The CEITEC PhD School Conference aims to train presentation and communication skills in students of the 3rd and higher years, but also to evaluate the progress and perspectives of study so far with emphasis on fulfilling obligations such as completing an internship or publishing a first-authored work. The 1st and 2nd-year students practice their communication skills in discussions with presenters and provide feedback to presenters.
Participation in the conference is obligatory for all students of the CEITEC PhD school.

The conference program includes presentations of research results of the 4th year students of the CEITEC PhD School, poster display + flash talk (supported by one slide displayed on the screen) of the students of the 3rd year and poster display of the students in the 5th or higher years. All the presenters also prepare abstracts and short bios for the abstract book. In addition, the students prepare a summary of the fulfilment of their study which can be discussed during the conference with the members of the Doctoral Board if needed.

The attendance at the conference is mandatory for all PhD candidates at CEITEC PhD School and the course S5012 CEITEC PhD School Conference must be enrolled every spring semester (except stay abroad).

In the academic year 2023/2024 the CEITEC PhD School Conference is planned on May 29, 2024.

CEITEC PhD Conference 2023 Showcased Research Results of Doctoral Students

CEITEC PhD Conference 2023  was held on May 29, 2023. 

​​Conference program

The event commenced with an opening speech from the Director of the CEITEC Consortium, Pavel Tomancak, who highlighted the significance of the PhD conference as a valuable platform to track students' progress. It provided an opportunity for almost 100 attendees to gain insights into their colleagues' research and offered the 12 participating 4th-year students a chance to refine their presentation skills in a relaxed setting. Each student delivered a 10-minute presentation, covering their research topic, methodology, and current findings, followed by engaging question-and-answer sessions. Additionally, 40 students showcased their research through poster presentations held in the CEITEC Atrium. A jury recognized several outstanding participants in both the Presentation and Poster categories, with each winner receiving a financial reward. Congratulations!

The winners in the category Presentations: 

Zhengyue Zhang  and Michaela Medkova (1st and 2nd place), 

Katrina Leslie Nicolas  and Unnikannan Prabhullachandran (3rd and 4th place)

The winners in the category Posters (in alphabetical order): 

Lucia BadurovaAdriana LadungovaKaterina LinhartovaKarolina Trachtova and Anastasiya Volakhava