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PhD in Biophysics, Chemical and Macromolecular Physics

Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The graduate from the 4F4 curriculum is a specialist qualified for an independent basic or applied research work in the interdisciplinary fields at the border on physics, chemistry and biology. [+]

Doctoral Degrees in Biological and Life Sciences in Prague in Czech Republic. Subject entrance examination The subject entrance examination takes the form of a discussion about the chosen study programme and the intended doctoral thesis topic. The committee judges the applicant's interest in the field, motivation, expertise, and overall readiness for doctoral studies. The level of knowledge expected is that required for passing the state final examination of the corresponding master's study programme and branch at Charles University. The applicant must demonstrate his/her insight into the basic areas of science relevant to the chosen thesis topic. The committee also takes into account documents submitted with the application, namely the statement by the proposed advisor, by the head of the proposed training department, recommendation letters, CV, and the letter of motivation. Language entrance examination The language entrance examination verifies that you have an adequate command of the English language, i.e. at least at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Conditions for admission Admission for studies You will be admitted for studies if you have completed a Master degree programme, successfully pass (or get a waiver of) the subject and language entrance examination, and if an advisor in the required study programme is available. Information on the exercise of graduates The graduate from the 4F4 curriculum is a specialist qualified for an independent basic or applied research work in the interdisciplinary fields at the border on physics, chemistry and biology. He has got deep knowledge of relevant physical experimental and theoretical methods as well as the acquaintance with fundamentals of chemistry (biology) necessary for his integration to research teams with chemical or biological orientation. He is successful in domains of biophysics, biochemistry, physical chemistry and chemical physics, macromolecular physics and chemistry, microbiology or biological directions of medical research at academic and development research institutions, or as a key specialist in laboratories of physico-chemical or biologico-physical analyses. [-]

PhD in Biomechanics

Charles University Faculty of Physical Education and Sport
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The graduate of doctoral studies in Biomechanics is well prepared from a professional point of view. He/she has the knowledge and skills needed to solve scientific and research issues concerning basic and applied research as well as other areas of research and development, where biomechanics is involved. [+]

Biomechanics is an interdisciplinary scientific discipline, which, based on a detailed knowledge of anatomy and the biochemistry of relevant processes, deals with the mechanical structure and behaviour of living systems and their mutual mechanical interactions. The main theoretical aim is the formulation of generally valid rules, both at the cellular and organic level, as well as at the human, individual level. The biophysical and engineering methodological approach for solving tasks is supported by high-level knowledge of biological character. The research takes place at various distinct levels ranging from micro-biomechanics (cellular level) to living macro systems (e.g. biomechanics of humans). It is possible to encounter biomechanic applications in a wide range of sciences and professional activities. Biomechanics in this form can be used not only in the area of basic research, but also in a wide range of professional activities such as rehabilitation medicine, ergonomics, forensic and biomedicine engineering, sports, etc. The training centre of the Charles University and the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic provides interdisciplinary education in the PhD degree study programmes in a broad scope, and within particular specializations. Students´ curricula are highly individualized according to the demands of the chosen issue and specialization. During the studies great emphasis is placed upon students' independent research activity within the context of the teamwork of the training centre. Experimental facilities include laboratories of particular training workplaces. Students´ publications appear in respected scientific magazines, and an active participation in congresses is considered an integral part of PhD degree studies. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria Each candidate must go through the admissions process. The entrance exam is conducted orally before an examining board and the applicant’s competence is examined. The examining committee evaluates: 1. Quality of the dissertation project and of its elaboration – the project shall have the following structure: introduction, literature review, objective(s) of the work, it shall specify a hypothesis and a methodology corresponding to its type and thematic focus. Maximum number of points for this aspect – 20. 2. Previous professional activities in kinantropology – here, any previous activities relating to the project, in particular publication activities, shall be assessed – 20 points for an impact journal, 14 points for SCOPUS, 12 points for ERIH, 8 points for a reviewed journal or for speaking at the SVK (= Student Scientific Conference) or another scientific conference. The candidate shall receive a full number of points if he/she is the author, or half that number when he/she is a co-author. Maximum number of points for this aspect – 20. 3. The topic´s relation to the research orientation of the instructor and to his research projects – there must be clear harmony between the topic proposed and the instructor´s research orientation – 5 points for an non-university grant of the instructor, 5 points for compliance with the instructor´s scientific orientation. Maximum number of points for this aspect – 10. 4. Quality of the presentation of the project by the candidate: 0-5 points for the quality of the presentation, 0-5 points for responses to questions asked by the examining board. Maximum number of points for this aspect – 10. Each member of the examining committee grades paragraphs 3 and 4 on a scale of points – 0 to 10 points for each item, item 1 and 2 is evaluated on a scale of 0 to 20 points. The maximum number of points awarded by one examiner is 60 points. The arithmetic mean is calculated on the basis of the point evaluation of each member of the examining board. The result is rounded to the nearest whole number – for values from 0.0 to0.49 inthe downward direction to the nearest whole number. For values from 0.50 to0.99 inthe upward direction to the nearest whole number. The ranking of applicants is decided based on the total number of points. The dean of the faculty determines the point limit for admission. Conditions for admission 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 2017. Submission of the application form including all relevant enclosures, i.e. CV, professional reference, payment receipt of the admission fee of 540 CZK to bank account number 43-9685580247/0100 by 30 April 2017 Submission of the dissertation project by 30 April 2017 Successful completion of the exam. Information on the exercise of graduates Graduates from the PhD degree studies in biomechanics as an interdisciplinary scientific discipline might be primarily employed in the areas of science and research, education, at physiotherapeutic workplaces, and in accredited laboratories. Other significant employment opportunities include state administration, enterprise, and judicial expert opinion. [-]

PhD in Physical Chemistry

University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
Campus Full time Part time 4 years Open Enrollment Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

This field of the study is focused on the scientific and independent progressive creative work in the broad field of advanced physical chemistry including both theoretical and experimental studies. [+]

Doctoral Degrees in Biological and Life Sciences in Prague in Czech Republic. Overview This field of the study is focused on the scientific and independent progressive creative work in the broad field of advanced physical chemistry including both theoretical and experimental studies. The topics comprise advanced theoretical and experimental chemical thermodynamics (both chemical and phase equilibria), various computer simulations mainly of biologically relevant systems, theory of fluids, theoretical photodynamics and photochemistry, experimental plasmonics and near-field/surface enhanced spectroscopies, study of membrane properties and development of their use for separation processes and physicochemical description of multicomponent fluid-phase systems. The graduates from this field of study will gain deep general knowledge of physical and computational chemistry; experimental and interpretative skills in the specialized fields like thermodynamics; photochemistry and photophysics; surface and interface chemistry; membrane separation science; vibrational spectroscopy; plasmonics and optical nanoimaging; molecular electrochemistry and molecular beam reactions. These special skills are determined by the topic of the thesis; and may range from the theoretical computational chemistry to experimental studies related either to unique instrument development or to precise and reliable data acquisition of physicochemical characteristics of matter. Careers The graduates from this study will find employment in basic and applied research in the fields of physical chemistry; chemical physics, computational chemistry, photophysics, theoretical photochemistry and nanotechnology; at universities; institutes of Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and in advanced research centers both in the Czech Republic and abroad. Selection of recent theses Electrochemical oxidation mechanism of flavonoid compounds Prediction of phase equilibria in one-component systems using methods of theoretical chemistry Electrochemical and spectrometric study of 2,2 dinitroethene- 1,1-diaminu (FOX 7) – a molecule of the push pull type with multiple redox centres Thermodynamic Properties of Ammonium - based Ionic Liquids and their Mixtures with Polar Solvents Ionic liquids as separation agents: thermodynamic characterization Separation of fluids by supported liquid membranes Photochemical Reactions in Molecular Clusters: Theoretical Study Determination of transport of gases and vapours in high free volume polymers Advanced models of gas and vapour membrane diffusion processes Clusters in molecular beams: Nucleation and reactivity [-]

PhD in Organic Technology

University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
Campus Full time Part time 4 years Open Enrollment Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

Organic Technology sub-programme builds on Master sub-programmes Engineering and Technology and Applied Chemistry. The aim of the doctoral study is to prepare graduates for mangement and optimization of processes in chemical industry as well as for research and development of chemical specialties. [+]

Overview Organic Technology sub-programme builds on Master sub-programmes Engineering and Technology and Applied Chemistry. The aim of the doctoral study is to prepare graduates for mangement and optimization of processes in chemical industry as well as for research and development of chemical specialties. Therefore, this sub-programme is principally oriented at modernization of current technologies of organic substances as well as development of new ones, from basic intermediates and products that are produced in large scale to small tonnage fine chemicals, e.g. biologically active substances, fragrance and flavour substances, surfactants. Chemical transformation occurs in majority of cases in catalytic reactors and therefore requires detailed study of preparation, properties and behaviour of various homogenous and heterogenous catalysts. Students will gain theoretical and practical knowledge and experience with modern separation, optical and thermal instrumental methods, with computer simulations of reaction and separation processes, with processing of results of laboratory experiments and industrial data. The area of environmental chemistry is emphasised too, the main focus being chemical, photochemical and photocatalytic removal of undesirable organic substances from the environment. The sub-programme offers wide variety of dissertation theses– from significantly experimentally oriented to those focused on mathematical modelling, computer simulation and statistical evaluation of data, but more often featuring a combination of these. Careers Graduates can find their jobs in basic and applied research focused on bulk organic technologies, special chemical technologies as well as pharmaceutical technologies, at university departments or at the Academy of Sciences, at research and technology centres in the Czech Republic and abroad. Moreover, the graduates may become useful members of laboratory teams in research institutes and industrial businesses or hold senior management positions related to research and development. Selection of recent theses Synthesis and properties of novel 10-ring zeolites for catalytic applications Photocatalytic processes to remove of undesirable substances from conteminated water Study of metathesis reactions catalyzed by methyltrioxorhenium Carbosilane dendrimers with titanium cyclopentadienyl complexes on periphery Průtočné mikroreaktory pro přípravu chemických specialit Separation of Liquid Mixtures by Pervaporation with Supported Ionic Liquid Membranes Preparation of metal oxide nanoparticles for thin layers Kinetic models of individual hydrocarbons pyrolysis using automated reaction networks generation Kinetics of acid fats and oils transesterification reaction for biodiesel production Microstructure and transport properties of porous solids and mixed-matrix membranes [-]

PhD in Microbiology

University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
Campus Full time Part time 4 years Open Enrollment Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

This field of study is focused on education of specialists competent to work in wide spectrum of microbiology. Study is targeted on complex mastering of several branches of contemporary microbiology, including environmental, clinical and food microbiology together with principles of molecular genetics. [+]

Doctoral Degrees in Biological and Life Sciences in Prague in Czech Republic. Overview This field of study is focused on education of specialists competent to work in wide spectrum of microbiology. Study is targeted on complex mastering of several branches of contemporary microbiology, including environmental, clinical and food microbiology together with principles of molecular genetics. Careers Graduate is prepared for research, but also for the leading position in many branches of technological, clinical, environmental and food microbiology laboratories. It is garanted by deep knowledge of basic microbiology and contemporary arrays of molecular biology and biochemistry. Selection of recent theses β-N-Acetylhexosaminidase from Talaromyces flavus The role of SUMO in cellular response to stress Isolation of antimicrobial peptides from plants Isolation and characterization of lipases and their biotechnological applications New vaccination tools inducing T cell immunity Uptake and intracellular sequestration of zinc by the ectomycorrhizal fungus Russula atropurpurea Pro-apoptotic signaling of Bordetella pertussis adenylate cyclase toxin Preparation and characterization of recombinant ameloblastin Biofilm, virulence and control strategies of Listeria monocytogenes The study of biological systems responsible for the degradation of chlorbenzoic acids [-]

PhD in Food Technology

University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
Campus Full time Part time 4 years Open Enrollment Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The main aim of the doctoral program is to prepare graduates with the ability of independent creative work and deep knowledge in the field of food technology and other related subjects. [+]

Overview The main aim of the doctoral program is to prepare graduates with the ability of independent creative work and deep knowledge in the field of food technology and other related subjects. The study is focused on the scientific and research work in technological processes and is based on comprehensive knowledge of the chemical, biological, engineering and economic disciplines, and the knowledge of thesolution of the specific complex problems of chosen food branches (cereal, baker and sugar technology, dairy and fat technology, meat and meat products technology, technology of fruit and vegetables, technology of surfactants and detergants and cosmetics). Careers Graduates are able to work in science and research or directly in the food industry, as well as in the related fields like cosmetics and chemical industry, including the processing of waste and protection of the environment. They may hold management positions in development, production, control and projection in commercial firms or state institutions. Due to the broad concept of expertise the graduates are ready not only for professional action in their specialization, but also for the adaptation for possible application in other technical and scientific fields. Selection of recent theses Preparation and characterisation of sorbents based on modified polysaccharides Functional properties of whey proteins Trends in food packaging: packaging with antimicrobial activity and hygienic aspects of use of plasticizers based on epoxidized soybean oil Radical and pericyclic reactions in fats and oils under high temperatures Assessment of Authenticity of Vinegar and Canned Products Containing Vinegar Selected factors affecting safety of foodstuffs and dishes Fractionation of major whey proteins Causes and prevention of defects of food products Preparation of polysaccharide derivatives with application significance Structural analysis of polysaccharides of medicinal wood-decay mushrooms [-]

PhD in Food Chemistry and Analysis

University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
Campus Full time Part time 4 years Open Enrollment Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The goal of study is to educate specialists with a deep knowledge in the field of food chemistry, food / feed analysis and human nutrition - reflecting the current state of the art in respective scientific field and with the vision of future developments / challenges. The students will get not only an extensive theoretical knowledge but also broad practical experience in laboratories equipped with the modern instrumentation. [+]

Doctoral Degrees in Biological and Life Sciences in Prague in Czech Republic. Overview The goal of study is to educate specialists with a deep knowledge in the field of food chemistry, food / feed analysis and human nutrition - reflecting the current state of the art in respective scientific field and with the vision of future developments / challenges. The students will get not only an extensive theoretical knowledge but also broad practical experience in laboratories equipped with the modern instrumentation. The courses provided to future specialist are focused on reaction occurring in food during processing transportation and /or storage. The major parameters of foodstuffs such as nutritional value, sensory properties and safety are under focus, food supplements are also issue of concern. Special attention is paid to advanced analytical strategies applicable for efficient control of chemical contaminants / residues / toxicants, attention is also paid to modern omics strategies enabling fighting food fraud and studies of biologically active food components. As regards human nutrition, some courses are concerned also with medical aspect associated with this area. Careers The graduate is expert prepared for various roles in leading positions requiring application of a comprehensive knowledge in the field of food chemistry, food analysis, food safety, nutrition and environmental protection. The graduate is prepared for the management / performing a research both in private sector and governmental institutions. In addition to these positions, graduates thanks to an intensive courses focused on human nutrition as advisors and /or coordinators. Selection of recent theses The antioxidant aktivity evaluation of Maillard reaction products in model systems and selected plant foods Novel Techniques in Analysis of Food Contaminant Residues Study of release of industrial contaminants into food chains Novel approaches to study the fate of contaminants in food and environment Novel strategies in the analysis of environmental contaminants Application of mass spectrometric techniques for complex quality and safety assessment of heat treated potato and cereal foods The occurrence of mycotoxins in cereals and their fate during food processing [-]

PhD in Environmental Chemistry and Technology

University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
Campus Full time Part time 4 years Open Enrollment Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The aim of the Ph.D. study program is to train experts with deep knowledge of environmental and related chemical and biochemical disciplines, informatics and mathematical modeling. [+]

Overview The aim of the Ph.D. study program is to train experts with deep knowledge of environmental and related chemical and biochemical disciplines, informatics and mathematical modeling. Ph.D. studies build on this foundation and deepen knowledge in wide scale of environmental areas such as: analytical methods for monitoring the of water and air quality and soil contamination; technologies for drinking water production, wastewater treatment; sludge treatment, solid waste management and soil decontamination technologies; removal of air pollutants. An important part of the study is also the prevention of all forms of waste, recycling and recovery as renewable resources. Students are trained in solution of complex research projects. Careers Alumni are employed in research, training, design and other institutions, in environmental departments of public administration from local level up to ministries. They can work as well as managers and technologists of companies operating water and energy infrastructure and in industrial plants. Selection of recent theses Carbon dioxide removal from flue gas Use of membrane separation processes for the treatment of landfill leachates Testing of anaerobic biodegradability of organic compounds Possibilities and Limits of In-situ Chemical Oxidation Aimed at Hardly Remediateable Sites Environmental impacts assessment of remediation using LCA method Reactivity of nano-scale zero-valent iron for in situ remediation of chlorinated ethylenes Application of membrane technologies for waste water reuse Phosphorus removal from wastewater and its recovery in the form of struvite Use of membrane separation processes for production of drinking water from surface water sources The inhibition of microorganisms through the use of phthalocyanine compounds in cooling water [-]

PhD in Drugs and Biomaterials

University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
Campus Full time Part time 4 years Open Enrollment Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The sub-programme Drugs and Biomaterials of the PhD study programme Synthesis and Production of Drugs is pursued at three faculties of UCT Prague: Faculty of Chemical Technology, Faculty of Chemical Engineering, and Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology. [+]

Doctoral Degrees in Biological and Life Sciences in Prague in Czech Republic. Overview The sub-programme Drugs and Biomaterials of the PhD study programme Synthesis and Production of Drugs is pursued at three faculties of UCT Prague: Faculty of Chemical Technology, Faculty of Chemical Engineering, and Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology. The sub-programme covers the following research areas: medicinal chemistry, analysis of drugs, study of the structure of solid pharmaceutical substances, investigation of inorganic and polymeric materials for biomedical applications, process engineering in pharmaceutical industry, and information science in medicinal chemistry. The graduates of the sub-programme Drugs and Biomaterials of the PhD study programme Synthesis and Production of Drugs gain – according to orientation of their PhD project and PhD thesis – strong theoretical knowledge and practical skills in aforementioned branches in question. Careers The graduates find jobs in basic and applied research in academe, in R&D and QA in chemical and pharmaceutical industry, and in governments’ laboratories and offices all around the world. Their education and training predestine them for senior and executive positions. Selection of recent theses Functionalized polymeric material as a part of chemical transformation Polymer drug delivery systems for overcoming multidrug resistance Application of high sensitive thermal analysis in pharmaceutical research and development Design and control of pharmaceutical crystallisation processes [-]

PhD in Chemical Engineering

University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
Campus Full time Part time 4 years Open Enrollment Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

This PhD program study deals with the education and development of highly qualified persons interested in many branches of chemical engineering. Students solve practical or theoretical problems in well-equipped laboratories and/or on powerful computers. [+]

Overview This PhD program study deals with the education and development of highly qualified persons interested in many branches of chemical engineering. Students solve practical or theoretical problems in well-equipped laboratories and/or on powerful computers. Currently we offer PhD projects in the following topics: functional micro and nanoparticles, chemical robotics, engineering of polymer and porous materials, energy storage, microfluidics, microreactors, microsensors and microfabrication, electrokinetics and electrochemical processes, process control and design, development of column unit operations, fundamentals of mass transfer, flotation and surface phenomena, nonlinear dynamics of chemical and biological systems, fire dynamics and systems for fire protection, bioreactors with enzymes and cells, fundamentals of heterogeneous catalysis, automotive catalysts. Careers Chemical engineering provides the students with universally applicable education in many areas of industry, research, business and administration. Our graduates typically get highly valued positions in chemical and pharmaceutical industry, in process design and software companies or in scientific and educational institutions over the world. Selection of recent theses Synthesis and characterization of magnetic nanaoparticles for applications in chemical robotics Sorption processes in amorphous and semi-crystalline polymers Formation of liposomes for controlled release of reactants and actives Study of synergic effects in arrays of coupled cells with mutual interaction InkJet fabrication, characterization and application of calcium alginate microcapsules Wetted-wall column study of absorption and distillation process analogy Application of the perturbation and response method in the study of pH-oscillatory reaction STUDY ON ENZYME REACTIONS IN SLUG FLOW MICROSYSTEMS Multi-scale Modelling of Evolution of Hetero-phase Polymer Systems Electrochemical preparation of metallic microstructures for microfluidic devices [-]

PhD in Biotechnology

University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
Campus Full time Part time 4 years Open Enrollment Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The aim of the doctoral study is to prepare graduates with the ability of independent creative work and deep knowledge in the field of biotechnology and other related subjects. [+]

Doctoral Degrees in Biological and Life Sciences in Prague in Czech Republic. Overview The aim of the doctoral study is to prepare graduates with the ability of independent creative work and deep knowledge in the field of biotechnology and other related subjects. The study is focused on the scientific and research work in biotechnological processes and is based on comprehensive knowledge of the chemical, biological, engineering and economic disciplines, and the knowledge of the specific properties of plant, animal and microbial cells. Careers Graduates are able to work in science and research or directly in the biotechnology industry, as well as in the related fields like food processing, pharmaceutical and chemical industry, including the processing of waste and protection of the environment. They may hold management positions in development, production, control and projection in commercial firms or state institutions. Due to the broad concept of expertise the graduates are ready not only for professional action in their specialization, but also for the adaptation for possible application in other technical and scientific fields. Selection of recent theses Immobilisation of biomaterials via sol-gel process New ways to improve the colloidal stability of beer Bacterial production of surface active compounds and their biological activity Application of immobilized yeast cells in continuous alcohol-free beer production Biodegradace monoaromátů v reálných matricích bakterií Rhodococcus erythropolis Degradation of Styrene and Acetone Mixture Using Biofiltration Microalgal surface interactions and their biotechnological applications Consumer perception of beer qualitative characteristics Analysis of genes coding for enzymes involved in degradation of aromatic pollutants in Rhodococcus erythropolis Study of the physiological state of microbial cultures using flow-cytometry methods [-]

PhD in Biochemistry

University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
Campus Full time Part time 4 years Open Enrollment Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The doctoral program is drawn to prepare experts for independent creative work applying high level of knowledge in the fields of biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, microbiology and advanced instrumental techniques. [+]

Overview The doctoral program is drawn to prepare experts for independent creative work applying high level of knowledge in the fields of biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, microbiology and advanced instrumental techniques. The graduates are prepared to work in various types of biochemical research in medical, food, environmental and agricultural areas, in biotechnological, pharmaceutical and food industry, as well as in various types of analytical laboratories. Thanks to their deep knowledge in life sciences they are also prepared to adopt to work in various related professions. Careers The graduates are prepared to provide top research oriented on life sciences in medical, food, agricultural and environmental areas and to serve in leading positions in research institutions and biotechnological industry. They will find job in academic institutions, in biotechnological, pharmaceutical and food industry, in governmental institutions and supervisory bodies. Selection of recent theses Homeobox genes of freshwater jellyfish Craspedacusta sowerbyi Elicitors from Leptosphaeria maculans inducing resistance in Brassica napus plants Proteome changes in activated platelets Flavonoids in the Apiaceae Family Structural analysis of biologically relevant interactions of retroviral and cellular proteins Study of interaction of retroviral matrix protein with liposomes by surface mapping method The study of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase from Mycobacterium tuberculosis Oxidative processes during activation of blood platelets Effectors and elicitors of Leptosphaeria maculans in the immune responses of Brassica napus The synthesis of new compounds with a potencial biological aktivity and the synthesis of prodrugs with chemical and enzymatic methods [-]

PhD in Analytical Chemistry

University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
Campus Full time Part time 4 years Open Enrollment Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The PhD program in Analytical Chemistry is focused on the determination of the chemical compositions, molecular structures, and molecular conformations as well as on the development of the corresponding experimental and computational techniques. [+]

Doctoral Degrees in Biological and Life Sciences in Prague in Czech Republic. Overview The PhD program in Analytical Chemistry is focused on the determination of the chemical compositions, molecular structures, and molecular conformations as well as on the development of the corresponding experimental and computational techniques. The developed techniques and methodologies are applied for chemical analyses of macro and micro-objects of diverse origins, including objects of living nature, cells and sub-cellular structures, advanced technological materials, and objects of cultural heritage from archaeology and anthropology. For research and development, modern analytical methods like molecular and atomic spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, separation methods as well as advanced sensor techniques are used. Careers Graduates of the “Analytical Chemistry” PhD program should possess knowledge in all branches of analytical chemistry and should be able to apply the corresponding methods to solve various analytical tasks. With active knowledge of physical principals of analytical methods, knowledge how to use analytical instrumentation, a graduate of this PhD program could become a research scientist or a head of a research or industrial analytical laboratory. Selection of recent theses Speciation analysis of trace elements using on-line hyphenation of liquid chromatography //and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry Analysis of insect lipids using chromatographic methods Utilization of chiroptical spectroscopic methods for diagnosis of neurodegenerative and tumor diseases Structural study of the bilirubin derivatives by chiroptical methods Study of temperature dependence of surface-enhanced vibrational spectra and their use for reliable detection of organic analytes Chiroptical structural study of biomolecules interacting with model membranes Rotational spectra of the selected isotopologues of the FCO˂sub˃2∙ and FSO˂sub˃3∙ radicals FCO˂sub˃2∙˂/sub˃ and FSO˂sub˃3∙˂/sub˃ Interaction and self-assembly of biologically important systems. Structural study by chiroptical methods. [-]

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)”. [+]

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 September 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. [+]

Doctoral Degrees in Biological and Life Sciences in Prague in Czech Republic. 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 - thereby qualifying her/him for the work in a broad spectrum 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 entrance examination has one round and is held as an interview. In exceptional cases, requested in writing by 30 April 2017, the dean can permit entrance examinations to take place via information and communication technology. During the entrance examination the candidate must demonstrate technical and linguistic skills to study the given field along with attributes necessary for scientific work. The entrance examination also takes into account the interest of the candidate in pursuing specific doctoral work with a particular supervisor and the candidate’s ability to handle this topic. The maximum score of the examination is 100 points. Conditions for admission Submission of a properly completed application, including prescribed appendices, and payment of the application fee by 30 April 2017. Completion of a master’s program of study at a university documented by a notarized copy of a diploma or certificate of equivalence of a foreign university education, or an original confirmation of completion of the required education by 30 September 2017. The requirement of submitting a notarized copy of a diploma does not apply to master’s graduates of Charles University. Applicants whose request for recognition of a foreign education has not been decided upon by 30 September 2017 may submit the required document by 21 October 2017. Passing grade on the entrance examination All applicants scoring at least 50 points on the entrance examination will be admitted for study. Information on the exercise of graduates 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. [-]