Centre of Plant Structural & Functional Genomics

Our research unveils the organization of genetic information of plants and explains how it controls plant growth and development. Our teams collaborate with colleagues across the world. We have participated in the ambitious projects that delivered genome sequences of important crops including barley and wheat.

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New publication: Out-of-position telomeres in meiotic . . .
Annotation: Using 3D imaging confocal microscopy, we studied alien chromatin organization in somatic and meiotic nuclei of a heterozygote for an inversion of a rye chromosome arm in wheat background. We found that with some frequencies, rye telomeres were not positioned in the proper bouquet or Rabl orientation. This out-of-position seems to help homologous pairing of the inverted and standard chromosome arms and appears to be connected to the . . .
Decoding plant genome was the first topic of the . . .
Jaroslav Doležel, a plant geneticist, commenced the 14th year of the Contemporary Chemistry lecture series with a talk on plant genetic information and its decoding. Contemporary Chemistry is regularly organized at the Faculty of Science under the aegis of Pavel Hobza, a highly cited world-renowned researcher and a Česká hlava 2008 honoree. 
Žurnál UP: Jaroslav Doležel: You cannot change the . . .
If your kids are not taking firsts in school and instead they want to play guitar after school, don’t worry. Even so, they can go far – become a world-renowned scientist, even win the most important awards for science in the country. An illustrious example of this is the recipient of the 2018 Czech Mind prize, Jaroslav Doležel, who leads the Olomouc workplace of the Institute of Experimental Botany of the Czech Academy of Sciences and is . . .

Events

Seminar of Tomas Cermak
Date:
6.3.2019 at 10:30
Place:
ÚEB, Šlechtitelů 31, Olomouc
Theme: Next Generation Methods and Tools for Plant Genome Editing
Seminar of Tamar Krugman
Date:
28.2.2019 at 10:30
Place:
ÚEB, Šlechtitelů 31, Olomouc
Theme: The Wild Cereal Gene Bank at the Institute of Evolution – from Genetic Diversity to Crop Improvement.  
Seminar of Prof. Tzion Fahima
Date:
28.2.2019 at 11:00
Place:
IEB, Šlechtitelů 31, Olomouc
Theme: Convergent Evolution of the Tandem Kinase-Pseudokinase Protein Family Involved in Plant Immunity
Seminar of Pavla Navrátilová
Date:
20.2.2019 at 13:00
Place:
IEB, Šlechtitelů 31, Olomouc
Theme: DNA-Protein Interaction Revealed by CHIP & CHIP-Seq Techniques

Our Activities

The Institute of Experimental Botany of the Czech . . .
The Centre of Plant Structural and Functional Genomics is one of the organizational units of the Institute of Experimental Botany of the Czech Academy of Sciences. The Institute of was founded in 1962. Today, it has 14 laboratories located in Prague and Olomouc. The institute conducts fundamental research in plant genetics, physiology, phytopathology and biotechnology. The research in plant genetics focuses on plant genome organization, evolution and . . .
The Centre of the Region Haná for Biotechnological and . . .
The Centre of Plant Structural and Functional Genomics is part of the Centre of the Region Haná for Biotechnological and Agricultural Research, which is is a collaborative project of the Palacký University in Olomouc and the Olomouc branches of the Crop Research Institute (Department of Vegetables and Special Crops) and Institute of Experimental Botany of the Czech Academy of Sciences (The Centre of Plant Structural and Functional Genomics). The . . .
The Application Laboratory for Agricultural Research
The Application Laboratory for Agricultural Research is the first laboratory at the Czech Academy of Sciences to link scientists with breeders and farmers. It was established under the Food for Future Program of the Strategy AV21 in February 2017 and is located at the Centre of Plant Structural and Functional Genomics of the Institute of Experimental Botany in Olomouc. The main objective of the Laboratory is to facilitate the . . .
The Foods for the Future research program of Strategy . . .
The Strategy of the Czech Academy of Sciences responds to current social challenges through a sophisticated formulation of research programmes, based on cooperation of scientific fields and institutions. The basic programme framework of the Strategy AV21 was accepted by the Academy Assembly in December 2014. The research programmes of the CAS are open to partners from universities, corporations, and institutions of regional administration, as well as . . .