PhD in Immunology

General

Program Description

The study program investigates the mechanisms of immune responses at the cellular and molecular level, under normal and pathological conditions.

The study program is carried out in collaboration with the Institute of Molecular Genetics and Institute of Microbiology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.


Description of verification and evaluation criteria

  • Duly completed master’s study program, i.e. submission of a certified copy of the university diploma or the nostrification of university education, by 30 September 2019.
  • Submission of the application form including all relevant enclosures, i.e. CV, professional reference, payment receipt of the admission fee by 30 April 2019
  • Submission of the dissertation project by 30 April 2019
  • Successful completion of the exam, which is based on appropriate knowledge in the scientific field chosen.

Entrance exams take the form of an interview on the topic of the Ph.D. Thesis, demonstrating the technical skills of the applicant for the doctoral study program and the ability to work with specialized foreign literature. The project is assessed by the expert committee.


Conditions for admission

Admission to Doctoral studies is conditioned by successful completion of a Master's study program.

Verification method entrance exam
Confirmation date (of entrance exam) from: 01.06.2019 Until: 30.06.2019
Alternative date (of entrance exam) from: 01.07.2019 Until: 15.07.2019


Recommended literature, sample questions

Readings are recommended by individual potential supervisors and are based on professional issues of the potential dissertation and the chosen particular discipline. In particular, monographs and respected IF magazines. Suggested literature and resources can be viewed within the profiles of the specific supervisors.

Further information on the website of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic: http://dspb.avcr.cz


Career Pathway

Immunology is a field of science concerned with the study of the immune system and mechanisms regulating immune reactions. A graduate that has finished the Ph.D. program in immunology has acquired extensive theoretical and practical knowledge in immunology and cellular and molecular biology. Their training includes interdisciplinary education ranging from biology to biochemistry and the problems of clinically important diseases of the immune system. Graduates are capable of independent research work and have mastered a broad range of methods in the fields of gene expression, proteomics, tissue culture and analysis of samples and biological materials. They readily find positions in academic and corporate laboratories of basic and applied research as well as in clinical establishments.

Last updated April 2019

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