Our scientists are successful both at home and abroad
Masaryk University's position as a science leader is linked to its accomplishments in the area of research project acquisition. Our scientists have achieved considerable success with respect to both national and international grant programmes. This is confirmed by official European Commission data, which indicate that MU is the most successful Czech grant funding applicant within the H2020 programme.
Four of the most prestigious European research grants have been awarded to the Masaryk University scientists in recent years – the ERC Grants were obtained by virologist Pavel Plevka, biologist Richard Štefl, lawyer David Kosař, and biologist Marek Mráz. Moreover, two excellent scientists relocated with their ERC Grants to Masaryk University – the world's leading experts in graph theory Daniel Kráľ and in art history Matthew Rampley.
MU was also the first institution in the Czech Republic to receive the Wellcome Trust in Science grant.
Our articles inspire further research
MU scientists regularly publish in prestigious journals such as Nature, Science, Cell and PNAS. They frequently collaborate with researchers from prestigious foreign institutions.
Would you like to take a sneak peek at what our researchers are up to? You can start by reading some of their journal articles, some of which rank among the 1 % most-cited papers in the field according to the Web of Science.
Nanoparticle-Based Immunochemical Biosensors and Assays: Recent Advances and Challenges
Chemical Reviews, 2017
Moralistic gods, supernatural punishment and the expansion of human sociality
Transition-Metal-Free CO-Releasing BODIPY Derivatives Activatable by Visible to NIR Light as Promising Bioactive Molecules
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2016
The most species-rich plant communities in the Czech Republic and Slovakia (with new world records)
MicroRNAs in B-cell lymphomas: how a complex biology gets more complex
Future water quality monitoring - Adapting tools to deal with mixtures of pollutants in water resource management
Electrochemistry of Nonconjugated Proteins and Glycoproteins. Toward Sensors for Biomedicine and Glycomics
Chemical Reviews, 2015
A Bambusuril Macrocycle that Binds Anions in Water with High Affinity and Selectivity
Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 2015
Direct evidence for dominant bond-directional interactions in a honeycomb lattice iridate Na2IrO3
Nature Physics, 2015
The outcomes of scientific achievement can help change or improve many aspects of everyday life. They are capable of transforming fields such as medicine, heavy industry, construction or education. Their contribution to progress cannot be overstated.
MU research results find practical applications thanks to the Technology Transfer Office (CTT).