The Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC) is a multidisciplinary science centre focused on life sciences and advanced materials and technologies whose aim is to establish itself as a recognised centre for basic as well as applied research. Supported by the Region of South Moravia and the City of Brno, it is a consortium whose partners include the most prominent universities and research institutes in Brno. CEITEC offers state-of-the-art infrastructure for research divided into 61 groups and seven programmes: Advanced Nanotechnologies and Microtechnologies, Advanced Materials, Structural Biology, Genomics and Proteomics of Plant Systems, Molecular Medicine, Brain and Mind Research, and Molecular Veterinary Medicine. Modern laboratories with an area of 25,000 m2 grew in Brno. The advanced technologies in use at CEITEC facilitate synergistic study in life and material sciences at all levels of complexity, from individual atoms, through molecules, molecule groups and cells to whole organisms. Ten core facilities enable specialised research, attainment of higher levels of expertise, higher-quality facilities for advanced education and mainly close, multidisciplinary cooperation.