Masaryk University/CEITEC – Project Coordinator

Masaryk University (MU) is a public, non-profit educational and research organization, founded in 1919 as the second Czech university in Brno, the South Moravian Region. At present it comprises nine faculties and 2 university institutes with over 200 departments, institutes and clinics, more than 37 000 students and 4500 staff, making it the second largest university in the Czech Republic. The Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC) at Masaryk University was established in 2009 as an independent institute focused solely on research. Since 2011, it operates as part of the CEITEC consortium consisting of four leading Brno universities and two research institutes combining life sciences, advanced materials and nanotechnologies. 

St. Anne's University Hospital Brno/ International Clinical Research Center

The International Clinical Research Center of St. Anne's University Hospital in Brno, Czech Republic (FNUSA-ICRC) is an emerging centre of excellence in the European Research Area. It is an innovative science and research centre and a top-quality public healthcare centre focusing on prevention, early detection and cure primarily of cardiovascular and neurological diseases and specific types of cancer. FNUSA-ICRC is based on almost ten years of successful cooperation between St. Anne ́s University Hospital Brno and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota (USA).

Biomedical Research Center of the Slovak Academy of Sciences

Biomedical Research Center of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (BMC SAS) is currently the largest Slovak institution (>350 employees) devoted to basic and applied research in biomedical sciences. BMC SAS was officially established on January 1st, 2016 by merge of 4 formerly independent SAS institutes: Cancer Research Institute, Institute of Clinical and Translational Research, Institute of Experimental Endocrinology, and Institute of Virology, which now form its main organization units.

The principal mission of this novel research centre is to foster research excellence, develop interdisciplinary approaches, and stimulate innovative potential for the improvement of our knowledge on human diseases, its better translation to clinic and more effective practical use for the benefit of patients and the entire society.

Medical University of Lodz

The Medical University of Lodz (MUL) is the largest state-owned medical university in Poland and the largest teaching hospital unit in the country. The University was established in 1949 and due to subsequent development, now it consists of five faculties. The University employs almost 1600 research and didactic staff, including over 300 independent researchers. Currently, over 8000 Polish students are receiving their education within medical and medicine-related areas at various faculties. The University covers all areas of medicine with its own teaching hospitals and numerous clinical departments within different hospitals.

School of Medicine - University of Zagreb

University of Zagreb School of Medicine (UZSM) is the oldest educational institution for medical training and research in the South-East Europe founded in 1917 as a separate legal entity within the University of Zagreb. It has a long tradition in education of medical doctors, as well as in research and clinical practice. UZSM is internationally recognized academic institution devoted to excellence in education, scientific research and transfer of knowledge in the area of biomedicine and health care.

University of Tartu

University of Tartu (UT) is Estonia's leading centre of research and training. It preserves the culture of the Estonian people and spearheads the country's reputation in research and provision of higher education. UT belongs to the top 2% of world's best universities. As Estonia's national university, UT stresses the importance of international co-operation and partnerships with reputable research universities all over the world. The robust research potential of the university is evidenced by the fact that the University of Tartu has been invited to join the Coimbra Group, a prestigious club of renowned research universities.

Vilnius University - Faculty of Medicine

Vilnius University (VU) was founded in 1579 and is the oldest and largest university in the Baltic States. Today VU has over 20000 students and over 1500 PhDs are involved in research and teaching activities. VU has longstanding traditions of international science and cooperation involving researchers, master and PhD students and foreign visitors. VU is a leader among other Lithuanian institutions in biomedical research area and Faculty of Medicine is one of the core VU divisions in this field. Currently it is one of the largest and most significant faculties of VU.

Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis

Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis (LIOS). The core competencies of LIOS are medicinal chemistry and innovative drug discovery with considerable expertise in molecular modeling, organic synthesis, medicinal chemistry and preclinical drug development for the treatment of cancer, cardiovascular, antibacterial diseases and CNS disorders. Total number of LIOS employees reached 322 and among them were 126 PhDs in 2015.

University of Ljublana

University of Ljubljana (UL) is the oldest and largest higher education and scientific research institution in Slovenia. The University maintains traditions since its foundation in 1919. It has more than 40.000 undergraduate and postgraduate students and employs approximately 5.600 higher education teachers, researchers, assistants and administrative staff in 23 faculties and three arts academies. The University of Ljubljana is especially renowned for the high quality study programmes of social and natural sciences and technical fields.

Semmelweis University

Semmelweis University (SU) is a public, non-profit educational and research organization. With roots back to 1769 and more than 240 years past the university is one of Hungary’s most famous universities, having 6 faculties with 1,400 professors and researchers. Based on the R&D index it is one of the country’s best universities where 22 R&D groups deal with research and development, more than 100 active research teams publish in internationally recognized and highly ranked journals.