Centre Algatech

Institute of Michrobiology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

ALGATECH – The Centre of Algal Biotechnology evolved from the Laboratory of Algal Research, founded in 1960 in Třeboň. Throughout its history, the Třeboň’s site of the Institute of Microbiology of the CAS has focused on microscopic algae and their use in food and feed industries and in human and veterinary medicine. At present, the ALGATECH Centre is an internationally recognised centre for basic and applied research of microalgae, cyanobacteria and photosynthetic bacteria, including the development of algal biotechnology. It is the largest centre of microalgae research in the Czech Republic.The ALGATECH Centre is housed in the historic building of Opatovický Mill from the 18th century, which has been recently renovated. The Centre also operates unique thin - layer cultivation units for autotrophic cultivation and a biotechnological hall for heterotrophic cultivation of microalgae, including the equipment for processing algal biomass. The Centre is known for its excellent research in photosynthesis and algal cell cycles.

New publication

From Laboratory of Photosynthesis

A Photosynthesis-Specific Rubredoxin-like Protein Is Required for Efficient Association of the D1 and D2 Proteins during the Initial Steps of Photosystem II Assembly.See more at ►

From Algal biotechnology Lab

Scientists from Algal biotechnology lab published 3 new papers recently.
Thin layer cascade (TLC) cultivation technology was developed in Třeboň 50 years ago. Author Tomáš Grivalský with other colleagues from biotechnological lab brings a wide review that summarises development of the TLC technology, its advantages and limitations and also its use for a  large scale production of microalgae. More here ►.
Gergely Lakatos & Co. goes deeply into the ethanol production from microalgae More here ►.
Karolína Ranglová with colleagues describes how to use photosynthesis activity measurements to estimate optimal temeprature for microalgal growth. More here ►


Poster Award" winner from Lisbon

Under the "EUBCE 2019 – 27th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition", held on 27. 30. May 2019 in Lisbon in Portugal, the best poster in the category "Biomass Resources" was appreciated by our colleague from the laboratory of Algae Biotechnology João Câmara Manoel, M.Sc. Congratulations! Award winning poster►

Important events

Algatech Summer School 2019 is over

Twelve selected students from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Tunisia, France, Spain and Italy worked for three weeks at the Třeboň Institute of Microbiology,CAS - Algatech Centre under the supervision of our tutors on eight projects whose final evaluation took place on Thursday, July 25. 2019. We hope that all students have learned a lot of new knowledge about scientific work in our laboratories, which they will use not only for further study.

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Institute of Microbiology, Czech Academy of Sciences

Novohradska 237 – Opatovicky mlyn
CZ 379 01 Trebon, Czech Republic


Phone: +420 384 340 412
E-mail: info@alga.cz

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