Molecular and Cell Biology
Get practical experience
Choose from 11 practical courses taught on regular weekly basis and perform experimental laboratory work to reach the aims of specific research project under guidance of your supervisor.
Gain important skills for laboratory work
You will be well educated to get a job in laboratories of either basic or applied research where you will be fully competent to perform skilled work within the field of molecular and cell biology.
Prepare for your PhD
If you choose an academic career, you will be well prepared for related Ph.D. studies in various universities in the Czech Republic and abroad, including those accredited at the Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, such as Molecular and Cellular Biology and Genetics, Animal Physiology, Plant Physiology, Microbiology and others.
Molecular and Cell Biology represents the specific field of study providing basis for all other disciplines of modern biology. The aim of this program is to offer the Master education to English-speaking students who completed the Bachelor studies in Biology in various profilations. The study allows to understand unifying features and connections among different phenomena in biology. The study programme is composed to explain principles of molecular and cell biology using various model systems - in microorganisms as well as plant/animal/human cells. The graduates should be able to extend the studies for postgraduate (PhD.) level as well as get a job in basic or applied research institutes or clinical laboratories.
The key practical training in experimental laboratory work you will obtain by performing research for diploma thesis under guidance of experienced superviser. You will get your own diploma research project and you will have to learn adequate methods and perform experiments to reach its specific aims. You will be also trained to learn how to present scientific data (both in oral and written form) to community of researchers in the field of molecular and cell biology.
Excellent theoretical background and practical skills you will obtain during the studies should provide you with sufficient flexibility to adapt fast and easy to demands of future employees and become valuable members of their laboratories. You accupation profile will be attractive for potential emplyers, such as research institutions and universities performing basic research in the field of molecular and cell biology as well as institutes oriented to applied research, biotechnology, private and public clinics, hospitals, especially dealing with molecular diagnostics and assisted reproduction.
Entering exams will occur by online interview. The term will be determined by the Faculty headquarters. Successful applicants have to prove basic orientation in the field of molecular and cell biology at the Bachelor level in following areas:
- chemical components of cells
- intracellular compartments and transport
- cell membranes and cytoskeleton
- structure of DNA and chromosomes
- DNA replication
- processes of transcription and translation
- structure and function of proteins
- cell communication
- cell cycle and cell death
Admission is based on the results of the entering exam interview and capacity of the programme.
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