International Brokerage Event Brno, June 10–11, 2010 INBIT biotech incubator, Masaryk University Campus Main topics: • Biotechnology • Bioinformatics • Health • Nanotechnology, materials Contents CZECH COMPANIES 3 ITALIAN COMPANIES 13 ADM 5 A.P.E. Research 15 BioVendor Laboratorní medicína 6 CBM Bioinformatics Core Facility 18 CAMEA 7 CBM Optical Imaging Core Facility 19 Architecture and general designer A PLUS a.s.; Photo for A PLUS a.s. by Zdeněk Náplava Contipro Group 8 ESTECO 20 ELISABETH PHARMACON 9 ENJOY 10 MASARYK UNIVERSITY Favea Protean 11 12 (MU) RANKS AMONG THE EDUCATIONAL AND RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS IN EUROPE WHICH ARE DEVELOPING MOST RAPIDLY. IT IS GRADUALLY BECOMING A CENTRE OF EURO- PEAN RESEARCH, ESPECIALLY IN THE INTER-BRANCH FIELDS CZECH ACADEMIC ITALIAN ACADEMIC OF LIFE SCIENCE, INFORMATICS AND SOCIAL SCIENCE. RESEARCH TEAMS 21 RESEARCH TEAMS 35 IN THE STAGE OF PREPARATIONS ARE CENTRES OF EXCEL- LENT SCIENCE SUCH AS THE AMBITIOUS PROJECT OF THE Centre for Biomedical Image Analysis 23 Dept. of Mathematics and Informatics 37 CENTRAL EUROPEAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (CEITEC, Department of Biochemistry 24 Institute of Applied Genomics 38 WWW.CEITEC.EU) WHICH IS FOCUSED ON BASIC RESEARCH, Dept. of Ceramics and Polymers 25 AND IMPORTANT REGIONAL CENTRES OF APPLIED RESEARCH Analysis of biologically important (INCLUDING CETOCOEN AND CERIT). molecular complexes 26 Laboratory of Molecular Plant Physiology 27 A boost to the dynamic development of MU was given by Proteomic Core Facility 28 the unique project of a university campus built on an area of Dept. of Microelectronics 29 20 hectares in Brno-Bohunice at the cost of approximately Department of Physical Electronics 30 EUR 200 million between 2005 and 2009. It is comprised of Institute of Biostatistics and Analyses 31 two dozen pavilions for Life Science and includes an incuba- Institute of Materials Chemistry 32 tor of biomedical technologies for newly established ﬁrms. Institute of Physical Engineering 33 National Centre for Biomolecular Research 34 The MU place of contact for co-operation with partners is the Technology Transfer Ofﬁce, which protects the MU intellec- tual property and secures the transfer of technologies and knowledge. More information is available at www.muni.cz, www.ctt.muni.cz (direct contact: Jan Slovák, Director of the MU Technology Transfer Ofﬁce, firstname.lastname@example.org). www.muni.cz Czech Companies ADM U Vodárny 2 CONTACT: Ing. Zbyněk Šedivý 616 00 Brno CEO Czech Republic PHONE: +420 604 221 154 E-MAIL: email@example.com WEB: www.dentapreg.com The South Moravian Innovation Centre (JIC) ADM develops and manufactures advanced dental materials based on fiber reinforced WHAT WE OFFER Developing new biomaterials based on compos- composites. These materials provides new op- ites, biomechanical analysis of teeth, testing of portunities in different clinical situations in different properties of biomaterials (mechanical, …is an agency that creates a favourable environment for innovative business in South Moravia. prosthetics, restorative dentistry, endodontics, hydrolytical etc.). We help early-stage businesses grow, create jobs and compete on the market. We support periodontics and orthodontics. collaboration between industry, R&D institutions and public administration bodies. WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR Organization type: Type of partner sought: SME Clinical research centres in dentistry (prosthet- South Moravian Innovation Centre (JIC) aims The South Moravian Innovation Centre was founded ics, endodontics, periodontics, restorative den- to promote enterprise skills development and in 2003 as an interest association of legal entities. Its Keywords: tistry, orthodontics, implantology) commercialisation of research in South Moravian members are: South Moravian Region, The Statutory minimally invasive dentistry, fiber reinforced Region. JIC brings together all higher education City of Brno, Masaryk University, Brno University of composites Topics of cooperation: institutions into the region in a powerful partnership Technology, Mendel University in Brno and University Health: dentistry that aims to maximise the contribution of R&D to of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Science Brno. Sector: material science regional and national economies. Detailed specification and description of Number of employees: 6 partner sought INCUBATION PROGRAMME TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER CLUSTER DEVELOPMENT We search for partners among clinical research in dentistry who would be able to bring clini- cal feedback of our new solutions and devices based on our materials and who could offer new clinical applications of our materials and devices. WHAT DO WE DO? SOUTH MORAVIAN INNOVATION CENTRE U Vodárny 2, 616 00 Brno, Czech Republic pho +420 541 143 000, fax +420 541 143 011 www.jic.cz email firstname.lastname@example.org | www.jic.cz 5 BioVendor CAMEA Laboratorní medicína CTPark Modřice CONTACT: Dr. Vladimír Kolář Kořenského 25 CONTACT: Ing. Tomáš Bia Evropská 873 Marketing Director 621 00 Brno Project Manager 664 42 Brno PHONE: +420 549 124 158 Czech Republic PHONE: +420 541 228 874 Czech Republic E-MAIL: email@example.com E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org WEB: www.biovendor.com WEB: www.camea.cz BioVendor – Laboratorni Medicina a.s. estab- velopment of multiplex immunoassay platforms, CAMEA, Ltd. is developing and manufacturing WHAT WE OFFER lished its Research and Diagnostic Products Di- and identification of novel biomarkers using modern image and signal processing systems researching methods and algorithms for vision as an emerging innovative biotech com- mass spectrometry techniques. for industrial use, traffic monitoring and other image processing and computer vision pany in the Czech Republic in 1995. We focus on primarily but not solely on biomar- applications. research in areas of computer graphics and Our mission is to provide researchers and med- kers for early diagnostics of common diseases human-computer interaction ical experts with top-quality immunodiagnos- associated with postindustrial societies. Organization type: researching image sensors and hardware- tics, monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies and SME accelerated signal processing recombinant proteins. BioVendor has become WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR designing tools and subsystems for image internationally recognized for its achievements Type of partner sought: Keywords: and signal processing in rapid launching of original, unique and high- No restrictions in cooperation computer, image processing, traffic monitoring, designing systems and custom solutions quality products. industry application, video camera, sensor using the results of the research Type of cooperation sought: manufacturing and selling image sensors Organization type: Technical cooperation: Development of Sector: electrical engineering and computer and image processing devices SME multiplex immunoassay platforms science Research and Development: Offering cus- WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR Keywords: tomer development of antibodies, recom- Number of employees: 35 Type of partner sought: ELISA, recombinant protein, antibody, immuno- binant proteins and -measurement of sam- Any type diagnostics, customer service, CRO, biomedical ples for large studies using immunoassays research Licence Agreement: Interested in immu- noassays, antibodies, recombinant proteins Sector: Biotech and related topics Projects: Generally interested in partnership Number of employees: in projects where we can offer our expertise 75 (46 working in R&D) Topics of cooperation: WHAT WE OFFER Food, agriculture, biotechnologies: Develop- We offer to use of BioVendor’s state-of-the-art ment of recombinant proteins and mono- laboratories and facilities, technologies, and ex- clonal and polyclonal antibodies pertise and and take the advantage of collabo- Health: Immunodiagnostics: Obesity-Dia- ration with our skilled and research teams with betes mellitus type 2-Metabolic syndrome, their experience of the development over 60 en- Lung infection and inflammation, Bone zyme immunoassays, 100 recombinant proteins and cartilage disorders-Calcification, Neural and 100 monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies. tissue damage and degeneration, Kidney Their quality has been proven by their success injury-Toxicology, Hematology-Immunology, on highly competitive world market or by their Reproduction, and Oncology. application in our immunoassays. New research Other: Development of multiplex immu- teams are built to extend our competence of the noassay platforms and their commercializa- isolation and purification of native proteins, de- tion 6 7 Contipro ELISABETH Group PHARMACON Dolní Dobrouč 401 CONTACT: Ing. Eva Černá, Ph.D. Botanická 33 CONTACT: RNDr. Radim Štaif, Ph.D. 561 02 Dolní Dobrouč Head of Strategy Development Dept. 602 00 Brno International Business Manager Czech Republic PHONE: +420 465 519 560 Czech Republic PHONE: +420 542 213 851 E-MAIL: email@example.com E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org WEB: www.contipro-group.cz WEB: www.elisabeth.cz Research and development is a key area of WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR The company acts as manufacturer and export- WHAT WE OFFER activity for Contipro Group, as demonstrated Type of partner sought: er of in-vitro diagnostics devices and importer ELISABETH PHARMACON company develops by the unusually high investments that have Research performing SMEs, academic, univer- and distributor of laboratory consumables, own products (CE certified DNA diagnostic kits) helped Contipro Group become a synonym sity, industry chemistry, detection and isolation kits, labora- in the field of DNA diagnostics, the target is to for cutting-edge basic and applied research. tory equipments and instruments. Company of- offer the best quality products on the market. Throughout the world, the laboratories of the Type of cooperation sought: fers much kind of tests for clinics, veterinary Company is also open to the projects focused subsidiary CPN have earned a reputation as Research and Development clinics, food industry, research institutes and on DNA diagnostics of human and infectious one of the most advanced centres in the field Projects Partnership public area. diseases with usage of PCR methods, RealTime of hyaluronan-related chemistry and biology. FP7 – cooperation, especially NMT All kind of products that are manufactured PCR and DNA sequencing. The most promising product for the holding’s and HEALTH priorities by company complete the most stringent future is Hyiodine, supporting the healing of people (Marie Curie) quality criteria. ELISABETH PHARMACON is severe skin defects; the group holds a global other European grants like ERA-NET, working according to quality systems EN ISO patent for this product. Eurostars, 13485:2003 and ISO 9001:2009. National and Regional Programs Organization type: Organization type: Contipro Group holding consists of 4 SME Topics of cooperation: SME companies in the Czech Republic Health: 2011.1.4-2, 2011-2.2-2, 2011.2.3.1-5, Keywords: Keywords: Nanosciences, nanotechnologies, DNA diagnostics, research, development, in nanomedicine, biotechnology, tissue engineer- materials and new production technologies: vitro medical diagnostic devices ing, wound healing, targeted drug delivery, NMP.2011.1.2-2 biocompatible nanofibres and microfibers, hy- Sector: medicine aluronic acid Detailed specification and description of partner sought Number of employees: 14 Sector: biotechnology, pharma We are looking for partners (especially research performing SMEs and universities) for coopera- Number of employees: tion in small and medium scale European re- 180 (whole holding) search projects. In that types of projects we can act as coordinator. WHAT WE OFFER We are also interested in being member of large The laboratories currently use the latest tech- scale European project consortia. nology and methods for research and develop- Particular interest in upcoming calls is listed ment in the fields of fermentation technology, above. molecular biology, genetics, and the physical chemistry of biopolymer solutions. Opportuni- ties are sought to apply research results in tissue engineering, wound healing, gene therapy and targeted drug distribution. More information about holding could be found at web-site: http://www.contipro-group.cz/en 8 9 ENJOY Favea Loosova 355/12 CONTACT: doc. Ing. Ivan Rampl, CSc. Boženy Němcové 580 CONTACT: RNDr. Petr Ryšávka 638 00 Brno Director 742 21 Kopřivnice Project Manager Czech Republic PHONE: +420 541 142 006 Czech Republic PHONE: +420 733 105 247 E-MAIL: email@example.com E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org WEB: www.enjoy.cz WEB: www.favea.cz ENJOY Ltd. is a manufacturer engaged in the oncogenously transformed cells, b) monitoring Favea is Czech pharmaceutical company. Since WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR R&D and production of the electronic medical the interaction between tumorous cells and the 1994, we have been offering our partners com- Type of partner sought: and cosmetic appliances for using in dermatol- cells of the immunity system. We try to find ef- plex services associated with the development, SME (pharma company) ogy, cosmetics, microsurgery etc. fective procedures of selective and non-invasive production, and registration of nutritional sup- Recent research projects were concerned about treatment of tumors by combining a new field plements, cosmetics and food-processing sub- Type of cooperation sought: a) utilization of the planar pulsed magnetic of force that exhibits biophysical effects and stances. We hold the GMP certificate (Good Research and Development and light fields especially in dermatology, thus obtain a data base for the research and de- Manufacturing Practice) for the production of Projects Partnership b) investigation of the pulsed vector magnetic velopment of therapeutic technologies that can humane and veterinary pharmaceuticals. We potential and its biophysical effects on oncog- be used in clinical oncology. focus our effort on constant improvements in Topics of cooperation: enous cells. quality and higher effectiveness of individual Immunology, new dossage forms in pharma WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR substances and end products. That is why we applications Organization type: Type of partner sought: apply sophisticated production technologies, Human immunomodulators SME Medical, biophysical or biochemical research such as micronization, nanotechnology, mi- centre or university dept. croencapsulation, soft tableting, and entero- Detailed specification and description of Keywords: solvent film-coating of tablets. The company partner sought magnetic field; electric field; vector magnetic Type of cooperation sought: is now strongly focused to the problems of We are focused on the development of human potential; pulse vector magnetic potential; bio- Technical cooperation therapy of infectious and oncological diseases. immunomodulators. We are interested in prod- physics; Maxwell equations; toroidal coil; well Research and Development ucts made up of inactivated microorganisms. microplate; cell metabolism; bacteria; animal Projects Partnership (e.g. FP7, FET, other Organization type: They work on the principle of vaccination per leukocytes; chemical luminescence; biologi- European grants, National and Regional SME os. The goal of usage is specific and non-spe- cal luminescence; oncogenously transformed Programs) cific stimulation of the immune system. After cells; oncogenous diseases; human malignant Sector: pharmaceutical company this stimulation organism is prepared to contact melanoma; breast carcinoma; in vitro; in vivo, Topics of cooperation: with the live pathogen. magnetotherapy, phototherapy, biotechnology, Biotechnologies Number of employees: 92 We are looking for a partner who is strong in cosmetics, microsurgery, dermatology Health immunological methods, in in vitro and in vitro WHAT WE OFFER testing of immunomodulatory compounds. The Sector: biotech Detailed specification and description of We focus our effort on constant improvements partner with experiences in clinical trials is also partner sought in quality and higher effectiveness of individual required. Number of employees: 6 We would like to find a partner(s) for the exper- substances and end products. That is why we We are open for any cooperation with all new imental research into two directions: a) usage apply sophisticated production technologies, partners with innovative ideas in pharma indus- WHAT WE OFFER analysis of a combination of pulsed magnetic such as micronization, nanotechnology, micro- try. We are able to fulfill the projects focused on the and laser fields in dermatology, cosmetics, gyne- encapsulation, soft tableting, and enterosolvent fundamental research and experimental verifica- cology, plastic surgery, e.t.c., b) research into film-coating of tablets. The new biotechnology tion of a biological method for targeted therapy the effect of a combination of substances for research and development center is under con- of oncogenous diseases, based on the results targeted therapy and inhibitory action of the struction. of two activities: a) the discovery of selective field of pulse vector magnetic potential on on- We profess the modern company trend – to inhibitory effect of the field of so-called pulse cogenous diseases. promote a responsible approach to one’s own vector magnetic potential on cell metabolism of health. This tendency is supported by the ap- plication of the latest findings in science and research from medicine and pharmaceutics into our every-day practice. 10 11 Protean Pod Lesem 9 CONTACT: doc. RNDr. Ladislav Burýšek, Ph.D. 373 16 Dobrá Voda u Českých R&D Director, CEO Budějovic PHONE: +420 380 120 427 Czech Republic E-MAIL: email@example.com WEB: www.protean.cz Protean s.r.o. is a contract research and biotech WHAT WE OFFER company focused on the R&D of DNA microar- DNA cloning and production of recombinant ray-based pathogen diagnostics for cardiology, proteins and antigens brain and pulmonary infectious disorders. The DNA microarray-based pathogen diagnostics for biotech division provides DNA cloning services cardiology, brain and other infectious disorders and production of recombinant proteins and Stoma-Gene – a pathogen analysis tool for den- antigens for both industry and academia part- tal plaque and gum disease therapy ners. We produce antigens from wild type Bor- relia strains for the development of new gener- WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR ation ELISA tests for the Lyme disease. We also Type of partner sought: provide antigen design and production for vac- All cination and serological diagnostics develop- ment for both human and veterinary medicine. Type of cooperation sought: The diagnostic division provides public service Research and Development testing of tick-borne infectious diseases and Projects Partnership - FP7, FET, other pathogen analysis for dentistry with registered European grants, National and Regional trade-mark Stoma-Gene. Programs Organization type: Topics of cooperation: SME Biotechnology Health: infectious diseases Italian Companies Keywords: microarray, recombinant proteins, antigens, di- Detailed specification and description of agnostics partner sought Clinical institution for the development of Sector: biotech rapid pathogen diagnostics Biotechnology production company for Number of employees: 3 enzyme/antigen/bioactive protein recom- binant production strain development 12 A.P.E. Research CONTACT: Dr. Stefano De Monte, in Area Science Park: Dr. Stefano Prato Basovizza S.S.14 Km163.5, Director 34149 Trieste PHONE: +39 040 3757905 Italy E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org WEB: www.aperesearch.com A.P.E. Research is an high tech company spe- WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR cialised in the production of advanced instru- Type of partner sought: mentation in the field of NanoTechnologies. Research Centre, University We develop and produce: advanced micros- We had contacts with National Centre for Bio- copy and spectroscopy instrumentation, nano- molecolar Research – NCBR – Faculty of Science technology-based instrumentation. Masaryk University (Dr. Radovan Fiala, Dr. Petr Our mission is to produce state of art nanote- Skládal). chnology for everyday and advance application. Technical contact with TESCAN should be inter- esting. Organization type: SME Type of cooperation sought: Technical cooperation Sector: nanotech Research and Development Projects: FP7 NMP, FP7 Marie Curie Number of employees: 15 Topics of cooperation: WHAT WE OFFER Biotechnologies, The primary focus of APE Research include Nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials designing, developing and pro¬ducing state of and new production technologies art technol¬ogy Scanning Probe Microscopes: SNOM, AFM , STM. Detailed specification and description of A. SCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPES (SPM) partner sought SNOM (scanning near field optical micro- Meet potential users ( Research center, Univer- scope) resolutions of up to 10 nanometers. sities, industries) to promote our instruments, AFM (atomic force microscope) resolutions develope collaborations and projects using our of up to 200 picometers, makes it possible instruments following the user to develope to- to obtain images of DNA, cells, small mol- gether specific applicationes. ecules, polymer. Our instruments are used in several fields and STM (scanning tunneling microscope) disciplines: resolutions of up to 10 picometers, able to Material Science provide images of individual atoms. Surface Science This type of instrumentation addresses ad- Biology vanced users, such as Universities and research Chemistry centres in several fields and disciplines includ- Medicine. ing material sci¬ence, surface science, biology, chemistry and medicine. Our company is able to offer complete customization according to the sector in which these are to be used. 15 Il Consorzio per la gestione di The Consortium for the management of AREA Science Park è Ente Nazionale AREA Science Park is a National Research www.cbm.fvg.it di Ricerca che opera sul territorio Body which operates on a local and regionale e nazionale per favorire la national level to foster territorial competitività delle imprese e del and business competitiveness, by territorio, fornendo supporto qualificato supporting the technology transfer and per il trasferimento tecnologico, encouraging entrepreneurial training and internationalisation. occupandosi di formazione imprenditoriale e internazionalizzazione. It manages the first multi-sector Science CBM is a public-private consortium that coordinates the Technology District of and Technology Park in Italy, where the Molecular Biomedicine of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region. CBM's aim is to become Gestisce il primo Parco Scientifico e tenants, now 87, have been operating for Tecnologico multisettoriale italiano, 30 years in the field of scientific research, a leading provider of preclinical services in Central Europe and beyond. Its con 87 realtà insediate, dove si svolgono development and innovation, with a view expertise includes technologies for biomarker discovery, including genomics, da 30 anni attività di ricerca, sviluppo to achieving excellence and improving proteomics, optical imaging and nanomedicine, complemented by a highly qualified e innovazione tese al raggiungimento quality of life. bioinformatics team performing both routine services, as well as custom and di risultati d’eccellenza per migliorare integrated research projects. la qualità della vita. AREA Science Park is the place where highly specialised training, research and Ecco AREA Science Park, un luogo business meet and turn into an essential CBM R&D capacities are supported by a dedicated grant office. Projects currently dove la formazione di alta qualità, la resource for boosting the economic and under management are funded by European, national and regional contributions. ricerca e il fare impresa si incontrano employment growth of Italy. CBM also runs professional training programmes for advanced research and e si convertono in una fondamentale technology transfer, promoting international researchers' mobility and contact risorsa per la crescita economica e between research and industry. occupazionale del Paese. AREA Science Park Una risorsa per il territorio A resource for territorial competitiveness graphic design: Mariangela Paludo CBM CBM Bioinformatics Core Facility Optical Imaging Core Facility Strada Statale 14, km 163.5 CONTACT: Paolo Sonego Strada Statale 14, km 163.5 CONTACT: Chiara Garrovo 34149 Trieste Bioinformatician 34149 Trieste Post Doc Italy PHONE: +39 040 3757721 Italy PHONE: +39 040 3757714 E-MAIL: email@example.com E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org WEB: www.cbm.fvg.it WEB: www.cbm.fvg.it CBM is a leading national research facility and Design of custom microarrays. CBM is a leading national research facility and instrument and procedure training for quali- service company. Analysis of microarray data. service company. fied individuals; From technological platforms for multidiscipli- Analysis of next-generation sequencing data. Optical imaging core facility is working on experimental design & consultation services. nary research to technology transfer services, Analysis of genomic features composition a non invasive technology which allows to vis- Laboratory is equipped for: CBM acts as a bridge between research and in selected loci. ualize molecular events in real-time and over Optical images acquisition and analysis industry in the molecular biomedicine regional Integrated meta-analysis of customer data time in the same animal, providing an optimal (cells, organs, small animals); technology cluster. and publicly available data-sets. tool for studying tumor physiology, metastasis Labelling of vectors (e.g. drugs, antibodies, Optical imaging core facility is working on Development of custom tracks for data pattern, and tumor response to drug treatment. peptides) with fluorescent probes; a non invasive technology which allows to vis- visualization. The instruments present within the laboratory Cell culture; ualize molecular events in real-time and over Publication level presentation of results allow for the visualization of molecular and Short term animal housing. time in the same animal, providing an optimal cellular processes both in vitro and in vivo, in The laboratory has access to a pre-clinical opti- tool for studying tumor physiology, metastasis The bioinformatics instrumentation of CBM is: small model organisms, supporting basic re- cal imaging system – Explore Optix, ART – per- pattern, and tumor response to drug treatment. 80 CPU - Linux HPC Cluster utilizing LSF search as well as pre-clinical applications. forming the acquisition of images showing the The Bioinformatics Core Facility supports the Platform. The laboratory, therefore, is a resource both distribution of fluorescence emitting probes analysis of complex biomedical data deriving MySQL and PostgreSQL database servers. for a detailed understanding of biological and which expose biological processes at the mo- from advanced technologies of genomics and Large SAN storage facility and automated pathological events within the organism, and lecular and cellular level in small animals. proteomics. backup system. for the development of new targeted therapeu- tic approaches at the molecular level. WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR Organization type: WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR Type of partner sought: Public-private SME Type of partner sought: Organization type: Public and private partners as SMEs, research Public and private partners as SMEs, research Public-private SME centres, industries and academic departments. Keywords: centres, industries and academic departments. bioinformatics, genomics, proteomics, data Keywords: Type of cooperation sought: analysis Type of cooperation sought: optical imaging, preclinical studies, NIR spectral Technical cooperation: cooperation and sup- Technical cooperation: cooperation in the band, in vivo biodistribution port in the field of fluorescence microscopy Sector: biomedicine and biotechnology field of bioinformatics and cutting edge and immunohistochemistry genomic technologies (next generation Sector: biomedicine and biotechnology Projects Partnership: European Projects Number of employees: sequencing, microarrays etc) 50 (including 30 researchers) Projects Partnership: European Projects Number of employees: Topics of cooperation: 50 (including 30 researchers) Health WHAT WE OFFER Topics of cooperation: Other: NIR optical imaging cell tracking and The Bioinformatics Core Facility is particularly health WHAT WE OFFER bioluminescence focused on the provision of customized solu- Available Imaging Services: tions tackling the integration and analysis of Detailed specification and description of labelling of antibodies, proteins and chemi- Detailed specification and description of complex datasets, as well as the analysis of data partner sought cal products; partner sought derived from other CBM services (e.g. expres- The Bioinformatics Core Facility is looking imaging of receptor-targeted fluorophore Optical Imaging Lab is looking for partners to sion profiling data). for partners to share expertises for european agents, blood pool imaging agents, smart share expertises for european projects applica- The service offer includes but is not limited to: projects and to promote its services to private probes; tions and to promote its services to private and Support and consultancy for experimental and public institutions that need to analyse animal model preparation; public institutions that need to perform in vivo design. complex data, mainly from genomics sources. data reduction, statistical analysis and post- preclinical studies to analize probes‘ biodistribu- acquisition image processing; tion in mice. 18 19 ESTECO Padriciano 99 CONTACT: Danilo Di Stefano 34149 Trieste Researcher Italy PHONE: +39 040 3755548 E-MAIL: email@example.com WEB: www.esteco.com ESTECO was created in 1999 as a university Advanced methodologies for Design of Experi- spin-off based on a European Union project ments and Multivariate Analysis are available aimed at translating a Design Optimization into an integrated environment with state of the (FRONTIER) tool into a commercial product. art charts and statistical reports. Within two years it went from a research-stage product into a world-class, industrial-strength, WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR multiobjective optimization platform, named Type of partner sought: modeFRONTIER. The initial competence in op- Industry timization techniques, numerical analysis and SME information technology was enlarged and now Research centres ESTECO competences cover all technological Universities components needed for integrating design and simulation tools into a single IT environment. Type of cooperation sought: Commercial and / or technical partnership Organization type: with foreign Companies SME License Agreement Joint further development Keywords: Cooperation in joint projects under 7th FP or Design Process Optimization, Design of Experi- other transnational projects. ments, Multivariate Analysis Topics of cooperation: Czech Academic Sector: multidisciplinary Test-case applications of Design of Experi- ments and Multiobjective optimization in Number of employees: 30 biotech, biomedical, biomechanical, nan- Research Teams otech and related fields. WHAT WE OFFER modeFRONTIER Software that offers support trough all stages of the design process, making the most advanced optimisation technology available through a user-friendly interface. Advanced methodolo- gies for Design of Experiments and Multivariate Analysis are available into an integrated environ- ment with state of the art charts and statistical reports. Support in making efficient use of simula- tion tools in the design process of new prod- ucts. Support tool for designers and researchers in the acquisition of new skills in the field of optimisa- tion techniques applied to the design process. 20 Centre for Biomedical Image Analysis Faculty of Informatics Masaryk University Botanická 68A CONTACT: Assoc. Prof. Michal Kozubek 602 00 Brno Head of the CBIA Czech Republic PHONE: +420 549 49 4023 E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org WEB: cbia.fi.muni.cz Centre for Biomedical Image Analysis is in- WHAT WE OFFER terested in automation of image acquisition We offer know-how in the fields of digital image and image analysis in light microscopy. The analysis as well as digital image acquisition, es- research is mostly focused on processing of pecially when applied to light microscopy and to tissues, cells, cell nuclei, chromosomes, and processing images of cells and their components genes in order to contribute to understanding (stained genes, chromosomes, proteins, etc.). of genetic material organization in human cell We have experience in handling the cell material nuclei. Instruments developed for this purpose and its staining and preparation for light micro- in the Centre are unique in the world. scopy. We can optimize and automate the light microscopy system for a particular application. Organization type: We concentrate on confocal spatial (3D) imag- University ing including live cell imaging over time. Thanks to the imaging software developed by our group Keywords: we have built several unique automated light mi- biomedical image analysis, digital image acqui- croscopy systems and are able to help with the sition, light microscopy, image cytometry construction of other such systems. Sector: applied computer science WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR Type of partner sought: Number of employees: 20 SME, research centre, university, academic dept. Type of cooperation sought: Research and Development Projects Partnership: EU FP7 and other European grants Topics of cooperation: Health: Cell imaging in cancer studies Other: Image acquisition and image analy- sis, especially in light microscopy Detailed specification and description of partner sought We are looking for partners interested in the cooperation in the above-mentioned areas, es- pecially in the development of automatic cell imaging systems for the observation of various cellular processes including live cell imaging. We are also looking for partners attending to the analysis of biomedical image data also from other modalities such as CT, MRI or ultrasound. 23 Department of Biochemistry Dept. of Ceramics and Polymers Faculty of Science Faculty of Mechanical Engeneering Masaryk University Brno University of Technology Kotlářská 2 CONTACT: Petr Skládal Purkyňova 118 CONTACT: Prof. Jaroslav Cihlář 611 37 Brno Associate Professor 612 00 Brno Head of Department Czech Republic PHONE: +420 549 49 7010 Czech Republic PHONE: +420 541 14 3383 E-MAIL: email@example.com E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org WEB: biosensor.chemi.muni.cz WEB: ime.fme.vutbr.cz/okap1en.html Laboratory of Biosensors and Nanobiotechnol- tion and immobilization procedures. The Department of Ceramics and Polymers WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR ogies is focused on development of: immuno- focuses on fundamental and applied research Type of partner sought: sensors for pesticides, mycotoxins, PCBs and WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR in the area of advanced ceramics for medical, Any pathogens (screen-printed electrodes), enzyme Type of partner sought: electrochemical, metallurgical and engineering sensors with cholinesterases for organophos- SME/industrial and academic partners seeking applications. It also provides teaching in the Type of cooperation sought: phates and bioelectronic tongue for charac- collaboration, services and join research propos- field of materials engineering and chemistry. Technical cooperation terization of wine. Nanobiotechnology for al preparation in biosensor / nanobiotechnology Research of the Department covers the follow- Research and Development identification of DNA-benzo[a]pyrene aducts. fields. ing areas: Projects Partnership EU projects included: INTELLISENS, CELLSENS, physical and materials chemistry of ceramic BIODET, BIOMIMIC; NATO: Nanomechanics Type of cooperation sought: materials and composites, Topics of cooperation: for bioagents. Technical cooperation technologies of advanced ceramic materials Nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials Research and Development (injection moulding, pressing – CIP, HIP, and new production technologies Organization type: Projects Partnership – FP7 – Nanobiotech- extruding, electrophoretic deposition, dip- Advanced bioceramic materials and com- Academic (Research Laboratory) nology, partially Health and Food; National coating, spraying, sol-gel methods), posites and Regional Programs – MPO/TIP physical and chemical interactions between Electroceramic materials for solid oxide fuel Keywords: metals and ceramics, cells and electrolytes, ceramic membranes, biosensor; nanobiotechnology; affinity interac- Topics of cooperation: physical, chemical and biological properties sensors,.... tions; scanning probe microscopy; piezoelectric Food quality control using biosensors of advanced ceramic materials, sensors Detection of biomarkers, portable bioana- bioceramics and bioceramic composites, lytical systems nanoceramics, Sector: biotech Nanobiotechnology, nanomechanical electroceramics. transducers, nanolithography for biological Number of employees: 13 objects, nanomanipulations, nanobioelec- Organization type: tronics university WHAT WE OFFER Bioanalytical systems for military use (detec- Development of biosensors and bioanalyti- tion of bioaerosols) Sector: materials cal systems composed of enzymes, antibodies and cells combined with electrochemical, pi- Detailed specification and description of ezoelectric, fluorescence and surface plasmon partner sought resonance based transducers. Experience in de- Thanks to our broad range of activities focused sign and testing of biosensor-based detection on both basic and applied reasearch as well as of chemical and bioagents. Characterization of existing experience in the development of sev- biointeractions in real time using QCM (5 sys- eral biosensor-based prototype systems, we are tems) and Biacore (2000 and 3000). Surface able to collaborate with both industrial and aca- characterization - atomic force (AFM), scanning demic partners on different types of activities. tunneling (STM) and optical near field (SNOM) Perhaps the most interesting is collaboration in microscopies using Ntegra Vita / Solaris sys- applied research / design and prototype devel- tems. Design and Development of software for opment involving biosensor-based technologies, biosensor control (Delphi, Labview). Preparation though including much broader range of activi- of bioconjugtes, labeling and immobilization of ties – screening and advanced kinetic charac- biomolecules. Courses on biosensors, nanobio- terization of novel recombinant biomolecules, technology, applied enzymology, bioconjuga- antibodies, bioconjugates, biomimetic ligands. 24 25 Dept. of Functional Genomics and Proteomics Dept. of Functional Genomics and Proteomics Faculty of Science Faculty of Science Masaryk University Masaryk University CONTACT: Jan Hejátko, Ph.D. Kamenice 5 CONTACT: Prof. Jiří Fajkus, Ph.D. Kamenice 5 Head of the Laboratory of 625 00 Brno Head of the Department 625 00 Brno Molecular Plant Physiology Czech Republic PHONE: +420 549 49 4003 Czech Republic PHONE: +420 549 49 4165 E-MAIL: email@example.com E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org WEB: www.sci.muni.cz/fgp/ WEB: www.sci.muni.cz/fgp/ ANALYSIS OF BIOLOGICALLY WHAT WE OFFER LABORATORY OF MOLECULAR PLANT WHAT WE OFFER IMPORTANT MOLECULAR COMPLEXES Comparative plant karyotype analysis, com- PHYSIOLOGY genotyping and map-based cloning Department of Functional Genomics and Pro- parative chromosome painting, phylogenomics We are interested in the identification of mo- analysis of gene expression (both qualitative teomics is a research-educational department (Assoc. Prof. Martin Lysák) lecular mechanisms driving hormonal regula- and quantitative) of the Faculty of Science and the newly estab- Analysis of telomeres, telomere-associated pro- tion of plant development. At the moment plant mutagenesis lished research centre CEITEC of the Masaryk teins and telomerase activity in mammalians we are screening potential interest of biotech protein expression and purification University. and plants. and/or investment partners participation in our protein crystallization All units of the Department participate in re- for molecular diagnostics of cancer, develop- projects aimed towards crops yield improve- plant proteome analysis search projects, as well as in undergraduate ment of cancer treatment based on telomer- ment using molecular breeding and the use of plant tissue cultures and graduate education. Moreover, the Core ase inhibition, etc. plant systems in biopharmaceuticals (particu- plant transgenosis Laboratory provides services in special genom- to analyse novel compounds prospective as larly antibodies and alkaloids) production. analysis of protein-protein interactions both ic and proteomic techniques both inside the telomerase inhibitors. in vitro and in vivo University, and to regional and international Organization type: partner institutions and customers. WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR University WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR This profile is further focused on ABIMC labo- Type of partner sought: Type of partner sought: ratory. The name of the laboratory reflects the SME or industrial partner interested in develop- Keywords: hormonal regulation of plant devel- Research centre, industry, SME. fact that processes connected with transfer and ment of drugs which interfere with telomere opment, regulation of crop fitness and yield, expression of genetic information are governed maintenance molecular breeding, genetics, genomics and Type of cooperation sought: and accomplished by means of specific interac- SME or industrial partner interested in develop- proteomics of model plants and crops, antibod- Technical cooperation tions of nucleic acids, proteins and other bio- ment of drugs which affect epigenetic levels of ies production in plants, biopharmaceuticals Research and Development molecules. The scope of our research includes regulation of gene activity plant production Licence Agreement structure and function of eukaryotic chromo- SME or industrial partner interested in testing Projects Partnership (both national and somes and of their indispensable functional equipment for specific research applications (mi- Sector: plant biotech international programs, where the participa- domains, telomeres. We are also interested in croscopy and other optical methods, biophysi- tion of the private investment is necessary). plant genome and chromosome evolution, tel- cal methods for analysis of DNA-protein and Number of employees: omere and telomerase evolution and dynamics protein-protein interactions etc.) 11 research staff members + 11 Ph.D. students Topics of cooperation: of chromatin structure. We also provide teach- Use of plant systems in biopharmaceuticals, ing courses thematically connected with the Type of cooperation sought: food and biofuel production. scope of our research, and supervise diploma Technical cooperation and PhD students. Research and Development Licence Agreement Organization type: Projects Partnership University Topics of cooperation: Keywords: telomere biology; genome and chro- development of plant systems for their use mosome structure and evolution; epigenetics in biotechnology applications... use of knowledge from telomere biology Sector: research and education and/or epigenetics in molecular diagnostics and treatment of serious diseases Number of employees: 14 26 27 Dept. of Functional Genomics and Proteomics Dept. of Microelectronics Faculty of Science Fac. of Electrical Engineering and Communication Masaryk University Brno University of Technology CONTACT: Prof. Radimír Vrba Kamenice 5 CONTACT: Zbyněk Zdráhal Údolní 53 Vice-dean 625 00 Brno Head of the Core Facility 602 00 Brno PHONE: +420 541 14 6161 Czech Republic PHONE: +420 549 49 1466 Czech Republic E-MAIL: email@example.com E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org WEB: www.umel.feec.vutbr.cz, WEB: www.sci.muni.cz/fgp/ www.uamt.feec.vutbr.cz PROTEOMIC CORE FACILITY WHAT WE OFFER DEPARTMENT OF MICROELECTRONICS comprises chemical wet sensors and gas sensors Mass spectrometry – based proteomics. Provided services – MS-based proteomics: We offer design, development and testing of development and their integration and micro- CF activities cover all steps of proteomic analy- protein isolation custom integrated circuits (ASIC), modelling, and submicrosystems. It includes research and sis – protein isolation, separation of protein separation of protein mixtures analysis and design of digital and analog ICs, development of microflow systems with sensi- mixtures, protein characterization by mass intact protein analysis digital synthesis on chip, CPLD and FPGA de- tive transducers and lab-on-chip. Experience in spectrometry and bioinformatic data process- peptide/protein profiling (e.g. microorgan- sign. Filters and circuits in current mode. molecular biology, bioelectrochemistry, voltam- ing. ism characterization) Electronics and electronic smart systems. Mi- metric analysis of nucleic acids and proteins, the protein identification crocontrollers and programming. Optoelec- study of the electrochemical behaviour of nucle- Organization type: characterization of protein modifications tronics. ic acids and proteins on the surface of mercury University protein quantification We are strong in sensors and sensor signal or carbon electrodes. data processing – image analysis of 2D gels, processing, development of various devices for Keywords: proteomics, mass spectrometry interpretation of mass spectrometric data sensoric applications, algorithms for smart mi- WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR teaching courses, hands-on courses crosensor networks in embedded applications. Type of partner sought: Sector: biomedical and biotech research consulting services Electronic detectors for sensors, monitoring Industrial partners, research centres, university systems, intelligent sensors, instrumentation departments Number of employees: 8 WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR for electrochemical analysis, TFT based sen- Type of partner sought: sors. Type of cooperation sought: research centre, university, academic dept., in- Nanotechnologies. Technical cooperation dustry, SME Research and Development DEPARTMENT OF CONTROL Projects Partnership, e.g. FP7, ENIAC, AR- Type of cooperation sought: AND INSTRUMENTATION TEMIS, other European grants, National and Research and Development Research groups: Control, Measurement, Regional Programs Projects Partnership Robotic and Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Industrial Automation Topics of cooperation: Topics of cooperation: Microelectronics, nanoelectronics, nanote- Microorganism identification, proteomic Organization type: chnologies, embedded systems, sensors analysis University and sensor networks, new control technolo- Biomedical applications gies, electronics, wireless communication Molecular biology Sector: ICT, microelectronics, control technolo- technologies. gies, sensors, biosensors Detailed specification and description of Number of employees: 50 partner sought We are looking for industrial partners trying to WHAT WE OFFER improve their production by R&D of advanced Expertise in research and development of new nano and micro technologies, nano and micro- sensors and transducers and networks of sen- electronics, sensors and sensor networks, wire- sors, mostly in wireless connection. Experience less networks, embedded systems for industrial in area of sensors and submicron electronic sys- automation. We seek partners with technology tems design. Development of nanostructured orientations that will help us in developing of electrodes for chemical, biochemical and medi- new devices based on nanotechnologies. cal sensing, MEMS and NEMS. The expertise 28 29 Department of Physical Electronics Institute of Biostatistics and Analyses Faculty of Science Faculty of Science Masaryk University Masaryk University Kotlářská 2 CONTACT: Lenka Zajíčková Kamenice 126/3 CONTACT: prof. RNDr. Jiří Hřebíček, CSc. 611 37 Brno Assoc. Prof. 625 00 Brno Director for Science Czech Republic PHONE: +420 549 49 8217 Czech Republic PHONE: +420 549 49 3186 E-MAIL: email@example.com E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org WEB: www.physics.muni.cz/kfe/ WEB: www.iba.muni.cz The university department equipped for the WHAT WE OFFER University research institute with 40 Ph.D. stu- WHAT WE OFFER research in plasma science (optical emission We offer PECVD and PVD technologies for dents in the area of synthesis and preparation contract research, testing including thermo-me- spectroscopy, Langmuir probes, mass spec- preparation of thin films and nanostructured of composite materials for dentistry and ortho- chanical, analytical and cytotoxicology, animal trometry), plasma processing (PECVD, PVD) materials. It includes carbon nanotubes, iron pedics, modification of proteins and polysach- testing and material characterization (ellipsometry, based nanoparticles, hard coatings such as na- arides for various scaffolds for cell essays and optics of disordered solids, FTIR, micro- and nocrystalline diamond and diamond-like carbon, tissue engineering, biomechanics of dental im- WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR nanoindentation, surface free energy evalua- organosilicon plasma polymers etc. We have plants, out-of-cell hard tissue generation. Type of partner sought: tion, thermal desorption analysis). good expertise in some material characteriza- no preference tion methods such as optics of thin films and Organization type: Organization type: disordered materials (UV/VIS/NIR ellipsometry University Type of cooperation sought: University and spectrophotometry, FTIR), indentation tests no preference of mechanical properties (depth sensing micro- Keywords: tissue engineering, scaffolds, biome- Keywords: plasma, discharge, diamond like and nanoindentation) and surface free energy chanics, dental materials Topics of cooperation: carbon, carbon nanotubes, PECVD, PVD evaluation. nanocomposites for tissue engineering Sector: biomedical materials micro- an fiber composites for dentistry and Sector: plasma processing, material engineering WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR orthopedics, adhesion between synthetic Type of partner sought: Number of employees: 50 and living tissues Number of employees: 9 industrial partners, research centres, university departments Type of cooperation sought: collaborative research and development of tech- nologies, project partnership (FP7, Eurocores, bilateral projects e.g. Czech/Germany, Techno- logical Agency of Czech Republic) Topics of cooperation: nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials and new production technologies, biotechnologies Detailed specification and description of partner sought We are looking for partners from industry that wants to improve their production by R&D of advanced materials and nanotechnologies. We seek partners with engineering orientations that will help us in developing of devices based on thin film and nanotechnologies. We also seek research groups with complementary expertise, e.g. chemistry, biophysics, biochemistry. 30 31 Institute of Materials Chemistry Institute of Physical Engineering Faculty of Chemistry Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Brno University of Technology Brno University of Technology Purkyňova 118 CONTACT: prof. RNDr. Josef Jančář, CSc. Technická 2 CONTACT: Prof. Tomáš Šikola 612 00 Brno Director 616 96 Brno Head of Department Czech Republic PHONE: +420 541 14 9311 Czech Republic PHONE: +420 541 14 2707 E-MAIL: email@example.com E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org WEB: www.fch.vutbr.cz WEB: physics.fme.vutbr.cz/ufi.php?Id=1 The university department equipped for the WHAT WE OFFER Department of Solid State Physics and Surfaces Development and application of UHV research in plasma science (optical emission We offer PECVD and PVD technologies for Study of the formation of early phases of equipment for ion assisted molecular beam spectroscopy, Langmuir probes, mass spec- preparation of thin films and nanostructured thin films deposition (Ga, GaN) trometry), plasma processing (PECVD, PVD) materials. It includes carbon nanotubes, iron Thin layers of metals and their oxides Study of interaction of microparticles and material characterization (ellipsometry, op- based nanoparticles, hard coatings such as na- Magnetic (ultra)thin films/multilayers and (atoms, molecules and ions) with surfaces tics of disordered solids, FTIR, micro- and na- nocrystalline diamond and diamond-like carbon, 1D-0D nanostructures Application of SPM (STM/AFM) and noindentation, surface free energy evaluation, organosilicon plasma polymers etc. We have Superstructures and ultra thin films of Ga focused ion beam (FIB) for fabrication of thermal desorption analysis). good expertise in some material characteriza- and wide-band gap semiconductors nanostructures tion methods such as optics of thin films and Fabrication of nanostructures by nanolito- Study of magneto-electric transport and Organization type: disordered materials (UV/VIS/NIR ellipsometry graphy and their application in a study of photonic properties of nanostructures Academic and spectrophotometry, FTIR), indentation tests transport properties and plasmonics Plasmonics (resonant antennas) of mechanical properties (depth sensing micro- Development of analytical techniques and Development and application of in situ Keywords: plasma, discharge, diamond like and nanoindentation) and surface free energy methods for characterization of surfaces, analytical and microscopic methods working carbon, carbon nanotubes, PECVD, PVD evaluation. thin films and nanostructures (UHV STM/ under UHV conditions – SPM (STM/AFM), AFM, TOF-LEIS, XPS, SIMS, spectral ellip- SIMS, TOF LEIS, XPS, LEED, TDS) Sector: plasma processing, material engineering WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR sometry and reflectometry, LEED/AES) Study of interaction of SPM local probes Type of partner sought: with surfaces, Number of employees: 9 industrial partners, research centres, university WHAT WE OFFER UHV technique departments Preparation of (ultra)thin films, and nanostruc- tures by ion and molecular-beam technologies, WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR Type of cooperation sought: ion-beam etching of micro-and nanostructures, We are searching for the partners from the com- collaborative research and development of tech- and fabrication of nanostructures by nanolitho- mercial and academic sector for project coop- nologies, project partnership (FP7, Eurocores, graphic methods using scanning probe micro- eration in the entire field of our research. bilateral projects e.g. Czech/Germany, Techno- scopes (local anodic oxidation), focused ion logical Agency of Czech Republic) beam (FIB) and selective growth. Application of nanostructures in a study of Topics of cooperation: transport properties and plasmonics (nano- and nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials and micro antennas). Magnetic (ultra)thin films/mul- new production technologies, biotechnologies tilayers and 1D-0D nanostructures for spintron- ics; superstructures, ultra thin films and nanos- Detailed specification and description of tructures of Ga and GaN; early phases of thin partner sought films; thin layers of metals and their oxides. We are looking for partners from industry that Modification of surfaces and etching of wants to improve their production by R&D of microstructures/nanostructures by ion advanced materials and nanotechnologies. We beams seek partners with engineering orientations that Development and application of ion beam will help us in developing of devices based on assisted deposition technique (IBAD) for thin film and nanotechnologies. We also seek preparation of metal, oxide and nitride thin research groups with complementary expertise, films and multilayers e.g. chemistry, biophysics, biochemistry. 32 33 National Centre for Biomolecular Research Faculty of Science Masaryk University Kamenice 5 CONTACT: prof. RNDr. Jaroslav Koča, DrSc. 625 00 Brno Director Czech Republic PHONE: +420 549 49 5252 E-MAIL: email@example.com WEB: http://ncbr.chemi.muni.cz National Centre for Biomolecular Research Development of new experimental (NCBR) is an independent institute of the Fac- techniques of multidimensional NMR ulty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno. The spectroscopy main activities of the Centre involve research Glycobiochemistry in computational and theoretical methods, mo- Structure-functional studies of glycosyl- lecular modeling, NMR spectroscopy, glycobio- transferases and lectins chemistry, research of RNA and DNA interac- Nanobiotechnology tions and nanobiotechnology research. Development of a novel sensing tech- nique based on nanomechanics for rapid Organization type: detection of bioagents Research institute Nanotechnological and bioanalytical detection of the DNA damage Keywords: computational chemistry, molecular RNA/Protein interactions modeling, biomolecules, NMR spectroscopy, RNA processing and degradation Glycobiochemistry, RNA/Protein interactions, DNA reparation RNA processing and degradation, DNA repara- tion, Nanobiotechnology WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR Type of partner sought: Sector: biochemistry, biomolecular chemistry Industry, Research centre, University Number of employees: 60 Type of cooperation sought: Italian Academic Technical cooperation WHAT WE OFFER Research and Development Computational chemistry and molecular Projects Partnership FP7, European grants Research Teams modeling Software development (tools for visuali- Topics of cooperation: zations, calculation of molecular proper- Structural biology, glycobiochemistry, lec- ties , simulations) tines, RNA/DNA interactions Research of structure and dynamics of Virtual screening, drug design, data mining, nucleic acids, proteins and their compo- workflow systems nent Biosensors Applications of quantum chemistry Software development calculations Computational studies on nucleic acids Detailed specification and description of part- Structure, dynamics and function of ner sought catalytic RNA Industrial partners or research centers, for which Molecular interactions in nucleic acids is our expertise beneficial. NMR spectroscopy Stuctural and conformational study of nucleic acids and proteins 34 Dept. of Mathematics and Informatics University of Trieste p.le Europa 1 CONTACT: prof. Andrea Sgarro 34100 Trieste Professor Italy PHONE: +39 040 558 2635 E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com WEB: www.dmi.units.it Our Dept DMI has a large scope, cf. www.dmi. WHAT WE OFFER units.it as is standard for Depts of Italian uni- BCI Summer School, Biology Computation Infor- versities. More specifically, the research group mation, Dobbiaco-Toblach September 2010, cf. of interest comprises 5 persons, two full profes- the address http://www.dmi.units.it/bci2010/ sors (Sgarro, Omodeo), one associate profes- sor (Fabris) and two younger researchers (Bor- tolussi, Casagrande), working in bioinformatics and systems biology. We have tight links with CBM, Trieste (we are part of a FIRB research project at CBM financed by the Italian Govern- ment) and with the University of Udine (re- search group headed by prof. Alberto Policriti). Also this year we are co-organising a summer school on bioinformatics and systems biology, BCI 2010 (Biology, computation, information) to be held in Dobbiaco-Toblach in september 2010. Cf. www.dmi.units.it for more details. Organization type: Academic Department Keywords: mathematics, informatics, computer science Sector: bioinformatics, systems biology Number of employees: 40 (5 in our group) 37 Institute of Applied Genomics Via J. Linussio 52 CONTACT: Simone Scalabrin 33100 Udine Bioinformatics co-team leader Italy PHONE: +39 0432 629741 E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org WEB: www.appliedgenomics.org Research center working on the field of plant BIOINFORMATICS genetics with particular care to sequencing, On Illumina GAIIx Genomic DNA resequencing re-sequencing, assembly and annotation of ge- Sequence alignment (reference assembly) nomes. Three main groups: wet-lab biologists, with Eland and CLC or with an internally de- bioinformaticians and breeders. veloped software, FAST. • Visualization on The plant we are mainly interested in is grape- Gbrowse of coverage profiles for sequences vine but we are involved in lots of sequencing aligned on a reference genome. projects (among others peach, citrus, wheat, Visualization on Gbrowse of mappability barley, poplar). Very active in the field of bio- profiles (degree of repetitiveness for in each informatics, both developing new tools and point of the genomic sequence). This data is organizing data workflow. IGA is connected useful for genome annotation, e.g. Repeats to a private company, IGA Technology Service, identification and Copy-Number Variations which provides service both on plants and on (CNVs). • Transcriptome analysis (on ge- Architecture and general designer A PLUS a.s.; Photo for A PLUS a.s. by Zdeněk Náplava human. nomes with a reference assembly available). Sequence alignment (reference assembly), Organization type: so called mRNA-seq. MASARYK UNIVERSITY Research Center WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR U) RANKS AMONG THE EDUCATIONAL AND RESEARCH Keywords: bioinformatics, sequencing, illumina Type of partner sought: TITUTIONS IN EUROPE WHICH ARE DEVELOPING MOST research centres, university, private companies PIDLY. IT IS GRADUALLY BECOMING A CENTRE OF EURO- Sector: biotech AN RESEARCH, ESPECIALLY IN THE INTER-BRANCH FIELDS Type of cooperation sought: LIFE SCIENCE, INFORMATICS AND SOCIAL SCIENCE. Number of employees: 30 THE STAGE OF PREPARATIONS ARE CENTRES OF EXCEL- Technical cooperation T SCIENCE SUCH AS THE AMBITIOUS PROJECT OF THE Research and Development WHAT WE OFFER NTRAL EUROPEAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (CEITEC, Projects Partnership BASIC SERVICES WW.CEITEC.EU) WHICH IS FOCUSED ON BASIC RESEARCH, Random-shear library construction from D IMPORTANT REGIONAL CENTRES OF APPLIED RESEARCH Detailed specification and description of part- genomic DNA CLUDING CETOCOEN AND CERIT). ner sought Cloning of PCR products We are already collaborating with the Institute Sub-cloning of large insert clones (e.g. BAC) of Experimental Botany in Olomouc, reference oost to the dynamic development of MU was given by unique project of a university campus built on an area of prof. Jaroslav Dolezel. We are seeking for similar hectares in SEQUENCING SERVICES approximately Brno-Bohunice at the cost of scientific collaborations and new customers for 200 millionServices based on ABI3730 sequencer between 2005 and 2009. It is comprised of Sanger our activity of external service. dozen pavilions for Life Science and includes an incuba- sequencing on: of biomedical technologies for newly established ﬁrms. plasmid libraries cDNA libraries PCR for co-operation with partners is the MU place of contactproducts hnology Transfer Ofﬁce, which protects the MU intellec- BAC ends (BES) l property and secures the transfer of technologies and owledge. More information is available at www.muni.cz, w.ctt.muni.cz (direct contact: Jan Slovák, Director of the Technology Transfer Ofﬁce, email@example.com). www.muni.cz 38 www.synbiosis.org/brokerage SynBIOsis is a project of the 7th Framework Programme, which is implemented in the South Moravian Region, Czech Republic and Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, Italy.
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