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Integration of RNA Biology for Next-Generation Scientists

Project description

Building the RNA research community at CEITEC MU

Essential for cell survival, ribonucleic acid (RNA) plays a central role in all living systems. At the Central European Institute of Technology – Masaryk University (CEITEC MU) in the Czech Republic, a unique research centre is investigating RNA. The Institute boasts of interconnections across CEITEC MU research programmes and different scientific fields. The EU-funded INTEG-RNA project will focus on the integration of these different groups. The goal of this twinning project is to further strengthen the RNA community at CEITEC MU, linking it with four international leading counterparts from Germany and the UK. Since RNA research is already very strong at CEITEC MU, obtaining the twinning grant in this field is proof of the institute’s competitiveness.


While there are ever-increasing interconnections and integration across CEITEC MU research programs as well as across different scientific fields in nearby faculties, most of the research is still performed within the boundaries of individual laboratories or research programmes. The CEITEC groups involved in this proposal have diverse research interests however they are all connected by the same fiber- RNA. The overarching aim of this project proposal is integration of these groups at the level of methodological approaches, research questions and training of young scientists. In addition, empowering excellence in science and training, research management and boosting institutional recognition will position CEITEC MU as an RNA excellent research cluster. We plan to achieve our aims through close collaborations in joint research, increased mobility of researchers, ESRs and research management staff and increase the impact through dissemination of the results at a local, national and international level. The Twinning partnerships will help create a synergistic environment enabling CEITEC MU to have the confidence and expertise to establish an excellence RNA cluster with a Europe-wide network and competitive technologies, while heading for the future of excellence.

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Masarykova univerzita
Net EU contribution
€ 512 772,50
Zerotinovo namesti 9
601 77 Brno

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Česko Jihovýchod Jihomoravský kraj
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Total cost
€ 512 772,50

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