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.
Biological & life sciences studies often prepare students for a career in healthcare. Sometimes programs will combine human biology classes with classes in physics, chemistry, and even geology to help students learn how living organisms work together.
There are more than four thousand higher education organizations in Europe, from leading research institutions to small, teaching-focused universities. Europe itself is not as much different than other continents, reaching from the Arctic Circle to the coast of Africa.
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The EMBL International Ph.D. Programme, originally established in 1983, represents the flagship of EMBL's commitment to first cla
Doctorate Studies in Life Sciences in Europe 2019. Training and inspiring the next scientific generation – EMBL's tradition of excellence
As Europe’s only intergovernmental research organization in the life sciences and as a leading laboratory in molecular biology, EMBL is dedicated to promoting excellence in the molecular life sciences throughout Europe. One of the best ways to achieve this goal is by inspiring and fostering talented young scientists to turn them into skilled and creative future leaders.
The EMBL International Ph.D. Programme is Europe’s ‘best in class’ Ph.D. programme for the life sciences. 240 students from over 40 countries are carrying out Ph.D. research at EMBL at any time. Every year we admit an average of 60 new students, who belong to the top science graduates in their countries. They are carefully selected from a large multi-national pool of applicants that reached over 1700 applications in 2012....
QBM seeks to train a cohort of young scientists who, while firmly anchored in their home discipline, are well versed in multiple approaches and styles of thought. The goa
QBM seeks to train a cohort of young scientists who, while firmly anchored in their home discipline, are well versed in multiple approaches and styles of thought. The goal is for the students to get comfortable in communicating across traditional boundaries, especially across the divide between experiment and quantitative theory – to become, in effect, scientifically bi- or multilingual. To this end, the school offers an integrated interdisciplinary Ph.D. program that consists of three main components:
An interdisciplinary research project which combines concepts and methods from different fields.
A substantial program of formal course work with a general and an individual component centered around an interdisciplinary core course that covers key problems in bioscience from multiple perspectives.
Further activities to enhance students’ other transferable skills to succeed in science as a competitive profession.
Biology, biotechnology and biosciences have been rapidly developing since 2000. To handle the data produced, computer technology is required due to the excessive amount o
Biology, biotechnology, and biosciences have been rapidly developing since 2000. To handle the data produced, computer technology is required due to the excessive amount of data. Most of the recent techniques used in DNA, RNA and protein-based research is supported by bioinformatics and computer science. Computer science offers a new era for the biological sciences. For example the building block of the cell, proteins are modeled in 3D using a computer; this enables the rapid and efficient identification of molecular interactions and signals transduction pathways. Similarly, mutations in the genetic sequence can be detected quite fast using computer technology. Since the recent advancements in computational biology decreased the cost and accelerated the research processes including the drug development, the in silico studies are highly demanded in the industry....
This programme focuses on applied aspects of advanced and emerging analytical technologies to address current issues in food safety, nutrition, and food supply.
PhD Food Safety and Biotechnology
This programme focuses on applied aspects of advanced and emerging analytical technologies to address current issues in food safety, nutrition, and food supply. It covers the entire food chain from farm to fork and places a strong emphasis on the link between improved food safety and nutrition and improved public health.
Advanced and emerging technological and analytical platforms (biosensors, isotopic and comics)
Animal food and feed safety
Animal health and disease diagnostics
Global food security
Food and nutrition metabolomics
Food and nutrition quality measurements
Food safety detection methodology
Food traceability and authenticity
Immunodiagnostics for food contaminant and toxin detection
Natural compounds and their health applications
Novel and functional foods
The aim of the study is to reach the balance between theoretical and experimental skills and the application of the general procedures in chemistry and food technology.
Chemistry and Technology of Foodstuffs
Level of course unit: Doctoral
Faculty: Faculty of Chemistry
Academic year: 2019/2020
A title awarded: Ph.D.
Qualification awarded: Ph.D. in the field "Chemistry and Technology of Foodstuffs"
Level of qualification: Doctoral (3rd cycle)
Specific admission requirements:
Master degree in chemical engineering, food chemistry or other chemical specializations earned at university faculties, ICT Prague or agricultural universities.
Key learning outcomes:
The Ph.D. study and study related research are focused on the acquisition and development of theoretical knowledge and experimental skills in the areas of food chemistry and engineering processes of food production, applied analytical and physical chemistry, microbiology, biochemistry and molecular biotechnology. The study is designed in line with the development of food science and food technologies and other basic and applied specializations....
The doctoral program is drawn to prepare experts for independent creative work applying a high level of knowledge in the fields of biochemistry, molecular biology, geneti
The doctoral program is drawn to prepare experts for independent creative work applying a 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 adapt to work in various related professions.
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 a job in academic institutions, in biotechnological, pharmaceutical and food industry, in governmental institutions and supervisory bodies....
Objectives - To train doctors with multidisciplinary knowledge, capable of responding to the current challenges of adequate use and development of emerging technologies i
GoalsTo train doctors with multidisciplinary knowledge capable of responding to the current challenges of adequate use and development of emerging technologies in agroforestry systems.This course is based on a strong research component in areas in the priority areas of intervention of UTAD , and will work in close connection with a set of I projectsTo contribute to the deepening of relations between Higher Education, Science and Innovation, in accordance with the objectives of the Science 2010 - Operational Program for Science and Innovation.ScheduleWeekly Schedule: Monday to Friday TutorialAcademic Calendar: September to JuneDuration
2 semesters propaedeutics six semesters of research
We focus on globally regarded, theoretical and applied research with ‘real world’ impact. Our teaching is fully informed by contemporary research, and our excellence is r
Nearly three-quarters of London South Bank University's (LSBU) research projects were awarded the two highest possible ratings for 'impact' by the latest university research excellence exercise, the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. Our scientists in the School of Applied Sciences work in multidisciplinary teams to target major societal challenges in the areas of human health, well-being, performance and behaviour. We apply theory in these areas to contemporary real-world issues by undertaking innovative and rigorous science.
We focus on globally regarded, theoretical and applied research with ‘real world’ impact. Our teaching is fully informed by contemporary research, and our excellence is reinforced by outstanding research facilities which enable both staff and students to undertake cutting edge studies with the most up-to-date equipment and facilities....
The graduate study is organized by the department of physical and macromolecular chemistry in collaboration with the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of th
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,
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 the 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.
Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
The program is based on an interdisciplinary education at the interface of physics, chemistry, and biology from the physical point of view and focused on physical experim
The program is based on an interdisciplinary education at the interface of physics, chemistry, and biology from the physical point of view and focused on physical experimental and theoretical approaches. The program prepares experts for independent scientific work in solving tasks of basic and applied research in the interdisciplinary fields between physics, chemistry and, according to the theme of dissertation work, biology.
The program does not contain specializations.
Description of verification and evaluation criteria
Admission for studies
Admission for studies will be granted to the applicants, who:
submitted a complete application form together with all obligatory attachments before the deadline,
they were granted an entrance examination waiver or they successfully passed the entrance examination,
they successfully passed the language examination or they got a waiver of it.
PhD studies in the field of Biology have a long tradition at the Universidad de La Laguna . The program in Biodiversity and Conservation is supported by consolidated line
PhD studies in the field of Biology have a long tradition at the Universidad de La Laguna . The program in Biodiversity and Conservation is supported by consolidated lines and research teams, with high scientific production and training capacity. It offers a wide coverage of doctoral training in different branches of Biology, Environment and Conservation, both in terrestrial and marine areas. It will contribute to the promotion of the employability of highly qualified personnel in an area of social interest, through the professional development of postdoctoral researchers, the training of university teaching and research staff, as well as personnel directed to management. The study of Biodiversity and Conservation is one of the three strategic areas of the ULL (Campus of International Excellence-Intercontinental Atlantic Campus- Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, 2010)....
Charles University Faculty of Physical Education and Sport
Biomechanics is an interdisciplinary field of science which, based on the knowledge of anatomy and biochemistry, deals with the mechanical structure and mechanical behavi
Biomechanics is an interdisciplinary field of science which, based on the knowledge of anatomy and biochemistry, deals with the mechanical structure and mechanical behavior of living systems and their mutual mechanical interactions. A biophysical and engineering methodological approach to task solving is supported there by a great degree of knowledge of biological nature. Research is carried out at various levels of distinction, ranging from micromechanics (cell level) to living macro-systems (e.g. human biomechanics). Applications of biomechanics can be encountered in a number of areas of science and professional activities.
Biomechanics conceived in this manner can be utilized not only in the field of basic research but also in a wide range of professional activities - e.g. in rehabilitation medicine, ergonomics, forensic and biomedical engineering, sports, etc. The Training Department of Charles University and the Czech Academy of Sciences enables interdisciplinary education in doctoral studies on a wide scale and directed towards the specific application....
Research Lines These are the research lines of this doctoral program: Anti-inflammatory drugs Cellular and circuital bases of Epilepsy. Control of excitability and modifi
Lines of investigation
These are the lines of research of this doctoral program:
Cellular and circuital bases of epilepsy. Control of excitability and modifications of synaptic plasticity
Cellular and molecular basis of basal ganglia physiology. Modifications of synaptic plasticity in extrapyramidal pathologies such as Parkinson's disease, Huntington's, dyskinesias, etc.
Cellular and molecular bases of memory and learning. Phenomena of synaptic plasticity and its modifications in dementias (Alzheimer's disease), etc.
Cellular and subcellular bases of the function of potassium channels and receptors for neurotransmitters in the auditory system
Molecular and cellular bases of neuronal plasticity. Molecular and cellular mechanisms related to long-term neuronal plasticity.
Subcellular bases mediating the association and functional coupling between receptors for neurotransmitters and ion channels in the central nervous system
Biomarkers of Stroke.
Development of artificial implants for regeneration of peripheral nerves
Early detection of Alzheimer's disease based on the combination of different markers
Dissection and search for new pharmacological targets. Study of the mechanisms of action of possible new neuroprotective drugs. Participation of mitochondria and second messengers in neurodegenerative processes.
Parkinson's disease and other parkinsonisms / Dementias / Prion diseases / Dysautonomia Drug-resistant epilepsies
Study of the innervation of the axonal segment of the main neurons of the cerebral cortex
Study of the mechanisms of action of possible new neuroprotective drugs
Study of the mechanisms that guide the visual attention and of the corticotalámicas interactions
Expression of factors that prevent postlesional regeneration of nerve connections by the application of small inhibitory molecules such as...
The Ph.D. Programme in “Agrobiosciences” is a three-year program characterized by an interdisciplinary connotation and designed for highly qualified and motivated student
The Ph.D. Programme in “Agrobiosciences” is a three-year program characterized by an interdisciplinary connotation and designed for highly qualified and motivated students who wish to acquire the research and analytical skills of the international scientific community and to acquire the skills of professional academic research to work in government agencies, financial institutions, international agencies, private companies in economics.
The Ph.D. Programme in “Agrobiosciences” consists of the following curricula:
Genomics and Crop Science (Plant Biotechnology; Plant Genetics; Plant Physiology; Plant Genomics; Crop Sciences; Advanced technologies in Horticulture; Crop production and quality) Agriculture, Environment and Landscape (Multifunctional and sustainable agriculture, Organic and integrated agriculture, Crop production and quality; Agroecosystem management and functional biodiversity; Landscape Agronomy; Multicriteria analysis of food and non-food cropping systems; Agro-environmental comparison of cropping systems; Agriculture-territory-landscape)...