Czech National Node to the European Infrastructure for Translational Medicine
Major emphasis of the research infrastructure EATRIS-ERIC-CZ is to further develop, sustain and operate a unique distributed infrastructure/platform on the boundary of chemistry, translational medicine and biomedicine of prestigious research centres in order to bring together life scientists, physical scientists and physicians. EATRIS-ERIC-CZ is the national reflection of the EATRIS-ERIC activities in the Europe and it is be based on the collaboration of existing institutions and scientists, creating an extraordinarily interactive research platform and a unique mix of basic science, applied science and clinical research and forming a perfect environment to carry out translational research and services on the interface of chemistry, biology and medicine. The scientific and educational activity will be predominantly poised to apply chemical approaches to important problems in human health, ranging from infectious diseases, inflammation, cancer, neurodegeneration and chemoprevention, where the research teams involved have a long-term expertise and have significantly contributed to scientific knowledge. The network will deal with understanding the molecular details of biological processes in normal and functionally impaired cells and tissues using various chemical approaches and with the education of young scientists and students in multidisciplinary research in this area.