Project information
National Institute of Virology and Bacteriology (NIVB)

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Project Period
6/2022 - 12/2025
Investor / Pogramme / Project type
Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the CR
MU Faculty or unit
Central European Institute of Technology
Other MU Faculty/Unit
Faculty of Medicine
Other MU Faculty/Unit
Faculty of Science
Cooperating Organization
Institute of Microbiology of the ASCR, v. v. i.
Institute of Molecular Genetics of the ASCR, v. v. i.
Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the ASCR, v. v. i.
Charles University
Palacký University, Olomouc
Prague Institute of Chemical Technology
Biological Centre of the ASCR, v. v. i.

Basic and oriented or clinical research on viruses and pathogenic bacteria is essential to understand the processes by which they cause disease, how they escape the immune system and how they can resist treatment. Therefore, research activities at the National Institute of Virology and Bacteriology will focus on characterizing pathogens causing existing and emerging infectious diseases, describing virus and bacteria interactions with the host, understanding the molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis, and developing antiviral and antibacterial agents and vaccines. Individual research groups will work on viruses and bacteria causing diseases with significant health and economic impact, including HIV-1, influenza, tick-borne encephalitis, hepatitis B, SARS-CoV-2, enteroviruses, and the bacteria B. pertussis, S. aureus, and T. pallidum. By working with pathogens that are relevant to current clinical practice, the research groups will have the expertise and equipment for the ongoing study of new pathogens that could become prevalent in the human population in the future.

Sustainable Development Goals

Masaryk University is committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which aim to improve the conditions and quality of life on our planet by 2030.

Sustainable Development Goal No.  3 – Good health and well-being Sustainable Development Goal No.  4 – Quality education Sustainable Development Goal No.  5 – Gender equality


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