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Institute of Microbiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences / BIOCEV
Biotechnology and Biomedicine

Institute of Microbiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences / BIOCEV

General description


Institute of Microbiology (IMIC) is one of the largest institutes of the Czech Academy of Sciences (located in BIOCEV), performing non-profit research and providing expert services in the fields of applied microbiology, medicine and ecology of natural and anthropogenic habitats. The institute represents the largest scientific body in the Czech Republic addressing all aspects of microorganisms, such as bacteria, yeast, fungi and algae with respect to basic research questions as well as their prospective practical exploitation in medicine and industry and understanding their role in the environment. In 2020, IMIC employed 545 personnel (full-time equivalent) at 5 locations across the country.

Key Research Facilities, Infrastructure and Equipment

  • OrbiTrap Fusion, Thermo Quantiva and GC/GC-TOF MS systems
    15T ESI/MALDI FT-ICR MS (incl. ETD, ECD, IRMPD, UVPD) and a new ion-mobility-ESI-Q-TOF instrument (installation 2020), both coupled to microLC/UPLC systems.
  • MALDI-TOF (Autoflex Speed) MS and an excimer laser (COHERENT) for hydroxyl-radical footprinting.
    basic molecular biology operations and prokaryotic expression and purification of recombinant proteins, including robotic systems for automated MS sample preparation.
  • Synapt G2Si and a 12T ESI/MALDI FT-ICR MS.


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Contact us to know more about our location and work environment. Please use the main contact for questions related to administrative matters. Please contact the supervisors/group leaders of respective research groups regarding feasibility of your research proposal with regard to the research group activities.

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Research groups

The following research groups of this Hosting organisation are involved in the first call of MERIT. The candidates can freely formulate their own research topic aligned with activities and research focus of these research groups.

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2 calls
30 fellowships
30 months