Doctoral Studies

Molecular and Cell Biology - Field

Brief description of field

The field Molecular and Cell Biology is focused on structure, interactions and functions of nucleic acids and proteins in bacterial, plant and snímal cells as well as viruses. The aim of this field is to use approaches of molecular biology to understand processes taking place in individua cells, tissues and organisms. The field is interdisciplinary and is based on approaches of biochemistry, genetics, molecular physiology and molecular pathology. Therefore, students accepted to the field of Molecular and Cellular Biology of the doctoral study program Biology are required to be familiar with molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry and genetics on  master level.

Profile of a typical graduate

The graduate from this field is highly qualified for performing independent research in molecular and cell biology. Experimental skills, methodical and technical experience, capabilities to present outcomes of research work both in oral and written forms and  broad theoretical background allow graduates to perform creative research work in various research institutes, universities, hospitals and laboratories dealing with virology, microbiology, genetics, biochemistry, immunology, physiology, pharmacology, pathology and so on.

Requirements for applicants

The entering exam is opened to students who graduated from Faculty of Science and obtained master degree in  biology or biochemistry, to students who graduated from Faculty of Medicine, Veterinary, Pharmaceutical and Agriculture Universities. During the entering exam, the applicants has to show:
  1. Adequate knowledge in the field of molecular biology, cell biology and genetics.
  2. Ability to communicate in English.

Study requirements and completion of studies

To complete the studies, applicants have to pass state exam from molecular and cell biology and succesfully defend the PhD. thesis. To submit the thesis, applicants have to prove that his/her thesis was at least partially published in the scientific journal with impact factor exceeding 1. The applicant has to be the first autor of this paper.  

Individual study plan

The main aim of the the study plan is to guarantee systematic and creative research work on PhD theses. In addition, students of Molecular and Cellular Biology are required to attend the courses that extend theoretical knowledge within this field:
a. the courses that extend the kowledge in Molecular and Cellular Biology above the Master level
b. the courses that extend the knowledge in special parts of Molecular and Celluar Biology related to the topic of PhD thesis
c. seminars
d.  course English in Molecular Biology and Genetics
e. participace in practical courses of undegraduate studies

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Commission for state doctoral exams and defenses

List of current doctoral topics

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