Forest Phytopathology and Mycology
The PhD course enables students to follow up on master's courses offered by FFWT MENDELU or courses in other fields, especially biology and agricultural studies. The basic aim of the course is research, education and scientific training in the field of pathogens, saprotrophs and endophytes of woody plants as well as the diversity of mycobiota of forest ecosystems. The student will gain experience in the application of standard microbiological and molecular biological methods used in phytopathology and mycology. The aim of the course is the education and training of graduates for scientific, specialist or educational activities within forestry, biological disciplines, and plant health. The graduate will also gain skills in research methodology and learn how to have the results of research published in international scientific journals.
The basic aim of the PhD course in Forest Phytopathology and Mycology is to prepare promising master's degree graduates for scientific and science-teaching work in the field of basic and applied research in phytopathology and tree protection or mycology and related agricultural and natural sciences.
General, professional and specialist knowledge and skills acquired during the course predispose the graduate to work in scientific research institutions (departmental research institutions of the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of the Environment; phytopathological workplaces of ÚKZUZ – Central Institute for Supervising and Testing in Agriculture - CISTA), in Institutions of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and at other universities. An extensive overview of the studied field, as well as the ability to synthesize in solving professional problems, also favours the graduate in applying for leading positions in professional practice. In addition, adequate knowledge of a world language enables the graduate to work abroad.
The graduate of the PhD course is capable of complex analysis of the causes of disease in trees, they have a basic knowledge of tree pathogens and the diversity of mycobiota of forest ecosystems, and can apply standard microscopic, microbiological and molecular-biological methods used in tree phytopathology and mycology. The graduate is familiar with the methods of scientific research and laboratory expertise, analysis and interpretation of results and effective treatment and measures. The graduate is able to work in a scientific team, publishing the results of research in international scientific papers, and communicates effectively in English.
- original validation (nostrification) document on recognition of university education in the Czech Republic according to binding Czech regulations;
- curriculum vitae (structured, EUROPASS format preferred);
- copy of a foreign diploma or a document in lieu of the foreign diploma;
- list of publications and other creative activities;
- outline of the topic of dissertation thesis (aim, hypothesis, general overview of the issue – essential publications list, all within one A4 page);
- average grades during master's (engineering) studies;
- any other reference documents (references from an employer, a specialist in the field, evidence of traineeships, etc.).
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