Scientific projects

Plant virology

Project: Insight into host response, genomic interactions and insect vector-mediated transmission of viral lineages during co–infection of a single plant GJ19-22187Y 
Principal investigator: Mgr Igor Koloniuk, Ph.D. 
Years: 2019-2022

Project: Research of spreading, biological characteristics and harmfulness of viruses identified in strawberry using newest diagnostic methods (NGS, PCR) as a basis for legislation QK1920245
Principal investigator: Dr. Ing. Jana Fránová
Years: 2019-2021

Project: New approaches to the production of certified varieties of apple trees using NGS diagnostics of pathogens QK1910065
Principal investigator: prof., RNDr. Josef Špak, DrSc.
Years: 2019-2023

Project: BIOPATH - Biocontrol of selected potato pathogenic bacteria QK1910028
Principal investigator: prof.RNDr. Karel Petzik, CSc.
Years: 2019-2022

Project: Selection of virulent phage to Xanthomonas strains infecting tomatoes subprogramme of TP01010022
Principal investigator: prof.RNDr. Karel Petzik, CSc.
Years: 2020-2022

Project: Healthy berries in a changing climate: development of new biotechnological procedures for virus diagnostics, vector studies, elimination and safe preservation of strawberry and raspberry subprogramme of TO01000295
Principal investigator: Ing. Jana Fránová, Ph.D.
Years: 2021-2024



Project: Stomata: coordination of development, evolution of CO2 sensing and carbon acquisition 18-14704S
Principal investigator: Ing. Marie Hronková, Ph.D.
Years: 2018-2020

Project: Interactions between pigments for efficient light harvesting and photoprotection in photosynthesis 20-01159S
Principal investigator: RNDr. David Bína, Ph.D.
Years: 2020-2022


Molecular cytogenetics

Project: Employing ultra-long read sequencing to elucidate origin and evolution of satellite DNA in plant genomes 20-24252S​
Principal investigator: RNDr. Jiří Macas, Ph.D.
Years: 2020-2022

Project: Changes in kinetochore composition and structure associated with holocentric chromosome formation 20-25440S​
Principal investigator:  Ing. Pavel Neumann, Ph.D.
Years: 2020-2022

Project: ELIXIR-CZ: Capacity building. CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_013/0001777​
Principal investigator: Ing. Petr Novák, Ph.D.
Years: 2017-2021


Plant biophysics and biochemistry

Project: Metals, plant and people - KOROLID EF15_003/0000336
Principal investigator: prof. Dr. Hendrik Küpper (prof. Ing. Josef Špak, DrSc. )
Years: 2016-2023

Project: Trace Metal Metabolism in Plants - PLANTMETALS CA19116​
Principal investigator: prof. Dr. Hendrik Küpper (Dr. Filis Morina)
Years: 2020-2024

Project: Roles of apoplastic and symplastic transport in cadmium and zinc uptake in the Cd/Zn hyperaccumulator Sedum alfredii NSFC-21-05
Principal investigator: prof. Dr. Hendrik Küpper (Dr. Filis Morina; Prof. Qi Tao)
Years: 2022-2023

Project: Isotope Fingerprints for Deciphering the Role of Chelating Thiols to separate Zinc from Cadmium in Plants (IsoThiolPrint)
Co-PI: prof. Dr. Hendrik Küpper 
Years: 2022-2026



Plant epigenetics

Project: Effect of chromatin structure on light acclimation in Arabidopsis thaliana LTC19050​
Principal investigator: Mgr. Iva Mozgová, Ph.D.
Years: 2019-2021

Project: Co-option of PRC2 repression for the evolution of multicellularity ERC-CZ AVCR​
Principal investigator: Mgr. Iva Mozgová, Ph.D.

Project: Prémie Lumina quaeruntur
Principal investigator: Mgr. Iva Mozgová, Ph.D.
Years: 2020-2024

Project: EvoPWO: Evolution of plant PWO proteins and their function: a synthetic biology approach MSCA IF, 101026898
Principal investigator: Dr. Ahamed Khan
Roky: 2021-2023

Project: RPAAL: The role of Polycomb Repressive Complex 2 (PRC2) in plant acclimation to ambient light MSCA IF, 101025853
Principal investigator: Dr. Mingxi Zhou
Roky: 2021-2023


Biology Centre CAS
Institute of Plant Molecular Biology
Branišovská 1160/31
370 05 České Budějovice

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