2021/2022

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 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 sociability
    thesis advisor: Veronika Borbélyová, MSc. PhD.
    contact: veronika.borbelyova@imbm.sk
    form: intern
  7. Interaction of genes and environment 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. 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
  3. 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
  4. Angiogenesis in renal health and disease
    thesis advisor: prof. Peter Boor, MD, PhD.
    contact: pboor@ukaachen.de
    form: intern
  5. Intracellular and extracellular matrix in the kidney 
    thesis advisor: prof. Peter Boor, MD, PhD.
    contact: pboor@ukaachen.de
    form: intern
  6. Renal fibrosis – early diagnosis, tight monitoring, effective treatment 
    thesis advisor: prof. Peter Boor, MD, PhD.
    contact: pboor@ukaachen.de
    form: intern
  7. Cytokines in the pathogenesis of glomerulonephritides 
    thesis advisor: prof. Peter Boor, MD, PhD.
    contact: pboor@ukaachen.de
    form: intern
  8. Extrarenal effects of renal injury  
    thesis advisor: prof. Peter Boor, MD, PhD.
    contact: pboor@ukaachen.de
    form: intern
  9. 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
  10. Study of the Pathogenesis of Autoimmune Diseases using Fecal Microbiota Transplantation
    thesis advisor: assoc. prof. Roman Gardlík, MD, Dr. Rer. Nat., PhD.
    contact: roman.gardlik@imbm.sk
    form: intern
  11. 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
  12. Urinary tract infections: causes and consequences
    thesis advisor: assoc. prof. Ľubomíra Tóthová, Dr. Rer. Nat., PhD.
    contact: lubomira.tothova@imbm.sk
    form: intern
  13. Cathelicidin as an antiinfective, but proinflammatory agent
    thesis advisor: assoc. prof. Ľubomíra Tóthová, Dr. Rer. Nat., PhD.
    contact: lubomira.tothova@imbm.sk
    form: intern
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Analysis of extracellular nucleic acids in pregnancy
    thesis advisor: Barbora Vlková, Dr. Rer. Nat., PhD.
    contact: barbora.vlkova@imbm.sk
    form: intern
  17. Neutrophil extracellular traps in sterile inflammation
    thesis advisor: Michal Pastorek, MSc. PhD.
    contact: michal.pastorek@imbm.sk
    form: intern
  18. Communication is the key: cell signaling in innate immunity
    thesis advisor: Michal Pastorek, MSc. PhD.
    contact: michal.pastorek@imbm.sk
    form: intern
  19. Immunometabolism: mitochondria and the innate immune response
    thesis advisor: Michal Pastorek, MSc. PhD.
    contact: michal.pastorek@imbm.sk
    form: intern
  20. How does caffeine impact the immune system?
    thesis advisor: Michal Pastorek, MSc. PhD.
    contact: michal.pastorek@imbm.sk
    form: intern
  21. Role of fever in innate immune response
    thesis advisor: Michal Pastorek, MSc. PhD.
    contact: michal.pastorek@imbm.sk
    form: intern
  22. Inflammatory bowel diseases from the biophysical point of view
    thesis advisor: Barbora Konečná, MSc. PhD.
    contact: barbora.konecna@imbm.sk
    form: intern
  23. Urinary extracellular vesicles
    thesis advisor: Barbora Konečná, MSc. PhD.
    contact: barbora.konecna@imbm.sk
    form: intern
  24. In vivo testing of wastewater exposure
    thesis advisor: Barbora Konečná, MSc. PhD.
    contact: barbora.konecna@imbm.sk
    form: intern
  25. Cell-to-cell communication and its role in immunity
    thesis advisor: Barbora Konečná, MSc. PhD.
    contact: barbora.konecna@imbm.sk
    form: intern
  26. The role of deoxyribonucleases in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis
    thesis advisor: Veronika Borbélyová, MSc. PhD.
    contact: veronika.borbelyova@imbm.sk
    form: intern
  27. The role of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) in etiopathogenesisof metabolic syndrome
    thesis advisor: Veronika Borbélyová, MSc. PhD.
    contact: veronika.borbelyova@imbm.sk
    form: intern
  28. The role of steroid hormones in development of metabolic syndrome
    thesis advisor: Emese Renczés, MSc. PhD.
    contact: emese.domonkos@imbm.sk
    form: intern
  29. Erythropoiesis as a source of inflammation
    thesis advisor: Emese Renczés, MSc. PhD.
    contact: emese.domonkos@imbm.sk
    form: intern