What will you learn?
The programme’s goal is to develop students into top specialists in microbiology of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells developed within the Department of Experimental Biology at the Faculty of Science, MU. Graduates should be ready to take on further scientific careers in academic institutions, but also for possible employment in health care or veterinary facilities, in food, chemical or pharmaceutical industry and in biotechnology companies with their own research facilities, and as specialist lecturers. The program actively supports its graduates in pursuing their scientific careers even further by encouraging long-term stays in post-graduate positions abroad. The individual laboratories of the Microbiology programme cover the following research areas in which doctoral students are also trained: Taxonomy and diversity of microorganisms
- Antibiotic rezistance of prokaryotes
- Food-safety and fast proof of pathogens
- Emerging viral infections
- Polyphasic classification of prokaryotes
- Synthetic biology
- Methanogenic archaea
The link between programmes is shared technologies, joint workshops, specialized seminars and conferences. Students are motivated by the high professional quality of research in a competitive, yet collaboration-friendly environment. The performance of individual students is recognized not only financially, but also, for example, by participating in prestigious conferences.
Graduates of a doctoral degree program Microbiology are qualified to work especially in research institutes and departmental workplaces or as university lecturers. The level of obtained knowledges and experiences gives adequate guaranty for high adaptability of graduates in various fields of microbiology. They are authorized to conduct independent scientific and research activities in basic and applied research. In the most general sense, they are considered qualified for any kind of scientific work in microbiology, that is dealing with conceptual issues, participating in and managing scientific research activities, and teaching.
Student must show very good knowledge of general microbiology, molecular biology, and biochemistry related to the theme of the PhD thesis. Student submits a brief project proposal of PhD thesis in which specifies the topic, designates possible problems and proposes the experimental procedure. Good knowledge of the English language is essential, which will allow the student to not only read scientific literature, but also to talk and write about their scientific research.
The entrance examination is organized as an oral discussion when the committee evaluates and assigns points for the applicant’s expertise and abilities for scientific work (0-100 points) and skills in the English language (0-90 points).More information about admission process for international applicants in general can be found here.
Date of the entrance exam
The applicants will receive information about the entrance exam by e-mail usually at least 10 days before the exam.
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Conditions of admission
Minimum requirements for successful examination are 85 points for scientific part and 60 points for language part of the entrance examination.
Successful applicants are informed of their acceptance by e-mail and subsequently receive an invitation to the enrolment.
The capacity of a given programme is not fixed; students are admitted based on a decision by the Doctoral Board after assessing their aptitude for study and motivation.
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