In agreement with the general trend to integrate fragmented research in Slovakia we are creating the Centre of Biosciences with the aim to enhance the productivity of the involved institutes. The time schedule of the integration process assumes the creation of the Centre of Biosciences by January 1, 2017. Initially it will consist of the Institute of Animal Biochemistry and Genetics (IABG SAS) and the Institute of Molecular Physiology and Genetics. Both institutes signed The Memorandum of Understanding on formation of the Centre of Biosciences of the SAS. The main motivation for this initiative was to stimulate horizontal integration of research to share the infrastructure and methodologies established in partner institutes. Reaching a reasonable, well-manageable size, the new institution is intended to provide further strengthening of the interdisciplinary character of research, improvement of the efficiency and the quality of research, increased competitiveness within the European Research Area, and in effective applications for international research projects. We also expect substantial improvement of managerial processes and decrease of the administrative load on research scientists. In the future, the Centre will be open also for other institutes currently having the status of the observer.

Institute of Animal Biochemistry and Genetics Institute of Animal Biochemistry and Genetics

Research scope of the Institute is basic and applied research in biological and agricultural sciences, focused on the study of molecular, physiological, biochemical and genetic processes occurring in animals and microorganisms…

Institute of Animal Physiology Institute of Animal Physiology

The Institute was founded in 1964 as the Department of Animal Physiology of the Institute of Experimental Biology and it became an independent Institute in 1969. The Institute is dealing with the basic research of animal physiology as the only one in Slovakia…

Institute of Molecular Physiology and Genetics Institute of Molecular Physiology and Genetics

Institute of Molecular Physiology and Genetics SAS focuses on the study of molecular principles forming the basis of physiological and pathological phenomena that control cardiac contraction, transmission of neuronal excitation, and the reaction of neoplastic cells to chemotherapy. Their common denominator are processes controlled by transport of ions and substances through cell membranes…