Application process

The next admission round is open from 01.12.2022 until 28.2.2023.

Successful applicants will be enrolled in the study from the autumn semester of 2023.

The following Ph.D. topics are offered:

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Research topics at the Department of Biology or FNUSA-ICRC:

  • Supervisor: Nicola Silva

Identification and functional analysis of novel factors driving meiotic chromosome segregation in Caenorhabditis elegans


  • Supervisor: Marcela Hortová Kohoutková

Dynamic changes of innate immunity during sepsis and predictions of severe adverse effects


  • Supervisor: Lukáš Čajánek

Mechanisms of primary cilia formation


  • Supervisor: Michaela Bosáková

Novel mechanisms of skeletogenesis


  • Supervisor: Petr Müller

The role of proteotoxic stress in malignant transformation


Cell and Tissue Morphology

Research topics at the Department of Anatomy and Department of Histology and Embryology:

  • Supervisor: Zuzana Sumbalová Koledová
  1. Microenvironmental mechanics in epithelial morphogenesis and tumorigenesis
  2. Organoid-based biotechnology


  • Supervisor: Andrea Vítečková Wünschová 

A 3D printing as a tool to study cardiovascular system


  • Supervisor: Kateřina Vymazalová

Use of histological methods and micro-CT in the diagnosis of bone pathologies


  • Supervisor: Aleš Hampl, Zuzana Holubcová

Molecular grounds and impact of genetic instability during mammalian development


  • Supervisor: Petr Vaňhara

Development of ex-vivo cellular models for pancreatic adenocarcinoma: markers and targets for precision medicine


Molecular Medicine

Research topics at the research institute CEITEC.

Research topics for PhD

How to apply Progress of studies

Application step by step

1. Select one of the offered dissertation topics

Select one of the offered dissertation topics according to your interest and previous experiences and contact the supervisor for more details.

2. Submit the application (the applications deadline is 28 February 2023)

After you have contacted the supervisor, you can apply.

Applications are submitted online here. You will need to choose the program Biomedical Sciences and specialization (depending on which laboratory or supervisor you would like to go to) and create a new application. If in doubt, please contact the PhD program coordinator on the e-mail address

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.

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • 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 December 2022 until 28 February 2023.

3. Round 1 of admission process: Application review

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 Round 2, you will be sent information about the date and place of the admission interview.

The application review will be done soon after the e-application deadline.

4. Round 2 of admission process: Interview (with a committee)

For candidates living abroad, personal attendance is not necessary - you can opt for participation in form of a 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 the Interview are 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 successful applicants will be done by March/April 2023.

5. Final review

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.

6. Success = Enrollment to study

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.

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