PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology


Program Description

Pharmacology and Toxicology are research topics that investigate the mechanisms of interaction of substances and medicaments with biological systems and tracking their positive and negative consequences for the organism. The final goal is to use this knowledge in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of human and animal diseases. Research subject encompasses the study of both processes from the molecular level to affect the entire body and also research into clinical practice in patients.

The determination of the latest research methods allow for interdisciplinary research at the receptor level, messenger systems and transmission of genetic information. Created new disciplines such as pharmaco-biochemistry, pharmaco-genetics, pharmaco-economy and others.

The big advantage of pharmacology and toxicology studies is a close connection of the theoretical field with all the clinical fields that perform the treatment, prevention and diagnostic. Study program in pharmacology and toxicology is therefore suitable not only for those interested in experimental research but also for those who plan their clinical work in the future.

The study program is carried out in collaboration with the Institute of Experimental Medicine, the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Institute of Physiology 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:

Career Pathway

Doctoral (Ph.D.) study program in „Pharmacology and Toxicology” is suitable for physicians and non-physicians, graduates of magister studies with biological and biochemical orientation, who want to specialize in pharmacology, toxicology, biochemistry and molecular biology, and will work in these disciplines in medical institutions, on clinics, in research laboratories, research institutions and on universities. By defending the Ph.D. dissertation the graduates substantiate that they are able to work independently. The standard length of study is four years. Graduates will receive the Ph.D. title and fulfill the conditions for further carrier growth in disciplines, which deal with remedies and their therapeutic and toxic effects.

Last updated Apr 2019

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