Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology

Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology is dedicated to higher learning and research in the fields of biology, biochemistry, microbiology and molecular biology. We organise courses in core biochemical disciplines for the Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology in Bachelor and Master programme. Other specialized courses are offered for Master and postgraduate students. Student in all stages of higher learning are actively participating in our research projects.


BioBio2017, 6th International Biosorption and Biodegradation/Bioremediation Symposium 10.03. 2017

June 25-29, 2017, Prague, Czech Republic

Since 1995 this symposium has served as a platform for researchers interested in the remediation of contaminated environments. The meeting highlights the newest scientific advancements and cutting edge methodological approaches in bioremediation and biodegradation research. Main topics: Biosorption and Bioaccumulation of Heavy Metals, Plants and Microorganisms as Agents for the Removal of Organic Pollutants, Carbon and Nutrient Cycling in Contaminated Sites, Pollution, Toxicity and Ecosystem Functioning, Response of Microbial Communities to Disturbance, Biodegradation of Natural and Waste Materials, In Situ Bioremediation, Microorganisms in Wastewater Treatment, Bio-electrochemical Systems for Remediation of Polluted Sites.

BioTech 2017 &amp 7th Czech-Swiss Symposium with Exhibition 15.08. 2016

We would like to invite you to the upcoming BioTech 2017 & 7th Czech-Swiss Symposium with Exhibition, which will be held in the National Technical Library in Prague, the Czech Republic, from 13 to 17 June 2017 ( ).

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Special issue of Biotechnology Advances on Biotech 2014 conference 15.09. 2015

A special issue of Biotechnology Advances on Biotech 2014 conference will be published 1 November and is available online:
Biotechnology Advances

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Mikrobial food safety 31.08. 2015

Department of Biochemistry and microbiology presents a series of actions focused on microbial food safety. Namely:
  • Food Microbiology seminar on 8-9 September
  • Microbial Ecology - theoretical and practical introduction to remediations, fytoremediations and toxicity monitoring for students from Group ISA Lille, Francie on 10-25 September
  • Coca-Cola Hellenic Advanced Microbiological Training Course on 15-18 September
  • Shigilla, Yersinia entercolitica, and quality control schemes on 19-23 October
  • Vibrio spp., Cronobacter sakazakii, and quality control schemes on 5-9 October

New names of our university in foreign languages 12.01. 2015

New names of our university in foreign languages since 1 January 2015:
  • University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, abbreviated UCT Prague
  • Universität für Chemie und Technologie, Prag
  • École Nationale Supérieure des Technologies Chimiques de Prague
  • Химико-технологический университет, Прага

Rare Glycofuranosides: From Chemistry to Biology 11.11. 2014

We would like to invite you to the lecture:

Rare Glycofuranosides: From Chemistry to Biology

Prof. Vincent Ferrières
Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes
Fruday 14 November 2014, 2 PM
Dean's office lecture room, Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology (room B10, first floor)

Celebration of birthday of Prof. Jan Káš 30.05. 2014

Photos from celebration of birthday of Prof. Jan Káš.

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BioTech 2014, June 11-14, 2014, Prague, Czech Republic 01.07. 2013

BioTech 2014 will concentrate on microbial biotechnology, the key technology for bio-based economies. Microorganisms such as bacteria, yeast, and microalgae, and their enzymes, are used for manufacturing a wide range of products in sustainable, forward-looking bioprocesses. These products represent high-performance chemicals or ingredients in demand for foodstuffs, animal feed, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Lectures will therefore focus on:

- Bio-products for Health, Nutrition and Chemistry
- Bio-refineries for Food, Materials and Energy

Selection criteria for oral and poster presentations will be based on novelty, potential for practical application and scientific merit.

All abstracts will be published in a Book of Abstracts (with own ISBN). Additionally, selected conference presentations will appear in a pre-booked special issue the journal of Biotechnology Advances (Elsevier, ISSN 0734-9750, 5-year Impact Factor: 10.959). Further space for publishing is offered in a special issue of Bioprospect, the peer-reviewed journal of the Czech Biotechnology Society (ISSN 1210-1737).

Specialised workshops (SIG) and round-table discussions can be organised upon request to further strengthen relationship between industry and academia. As long criteria of scientific and formal quality are met, contributions to the poster session are open to any biotechnology research topic beyond the main scope of the lectures.

As a platform for personal, scientific, technical and commercial contacts, this highly interactive event will foster new collaborations and provide opportunities for the fruitful continuation of long-term relationships between Czech- and Swiss-based biotechnologists. The official conference language will be English. BioTech 2014 is also open to both participants with complementary scientific interests and from other countries, who are invited to join and actively contribute.

The conference will take place in the National Technical Library, located centrally in the university campus in Prague 6. The famous city of Prague lies in the heart of Europe and, due to its abundance of cultural attractions and rich historic architecture, is one of the most popular European tourist destinations.

Next step in battle against HIV - Czech scientists in Nature journal 27.06. 2012

An article describing success of international team, including two researches from ICT Prague, was published in the last issue of Nature journal. The research is aimed to be an important milestone in the battle against HIV.

press release

Bharat T.A.M., Davey N., Ulbrich P., Riches J.D., de Marco A., Rumlova M. , Sachse C., Ruml T., Briggs J.A.G. Structure of the immature retroviral capsid at 7Å resolution by cryo-electron microscopy. Nature, in press.

coverage by Czech TV (in Czech)

5th International Symposium on Biosorption and Bioremediation 28.03. 2012

5th International Symposium on Biosorption and Bioremediation will be held in Prague, June 24 - 28, 2012 in cooperation with National Technical Library (NTL), ESEB, ISEB and EFB. We thank EFB to be one of the key supporters of this conference (

The traditional topics included since 1995, such as heavy metal sorption, biodegradation of recalcitrant organic compounds, phyto- and rhizoremediation and use of GMOs, will be augmented by new sessions dealing with various aspects of microbial ecology in contaminated environments. Special sessions will be devoted to projects like METAGENOMICS in Bioremediation and 7FW project MINOTAURUS.

symposium chair Prof. Kateřina Demnerová.