2022/2023

The Institute of Molecular BioMedicine is one of the most successful institutes in Slovakia in the field of science and research. As an interdisciplinary institute, we are open to students from various fields of study. The example is our PhD students who are graduates of various fields (Genetics, Molecular Biology, Anthropology, Animal Physiology, Psychology and Ethology or Biomedical Physics).

We require from PhD students:

  • decency
  • weekly reports
  • publishing activity (3 first-author publications at the end of the study)
  • foreign scientific internship

As part of the PhD study, we offer:

  • work in a great, young and productive team
  • we offer the opportunity to pursue a scientific career (USA, Scandinavia, Great Britain, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and others)
  • foreign research internship at prestigious scientific institutions, within Europe but also in America
  • participation in domestic and foreign scientific conferences

As part of the PhD study, our students have the opportunity to obtain:

  • UK grants (UK Youth Grants)
  • financial support (up to 3000 €) from the Faculty of Medicine for short-term (3 months) mobility within Europe
  • rewards for publishing activities (from 250 € depending on the quality of the journal)

Another advantage is a scholarship of € 807.50 per month (before the dissertation exam) and € 940.50 per month (after the dissertation exam).

You can find more information here: scholarshipbonuses.

 

Topic of Disertation theses

The PhD. topics are for students of normal and pathological physiology and neurosciences. However, the topics are also suitable for graduates from medical, natural sciences, chemical as well as all other related faculties. Contact us at imbm@imbm.sk to get more information.

 

FIELD OF STUDY: 7.1.41. Neurosciences

  1. Neonatal modulation of androgen and estrogen signaling as an etiological factor in Autism Spectrum Disorders
    thesis advisor: assoc. prof. Peter Celec, MD, Dr. Rer. Nat., Dipl. Ing., DSc., MPH
    contact: peter.celec@imbm.sk
    form: intern
  2. Neurobehavioral Consequences of Systemic Inflammation
    thesis advisor: assoc. prof. Roman Gardlík, MD, Dr. Rer. Nat., PhD.
    contact: roman.gardlik@imbm.sk
    form: intern
  3. Neurobehavioral consequences of renal failure
    thesis advisor: assoc. prof. Ľubomíra Tóthová, Dr. Rer. Nat., PhD.
    contact: lubomira.tothova@imbm.sk
    form: intern
  4. The role of gut microbiome in etiology of Autism Spectrum Disorder
    thesis advisor: Veronika Borbélyová, MSc. PhD.
    contact: veronika.borbelyova@imbm.sk
    form: intern
  5. Cognitive complications of chemotherapy
    thesis advisor: Veronika Borbélyová, MSc. PhD.
    contact: veronika.borbelyova@imbm.sk
    form: intern
  6. The impact of steroid hormones on social behavior
    thesis advisor: Veronika Borbélyová, MSc. PhD.
    contact: veronika.borbelyova@imbm.sk
    form: intern
  7. Gen-environment interaction in the etiopathogenesis of Autism Spectrum Disorders
    thesis advisor: Emese Renczés, MSc. PhD.
    contact: emese.domonkos@imbm.sk
    form: intern
  8. Molecular mechanisms of brain masculinization and its neurobehavioral consequences
    thesis advisor: Emese Renczés, MSc. PhD.
    contact: emese.domonkos@imbm.sk
    form: intern
  9. Biological factors as sources of variability in neurobehavioral research
    thesis advisor: Emese Renczés, MSc. PhD.
    contact: emese.domonkos@imbm.sk
    form: intern

FIELD OF STUDY: 7.1.3. NORMAL AND PATHOLOGICAL PHYSIOLOGY

  1. Diagnostic applications of saliva
    thesis advisor: assoc. prof. Peter Celec, MD, Dr. Rer. Nat., Dipl. Ing., DSc., MPH
    contact: peter.celec@imbm.sk
    form: intern
  2. Pleiotropic effects of endogenous and exogenous deoxyribonuclease
    thesis advisor: assoc. prof. Peter Celec, MD, Dr. Rer. Nat., Dipl. Ing., DSc., MPH
    contact: peter.celec@imbm.sk
    form: intern
  3. The role of extracellular DNA in metabolic inflammation
    thesis advisor: assoc. prof. Katarína Šebeková, MD., DSc.
    contact: katarina.sebekova@imbm.sk, kata.sebekova@gmail.com
    form: intern
  4. Modulation of extracellular DNA and DNase activity by prenatal dietary intervention
    thesis advisor: assoc. prof. Katarína Šebeková, MD., DSc.
    contact: katarina.sebekova@imbm.sk, kata.sebekova@gmail.com
    form: intern
  5. Manifestation of neurological reflexes and later behavioral pattern of offspring of fathers consuming a fast-food or cafeteria diet: a study in rodents
    thesis advisor: assoc. prof. Katarína Šebeková, MD., DSc.
    contact: katarina.sebekova@imbm.sk, kata.sebekova@gmail.com
    form: intern
  6. Urinary metabolom of offspring of dams consuming during pregnancy and lactation a fast-food or cafeteria diet
    thesis advisor: assoc. prof. Katarína Šebeková, MD., DSc.
    contact: katarina.sebekova@imbm.sk, kata.sebekova@gmail.com
    form: intern
  7. Effects of paternal preconceptional consumption of fast-food or cafeteria diet on urinary metabolom
    thesis advisor: assoc. prof. Katarína Šebeková, MD., DSc.
    contact: katarina.sebekova@imbm.sk, kata.sebekova@gmail.com
    form: intern
  8. Angiogenesis in renal health and disease
    thesis advisor: prof. Peter Boor, MD, PhD.
    contact: pboor@ukaachen.de
    form: intern
  9. Intracellular and extracellular matrix in the kidney 
    thesis advisor: prof. Peter Boor, MD, PhD.
    contact: pboor@ukaachen.de
    form: intern
  10. Renal fibrosis – early diagnosis, tight monitoring, effective treatment 
    thesis advisor: prof. Peter Boor, MD, PhD.
    contact: pboor@ukaachen.de
    form: intern
  11. Cytokines in the pathogenesis of glomerulonephritides 
    thesis advisor: prof. Peter Boor, MD, PhD.
    contact: pboor@ukaachen.de
    form: intern
  12. Extrarenal effects of renal injury  
    thesis advisor: prof. Peter Boor, MD, PhD.
    contact: pboor@ukaachen.de
    form: intern
  13. Molecular Mechanisms of Liver Failure and Their Use in Therapy
    thesis advisor: assoc. prof. Roman Gardlík, MD, Dr. Rer. Nat., PhD.
    contact: roman.gardlik@imbm.sk
    form: intern
  14. The Role of Microbial DNA in the Pathogenesis of Intestinal Inflammation
    thesis advisor: assoc. prof. Roman Gardlík, MD, Dr. Rer. Nat., PhD.
    contact: roman.gardlik@imbm.sk
    form: intern
  15. Urinary tract infections: causes and consequences
    thesis advisor: assoc. prof. Ľubomíra Tóthová, Dr. Rer. Nat., PhD.
    contact: lubomira.tothova@imbm.sk
    form: intern
  16. Cathelicidin as an antiinfective, but proinflammatory agent
    thesis advisor: assoc. prof. Ľubomíra Tóthová, Dr. Rer. Nat., PhD.
    contact: lubomira.tothova@imbm.sk
    form: intern
  17. Saliva in disease diagnostics
    thesis advisor: assoc. prof. Ľubomíra Tóthová, Dr. Rer. Nat., PhD.
    contact: lubomira.tothova@imbm.sk
    form: intern
  18. The role of neutrophils in the etiopathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis
    thesis advisor: Barbora Vlková, Dr. Rer. Nat., PhD.
    contact: barbora.vlkova@imbm.sk
    form: intern
  19. Effect of mitochondrial DNA and formylated peptides on the immune system
    thesis advisor: Barbora Vlková, Dr. Rer. Nat., PhD.
    contact: barbora.vlkova@imbm.sk
    form: intern
  20. Analysis of extracellular nucleic acids in pregnancy
    thesis advisor: Barbora Vlková, Dr. Rer. Nat., PhD.
    contact: barbora.vlkova@imbm.sk
    form: intern
  21. Mitochondria and their chemotactic effect in the pathogenesis of secondary infections after trauma
    thesis advisor: Barbora Vlková, Dr. Rer. Nat., PhD.
    contact: barbora.vlkova@imbm.sk
    form: intern
  22. Neutrophil extracellular traps in sterile inflammation
    thesis advisor: Michal Pastorek, MSc. PhD.
    contact: michal.pastorek@imbm.sk
    form: intern
  23. Communication is the key: cell signaling in innate immunity
    thesis advisor: Michal Pastorek, MSc. PhD.
    contact: michal.pastorek@imbm.sk
    form: intern
  24. Immunometabolism: mitochondria and the innate immune response
    thesis advisor: Michal Pastorek, MSc. PhD.
    contact: michal.pastorek@imbm.sk
    form: intern
  25. How does caffeine impact the immune system?
    thesis advisor: Michal Pastorek, MSc. PhD.
    contact: michal.pastorek@imbm.sk
    form: intern
  26. Inflammatory bowel diseases from the biophysical point of view
    thesis advisor: Barbora Konečná, MSc. PhD.
    contact: barbora.konecna@imbm.sk
    form: intern
  27. In vivo testing of wastewater exposure
    thesis advisor: Barbora Konečná, MSc. PhD.
    contact: barbora.konecna@imbm.sk
    form: intern
  28. The role of extracellular vesicles in inflammatory bowel diseases
    thesis advisor: Barbora Konečná, MSc. PhD.
    contact: barbora.konecna@imbm.sk
    form: intern
  29. The role of deoxyribonucleases in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis
    thesis advisor: Veronika Borbélyová, MSc. PhD.
    contact: veronika.borbelyova@imbm.sk
    form: intern
  30. The role of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) in etiopathogenesisof metabolic syndrome
    thesis advisor: Veronika Borbélyová, MSc. PhD.
    contact: veronika.borbelyova@imbm.sk
    form: intern
  31. The role of steroid hormones in development of metabolic syndrome
    thesis advisor: Emese Renczés, MSc. PhD.
    contact: emese.domonkos@imbm.sk
    form: intern
  32. Erythropoiesis as a source of inflammation
    thesis advisor: Emese Renczés, MSc. PhD.
    contact: emese.domonkos@imbm.sk
    form: intern