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Establishing Czech-Icelandic collaboration in plant cytogenomics

Dept 58 - International Relations
Dept 58 - International Relations

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RegionJihomoravský region
Title of the ProgrammeCZ07 - Scholarship Programme
Title of the ProjectEstablishing Czech-Icelandic collaboration in plant cytogenomics
Project Website

https://www.ceitec.cz/ceitec-masarykova-univerzita/in1

Number of the ProjectEHP-CZ07-MOP-1-1052014
Project Promoter

Central European Institute of Technology - Masaryk University

Name of Norwegian Partner(s)

University of Iceland

Objective of the Project

The proposed Czech-Icelandic collaborative project has multiple aims. It will initiate a long-term collaboration between the Czech and Icelandic team (i.e. between Masaryk University and University of Iceland) in the field of plant cytogenomics. The planned mobility will extend expertise and skills of involved students and researchers through lectures and practical courses, and facilitate meeting of both teams and planning follow-up projects. Icelandic species of the mustard family (crucifers) were neglected thus far, partly due to the lacking expertise and technical infrastructure, and the remoteness of the island. In this project genome analysis of selected Icelandic crucifer species will be carried out. We expect to get novel data on the genome evolution of the unique Icelandic crucifer flora. The Icelandic team will carry out cytogenetic studies of Icelandic and European birch species (Betula) through state-of-the-art techniques implemented in collaboration with the Czech team.

Approved grant

487 000 CZK

Project DurationStart date: 1st May 2015, End date: 30th April 2016