medicine.
CEITEC provides open access to 12 core facilities equipped with cutting-edge technology in nanotechnologies and life material sciences. High-end instrumentation is accessible to internal and external users from academy and industry at national and international levels. The core facilities include: Cryo Electron Microscopy and Tomography Core Facility, CEITEC Nano Research Infrastructure, High Field NMR Spectroscopy, Proteomics Core Facility, X-ray Diffraction and Bio-SAXS Core Facility, Biomolecular Interactions and Crystallization Core Facility, Nanobiotechnology Core Facility, Multimodal and Functional Imaging Laboratory, Genomics Core Facility, Cellular Imaging Core Facility, Plant Sciences Core Facility, and Bioinformatics Core Facility.
Our people are our greatest asset. In 2018, the entire CEITEC consortium employed more than 1 300 employees from over 40 countries. Our people are working on nearly 300 ongoing projects and publish nearly 500 scientific publications per year. We take care of our employees from the moment they are hired. Our Welcome Office supports newcomers to help them with a smooth integration into the workplace. We also take career development of our scientific staff very seriously, and offer various training opportunities to researchers of all levels. We are also raising a new generation of researchers at our international PhD school.