The Department of Anatomy offers doctoral research positions in Biomedicine to medical doctors as well as science graduates. The research focus is clinically oriented morphology at both the theoretical and experimental levels. The used methodologies comprise cadaveric observations, basic microscopy, imaging modalities with focus on ultrasound, radiographic retrospective patient cases, and animal models experimentations.
Our PhD students are expected to be medical academics, clinical physicians, natural scientists or physiotherapists. Participation in the teaching activity is encouraged as well.
The research concerns several fields: Anatomy, Neurosciences, Experimental Surgery, Imaging Methods in Medicine and Kinesiology and Rehabilitation.
Neurosciences - led by prof. Rastislava Drugy
Calretinin immunoreactivity in the prefrontal cortical region of the rat brain
Distribution of calretinin-positive interneurons in the dorsal and ventral striatum of rats
Changes in structure and in inhibitory system of hippocampus and parahippocampal areas in young animals experienced status epilepticus
A suitable candidate is a future (or recent) graduate of a medical faculty or a natural science faculty who would like to pursue anatomy, histology, physiology, neurology, psychiatry or neurosurgery and is interested in doctoral studies in the field Neurosciences. As part of the study, he / she could participate in undergraduate teaching of anatomy or histology.
Experimental Surgery and Imaging Methods in Medicine - led by prof. David Kachlík
Those interested can discuss the topic directly with the supervisor.
A suitable candidate is a future (or recent) graduate of a medical faculty or a natural science faculty who would like to pursue a field of surgery, radiology, nuclear medicine, anatomy, histology or embryology and is interested in doctoral studies in the field of Experimental Surgery or Imaging Methods in Medicine. As part of the study, he / she could participate in undergraduate teaching of anatomy or histology.
Applicants are kindly requested to register at the supervisor by 15.April.
Deadline for submission of electronic application for postgraduate studies: 30.April.
Admission and the application process
The candidate has to contact the designated supervisor of the PhD program of interest by email, phone or personally. After discussion, approval and arrangements with the designated supervisor, the candidate has to apply through the faculty admission office.
Course of the program
The PhD student will construct an individual study plan to be approved by the supervisor and validated by the subject are board.
The general theme of a full time plan can be broadly constructed as following:
- First year – Thorough literature review, attending of compulsory courses, data collection.
- Second year – Data collection and active participation in scientific conferences.
- Third year – Publications and attempting the State Doctoral Examination.
- Fourth year – Dissertation defense.