Projects and studies of the CCT

Running projects of the Centre for Cyanobacteria and Their Toxins:

  • NAZV QJ1320234 (National Agency of Agricultural Research, Czech Republic) - Wastes as  raw materials - (2013-2016; principal investigator Institute of Botany AS CR in cooperation with ASIO Ltd., Brno and Projekty VODAM Ltd., Hranice)
  • Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports LH12034 - CHEMOPREV - Novel in vitro approach for identification of chemopreventive effects and mechanisms of phytochemicals (LH KONTAKT II funding programme - 2012-2014; investigators: Dpt. of Experimental Phycology and Ecotoxicology ASCR,  Dpt. of Pediatrics and Human Development, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA.; responsibility Dr. P. Babica and Assist. Prof. Brad Upham)
  • FR-TI3/196 (Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic) - NANORADI - Advanced technologies for sanitary and toxicological treatment of wastewater plant outlet - (2011-2014; principal investigator ASIO Ltd., Brno-Slatina in cooperation with Institute of Botany AS CR; RAWAT Consulting Ltd. and Palacky University in Olomouc)
  • TA 01010356 (Technology Agency of the Czech Republic) - NANAPL10 - Proper materials for nanotechnological applications of air and water treatment - (2011-2014; principal investigator ASIO Ltd., Brno-Slatina in cooperation with Centre for Organic Chemistry Ltd., Rybitvi; SPUR Inc., Zlin; Institute of Botany AS CR and Mendel University in Brno) (details)
  • FR-TI3/778 - BIOSTREAM - (Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic) - Wastewaters reclamation in integrated biotechnology system - (2011-2014; principal investigator DEKONTA Corp., Prague; in cooperation with Institute of Experimental Botany AS CR; Institute of Botany AS CR and Brno University of Technology)

Finalized projects of the Centre for Cyanobacteria and Their Toxins:

  • Thomas Bata Foundation - Novel methods for the monitoring of potentially harmful drinking water contaminants - cyanobacterial toxins; investigator Dr. P. Babica)
  • 2SGA2858 (SoMoPro - South Moravian Programme for Distinguished Researchers) - A novel approach for monitoring, toxicity evaluation and risk assessment of cyanobacterial toxins – a use of passive samplers - (2011-2013; investigator Dr. P. Babica)
  • NAZV QH81012 (National Agency of Agricultural Research, Czech Republic) - The use of aeration technologies in the reduction cyanobacterial resting stages and nutrient bioavailability in reservoir sediments (2008-2011; principal investigator Prof. B. Marsalek)
  • MSMT 1M0571 - Bioindication and revitalisation of toxic and anthropogenic substrates and water sources: application of cyanobacteria, algae, soil bacteria and symbiotic fungi (project of the programme "Research Centres PP2-DP01 - 2005-2011)
  • NAZV QH71015 (National Agency of Agricultural Research, Czech Republic) - Minimalization of risks of cyanobacterial metabolites in fisheries technological processes (2007-2011; principal investigator Assoc. Prof. R. Kopp)
  • GACR 524/08/0496 (Czech Science Foundation) - Tumour promotional mechanisms of cyanobacterial metabolites (2008-2010; principal investigator Assoc. Prof. L. Blaha)
  • GAAV KJB6005411 (The Grant Agency of the Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic) - Cyanobacterial blooms and cyanotoxins in Czech reservoirs - trends and new mechanisms of toxicity (2004-2006)
  • GACR 206/03/1215 (Czech Science Foundation)- Overwintering strategy of Microcystis sp. - has microcystin a signal function? (2003-2005)
  • The EC programm - BIOFILMS: Natural biofilms as high-tech conditioner for drinking water pre-purification. (2002-2003)
  • The 5th Framework Programm - CYANOTOX: Detection and monitoring technologies for cyanobacterial biomass and toxicity quantification. (1999-2002)
  • NATO project - Innovative ecotoxicological technologies for toxicity detection. (1998-2000)
  • FITA - Development of novel technological principles for ecotoxicological bioassays. (1995-1999)

Feasibility studies realized by CCT staff:

  • Hydrochemical and hydrological monitoring of coagulant PAX-18 application against mass cyanobacterial bloom development in "Mala laguna, Pasohlavky" (Nove Mlyny reservoir) (2008)
  • Sediment analysis of the Skalka reservoir: quantity of cyanobacterial cells in (2008)
  • Sediment analysis of the Machovo lake: quantity of cyanobacterial cells in sediments (2008)
  • Feasibility study of the Brno reservoir restoration (CCT cooperated with Pöyry Environment, Brno) (2007)
  • Hydrochemical and hydrological monitoring of coagulant PAX-18 application against mass cyanobacterial bloom development in "Mala laguna, Pasohlavky" (Nove Mlyny reservoir) (2007)
  • Hydrochemical and hydrological control of cyanobacterial development by application of PAX-18 in the Plumlov reservoir (2007)
  • Feasibility study on mass cyanobacterial development restriction in the Skalka reservoir (CCT cooperated with Pöyry Environment, Brno) (2006)
  • Hydrochemical and hydrological monitoring of coagulant PAX-18 application against mass cyanobacterial bloom development in "Mala laguna, Pasohlavky" (Nove Mlyny reservoir) (2006)
  • Monitoring of phytoplankton development in the Machovo lake (2005)