Funding

CZ-OPENSCREEN is currently funded from several projects provided by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports

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Upgrade of the National Infrastructure for Chemical Biology

Identification code: CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_013/0001799

State funding provider: Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports

Programme: Operational Programme Research, Development and Education

Research years: 1.1. 2017 - 31.12. 2018

Project objectives and aim: The project “Upgrade of the National Infrastructure for Chemical Biology” aims at modernization of the technological equipment and strengthening of the advancement of basic and applied research and development in the field of chemical biology and genetics within the National Infrastructure for Chemical Biology (CZ-OPENSCREEN). The project’s scope will consist in modernization of the existing equipment in laboratories associated in the CZ-OPENSCREEN consortium – the host institution IMG and the partner institution Palacky University in Olomouc. The project will ensure acquisition of new instruments – a non-contact acoustic liquid handling device and a compressor station for ensuring the chemical library’s internal environment. Their integration into the existing equipment will help achieve the goals of the project’s scientific programmes and will lead to the improvement and expansion of the infrastructure’s research in general. The research will be implemented by using the existing and modernized research infrastructure and will build on its existing research activities. The project will support activities directed toward the creation of complementary platforms for the testing of the biological activity of small molecules and obtaining data for identifying new molecular probes and tools for further research and validation of compounds suitable for the development of new therapeutics. High-quality project management will guarantee fulfilment of the project’s objectives. The project’s implementation will clearly contribute to a further increase in the international quality of research and its results within the infrastructure, while increasing competitiveness not only at the level of Czech science, but also of the Czech Republic itself.

 

National Infrastructure for Chemical Biology

Identification code: LM2015063

State funding provider: Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports

Programme: Large RDI infrastructures projects (2010-2017)

Research years: 1.1. 2016 - 31.12. 2017

Project objectives and aim: The mission of the „National Infrastructure for Chemical Biology“ is to set up and operate the research center for basic and translational research in areas of chemical biology and genetics and provide Open Access to its users. CZ-OPENSCREEN infrastructure represents a national node of pan-European ESFRI infrastructure EU-OPENSCREEN that enable users to access yo intrnational reasearch platform and European Chemical Biology Library of compounds. The main aims of the CZ-OPENSCREEN research infrastructure are the identification of new molecular probes and tools for research and validation of compounds for the development of new therapeutics. Chemical biology represents new interdisciplinary scientific discipline bridging traditional research areas of cell biology, molecular and structural biology, biochemistry, organic chemistry and chem/bioinformatics and thus brings desired support for deepening the knowledge.

 

CZ-OPENSCREEN: National Infrastructure for Chemical Biology

Identification code:  LO1220

State funding provider: Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports

Programme: National Programme for Sustainability I (2013-2020)

Research years: 1.11. 2013 - 31.10. 2018

Project objectives and aim: The objective of the proposed project is to enable the continuity of operation and the development of the research infrastructure within the scope of the implemented project “CZ-OPENSCREEN: National Infrastructure for Chemical Biology” from the OPPK program. The goal of the project is thus to stabilize conditions for creating and implementing quality R&D&I results, to stabilize financial resources and to increase the competitiveness for funding and maintaining the continuity of research activities, for which the Center was established. The activities of the proposed project will use broadened capacities and technologies built and acquired for the implemented project. By enabling the continuity of research in the field of chemical biology, a further strengthening of interdisciplinarity in R&D will be achieved, as the project will bring together researchers from the fields of organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, developmental biology, neurobiology, bioinformatics, cheminformatics, and even SMEs engaged in the identification and development of new drugs. Through the implementation of the project, the stabilization of conditions for an increased competitiveness of the applicant and the entire CR will be achieved, as well as creating conditions for the development of international cooperation. The scientific scope of the project is to search for tools, probes, and methods destined for basic research of general processes in cells, mechanisms of disease formation, the possibility of influencing pathophysiological pathways in cells, and possibly the development of potential drugs.