BIOSCI COST ACADEMY is a knowledge & mentoring platform for COST applicants & members in Life Sciences. Our long-term goal is to strengthen support of promising researchers to apply for COST Action and to increase the number of COST coordinators & partners working in České Budějovice. The research campus in České Budějovice is a centre of excellence with a strong tradition in biosciences focused on complex ecological, evolutionary & developmental aspects of LIFE. The research campus hosts five COST workgroup members (Küpper Hendrik, Janda Martin, Lukeš Julius, Mozgová Iva, Žurovec Michal).

COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a funding organisation for research and innovation networks. COST Actions help connect research initiatives across Europe and beyond and enable researchers and innovators to grow their ideas in any science and technology field by sharing them with their peers. COST Actions are bottom-up networks with a duration of four years that boost research, innovation and careers.


  • Individual consulting of project ideas
  • Support with writing of project applications
  • Support with project implementation

Main contact

Research mentors

Küpper Hendrik (UMBR, Main proposer, Chair, Grantholder scientific representative, STSM coordinator)

  • CA19116: Trace metal metabolism in plants (PLANTMETALS) 08/10/2020 - 07/10/2024

Janda Martin (SCI, Co-proposer)

  • CA20110: RNA communication across kingdoms: new mechanisms and strategies in pathogen control (exRNA-PATH) 04/10/2021 - 03/10/2025

Lukeš Julius (PARU, Workgroup member)

  • CA15133: The Biogenesis of Iron-sulfur Proteins: from Cellular Biology to Molecular Aspects (FeSBioNet) 15/04/2016 - 14/04/2020

Mozgová Iva (UMBR, Workgroup member)

  • CA16212: Impact of Nuclear Domains On Gene Expression and Plant Traits (INDEPTH) 28/11/2017 - 27/11/2021

Žurovec Michal (ENTU, Workgroup member)

  • CA15216: European Network of Bioadhesion Expertise: Fundamental Knowledge to Inspire Advanced Bonding Technologies 21/10/2016 - 20/10/2020


Upcoming deadlines

Deadline Call Applicant
Fri 29 Oct 2021 COST Action 2021 Consortium of at least 7 institutions from 7 countries