Project MICOBION was officialy launched on September 1st. Kick-off will be held on 9/24
Projects — 20.09.2018


Project MICOBION was officialy launched on September 1st. Kick-off will be held on 9/24


The main goal of the proposed project is to strengthen scientific excellence and innovation capacity at Charles University and its Biotechnology and Biomedicine Center (CUNI-BIOCEV) via collaboration with Catholic University of Leuven (KUL), European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), and University Paris Diderot-Institute Jacques Monod (UPDiderot-IJM) in the field of high throughput molecular profiling of biological systems that will foster innovative research of complex microbial communities and their impact on health and environment.

Research Area

1. Microbiology - the main model organisms are:

  • viruses, particularly these associated with tumor development (human papillomaviruses, hepatitis B and C virus),
  • pathogenic protists causing human diseases of intestinal and urogenital tract
  • symbionts (vertebrate and invertebrate intestinal symbionts),
  • environmental photosynthetic protist (marine microalgae), and
  • colonies and biofilms formed by Saccharomyces cerevisiae or other yeasts.

2. High throughput technologies.

  • Next generation sequencing (whole genome sequencing, massive parallel sequencing, RNA-seq), single molecule sequencing, proteomics, and metabolomics.

3. Big data analysis.

  • Deep bioinformatics analysis of big data and its integration.

Project Activities

  • Exchange of scientists to share know-how, skills and equipment of the Twinning project partnering institutes
  • Joint supervision of young scientists by CUNI-BIOCEV and partner experts
  • Organizing invited expert seminars and lectures
  • Participation in EMBL courses focused on bioinformatics
  • Organizing workshops, networking events and summer schools with help of experts in microbiome
    analysis and systems biology
  • Dissemination of project achievements to research community, general public, and industries

Call: H2020-WIDESPREAD-2016-2017/Proposal numberv810224/Duration September 1st 2018-August 31 2020/EC Contribution 998205 Eur

MICOBION official website