CENAB is one of the parts of the Faculty of Science, Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem.
The mission of the research centre is to carry out basic and applied research in the areas of preparation and application of nanomaterials of synthetic and biological origin in environmental protection, health and medicine. We study the interactions of nanomaterials with biological models at various levels of complexity, and realize the development of microfluidic devices for applications in biology, biotechnology and medical diagnostics. We are an interdisciplinary team that integrates experts in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology and computer modelling, thus creating a shared interdisciplinary research platform of the Faculty of Science, UJEP. We are members of a consortium of Large research infrastructure NanoEnviCz, which brings together nanotechnology research institutes in Czechia focused on nanotechnologies for environmental protection and sustainable development. We cooperate with research institutions in Czechia and abroad and industrial partners.
The research is connected with education through the study programme “Applied Nanotechnologies” in all three levels: bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral, as well as with the study programme “Biology”.