Establishing Czech-Icelandic collaboration in plant cytogenomics

Mobility project:               EHP-CZ07-MOP-1-094-2015
                                         „Establishing Czech-Icelandic collaboration in plant cytogenomics
Programme:                     EEA and Norway Grants – EEA Scholarship Programme;
                                         Bilateral Scholarship Programme
Project coordinator:         A-Prof. Martin A. Lysak.
                                         Masaryk University, CEITEC,
Project partner:                Prof. Kesara Anamthawat-Jónsson.
                                         University of Iceland, Faculty of Life and Environmental Science,
Project implementation: 1.05.2015 – 30.04.2016

Project aims

  • to initiate a long-term collaboration between the Czech and Icelandic team in the field of plant cytogenomics
  • to extend expertise and skills of involved students and researchers through educational and research activities
  • to carry out comparative genome analysis of selected Icelandic crucifer species
  • to carry out cytogenetic studies in Icelandic and European birch species
  • to continue in joint research activities and get involved in international projects


Project progress

May 2015 – project officially launched during a visit of Czech researchers to Iceland

  • project kick-off meeting (strategy of project implementation)
  • collection of plant material of selected crucifer species in the field
  • lecture at University of Iceland


Information on programme EEA and Norway Grants:



Draba verna L. collected during the May trip to Iceland.