CEITEC (Central European Institute of Technology) is a young and dynamic interdisciplinary research centre that is focused on life sciences, advanced materials, and nanotechnologies. Its success can be attributed not only to its modern, efficiently managed state-of-the-art laboratories, but also to its people. The centre employs excellent researchers from all over the world, who are committed to fulfilling CEITEC’s mission of improving quality of life and human health. CEITEC strives to provide a supportive and stimulating environment, with many opportunities to discuss and develop ideas, as well as a culture of open communication and equal opportunities.
Since its foundation in 2011, the centre has quickly grown to a considerable size and has made an immediate impact. The research centre attracts top EU grants and has managed to develop its reputation as a centre of excellence. CEITEC performs among the best science institutes in the Czech Republic, and is above average on the European level. The institute employs excellent scientists from all over the world and is raising a new generation of researchers in its international PhD School. To maintain the high international standards of quality in research, CEITEC is regularly evaluated by the International Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB).
With an annual budget of nearly 30 million euros and investments that exceed 200 million euros, the institution has been successful in its aim of being an integral part of the top scientific networks in its related fields. CEITEC is located in the city of Brno, in the heart of Europe, where Gregor Mendel once laid down the foundation of modern genetics, and is surrounded by top educational institutions, including Masaryk University, Brno University of Technology, and Mendel University, with access to over 60,000 students. CEITEC actively collaborates with leading international universities, research institutes, private companies, and public organisations.
The multidisciplinary nature of CEITEC, and the extent to which the fields of life sciences, advanced materials, and nanotechnologies are integrated with each other, make it the first research centre of its kind in the Czech Republic. Research at CEITEC covers the following seven research areas: Advanced Nano and Microtechnologies, Advanced Materials, Structural Biology, Genomics and Proteomics of Plant Systems, Molecular Medicine, Brain and Mind Research, and Molecular Veterinary Medicine.