PhD Degree in Biology in Prague in Czech Republic

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A PhD is the abbreviation for Doctor of philosophy. This degree is a post graduate program delivered to a high level student researcher who has done deep research in a specific field or subject.

For you to have the best understanding of living things and their behavior, you need a PhD in biology. The PhD in Biology will give students knowledge of research in the areas of Cell and Molecular Biology, Ecology and Evolution and Computational Biology.

Czech Republic has a well-established and research based university education. This has made learning ini Prague one of the respected curriculum's in Europe since it cultivates the spirit of creativity and innovation among students.

This is the largest city in Czech Republic, and it's one of the most important research and education centres. The many education institutions located here ensures students both local and international have a wide choice of programmes to engage in during their stay. Education is impacting this city very positively in terms of social-economic growth.

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PhD fellowship in structural biology of 14-3-3 protein complexes

Charles University Faculty of Science
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The Department of Physical and Macromolecular Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague is offering a PhD scholarship at Tomas Obsil research group to start in October 1st 2016. Project is part of the Horizon2020 (H2020) Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) “Targeted small-molecule Stabilization of Protein-Protein Interactions (TASPPI)”. [+]

Doctors of Philosophy in Biology in Prague in Czech Republic. The Department of Physical and Macromolecular Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague is offering a PhD scholarship at Tomas Obsil research group to start in October 1st 2016. Project is part of the Horizon2020 (H2020) Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) “Targeted small-molecule Stabilization of Protein-Protein Interactions (TASPPI)”. Offered PhD position is for 3-4 years with very competitive salary for first three years (gross income 2,600 € per month), additional family allowance for married students, and sufficient research funds; the last (optional) year the university will cover the basic salary of ca. 900 € per month. The application deadline is April 17th, 2016. Please send the application to the supervisor of the offered fellowship (T. Obsil: obsil@natur.cuni.cz). Project Aims of the PhD project are: (i) structural analysis of 14-3-3 protein complexes with protein kinases ASK1, CaMKKI and CaMKKII using chemical cross-linking, H/D exchange coupled to mass spectrometry (HDX-MS), small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) and protein crystallography; and (ii) identification and characterization of small molecules that stabilize these complexes. High-throughput screening, fragment-based ligand discovery, and virtual screening will be used to identify initial stabilizers. Subsequently, biophysical and structural methods will be used to characterize these molecules and their stabilizing activity towards their respective 14-3-3 complexes. Qualifications and eligibility Applicants from any country of the world are accepted, but good English skills are mandatory. Applicants should have a solid experience with recombinant protein expression and purification. A strong interest in Structural biology, Biophysics and/or Biochemistry is desirable. Previous experience with protein crystallography and SAXS is an advantage. A MSc or equivalent degree in a relevant field is required. Due to specific requirements of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Program applicants should not hold PhD degree and, at the time of enrollment in the PhD program in the Czech Republic should have less than 4 years of research experience (counted as time of employment in research since receiving a degree allowing enrollment in the PhD program). Additionally, at the time of recruitment applicants must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the Czech Republic for more than 12 months in the 3 years before his/her recruitment for the PhD project. Job description Your key tasks as a PhD student are: manage and carry out your research project pass PhD courses write scientific articles and your PhD thesis participate in TASPPI ITN training events and international congresses stay 6 months abroad working in laboratories of industrial partners of TASPPI project Procedures An assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the applications, with Tomas Obsil hosting the positions being a member of this committee. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee, and once their applications are evaluated they will receive written feedback from the committee with the right to send additional comments. Short listed applicants will be interviewed by phone or Skype by Tomas Obsil and the final selection of the successful candidates will be made by him in collaboration with assessment committee. The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicants. Successful candidates will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school at the Department of Physical and Macromolecular Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague. Please contact T. Obsil (obsil@natur.cuni.cz) for detailed information on the PhD programme of the Charles University. Application Application should include: your letter of motivation CV including your e-mail address and other contact data as well as contact details of 1-3 referees who already know you as a student or employee list of publications including submitted or in press papers, if any transcript of MSc diploma or equivalent For any questions concerning the project, TASPPI, PhD programme of the Charles University or living conditions in Prague/Czech Republic, please contact Tomas Obsil (obsil@natur.cuni.cz). [-]

PhD in Theoretical and Evolutionary Biology

Charles University Faculty of Science
Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

A specialist in area of life's origins and evolution. The student will receive a broad theoretical and methodical training oriented towards epistemology and theory in Biosciences. [+]

A specialist in area of life's origins and evolution. The student will receive a broad theoretical and methodical training oriented towards epistemology and theory in Biosciences. This erudition is supplemented by student's special training in some particular area(s) of biology - therby qualifying her/him for the work in a broad spectrom of research, e.g. theoretical biology, mathematical biology and modelling, history of science, and last but not least, standard experimental biology. Scholarship 50 000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic A specialist in area of life's origins and evolution. The student will receive a broad theoretical and methodical training oriented towards epistemology and theory in Biosciences. This erudition is supplemented by student's special training in some particular area(s) of biology - therby qualifying her/him for the work in a broad spectrom of research, e.g. theoretical biology, mathematical biology and modelling, history of science, and last but not least, standard experimental biology. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The admissions test consists of a personal interview. In exceptional cases, the dean may permit a virtual interview via communications technology. The maximum score is 100 points. During the admissions interview, the applicant must demonstrate language skills to study in the chosen field, and the necessary skills to conduct independent scientific work. The applicant will be asked to elaborate on his/her interest in the particular topic, choice of supervisor, and ability to carry out research in this area. Conditions for admission The doctoral program application must be properly completed and submitted by April 30th, 2016, including all appendices. The applicant must pass an admissions examination by receiving a minimum of at least 50 points during the admissions interview. The applicant must have successfully completed a master’s studies program, verified by the submission of a notarized copy of the diploma or other documentation of master’s degree by September 30th, 2016. The requirement for submitting a notarized copy does not apply to graduates of master’s programs at the CU Faculty of Science. Applicants who have received their master’s degree at a foreign university must submit a certificate of equivalence for this foreign university degree by September 30th, 2016 to the CU FS Department of Studies, unless determined otherwise by international agreement. For applicants still waiting as of Sept. 30th on a ruling regarding recognition of their foreign study, this deadline is extended to October 21st, 2016. [-]

PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology, Genetics and Virology

Charles University Faculty of Science
Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

A graduate of the Ph.D. program has sound theoretical and practical knowledge in molecular and cellular biology, genetics and virology. He/she is highly qualified in these fields, especially in that which was the subject of his/her dissertation. [+]

Doctors of Philosophy in Biology in Prague in Czech Republic. A graduate of the Ph.D. program has sound theoretical and practical knowledge in molecular and cellular biology, genetics and virology. He/she is highly qualified in these fields, especially in that which was the subject of his/her dissertation. He/she is experienced in modern molecular, cellular, biochemical and biostatistical methods, including techniques and experimental approaches. The level of education obtained allows graduates to work skilfully in different fields of biology, microbiology, biomedicine and bioinformatics, and to contribute at any University, academic or industrial institution specializing in basic and/or applied research and development. Scholarship 50 000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic The subjects applied specific molecular approaches in the detailed exploration of the heredity and variability of organisms the uncovering of the structural and functional relations between information macromolecules (nucleic acids and proteins) as the basis of the existence and manifestation/expression of living matter at all levels of complexity of its organisation. It is concerned with the structure and function of genes, the biosynthesis of proteins as gene products – gene expression and its regulation. Classical and molecular biological approaches are applied to all biological objects in normal and pathological states with the aim of discovering, understanding and purposefully modifying the mechanisms of all their manifestations, including the viral level and gene therapy. Their subject of study and methods mean that these disciplines have an impact on practically all the scientific and research fields of biology and biomedicine and have an influence on the applied spheres of medicine (congenital and infectious diseases, vaccines, new drugs), agriculture (transgenic organisms and the improvement plants and animals), ecology (the relationship between organisms and the environment, control of pollution of the environment and non-traditional processing of wastes) and biotechnologies based primarily on the procedures of genetic engineering and genetic manipulation. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The admissions test consists of a personal interview. In exceptional cases, the dean may permit a virtual interview via communications technology. The maximum score is 100 points. During the admissions interview, the applicant must demonstrate language skills to study in the chosen field, and the necessary skills to conduct independent scientific work. The applicant will be asked to elaborate on his/her interest in the particular topic, choice of supervisor, and ability to carry out research in this area. Conditions for admission The doctoral program application must be properly completed and submitted by April 30th, 2016, including all appendices. The applicant must pass an admissions examination by receiving a minimum of at least 50 points during the admissions interview. The applicant must have successfully completed a master’s studies program, verified by the submission of a notarized copy of the diploma or other documentation of master’s degree by September 30th, 2016. The requirement for submitting a notarized copy does not apply to graduates of master’s programs at the CU Faculty of Science. Applicants who have received their master’s degree at a foreign university must submit a certificate of equivalence for this foreign university degree by September 30th, 2016 to the CU FS Department of Studies, unless determined otherwise by international agreement. For applicants still waiting as of Sept. 30th on a ruling regarding recognition of their foreign study, this deadline is extended to October 21st, 2016. [-]

PhD in Parasitology

Charles University Faculty of Science
Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The absolvent received appropriate theoretical grounding and practical skills for demanding scientific work in basic research at universities and research institutions. He/she is also qualified for teaching positions in selected biological and biomedical branches of universities and other institutions of higher education and for research and development type of work at various institutions of applied research. [+]

The absolvent received appropriate theoretical grounding and practical skills for demanding scientific work in basic research at universities and research institutions. He/she is also qualified for teaching positions in selected biological and biomedical branches of universities and other institutions of higher education and for research and development type of work at various institutions of applied research. His/her professional qualification is directed primarily to parasitology and related fields of biology and biomedicine. The absolved curriculum provided deeper insight into the biology of parasites and their interactions with hosts and vectors at organismal, cellular and molecular levels. Practical experience with current methods of biological research increases his/her versatility for work in different branches of life sciences. Scholarship 50 000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic Organismal, cellular and molecular biology of parasitic protozoa and helminths, mechanisms of their interactions with hosts. Biology and ecology of parasitic arthropods, vectors of diseases and their interactions with pathogens. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The admissions test consists of a personal interview. In exceptional cases, the dean may permit a virtual interview via communications technology. The maximum score is 100 points. During the admissions interview, the applicant must demonstrate language skills to study in the chosen field, and the necessary skills to conduct independent scientific work. The applicant will be asked to elaborate on his/her interest in the particular topic, choice of supervisor, and ability to carry out research in this area. Conditions for admission The doctoral program application must be properly completed and submitted by April 30th, 2016, including all appendices. The applicant must pass an admissions examination by receiving a minimum of at least 50 points during the admissions interview. The applicant must have successfully completed a master’s studies program, verified by the submission of a notarized copy of the diploma or other documentation of master’s degree by September 30th, 2016. The requirement for submitting a notarized copy does not apply to graduates of master’s programs at the CU Faculty of Science. Applicants who have received their master’s degree at a foreign university must submit a certificate of equivalence for this foreign university degree by September 30th, 2016 to the CU FS Department of Studies, unless determined otherwise by international agreement. For applicants still waiting as of Sept. 30th on a ruling regarding recognition of their foreign study, this deadline is extended to October 21st, 2016. [-]

PhD in Modeling of Chemical Properties of Nano- and Biostructures

Charles University Faculty of Science
Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

This Ph.D. program is an interdisciplinary study combining physical chemistry, biochemistry, and material science with the modern tools of molecular modelling. [+]

Doctors of Philosophy in Biology in Prague in Czech Republic. This Ph.D. program is an interdisciplinary study combining physical chemistry, biochemistry, and material science with the modern tools of molecular modelling. Graduates are able to solve problems in the structural and dynamical aspects of complex systems using state-of-the-art tools of computational chemistry; they are also capable of writing reports and papers in scientific journals. Graduates have presented their results at international conferences, and have experience with the preparation of grant proposals. They will be useful in various areas of science, including: materials engineering, pharmaceutical research, molecular biology, biotechnology and/or catalysis. Graduates will find positions in applied research both in the private sector and in academia. Scholarship 50 000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic The graduate study is organized by the department of physical and macromolecular chemistry in collaboration with the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Academy of Sciences, covering computational chemistry, quantum chemistry, and molecular modeling. The study is focused on biomacromolecules (DNA and proteins) and complex molecular systems. The following projects can be studied: structure and dynamics of pairs and oligomers of DNA in the ground and excited electronic state, interaction of DNA with proteins and ligands, study of non-covalent interactions, particularly the regular and irregular hydrogen bonds, structural bioinformatics, stabilizing interactions in biomolecules - peptides and proteins and theoretical models of protein folding, theoretical study of chemical reactivity and catalysis, physical and chemical properties of molecular sieves, development of methods for the description of static and dynamic properties of weakly bound systems, study of carbon nanostructures, interaction of biologically relevant ions with hydrated proteins, structure and dynamics of ions in solvents and at interfaces, physical and chemical processes on atmospheric aerosols, Structure, dynamics and function of RNA and DNA. The concept of the study, which is based on the experience of the advisors, reflects modern trends in computational chemistry and in molecular modeling. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The admissions test consists of a personal interview. In exceptional cases, the dean may permit a virtual interview via communications technology. The maximum score is 100 points. During the admissions interview, the applicant must demonstrate language skills to study in the chosen field, and the necessary skills to conduct independent scientific work. The applicant will be asked to elaborate on his/her interest in the particular topic, choice of supervisor, and ability to carry out research in this area. Conditions for admission The doctoral program application must be properly completed and submitted by April 30th, 2016, including all appendices. The applicant must pass an admissions examination by receiving a minimum of at least 50 points during the admissions interview. The applicant must have successfully completed a master’s studies program, verified by the submission of a notarized copy of the diploma or other documentation of master’s degree by September 30th, 2016. The requirement for submitting a notarized copy does not apply to graduates of master’s programs at the CU Faculty of Science. Applicants who have received their master’s degree at a foreign university must submit a certificate of equivalence for this foreign university degree by September 30th, 2016 to the CU FS Department of Studies, unless determined otherwise by international agreement. For applicants still waiting as of Sept. 30th on a ruling regarding recognition of their foreign study, this deadline is extended to October 21st, 2016. [-]

PhD in Microbiology

Charles University Faculty of Science
Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

Ph.D. graduates in microbiology are educated for individual scientific work in the field of microbiology. They gain comprehensive knowledge of cellular and molecular biology of bacteria and fungi at the most recent level, and are experienced in the methods of microbiology, biochemistry, molecular genetics, analytical chemistry, and biophysics. [+]

Ph.D. graduates in microbiology are educated for individual scientific work in the field of microbiology. They gain comprehensive knowledge of cellular and molecular biology of bacteria and fungi at the most recent level, and are experienced in the methods of microbiology, biochemistry, molecular genetics, analytical chemistry, and biophysics. Graduates are prepared to creatively solve the problems of basic and applied research in medical, environmental, industrial and biotechnological microbiology. Ph.D. graduates in microbiology can find positions in scientific institutes, at universities oriented on research and education in microbiology, or in organizations engaged, for instance, in clinical diagnostics, food production, pharmacy, bioremediation, or the water services sector. Scholarship 50 000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic Studies are focused on the knowledge of the biological processes occured in the microorganisms at the molecular, cellular and ecosystems level of organizations. Graduates are accomplished in the skill of independent research and scientific work in microbiology. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The admissions test consists of a personal interview. In exceptional cases, the dean may permit a virtual interview via communications technology. The maximum score is 100 points. During the admissions interview, the applicant must demonstrate language skills to study in the chosen field, and the necessary skills to conduct independent scientific work. The applicant will be asked to elaborate on his/her interest in the particular topic, choice of supervisor, and ability to carry out research in this area. Conditions for admission The doctoral program application must be properly completed and submitted by April 30th, 2016, including all appendices. The applicant must pass an admissions examination by receiving a minimum of at least 50 points during the admissions interview. The applicant must have successfully completed a master’s studies program, verified by the submission of a notarized copy of the diploma or other documentation of master’s degree by September 30th, 2016. The requirement for submitting a notarized copy does not apply to graduates of master’s programs at the CU Faculty of Science. Applicants who have received their master’s degree at a foreign university must submit a certificate of equivalence for this foreign university degree by September 30th, 2016 to the CU FS Department of Studies, unless determined otherwise by international agreement. For applicants still waiting as of Sept. 30th on a ruling regarding recognition of their foreign study, this deadline is extended to October 21st, 2016. [-]

PhD in Developmental and Cell Biology

Charles University Faculty of Science
Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

A graduate of the Developmental biology study program meets the requirements for a qualified researcher. They possess theoretical and practical knowledge, plus experience in a wide range of biological disciplines (molecular and cellular biology, embryology and developmental biology, reproductive biology). [+]

Doctors of Philosophy in Biology in Prague in Czech Republic. A graduate of the Developmental biology study program meets the requirements for a qualified researcher. They possess theoretical and practical knowledge, plus experience in a wide range of biological disciplines (molecular and cellular biology, embryology and developmental biology, reproductive biology). He/she is trained to carry out fundamental and applied research into cell structures, organismal reproduction and development, morphogenesis, the molecular basis of cellular regulation, proliferation and differentiation, and intercellular relations in multicellular systems throughout the entire life cycle of an organism. Graduates will be useful in basic scientific research, biotechnology, and applied research and practice (health, agriculture, biotechnology), as well as in the training of new generations of researchers. Scholarship 50 000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic Developmental biology is the study of the life cycle and the process by which organisms reproduce, develop and grow (in normal and pathological states). Modern developmental biology studies the genetic control and molecular mechanisms of cell growth, differentiation, miovement of multicellular complexes (morphogenesis) and regeneration, which are the processes that gives rise to tissues, organs and three dimensional anatomy. Embryology is a subfield, the study of organisms between the one-cell stage (generally, the zygote) and the end of the embryonic stage, which is not necessarily the beginning of free living individuum. The discipline therefore integrated the methodological approaches of molecular biology, genetics, cellular biology and morphology and cover large field of biological sciences. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The admissions test consists of a personal interview. In exceptional cases, the dean may permit a virtual interview via communications technology. The maximum score is 100 points. During the admissions interview, the applicant must demonstrate language skills to study in the chosen field, and the necessary skills to conduct independent scientific work. The applicant will be asked to elaborate on his/her interest in the particular topic, choice of supervisor, and ability to carry out research in this area. Conditions for admission The doctoral program application must be properly completed and submitted by April 30th, 2016, including all appendices. The applicant must pass an admissions examination by receiving a minimum of at least 50 points during the admissions interview. The applicant must have successfully completed a master’s studies program, verified by the submission of a notarized copy of the diploma or other documentation of master’s degree by September 30th, 2016. The requirement for submitting a notarized copy does not apply to graduates of master’s programs at the CU Faculty of Science. Applicants who have received their master’s degree at a foreign university must submit a certificate of equivalence for this foreign university degree by September 30th, 2016 to the CU FS Department of Studies, unless determined otherwise by international agreement. For applicants still waiting as of Sept. 30th on a ruling regarding recognition of their foreign study, this deadline is extended to October 21st, 2016. [-]

PhD in Animal Physiology

Charles University Faculty of Science
Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

A graduate of the doctoral study program in Animal Physiology is ready for independent scientific-research work. He/she has good theoretical knowledge and practical skills in a wide range of biological disciplines affecting the physiological and biochemical aspects of the relevant studied problems at the cell, organ and organism levels, and is able to adequately present the experimental findings obtained. [+]

A graduate of the doctoral study program in Animal Physiology is ready for independent scientific-research work. He/she has good theoretical knowledge and practical skills in a wide range of biological disciplines affecting the physiological and biochemical aspects of the relevant studied problems at the cell, organ and organism levels, and is able to adequately present the experimental findings obtained. Graduates are capable of working in basic and applied research both in national and international scientific institutions, including teaching posts in medical, science and agriculture universities. Scholarship 50 000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic This branch is the study of biological functions of animal and human organisms. Using wide possibilities of modern experimental methods of molecular biology, chemistry, physics and some special physiological techniques, cellular, organ and organismic aspects are studied. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The admissions test consists of a personal interview. In exceptional cases, the dean may permit a virtual interview via communications technology. The maximum score is 100 points During the admissions interview, the applicant must demonstrate language skills to study in the chosen field, and the necessary skills to conduct independent scientific work. The applicant will be asked to elaborate on his/her interest in the particular topic, choice of supervisor, and ability to carry out research in this area. Conditions for admission The doctoral program application must be properly completed and submitted by April 30th, 2016, including all appendices. The applicant must pass an admissions examination by receiving a minimum of at least 50 points during the admissions interview. The applicant must have successfully completed a master’s studies program, verified by the submission of a notarized copy of the diploma or other documentation of master’s degree by September 30th, 2016. The requirement for submitting a notarized copy does not apply to graduates of master’s programs at the CU Faculty of Science. Applicants who have received their master’s degree at a foreign university must submit a certificate of equivalence for this foreign university degree by September 30th, 2016 to the CU FS Department of Studies, unless determined otherwise by international agreement. For applicants still waiting as of Sept. 30th on a ruling regarding recognition of their foreign study, this deadline is extended to October 21st, 2016. [-]

PhD in Plant Anatomy and Physiology

Charles University Faculty of Science
Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

A graduate has general knowledge about the current state of experimental plant biology, the focus of which lies in plant life functions and structures, signal and regulatory mechanisms of physiological processes from molecular, cell and organ levels to the level of a plant as a complex entirety in relation to environmental factors including plant interactions with organisms. [+]

Doctors of Philosophy in Biology in Prague in Czech Republic. A graduate has general knowledge about the current state of experimental plant biology, the focus of which lies in plant life functions and structures, signal and regulatory mechanisms of physiological processes from molecular, cell and organ levels to the level of a plant as a complex entirety in relation to environmental factors including plant interactions with organisms. They are capable of using this knowledge in basic or applied research oriented both toward agriculture, e.g. breeding research, plant production and protection, or biomedical research - pharmacy or medicine. They are well informed in current field advances, capable of designing original research projects, and can independently accomplish plant biology research with the use of many approaches from bioinformatics to microscopy and ecological physiology. Scholarship 50 000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic Plant physiology studies vital processes in plant organisms, deals with intrinsic relationships within plant body as well as interactions with the environment. At present, the traditional name „physiology“ de facto covers complex studies of plant biology including genetic, biochemical and ecological problems. It aims to elucidate coherence between structure and function at the level of whole organism, organs, tissues and cells. It makes use of the methods of biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, anatomy and ecology. Plant physiology contributes to the knowledge of general biology of living organisms including biomedical aspects. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The admissions test consists of a personal interview. In exceptional cases, the dean may permit a virtual interview via communications technology. The maximum score is 100 points During the admissions interview, the applicant must demonstrate language skills to study in the chosen field, and the necessary skills to conduct independent scientific work. The applicant will be asked to elaborate on his/her interest in the particular topic, choice of supervisor, and ability to carry out research in this area. Conditions for admission The doctoral program application must be properly completed and submitted by April 30th, 2016, including all appendices. The applicant must pass an admissions examination by receiving a minimum of at least 50 points during the admissions interview. The applicant must have successfully completed a master’s studies program, verified by the submission of a notarized copy of the diploma or other documentation of master’s degree by September 30th, 2016. The requirement for submitting a notarized copy does not apply to graduates of master’s programs at the CU Faculty of Science. Applicants who have received their master’s degree at a foreign university must submit a certificate of equivalence for this foreign university degree by September 30th, 2016 to the CU FS Department of Studies, unless determined otherwise by international agreement. For applicants still waiting as of Sept. 30th on a ruling regarding recognition of their foreign study, this deadline is extended to October 21st, 2016. [-]