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 Laboratory of cell cycles of algae

Red mud is a by-product of alumina production containing lanthanides, valuable high-technology metals. Growth of green microalgae on red mud and the intracellular accumulation of lanthanides was tested to evaluate their potential as prospective vehicles for bio-mining or bio-leaching. See more►


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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►

Award from Greek Rhodes

The head of the Czech team of the project REEgain ATCZ172 Milada Vítová, Ph.D. received at the 16th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology, CEST2019, 4. 7. 9.2019, Rodos, Greece Award of Applied Sciences Magazine for Best flash/poster presentation entitled "Recovery of Rare earth elements from luminophores by the red alga Galdieria".

Poster award from USA

Annual Algal Biomass Summit in Orlando, USA knows the best scientific posters. That´s great that the poster "Biostimulant and biopesticide activity of Chlorella sp. cultured in pilot scale" by our colleague Karolína Ranglová is in second place. Results are part of the Horizon 2020 SABANA project.

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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