IOCB Prague is looking for talented, independent and highly motivated students with an MSc degree or equivalent in life sciences or related fields.
Over 35 PhD projects in chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, computational and physical chemistry, and other disciplines are available in 2020.
Students interested in conducting their PhD research in IOCB Prague groups can choose up to 3 groups for interviews and apply through a simple online application form.
Selected PhD candidates are interviewed either on-site during the IOCB Interview Day or via Skype. If successful, they are offered a position by a supervisor. Moreover, IOCB awards the top five candidates, that will be selected via an on-site interview, with an annual PhD fellowship of CZK 25,000 per month.
Please note: In the Czech Republic, prospective PhD students first find their PhD supervisor and then enter a university-administered PhD program. IOCB PhD students are mostly administered by Charles University or the University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague.
|Exploring the fundamental molecular interactions modulating glycocalyx bioactivity||Details|
|Liquid nebulization in ion sources for mass spectrometry||Details|
|Spectroscopic studies of sugar-lectin interactions||Details|
|Application of metallo-DNA in nanoelectronics||Details|
|Lanthanide Circularly Polarized Luminescence Probes of DNA Structure||Details|
|Computational modelling of molecular optical activity||Details|
|Spectroscopic Studies of Protein Fibrils||Details|
|Development of chemical tools to study and manipulate biological processes in live cells||Details|
|Investigating customised functional molecules by the state-of-the-art cryogenic scanning probe microscopy||Details|
|Enantioselective catalysis under the control of helical chirality||Details|
|Nonplanar unconventional pi-electron systems||Details|
|Development of methods for stabilization of organic radicals||Details|
|Development of systems for reversible electron transfer||Details|
|Molecular Machines in Supramolecular Systems||Details|
|Surface-Mounted Molecular Motors||Details|
|Synthesis of novel types of nucleotide analogues as enzyme inhibitors of nucleotide metabolism with potential antiparasitic and antibacterial activity||Details|
|Design and synthesis of novel photoswitches derived from bisazobenzenes||Details|
|Nucleotides bearing polar or charged functional groups for enzymatic synthesis of modified DNA||Details|
|Chemical synthesis of hypermodified oligonucleotides and DNA||Details|
|Modified nucleoside triphosphates with unnatural nucleobases for enzymatic synthesis of modified DNA||Details|
|Chemical or enzymatic labelling of epigenetic nucleobases in DNA||Details|
|New RNA modifications for regulation of translation||Details|
|Synthesis and transformations of fluoroalkylated heterocycles||Details|
|Synthesis and application of N-fluoroalkylated compounds||Details|
|Nanoparticles for elimination of viruses spreading through air, water and bodily fluids||Details|
|Metabolic engineering of novel kavalactones using yeast quiescent cells||Details|
|Elucidation and engineering of the biosynthetic pathways of unique diterpenoids||Details|
|Development of machine learning algorithms for the prediction of terpene synthase activity||Details|
|Cathepsin proteases in biomedicine||Details|
|Targeting hematological malignancies using fragment-based drug design||Details|
|Hijacking of human host factors by viruses||Details|
|Role, biogenesis, and biodegradation of NpnN RNA caps in prokaryotes||Details|
|Chemical biology tools for drug development||Details|
|Transient nuclear protein-protein interaction networks||Details|
|Inhibitors of viral methyltransferases||Details|