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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Czech scientists are joining the call of European . . .
A year ago, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that plants obtained by methods of precision breeding (so-called CRISPR) are genetically modified organisms. However, this means that even crops with the smallest genome modifications that can occur spontaneously in nature are subject to restrictive European regulations prohibiting such modifications. 
New publication: Chemically-induced DNA de-methylation . . .
Annotation: Effect of 5-azacytidine pre-treatment on microspore reprogramming and the effectiveness on microspore embryogenesis in triticale. Top panel: Morphology of microspores on the day of in vitro cultures initiation. Bars = 50 µm. Middle panel: Embryo-like structures (yellow arrows) formed after six weeks of in vitro cultivation. Bars = 2 mm. Bottom panel: Green and albino (white arrows) plants regenerated after nine weeks from microspores . . .
New publication: The SMC5/6 complex subunit NSE4A is . . .
Annotation:  Confocal imaging of live seed of Arabidopsis 72 hours after pollination. Red color shows cell walls and yellow NSE4A protein in cell nuclei of the syncytial (multi-nucleate) endosperm. Bar = 50 µm.Link

Events

Seminar of Agnes Michanek
Date:
2.7.20119 at 10:30
Place:
ÚEB, Šlechtitelů 31, Olomouc
Theme: Acoustofluidic applications for contact free handling of biological samples The lecturer: Agnes Michanek Ph.D. Company Acousort Customer Application Manager Lund Sweden
Seminar of Korbinian Schneeberger
Date:
4.4.2019 at 10:30
Place:
ÚEB, Šlechtitelů 31, Olomouc
Theme: Phylogenetic association mapping reveals the adaptive basis of between-species trait variation  
Seminar of Roland Kölliker
Date:
13.9.2019 at 13:00
Place:
ÚEB, Šlechtitelů 31, Olomouc
Theme: Resist or perish – understanding the complex interaction between forage crops and their pathogens The lecturer: Dr. Roland Kölliker Molecular Plant Breeding Zürich Switzerland
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

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 . . .