The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (DCB) is part of the Faculty of AgriSciences of Mendel University in Brno with 100 employees carrying out a wide varity of research on a laboratory area of over 750 m2. The department is also part of the Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC), which has the main goal in creating a high-tech centre of research with an excellent instrumentation background.
Research and development of advanced materials and approaches in biological chemistry is the main goal of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. There are nine laboratories dedicated to key areas such as bioanalytical chemistry, experimental microbial and animal biochemistry and biology. Last but not least the field of plant biotechnology and their utilization in agriculture, environment, functional food and plant protection is treated. The instrumental equipment available at DCB enables the researchers to participate in a large number of grant projects at all levels – internal, national and international. Recent and current ongoing projects awarded by European Commission include:
- 2018-2022: ERC-2017-STG, “ToMeTuM”
- 2017-2020: H2020-GALILEO-GSA-2017, “GreenPatrol“
- 2017-2018: H2020-WIDESPREAD-04-2017-TeamingPhase1, Back4Future
- 2015-2017: H2020-JTI-IMI2-2014-02-single, “FILODIAG“
- 2009-2013: MAS, Nanoelectronics for mobile AAL-Systems, 7 FP ENIAC