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Establishing Czech - Icelandic collaboration in plant cytogenomics

Department 58 – International Relations
Department 58 – International Relations


RegionSouth Moravian Region
Title of the ProgrammeCZ07 - Scholarship Programme
Title of the ProjectEstablishing Czech - Icelandic collaboration in plant cytogenomics
Project Website

Number of the ProjectEHP-CZ07-MOP-1-094-2015
Project Promoter

Central European Institute of Technology CEITEC Brno

Name of Norwegian Partner(s)

Univerzita Island

Objective of the Project

The Czech-Icelandic collaborative project had multiple aims. It initiated long-term collaboration between the Czech and Icelandic teams (i.e. between Masaryk University and the University of Iceland) in the field of plant cytogenomics. The mobility expanded the expertise and skills of involved students and researchers through lectures and practical courses, and facilitated meetings between both teams and planning follow-up projects. Icelandic species of the mustard family (crucifers) have been 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 were carried out. This way it was possible to obtain novel data on the genome evolution of the unique Icelandic crucifer flora. The Icelandic team carried 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

437 187 CZK / 16 498 €

Project DurationStart date: 01.05.2015, End date: 30.04.2016