The first meeting of project parners took place in Vienna on 14th November 2016.
The catalogue of services that will be jointly offered to corporations and academic institutions will be compiled by CEITEC Masaryk University, VBCF Research Institute of Vienna and three other partners. CEITEC MU has obtained financing for the pilot project that will enable more efficient use of the technological equipment, knowledge and experience in the field of life and material sciences from Interreg AT-CZ, the programme supporting cross-border collaboration.
More Information is HERE.
Dear Colleagues, It is our pleasure to invite you to AC Workshop 2018.
This Workshop gives us an opportunity to learn from each other’s experiences, share knowledge and start or revive collaborations.
We are looking forward to seeing you in Olomouc!
Contact & registration:
Marta Duchonova (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Institute of Molecular and Translational Medicine (IMTM)
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Hněvotínská 1333/5 779 00 Olomouc Czech Republic GPS: 49° 35‘ 10.1869512“ N, 17° 14‘ 6.292305“ E
The 1st Austrian Workshop on Ultrashort Echo Time (UTE) Imaging took place on March 2nd, 2017 at the Vienna Biocenter, IMP Lecture Hall. Please save the date!
The workshop initiative aims to unite the Austrian and Czech imaging community and focus on problems and solutions associated with high field imaging and ultra short echo time imaging.
The 1st Plant Sciences Core Facility Meeting took place on April 11th 2017 at the CEITEC. It was the first opportunity to introduce this newly established CEITEC Core Facility to the potential users. Close cooperation in the field of the plant grow and phenotyping between CEITEC and VBCF has been officially started by this event.
We invite you to CEITEC Nano Open day for new academic users. Within the open day we will explain how to get an access to the infrastructure, demonstrate its equipment and explain available services for nonlocal users.
Hands-on workshop in RNA Seq took place on May 10 – 11th 2017 at the CEITEC Genomics Core Facility. Atendees of this workshop had the opportunity to hear about Sample Quality Control , mRNA Library Preparation and Quality Control and also about Sequencing data Quality Control.
Poster in PDF is HERE.
One of the first outcomes of joint collaboration Preclinical Phenotyping Core Facility – pcPHENO from Vienna Biocenter Core Facilities (VBCF, Austria) and Animal Center – AC (from FNUSA-ICRC, Czech Republic) under the RIAT-CZ project (called “Creating synergies between research infrastructures to stimulate innovation in the cross-border region”) took place on May 23th 2017 in FNUSA-ICRC, Brno.
Lectures and practical course organized by the VBCF Core facility Protein Technologies for the participants from the cross/border region
For the workshop, PHENOSPEX visited the VBCF with their new PlantEye F500 device and performed multispectral 3D scans of the participants’ samples.
The plants were grown at the VBCF PlantS Facility and scanned one day before the workshop. (seeds were provided by the participants in advance). Hands-on data analysis as well as was a follow-up discussion of derived results was performed during the workshop and on the second day at individual meetings.
“PlantEye F500 is a 3D laser scanner combined with multispectral information. It generates 3D point clouds of plants in high resolution and combines it on the fly with a 4-channel multispectral camera in the range of 400-900nm. This unique sensor fusion concept delivers spectral information for each data point and automatically computes a diverse set of validated morphological plant parameters.”
Two external experts Ana Drozdowskyj (Director of Biostatistics at Pivotal, a software producer located in the USA) and Witold Bauer (Bioinformatician at the University in Bialystok, Poland) were invited to give talks on the ways and possibilities of exploitation of data in clinical research.
On the 24th November 2017, a workshop took place at IST Austria in Klosterneuburg, aiming to exchange best practices and foster collaboration between scientific facilities of IST Austria and CEITEC.
Up to February 2018 we have organized 11 bioinformatics courses focusing on the practical use of bioinformatics in life sciences research leading to fast and efficient evaluation of research data. New methods and approaches were taught to an audience from academic institutions from the cross-border region, as well as interested industrial customers. All courses were given by Dr. András Aszódi, VBCF.
|22.–23. 02. 2017||R Programmimng Course||VBCF|
|15.–16. 03. 2017||R Statistics Course||VBCF|
|11.–12. 05. 2017||R Linear Methods Course||VBCF|
|17. 08. 2017||Bioinformatics Data Analysis||VBCF|
|14.–15. 09. 2017||R Programmimng Course||VBCF|
|21.–22. 09. 2017||R Statistics Course||VBCF|
|19.–20. 10. 2017||R Statistics Course||CEITEC MU|
|02.–03. 11. 2017||R ANOVA + Linreg Course||CEITEC MU|
|22. 11. 2017||Best Practices in Bioinformatics Data Analysis||VBCF|
|07.–08. 02. 2018||R Programmimng Course||VBCF|
In September 20th, the 2nd meeting of the project Steering Committee was held at CEITEC-MU. Project managers of all partners as well as representatives of scientists discussed important topics related mostly to the project administration, such as the current state of project activities, financial reporting, plan of further activities, project budget etc.
In October 09–10th 2017, the collaborating protein facilities (Protein Technologies at VBCF and Biomolecular Interactions and Crystallization at CEITEC-MU) organized joint retreat in Pavlov, CZ, in order to share experiences and knowledge not only between them but also with their frequent users.
A three-days course focused on human brain mapping including lectures and practical training in several neuroimaging techniques was organized, primarily for master- and PhD students.
The VBCF facility Advanced Microscopy possess several unique microscopes and is familiar with novel optical imaging techniques. The facility also has an R&D lab that develops novel and custom tailored optical microscopy solutions for specific life science and biomedical research needs. The workshop “Stayin’ alive” provided an insight into the imaging techniques of living samples. Theoretical background and demonstrations of four cutting-edge microscopes for small groups of attendants were organized within the workshop.
From Robert Hooke’s fateful first experiments on cork cells over 350 years ago, optical microscopy of plants is almost an eternity from where it all began.
Celebrating the milestones reached ever since, the “Modern Plant Microscopy” meeting gave center stage to six leading researchers in the field of optical microscopy and spectroscopy to present their latest findings and how they have helped us gain a deeper insight into the complex processes underlying the biology of plants.