Health and Food

Large research infrastructures of the Czech Republic operated in biological and medical sciences gather a broad range of scientific disciplines, ranging from basic research with systems biology approaches to translational and clinical research that accelerates development of new biotechnical specialisations. The recent dynamic development of the Czech biomedical research infrastructures landscape follows the traditional orientation of Czech R&D and has been powered even more by making use of European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in the course of the period 2007-2015, when the construction or major upgrade of most of the biomedical large research infrastructures´ facilities was performed. The landscape of biomedical large research infrastructures of the Czech Republic includes complementary facilities, each of those constituting a certain level of service integration, bringing together facilities, technologies, expertise and resources. The majority of these infrastructures are interconnected within the pan-European research infrastructures (particularly within ESFRI), thus increasing their expertise, efficiency and importance within the European Research Area.