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

Flow cytometry-based study of model marine microalgal consortia revealed an ecological advantage of siderophore utilization by the dinoflagellate Amphidinium carterae (Ronald Malych , Pavel Stopka, Jan Mach, Eva Kotabová, Ondřej Prášil, Robert Sutak)


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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.

New project Interreg CZ-AT

Laboratory of Algal Biotechnology get a new applied research and development project with the Faculty of Fishery of the Southbohemian University, austrian Ministry of Water Management and austrian company BEST GmbH. The project ALGAE4FISH is focused on use microalgae during rearing of pike perch fry.

HORIZON 2020 - BBI Project

Lab of algal biotechnology and Lab of cell cycles recieved prestigious H2020 Bio Based Industry project focused on microalgae in food, feed and cosmetics. Both autotrophy and heterotrophy technology and mutagenesis are the main topics as well as use of counter current chromatography for a downstream processing. Globe market players like ForFarmers, Upfield or I.F.F. participate on the project.

Czech and Austrian scientists celebrate success

The project REEgain: Recycling of Rare Earths from Electronic Waste - EU project "Interreg V-A AT CZ" was selected by the Lower Austrian Government as a demonstration project! On this occasion, a new promotional video was made for the project - you can watch it here: https://youtu.be/dcOHqJH0Bu8. Czech and Austrian scientists can ecologically recycle rare earth elements from electronic waste! Press release here►

Important events

62nd Conference of Czech Phycological Society

It is our pleasure to invite you to the 62nd conference of Czech Phycological Society. It will be held on 13 – 15th of September, 2021 in Třeboň, Institute of Microbiology, CAS,, Algatech Centre. The conference will be composed of 4 panels: Taxonomy, Ecology and Physiology, Applied Phycology, and Bioactive compounds. However, we are interested also in topics that do not fit into these groups so don’t hesitate to apply! Please, look through the web pages of Conference for registration at address: www.algospol2021.weebly.com.  Please, feel free to share this invitation with others colleagues and students which could be interested to attend it.

Correspondence Address

Institute of Microbiology, CAS

Centre Algatech
Novohradská 237 - Opatovický mlýn
379 81 Třebon, Czech Republic

Billing Address

Institute of Microbiology, CAS
Vídeňská 1083
142 00  Prague 4, Czech Republic

VAT ID: CZ61388971
Data box: ndpn2cp

Bank Connection

Komerční banka, a.s.
Account No.: 2246660227/0100
IBAN: CZ76 0100 0000 0022 4666 0227

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