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National Infrastructure for Chemical Biology (CZ-OPENSCREEN)



Background description

The main aim of CZ-OPENSCREEN is to operate state-of-the art research infrastructure in the fields of chemical biology and genetics and to support a new interdisciplinary research approach by bridging traditional natural sciences such as cell biology, molecular and structural biology, biochemistry, organic chemistry and chem/bioinformatics. The CZ-OPENSREEN mission is to identify new molecular probes/tools for research and proof-of-concept compounds for the development of new potential

therapeutics. Unlike commercial platforms, CZOPENSCREEN also focuses on non-validated molecular targets, signaling pathways and neglected diseases. As a part of portfolio of offered services CZOPENSCREEN builds a compound library consisting of diverse, commercially available compounds as well as chemical compounds synthesized originally in the Czech Republic. CZOPENSCREEN represents a Czech national node of the pan-European research infrastructure EU-OPENSCREEN (European Infrastructure for Chemical Biology) and closely cooperates with other Czech research infrastructures such as CCP, CIISB, Czech-BioImaging, EATRIS-CZ and ELIXIR CZ.


Hosting institution:

Institute of Molecular Genetics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic


Partner institutions:

Institute of Chemical Technology in Prague
Masaryk University, Brno
Palacky University, Olomouc


For more information, please visit www.openscreen.cz or the website of EU-OPENSCREEN ERIC at www.eu-openscreen.eu