Fields of study

CEITEC PhD school currently offers two fields of study in Life Sciences:

  • Bio-omics

    • Focused methodologically and analytically on the fields of bioanalytical instrumentation, cytogenomics, functional genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, development and production biology (i.e. the omics approaches).
  • Structural biology

    • Interdisciplinary and methodologically-focused field studying the structure and function of biologically active macromolecules – proteins, nucleic acids and their functional complexes.

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Bio-omics

                Bio-omics is a subfield of Life sciences which studies methods of separation, analysis and speciation of components of biological systems in terms of their functioning. It also includes the methods of processing and interpreting measured data through bioinformatics.

This field of study is designed to develop research skills and socio‐managerial competences of students, who can choose their own composition of courses. Compared to traditional study of biology, this study is focused methodically and bioanalytically, mainly in the fields of bioanalytical instrumentation, cytogenomics, functional genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, development and production biology (i.e. the omics approaches). The field of study offers  basic courses developing scientific expertise (Hard Skill Courses), a range of subjects developing soft skills, and Core Subjects engaging students in scientific life; e.g. attending seminars, involvement in teaching in Bachelor / Master study programmes etc.

Last but not least students will learn to present the results of their work. They will improve their skills of professional communication both in written and spoken forms. The bio‐omics graduate will gain experience in independent planning of research activities in a competitive environment, followed by methodologically sound evaluation of acquired data and drawing evidence‐based conclusions. The study is directed towards achieving the maximum possible adaptability for solving various conceptual issues and problems of a theoretical and applied nature.

Graduates may continue with their academic and research career in world leading institutions or private companies.


Structural biology

Structural biology is a modern interdisciplinary and largely methodologically-focused field offering a possibility to study the structure and function of biologically active macromolecules – proteins, nucleic acids and their functional complexes. Spatial arrangement of biomolecules, together with information on their behaviour and function in a living system, is the basis for defining their roles in both physiological and pathological processes in living organisms. Therefore, structural biology is the research focus of many world‐famous scientific teams whose results have led to revolutionary discoveries.​

Thanks to CEITEC’s exceptionally high quality of infrastructure, students of Structural Biology can make use of a wide range of methods with different spatial and temporal resolutions. From the beginning of their studies, students gain experience in the evaluation and interpretation of measurement results in methods like single crystal X‐ray diffraction, nuclear magnetic resonance, cryo‐electron microscopy and tomography, etc. Students get practical experience in functional assays, often based on in‐vitro studies using a variety of methods of molecular biology, biochemistry and biophysics. Moreover, they learn how to use complementary information in experimental studies, which are the result of theoretical methods included in the scientific disciplines of chemo‐ and bioinformatics. Last but not least students will learn to present the results of their work. They will improve their skills of professional communication both in written and spoken forms.

The field of study offers basic courses developing scientific expertise (Hard Skill Courses), a range of subjects developing soft skills, and Core Subjects engaging students in scientific life; e.g. attending seminars, involvement in teaching in Bachelor / Master study programmes etc.

Structural Biology graduates get comprehensive experience in research projects in various scientific fields covered by the Life Sciences. Besides training for a future academic career, the student receive education in a modern field of science with a wide range of professional applications in biomedically‐ and biotechnologically‐oriented companies. An innovative approach to teaching, together with a highly qualified and up-to-date curriculum, is the best prerequisite for the seamless integration of graduates into major international research teams.