Establishment of Research Centre "AgroBioTech" 

(EU SF Research and development, ITMS 26220220180, 2013-2015)

The main goal of the project is establishment of the regional competent center of applied research and development in the field of agro-bio-technologies in Nitra (AgroBioTech) which will integrate the excellent applied research through partnership of Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra and Institute of Plant Genetics and Biotechnology SAS in Nitra. The Research Centre will be focused on covering of priority areas in agrobiology, biotechnology, genetic technologies, agro-food industry, technology of agricultural crop processing, agroecology, bioenergetics directed towards sustainable production and quality of agricultural products in changing environmental conditions, production of strategically important food resources in SR, effective use of plant and animal agrobiodiversity, as well as towards advanced technologies of crop processing and biotechnologies oriented on healthy human diet and utilizing of renewable resources. The Research Centre will be equipped by top level research infrastructure what enables realization of research at international level with possibilities of application in praxis.

Project leader: doc. RNDr. Ján Salaj, DrSc.
Project manager:
RNDr. Alena Gajdošová, CSc.
Project coordinator:
Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra


Implementation of plant genetic resources research and its support in sustainable economy development in Slovakia

(EU SF Research and development, 26220220097, 2011-2014)

The proposed project supports research focused on real results and their use in agriculture, creates and supports the transfer of knowledge into practice. The newly designed task of development of science and technology in frames of the basic and applied research will be aimed at increasing production and improving the rentability in industries of plant and animal production, thus ensuring the competitiveness of the Slovak agriculture in the European Economic Area. Implementation of the project enables improvement of the infrastructure of the research institutes involved and creates better conditions for cooperation in the fields of basic and applied research, protection and reproduction of biological resources and agricultural biotechnology.

Project leader: RNDr. Andrej Kormuťák, DrSc.
Project manager:
Mgr. Ildikó Matušíková, PhD.
Project coordinator:
Research Centre of Plant Production Pieštany


Utilization of innovative scientific approaches for effectivity increasing in forest management

(EU SF Education, 160TT1001359, 2010-2013)

In agreement with priorities of the Rural development programme of the Slovak Republic 2007 - 2013 the aim of this project is to provide informations and basic knowledge about new innovative methods and  research approaches in area of genetic research of woody plants and forest ecology. Moreover, modern research techniques, usefull in effective propagation of woody species will be presented.  The information activities will cover workshops and short-term training courses for persons working and operating in the forestry sector as well as for the representatives of forestry management. Therefore, the project will support development of education and will promote information on latest research trends in relevant areas with potential impact on the forestry engineering, management and forest ecology.

Project leader: Kormuťák Andrej, RNDr., DrSc.,
Project manager:
Hricová Andrea, Ing., PhD.
Project coordinator:
Institute of Plant Genetics and Biotechnology SAS


Biotechnologies as a tool of advanced agriculture for overcoming of anticipated climatic changes (drought, increasing temperature)

(EU SF Education, 160TT1001326, 2010-2013)

The main idea of the project is to extend the scope of educational and informative activities for Slovak farmers and breeders through lectures and through monograph „Biotechnologies as a tool of advanced agriculture for overcoming of anticipated climatic changes (drought, increasing temperature)". Open acces to the monograph allows transfer of knowledge and scientific results from plant biotechnology to all people working in agriculture, food industry and forestry. The educational project activities will significantly support knowledge dissemination „from lab into practice", highlight the fact that current science has tools available to prepare plants that will fit to ongoing dramatic climate changes („plants for the future"). The mission of seminars is to explain to farmers that plant biotechnology is a coherent answer to challenges of current agriculture and plants can be used for fuels, in chemical industry or in pharmacology and modern medicine.

Project leader: prof. RNDr. Anna Preťová, DrSc.
Project manager: Ing. Andrea Hricová, PhD.
Project coordinator:
Institute of Plant Genetics and Biotechnology SAS