Studying Animal Physiology and Immunology

Animal Physiology and Immunology graduates jobs

Our graduates are able to fill positions:

In clinical laboratories of human and veterinary medicine; our graduates obtain more complex training for scientific work (methodics, result interpretation and presentation etc. ) than students of medical or veterinary faculties.

Head of laboratories in biotechnological companies

Physiology teachers at medical, biotechnological, veterinary or pharmaceutical faculties, i.e. in places, which are not primarily oriented on animal physiology and immunology, but where these subjects are taught

Scientists in basic or applied research in private sector, institutes of Academy of Sciences and on prestigious foreign institutions

In clinics for reproduction medicine or pharmaceutical companies

Specific fields of study in our department

Developmental and cellular physiology – study of mechanisms responsible for regulation of ontogenesis and homeostasis in human and other model organisms, i.e. study of cancerogenesis, developmental disorders and stem cells (prof. Kozubík, doc. Hofmanová, dr. Bryja, doc. Kozubek, dr. Krejčí, dr. Procházková, dr. Hyršlová Vaculová, dr. Souček, doc. Bártová, dr. Pacherník a další)

Toxicology-physiology – physiology of toxic compounds and thier impact on pathogenesis in humans and model organisms (doc. Vondráček, dr. Machala)

Immunology – study of defense mechanisms against pathogens and vectors, mechanisms of inflammation, immunopathology of humans and model organsms from invertebrates to mammals, phylogenesis of immune system (doc. Lojek, dr. Kubala, dr. Hyršl, dr. Dušková, doc. Žákovská, dr. Číž)

Invertebrate Neuroethology – sensory perception, behaviour and orientation of model and economicaly important arthropods, effects of repelents (doc. Vácha, dr. Nejezchlebová)

Why choose the field of Animal Physiology and Immunology

It is a interdisciplinary field focused on gaining complex knowledge about function of living systems, i.e. from molecular through cellular, tissue and organ levels to whole organisms with corresponding knowledge of experimental methods from molecular to behavioural. We are convinced that only this way of studying leads to understanding of key mechanisms regulating the homeostasis of organsism and thereby the health or disease. Comprehention of relationships in living organisms also leads to practical applications, such as it enables us to propose new treatments for various diseases, even the incurable ones. It also contributes to understading the essence of diversity of life.

What can you gain from studying the Animal Physiology and Immunology

Complex knowledge in field of physiology and immunology (i.e. from molecular biology and physiology of cells, tissues and organs to organism and its etiology) in both theoretical and methodical aspect. Moreover, a lot of students are engaged in research programmes of their institution, where they participate in solving concrete experimental projects and gain fist-hand experience with scientific work and skills necessary for their own experimental work. Many of them have the option to expand their knowledge during study stays in collaborating institutions abroad. (Sweden, Germany, USA, Norway, Finland, Hungary, Turkey, Spain, Italy, Slovakia etc.).