Intro

Intro

Excellent Science in Favour of Modern Society

BIOCEV is a joint project of six institutes of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (Institute of Molecular Genetics, Institute of Biotechnology, Institute of Microbiology, Institute of Physiology, Institute of Experimental Medicine, and Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry) and two faculties of Charles University in Prague (Faculty of Science and 1st Faculty of Medicine). The project’s goal is to establish European Centre of Excellence in biomedicine and biotechnology.

Pillars

BIOCEV builds upon three pillars of the knowledge triangle: teaching and education, research and development, and transfer of research results into practice.

The uniqness of the project lies in well-balanced activities and goals set within the three pillars of the knowledge triangle, in BIOCEV supported by modern infrastructure and novel approaches to conducting research, which are based on the experience of top-quality world research institutes.

Project by numbers

5

Research programmes

440

Researchers, students and technical stuff

25000

Area of the modern laboratories (m²)

2,3

(CZK BILION) total project budget

22

Patents, prototypes, and applications

609

Publications (6/2018)

250

MSc. + PhD. students (2019)

56

Research Teams

5

Modern core facilities

5,5

(ha) Site Area

7

Project partners

2016

The ceremonial opening of the BIOCEV centre

Project schedule

The idea to establish the new research centre BIOCEV arose in early 2006. At that time the Czech Republic was missing a modern research centre specialized in two prospective domains – biotechnology and biomedicine. As a solution to this situation, the Project BIOCEV came into existence with the planned financial support from the European Structural Funds, namely the Operational programme Research and Development for Innovations.

1.1.2008

Official start of the Project implementation

11.1.2009

Seven institutions – Project partners – sign the Partnership Agreement, the key document to joint Project implementation.

16.11.2009

The Project is officially submitted for national evaluation.

31.10.2011

The Project is approved by the European Commission

31.1.2012

The Project is approved on the national level and is now eligible for utilizing the European funding

30.10.2012

Official launch of the BIOCEV project and the Functional Genomics research programme

21.8.2013

Signing of the contract with the building contractor

7.10.2013

Foundation stone ceremony

27.8.2014

Completion of the BIOCEV main construction site

18.12.2015

Commencement of trial operational phase of the center BIOCEV.

16.6.2016

The ceremonial opening of BIOCEV centre