The Centre of Plant Structural and Functional Genomics located in Olomouc is one of the organizational units of the Institute of Experimental Botany of the Czech Academy of Sciences with its Headquarters located in Prague. The Centre collaborates with other partners of the Centre of the Region Haná for Biotechnological and Agriculture Research in Olomouc.
Our research unveils the organization of genetic information of plants and explains how it controls plant growth and development. The knowledge obtained is critical to address important societal challenges such as food security and health of a growing population. We work together with plant breeders to facilitate rapid knowledge transfer and we are actively engaged in training undergraduate and graduate students and future scientists.
Our teams collaborate with colleagues across the world to benefit from the existing synergies and we have participated in the ambitious projects that delivered genome sequences of important crops including barley and wheat.