Next admission round will be open from 01.09.2021 until 31.10.2022.
Successfull applicants will be enrolled in the study from the spring semester 2022.
The following Ph.D. topics are offered:
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Research topics at the Department of Biology, Department of Immunology and Allergology or FNUSA-ICRC:
The use of phosphodiesterases to therapeutically manipulate cartilage and bone cells (Bohumil Fafílek, Dpt. of Biology)
Non-canonical signaling of human receptor tyrosine kinases (Pavel Krejčí, Dpt. of Biology)
Identification and characterization of novel factors required for faithful chromosome segregation and DNA repair during meiosis (Nicola Silva, Dpt. of Biology)
Screening of genetically determined hypercholesterolemia in newborns (Tomáš Freiberger, Dpt. of Clinical Immonology and Allergology)
Epigenetic mechanisms involved in the reprogramming of human somatic cells into induced pluripotent stem cells (Manlio Vinciguerra, FNUSA-ICRC)
Metabolic regulation of pluripotency and pluripotent stem cell fate determination in health and pathology (Vladimír Rotrekl, Dpt. of Biology)
Cell and Tissue Morphology
Research topics at the Department of Anatomy and Department of Histology and Embryology:
Regulation of the delta peripheral opioid receptors in pain conditions (Marek Joukal, Dpt. of Anatomy)
Changes of the Brain Barriers Induced by Diabetes Mellitus (Marek Joukal, Dpt.of Anatomy)
Reaction of the Blood-cerebrospinal fluid barrier to chemotherapy induced neuropathy (Alemeh Zamani, Dpt. of Anatomy)
Polarization of mesenchymal stem cells in the context of immunosupressive therapies (Irena Kountá, Dpt. of Histology and Embryology)
Vascularisation, innervation and stem cells of the dental pulp evaluated in in vivo context (Eva Švandová, Dpt. of Histology and Embryology)
Morphological analysis of human oocytes (Zuzana Holubcová, Dpt. of Histology and Embryology)
Application step by step
Select one of the offered dissertation topics according to your interest and previous experiences and contact the supervisor for more details.
After you have contacted the supervisor, you can apply.
Applications are submitted online here. You will need to chose the programme Biomedical Sciences and specialization (depending which laboratory or supervisor you would like to go to) and create a new application. If in doubt, please contact the PhD programme coordinator on the e-mail address email@example.com.
Once the application is completed, an admission fee must be paid. The current fee is 600 CZK.
The following attachments are mandatory parts of the application - upload them to the e-application form. The documents must be submitted in PDF format, in the English language.
Letter of interest / Motivation letter - (on a specified form which can be downloaded in e-application or here)
Copies of diplomas (BSc., MSc.) and diploma supplements/transcripts of records (if you have not finished your Master education yet, you can submit just the relevant transcripts of records)
References - we require two references, one of them must be from the Master thesis supervisor / advisor.
English language certificate – optional, not compulsory
The e-application will be open from 1 September until 31 October 2021.
Round 1 of the admission process is based on your application and background information. Only complete applications will be accepted and reviewed. The threshold to pass Round 1 is 40 (out of 50) points.
Should you be selected for the Round 2, you will be sent information about the date and place of the admission interview.
The application review will be done soon after e-application deadline.
For candidates living abroad, personal attendance is not necessary - you can opt for participation in form of Skype conference. The interview (in English) will cover the following topics:
- the field of study and summary of your Master thesis
- dissertation thesis topic
- career plans
- general questions from Biomedical sciences
- other related issues
All interviewed candidates are evaluated and receive points. The total points for Interview is 50. In order to successfully pass, it is necessary to get at least 85 points - this means in total from both Rounds. However, passing this threshold does not guarantee admittance - as the number of positions is limited, only candidates with the highest number of points will get the position.
The Interviews with succesfull applicants will be done by November 2021.
After the interviews, all candidates are evaluated by admission committee, composed of members of interview committees, supervisors, head of the PhD programme and representatives of the Faculty.
Successful candidates will need to prove the completion of Master degree.
Czech and Slovak candidates receive the enrollment invitation soon after interviews (within a couple of weeks) and should follow the instructions (the enrollment takes place at specified dates at the beginning of the first semester of study). Enrollment of international students is solved individually, as it is subject to a Certificate of the Recognition of International Education in the Czech Republic and in many cases also Visa application.
The studies generally commence with the start of semesters. The courses in autumn semester start in mid-September. The courses in Spring semester start in February or March.