Study programme | Medical Immunology 2019/20

Contact:
Department of Immunology, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and University Hospital Olomouc, Palacký University in Olomouc, Hněvotínská 3, Olomouc, tel. +420 585 632 752

Study programme: MEDICAL IMMUNOLOGY

ANNOTATION
Ph.D. students are profiled for orientation in the principles of basic and clinical immunology, well trained in performing various methodological approaches allowing determining the parameters of cell-mediated and humoral immunity, and the underlying genetic background of various immunologically determined states. The dissertation topics proposed by the Department of Immunology, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and University Hospital Olomouc, reflect the experimental focus of individual research groups, and their collaboration with other academic, research, and commercial subjects.

ADMISSION PROCEDURE 2019/20

Dissertation topics of the training department:

Study programme: MEDICAL IMMUNOLOGY

Dissertation topics of the training department:

Department of Immunology, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and University Hospital Olomouc, Palacký University in Olomouc, Hněvotínská 3, Olomouc, tel. +420 585 632 752

1. The mechanisms of mucosal defense and IgA immunoglobulin
1 position in the full-time form of study
supported by grant: 15-33686A MZ CR
Supervisor: prof. MUDr. Milan Raška, Ph.D.

2. The pathogenesis of immune complexes-based autoimmune diseases
1 position in the full-time form of study
supported by grant: 15-33686A MZ CR
Supervisor: prof. MUDr. Milan Raška, Ph.D.

3. The study of HIV-1 envelope glycoprotein Env as the approach for effective design of vaccine antigen
1 position in the full-time form of study
supported by grant: IGA 15-32198A MZ CR
Supervisor: prof. MUDr. Milan Raška, Ph.D.

4. Expression of recombinant proteins modified for proteoliposomal vaccines preparation and testing
1 position in the full-time form of study
supported by grant:15-32198A MZ CR
Supervisor: doc. MUDr. Milan Raška, Ph.D.

5. New methods for detecting gene variability in clinical practice
Supervisor: doc. Dr. Eva Kriegová
1 position in the full-time form of study
Support: project MZ ČR VES16-32339A, MZ ČR VES16-31852A

6. Study of immune cells in orthopaedic diseases
Supervisor: doc. Dr. Eva Kriegová
1 position in the full-time form of study
Support: grant MZ ČR VES16-31852A

7. Study of chemokine network in the pathogenesis of B-cell malignancies
1 position in the full-time form of study 
Supervisor: doc. Dr. Eva Kriegová
Support: project VES16-32339

8. The importance of selected immunogenetic and immunological factors for the haematopoetic stem cell transplantation outcome
1 position in the full-time form of study
Supervisor: Doc. MUDr. František Mrázek, Ph.D.
Support: IGA UP

Note:
Applicants choose from the offered topics and in the application form, besides the chosen study programme, also confirm the selected dissertation topic.

Application deadline: 13. May 2019

Date and location of entrance examination: 13 June 2019 at 10:00 hrs in the library of the Department of Immunology, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and University Hospital Olomouc, Palacký University in Olomouc, Hněvotínská 3, Olomouc

Alternative date of entrance examination: 20 June 2019 at 10:00 hrs in the library of the Department of Immunology, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and University Hospital Olomouc, Palacký University in Olomouc, Hněvotínská 3, Olomouc

Anticipated maximum number of admitted students:
Full-time form: 8 students

Contents of the entrance examination:
basic immunology, principles of the immune system, specific and adaptive immunity, cell mediated and humoral factors of immune protection
basics of clinical immunology - allergy, autoimmunity, immune deficiencies, immune control of tumour development immunotherapy

Graduates of General Medicine or Dentistry programmes or biologically, eventually biochemically, oriented study programmes are welcomed.

Based on the submitted CV evaluation, candidates will be invited for an interview.

Evaluation criteria:
The interview will focus on assessing the candidate´s orientation in immunology and general biology, inclusive of evaluating laboratory skills. The following part will be focused on determining the candidate´s ability to propose an experimental solution for simple biological and immunological tasks.

The annual tuition fee for the post-graduate study programme conducted in English is set as EUR 3,000.