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 of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v. v. i.
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: "Methodologies to improve phytoplasma DNA extraction from plants and insects"
Workshop of COST Action FA0807 will take place on July 15th-18th 2013 in Biology centre of ASCR, v.v.i.
More information together with registration form are accessible on http://costphytoplasma.eu/WG1.htm
Fascination of Plants Day 2013
On the occassion of Fascination of Plants Day 2013, popular science lectures
are to be held for high-school students.
2nd Workshop on the Application of Next Generation Sequencing to Repetitive DNA Analysis in Plants
February 13 - 15, Institute of Plant Molecular Biology, report (in Czech only) inAcademic bulletin.