RECETOX succeeds in the Teaming call phase 1

The awarded RECETOX project is CETOCOEN Excellence, lead by Professor Jana Klánová, director of RECETOX: “The aim of the project is to build a sustainable and international platform to support research examining the impact of various factors on human health and ageing, minimise the burden of chronic diseases (including the related costs), and improve health and quality of life.”

Partners of this project include University College London, which regularly ranks in the top ten of the QS World University Ranking, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich or ETH, currently the third best university in the world in science and technology, the European biobank consortium BBMRI and the International Clinical Research Center (ICRC) at St. Anne’s University Hospital, Brno.

The Teaming call supports expansion of the current research centres of excellence or construction of new ones as a part of the Horizon 2020 programme. Altogether, there were 208 applications for funding and only thirty of these were successful, with six awarded to the Czech Republic – three to Prague and three to Brno (two to Masaryk university).

The Masaryk University succeeded with two projects as a coordinator and is also a partner in a third project awarded to the Brno University of Technology.

Jana Klánová adds: “Personally, I see this as a great success of Czech science. It is also proof that the money received from EU operational programmes has been well invested and attracts more European funds, as the majority of successful Czech projects are a continuation of these previous investments.”

Adapted by using news by Ema Wiesnerová