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CEITEC – Central European Institute of Technology
CEITEC (Central European Institute of Technology) is a young and dynamic interdisciplinary research centre that is focused on life sciences, advanced materials, and nanotechnologies. Its success can be attributed not only to its modern, efficiently managed state-of-the-art laboratories, but also to its people. The centre employs excellent researchers from all over the world, who are committed to fulfilling CEITEC’s mission of improving quality of life and human health. CEITEC strives to provide a supportive and stimulating environment, with many opportunities to discuss and develop ideas, as well as a culture of open communication and equal opportunities.
Since its foundation in 2011, the centre has quickly grown to a considerable size and has made an immediate impact. The research centre attracts top EU grants and has managed to develop its reputation as a centre of excellence. CEITEC performs among the best science institutes in the Czech Republic, and is above average on the European level. The institute employs excellent scientists from all over the world and is raising a new generation of researchers in its international PhD School. To maintain the high international standards of quality in research, CEITEC is regularly evaluated by the International Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB).
With an annual budget of nearly 30 million euros and investments that exceed 200 million euros, the institution has been successful in its aim of being an integral part of the top scientific networks in its related fields. CEITEC is located in the city of Brno, in the heart of Europe, where Gregor Mendel once laid down the foundation of modern genetics, and is surrounded by top educational institutions, including Masaryk University, Brno University of Technology, and Mendel University, with access to over 60,000 students. CEITEC actively collaborates with leading international universities, research institutes, private companies, and public organisations.
The multidisciplinary nature of CEITEC, and the extent to which the fields of life sciences, advanced materials, and nanotechnologies are integrated with each other, make it the first research centre of its kind in the Czech Republic. Research at CEITEC covers the following seven 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 shared laboratories that are equipped with cutting-edge technology. High-end instrumentation is accessible not only to CEITEC researchers, but also to external users from the academic and private sectors. The core facilities include: Cryo Electron Microscopy and Tomography Core Facility, CEITEC Nano, Josef Dadok National NMR Centre, 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 employees are our greatest asset. The entire CEITEC consortium employs more than 1 400 people from over 45 countries, who are working on nearly 300 ongoing projects and publish approximately 500 scientific publications per year. We take care of our employees from the moment they are hired. Our Welcome Office supports new employees to help them with a smooth integration into the workplace, and our PR team organises numerous events for employees and their families. We also take the career development of our staff and PhD students very seriously, and offer various training opportunities for researchers of all levels, including soft and transferable skill development.
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