Academic and Professional Institutions
At FNUSA-ICRC, in collaboration with academic and other research institutions we seek to improve research practices and the clinical care provided to patients. We are convinced that a qualitative change in research, health care and quality of life can be attained through the development of strong international partnerships enabling true systematic changes to the environment. To attain this goal, we foster cooperation with research specialists from leading organizations in the Czech Republic and abroad, including Mayo Clinic.
Activities are taking place that will lead to the establishment of cooperation with other partners from the Czech Republic and abroad.
The list of collaborating institutions:
- Brno University of Technology
Brno University of Technology (BUT) was founded in 1899 as the oldest college in Brno. BUT has become one of Europe's elite technical and research universities, winning the ECTS Label and DS Label awards, among other achievements. The prestigious international QS Top Universities assessment has ranked BUT amongst the 400-600 best universities in the world for several years. At present, about 24,000 students study at BUT’s eight university faculties and two institutes. The university offers traditional disciplines, such as construction, engineering, electrical engineering, forensic engineering, architecture, economics, business administration, chemistry, art, and information technology. Within these categories, there is a wide range of research activities.
Cooperation with FNUSA-ICRCCooperation between FNUSA-ICRC and BUT’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering (FEEC BUT) focuses primarily on issues of biomedical technologies in the field of science and research, concentrating on systems for improving the efficiency of the diagnosis and treatment of patients. Long-term cooperation covers predominantly areas of cardiac electrophysiology, ultrasound, rehabilitation techniques, and monitoring of blood pressure. This collaboration also enables the completion of practical training of UIFS FIT BUT FNUSA students in the workplace at FNUSA and their possible involvement in research teams addressing the challenges set.
- Czech Technical University in Prague
Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU) is one of the oldest technically oriented universities in the world. The establishment of the university dates back to 1707. Over its long history, CTU has had many successes, not only in the Czech Republic but also internationally. Studies at this university are organized in eight faculties, university departments, and other establishments in collaboration with various institutions. Bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree study programs are divided into more than 300 branches.
Cooperation with FNUSA-ICRCThe cooperation of the CTU with FNUSA-ICRC will focus not only on biomedical engineering, but also on many other areas such as nanotechnology, information technology, etc.
- Institute of Biophysics AS CR
The Institute of Biophysics ASCR (IBP) was founded in 1955. IBP is now devoted to basic research in biophysics, specifically to the research of the structure, evolution, function, and dynamics of biological systems (bio-molecules, cellular components, cells, and cell populations), using a wide range of methods (molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, and bioinformatics). The activities of IBP help increase the level of knowledge and education and aid the development of biotechnologies and the transfer of research results into practice, especially in the diagnosis and treatment of serious diseases.
Cooperation with FNUSA-ICRCCooperation has been established with the Center for Biomolecular and Cellular Engineering (CBCE), which implements strategies based on defining biologically important targets, rational design and synthesis of chemical compounds, and established test systems for handling these processes in living cells with a high degree of control.
- Institute of Scientific Instruments AS CR
The Institute of Scientific Instruments ASCR (ISI) was founded in 1957 as an institution providing instrumentation for the departments of the former Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences. Today, ISI is a public research institution focusing on the methodology of the study of animate and inanimate matter in selected fields. The main areas of research of the ISI are magnetic resonance, electron microscopy and microanalysis, the use of lasers, measurement and biosignal processing, the construction of scientific instruments and their parts, and perfecting the use of special technologies. The activities of the institute contribute to raising the level of knowledge and education and to the transfer of research results into practice. ISI collects, processes, and disseminates scientific information, issues scientific publications, and provides scientific opinions and advice, consulting, and advisory services. ISI is a well-established center of scientific research, with an irreplaceable position in the Czech Republic.
Cooperation with FNUSA-ICRCThe cooperation between ISI and FNUSA-ICRC began in the mid-1990s, and has involved neurology and cardiology since the beginning. This cooperation includes proposals for new non-invasive diagnostic methods, measurement and signal processing, the design and construction of experimental medical devices, and acquisition systems. Currently, ISI works predominantly through the Center for Biomedical Engineering (BME) with domestic (especially FNUSA) and foreign (especially the Mayo Clinic, MN, USA) medical facilities to complete diagnostic procedures. The products of this interdisciplinary collaboration are joint publications, patents, and original experimental instruments and methodologies.
- Masaryk University
Masaryk University is one of the most important educational and scientific institutions in the Czech Republic. It has been a highly regarded Central European university since 1919. At present, it comprises nine faculties with more than 200 departments, institutes, and clinics. Masaryk University offers degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and modern academic disciplines. It is one of the fastest-growing educational and research institutions in Europe. International cooperation with prestigious foreign universities and scientific institutions and research are the main priorities. The university has been placing in top positions in competitions for research grants in recent years, investing the extra resources in enhancing its research and teaching capacity on the new university campus, and it is broadening its activities in the areas of knowledge transfer and support of innovation and science.
Cooperation with FNUSA-ICRCCooperation has been established with the Centre for Biomolecular and Cellular Engineering (CBCE), which implements strategy based on defining biologically important targets, rational design and synthesis of chemical compounds and established test systems for handling these processes in living cells with a high degree of control.
- Na Homolce Hospital
Na Homolce Hospital in Prague is an important medical facility that provides highly specialized care, especially in neurological and cardiovascular diseases. The hospital holds the prestigious JCI international accreditation for care quality and safety. Due to the high concentration of modern diagnostic and therapeutic equipment, and through the quality of its teams, the hospital is a truly unique center, dealing comprehensively with all issues related to diseases caused by atherosclerosis, whether in the heart, brain, or peripheral blood vessels. Na Homolce Hospital is currently one of Europe's most modern hospital facilities and its medical equipment and expert teams are comparable with the top facilities in Europe and the US. The basic mission of Na Homolce Hospital is to provide high quality and safe health care with maximum regard for the needs of patients as well as cost efficiency.
Cooperation with FNUSA-ICRCCollaboration between Na Homolce Hospital and FNUSA-ICRC will focus primarily on research in the fields of cardiovascular diseases, neuroscience, and oncology. In education, cooperation will focus primarily on graduate education programs.
- University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno
University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno was founded in 1918 as the College of Veterinary Surgeons Brno. Today, the university is a unique institution in the Czech Republic, providing higher education in veterinary medicine, animal hygiene, food safety and quality, ecology, and pharmacy. In addition to education, the scientific, research and creative activities are important. The quality of all activities is verified by the accreditation at an international level.
Cooperation with FNUSA-ICRCThe university complies with the conditions for realization of some research activities of the FNUSA-ICRC project. VFU Brno has the professional human resource capacity and also the technology and space capacities necessary for scientific research activities at a high level. The supposed cooperation in research and development is directed mainly to the preclinical research in the field of cardiovascular and neurological fields. For the purpose of this cooperation teaching hospital located some modern technology in the Department of Experimental Medicine Department of Dogs & Cats Clinic at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.
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