Organisation of PhD school

At Masaryk University, the Life Sciences study program is accredited and provided by the Faculty of Science of MU, the study and practical activities are guaranteed and implemented by experienced CEITEC MU supervisors. At Mendel University, the study program is accredited and provided by the Faculty of Agronomy of MENDELU. Students of individual specializations are registered for study at the given university to which they submit an application for study of the relevant specialization. The study takes place in line with the Higher Education Act and with applicable internal regulations of the given universities, i.e. in accordance with their respective Codes of Study and Examination.

Mentoring team

Supervisor

Supervisor guides and supervises your study plan, provides an expert and methodological guidance on your doctoral thesis, evaluates your progress in respect to study plan and your readiness to undergo thesis defence.

If a serious situation occurs that you can not continue to work with your supervisor, you may decide to change the supervisor and also the supervisor may resign. In such a case, a new supervisor will be appointed in accordance with the terms of the MU Study and examination regulations.

Student Ombudsman

Student Ombudsman is a neutral party who gives informal and confidential assistance to students in resolving supervisor-related and university-related concerns. The main role is to assist student in identifying options and strategies for resolution of conflicts, problematic issues or concerns, and to serve as a listening post for systemic concerns and to bring these to the attention of the university.

Assoc. Prof. Mgr. Jan Havliš, Dr. - ombudsman_JH@ceitec.muni.cz
(for students who commenced their studies in 2014, 2015 and 2016)
Prof. Mgr. Lukáš Žídek, Ph.D. - ombudsman_LZ@ceitec.muni.cz

(for students who commenced their studies in 2017)

Consultants /Mentors (not mandatory)

Doctoral students plan their work under the direction of their supervisor and consultants (mentors). Students should consult with their mentors on academic matters. The mentors will help their students with planning the Individual study plan (ISP), exams, research grant applications, research projects, research fellowships and the dissertation.

Assesment - PhD Day

The PhD Day is an annual student’s meeting with the members of the Doctoral committee, attended by the mentor teams. Members of the ISAB (International Scientific Advisory Board) can be also invited. The interview is based on the Progress Report where the student introduces the  the concept of his/her research project and the results achieved during the last period prior to the report (max. 1 page)so far, with a focus on meeting the set goals. The committee works mostly as an advisory organ helping to navigate the student’s research and looking for alternatives and effective solutions to the problems encountered during the project. The committee also evaluates the progress made so far, issues recommendations and approves the student’s application for the state doctoral exam and the doctoral dissertation thesis defence.  

Doctoral Board

Chair:
Prof. RNDr. Vladimír Sklenář, DrSc.

Members:
Prof. RNDr. Břetislav Brzobohatý, CSc.
Prof. RNDr. Jiří Fajkus, CSc.
Assoc. Prof. RNDr. Miroslav Fojta, CSc.
Prof. Jiří Friml, Dr.
Prof. RNDr. Zdeněk Glatz, CSc.
Assoc. Prof. Mgr. Jan Havliš, Dr. 
Prof. MVDr. RNDr. Petr Hořín, CSc.
Prof. RNDr. Jaroslav Koča, DrSc.
Prof. RNDr. Šárka Pospíšilová, Ph.D.
Prof. MVDr. Jiří Rubeš, CSc.
Prof. RNDr. Michaela Wimmerová, Ph.D.
Assoc. Prof. Ing. Jaroslav Doležel, CSc. 
Assoc. Prof. Ing. Richard Hrabal, CSc.
Assoc. Prof. RNDr. Tomáš Obšil, Ph.D.
Prof. RNDr. Michal Otyepka, Ph.D.

Doctoral Committee - Structural Biology

Chair: Prof. RNDr. Michaela Wimmerová, Ph.D.

Members:

Prof. RNDr. Jaroslav Koča, DrSc.
Assoc. Prof. RNDr. Petr Skládal, CSc.
Prof. RNDr. Vladimír Sklenář, DrSc.
Assoc. Prof. Mgr. Richard Štefl, Ph.D.
Assoc. Prof. Mgr. Štěpánka Vaňáčová, Ph.D.
Prof. RNDr. Michaela Wimmerová, Ph.D.
Prof. Mgr. Lukáš Žídek, Ph.D.

Assoc. Prof. RNDr. Miroslav Fojta, CSc. 
Prof. RNDr. Libor Grubhofer, CSc. 
Assoc. Prof. RNDr. Lenka Luhová, Ph.D.

Doctoral Committee - Bio-omics

Chair:
Assoc. Prof. Mgr. Jan Havliš, Dr.

Members:
Prof. RNDr. Jiří Fajkus, CSc.
Assoc. Prof. Mgr. Jan Havliš, Dr.
Assoc. Prof. RNDr. Jan Hejátko, Ph.D.
Assoc. Prof. Mgr. Martin Lysák, Ph.D., DSc.
Assoc. Prof. RNDr. Zbyněk Zdráhal, Dr.
MVDr. Martin Anger, CSc. 
Prof. RNDr. Břetislav Brzobohatý, CSc. 
Ing. František Foret, CSc. 
Prof. MVDr. RNDr. Petr Hořín, CSc.
Prof. Ing. Stanislav Procházka, DrSc.