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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Universitas: Applied research cannot do without genome . . .
As a little boy he wanted to be a gamekeeper, but eventually his passion for plants won. Plant geneticist Aleš Pečinka from the Center of the Region Haná for Biotechnological and Agricultural Research has moved from classical “flower lover” through cytology to molecular biology and epigenetics.
New publication: Deregulated Phosphorylation of CENH3 . . .
Annotation: Mutants in centromeric histone variant, cenh3-1, complemented by CENH3 S65A or S65D are defective with respect to their floral meristem development. (A) Main stems of Wt and cenh3-1 complemented mutants (S65S, S65A or S65D under native promotor). (B) Scanning electron micrograph of flowers of Wt and cenh3-1 complemented mutants (S65S, S65A or S65D under native promotor).Link
Olomouc scientists help sequence the pea genome
Scientists from the Olomouc laboratory of the Institute of Experimental Botany (IEB) at the Czech Academy of Sciences, which is part of the Centre of the Region Haná for Biotechnological and Agricultural Research (CRH), have achieved another success. They were part of an international team that has sequenced the common pea genome after six years. The findings have been published in the prestigious scientific journal Nature Genetics.

Events

Seminar of Clément Lafon Placette
Date:
28.11.2019
Place:
ÚEB, Šlechtitelů 31, Olomouc
Theme: Endosperm development: bridging the gap between molecular mechanisms and evolutionary processes
Seminar of Jiří Fajkus
Date:
31.10.2019 at 10:30
Place:
ÚEB, Šlechtitelů 31, Olomouc
Theme: Telomere biology news: the exception reveals the rule
Seminar of Tom Ruttink
Date:
30.10.2019 at 13:00
Place:
ÚEB, Šlechtitelů 31, Olomouc
Theme: Phylogenomics to identify interspecific hybrids in Phytophthora and Coffea arabica  
Seminar of Xiue Wang
Date:
9.10.2019 at 10:30
Place:
ÚEB, Šlechtitelů 31, Olomouc
Theme: Molecular cytogenetics facilitates the gene mining from relative species of cultivated wheat  

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 research programmes of the CAS are open to partners from universities, corporations, and institutions of regional administration, as well as foreign research groups and organisations. The research programmes are proposed and formulated in discussion . . .