370 05 České Budějovice
Phone: (+420) 387 775 525
Fax: (+420) 385 310 356
Company ID: 60077344
VAT/Tax number: CZ60077344
Account number: 5527231/0710
Director: Prof. Josef Špak, Ph.D.
Deputy director: Assoc. prof. Jindřich Bříza, Ph.D.
Science secretary: Ondřej Lenz, Ph.D.
Scientific board: RNDr. Jiří Macas, Ph.D.
Webmaster: Ondřej Lenz, Ph.D.
IT administrator: Jiří Pech, Ph.D.
The Institute of Plant Molecular Biology
(IPMB) was founded in 1990 when several genetically oriented teams split from
the Institute of Experimental Botany in Prague and moved to České Budějovice. Since 1.1.2006, IPMB has became part
of Biology Centre CAS
The Institute is well equipped with instruments and facilities necessary for plant molecular biology, including air-conditioned greenhouses, climate
chambers and rooms for plant tissue cultures. It is authorized to work with genetically modified organisms and
quarantined plant pathogens. The Institute contributes significantly to national programs of plant biotechnology
and provides expertise on the diagnosis of quarantined plant viruses to the Ministry of Agriculture and the
State Phytosanitary Administration, and on genetically modified crops to the Ministry of the Environment.
An important part of the activities of the Institute is training in plant molecular biology and plant pathology,
which is performed in close cooperation with the University of South Bohemia. In association with the Faculty
of Science, Faculty of Agriculture and the Institute of Physical Biology, the Institute received accreditation
for PhD programs in molecular biology, genetics and physiology, plant pathology and biophysics. Nearly half of the scientist
staff takes part in teaching classes. The University of South Bohemia, Charles University in Prague, and
Palacký University in Olomouc are partners in joint research projects.
Workshop: 4th Workshop on the Application of Next Generation Sequencing to Repetitive DNA Analysis in Plants
The workshop will be held on May 26 - 28 at IPMB and will focus on theoretical and practical aspects of using next generation sequencing (NGS) data for analyzing
repeat composition of plant genomes. Special emphasis will be given to repeat characterization methods implemented in the
RepeatExplorer pipeline, including practical training in using the pipeline. >> More info <<
Viroid 2015: Viroid diseases and molecular mechanisms of viroid pathogenesis
We would like to invite you to a four-day international conference Viroid 2015 which will take place at IPMB
on June 25—28, 2015. Registration deadline is March 31.