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 Algal Biotechnology

Photosynthesis and growth kinetics of Chlorella vulgaris R-117 cultured in an internally LED ‑ illuminated photobioreactor. See more at►


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►


Homeopathy and Placebo

We invite you to a lecture by Prof. Mgr. Pavel Jungwirth, CSc., DSc.. Prof. Jungwirth is a Czech physical chemist, university lecturer and popularizer of Science, who graduated from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of CHARLES University in Prague with a focus on chemical physics. Since 2004 he has been working as head of the scientific team at the Institute of Organic Chemistry and biochemistry of the CAS and is also an external member of the Department of Chemical Physics and optics of the MFF UK. Since 2009 he is a member of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic. Invitation here►

Important events

Science and Research Fair Olomouc 2019

We were at this event too! Colleagues from the Laboratory of Algal Biotechnology Mgr. Dominika Činčárová and Mgr. Antonín Střížek presented the Centrum at the next year of the Fair of Science and Research at Palacký University in Olomouc. The event took place on Friday, 7. and on Saturday 8. June. Through entertaining interactive experiments, competitions or performances, visitors learned about the different aspects of everyday use of science, and more than 3000 visitors came to try.

Science fair of the CAS

From 6 to 8 June 2019, the Institute of Microbiology of the CAS-Centre ALGATECH participated in the Science Fair of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in Letňany, Prague. This year's participation was really record-climbed to 30 000 visitors. Colleagues from the Laboratory of Anoxygenic Phototrophs and Laboratory of Cell Cycles of Algae presented the centre very well. Thank you very much!

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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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