Faculty of Medicine Masaryk University


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Postgraduate studies (PhD studies) - Anatomy, histology and embryology

Information of Doctoral board

Chairman :  prof. Petr Dubovy, M.Sc., Ph.D. pdubovy@med.muni.cz

Graduate profile & study goals

Profile: qualified university teacher of Faculty of Medicine in morphological fields, capable of independent scientific work in the field, with knowledge of the methodological approaches of modern morphology, with the ability to publish their results in reputable journals.
The aim of the study is to prepare graduates to perform research work, to equip them with the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills, abilities of critical evaluation of results in confrontation with the current state of knowledge of the problems examined. Graduate should be able to independently publish scientific work.

Entry requirements

Termination of higher education in medicine, natural sciences or fields near to the medicine (other medical sciences) and completion of entrance examination.

  • graduate of University - Faculty of Medicine (general medicine, dentistry) or
  • graduate of University - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine or
  • graduate of University - Faculty of Pharmacy or
  • graduate of University - Faculty of Science (zoology, anthropology, molecular biology)

Study subjects

  1. General study subjects: a total of 3 to complete
    Required courses:
    • English
    • Molecular biology - DSMBz01
    • New trends in pathophysiology - DSNTz01
  2. Training study subjects:
    Other optional courses proposed by the Doctoral board (in training is necessary to complete 5 (OE) obligatory elective 2 (E) elective)
    • Anatomy I, II, III (OE)
    • Basics of somatometry (OE)
    • Methods of treatment of skeletal material (OE)
    • Principles of comparative anatomy of laboratory animals (E)
    • Macroscopic techniques for dissecting (E)
    • Immunohistochemical techniques in the morphology (OE)
    • Regenerative processes in the nervous system (E)
    • Histology and Embryology I and II (OE)
    • Basics of EM and SEM techniques (OE)
    • Ultrastructure of articular cartilage and synovial membrane of selected species of mammals (E)
    • Methods of morphological research - fluorescence and confocal microscopy (OE)
    • Methods of morphological research - electron microscopy (OE)
    • Clinical Embryology of serious developmental defects (E)
    • Histochemical techniques in the morphology (OE)
    • The early embryogenesis (E)
    • Experimental embryology and basics of teratology (E)

Other duties

  • Involvement in teaching at the Department (max. 4 hours in week)
  • Involvement in the research program of the Department
  • Active participation in the Czech or foreign professional Conferences/Symposia, with a presentation of the separately obtained results (at least 1 during the study)
  • Involvement in the preparation of seminars and scientific conferences organized by the participating institutions
  • Development of critical review of the dissertation topic and presentation of methodology and intentions of dissertation in the first year of study. The presentation must take place at a public seminar of the Department.
  • Regular presentations of own preliminary results at the seminars of the Department.
  • At least one original publications in international scientific journals with IF, where the trainee will be the first author or at least two works published in a scientific journal listed in the international databases (Medline, Scopus, etc.)


  • Foreign internship (over 2 weeks) at the prestigious professional workplace

Requirements for Doctoral State Examination

  • good orientation in morphological fields with the knowledge of trends
  • detailed knowledge and orientation in the areas related to doctoral thesis
  • knowledge of methodological approaches in morphology

Possible topics of doctoral thesis

Cellular and molecular mechanisms of neuroinflammation and induction of neuropathic pain
1 position, supervisor prof. P. Dubový  pdubovy@med.muni.cz

Neuroinflammation in the trigeminal system
1 position, supervisor MUDr. Ilona Klusáková, Ph.D.

Structures of endocannabinoid system
1 position, supervisor MUDr. Ivana Svíženská, CSc.

Blood supply of the spinal roots and dorsal root ganglia
1 position, supervisor prof. P. Dubový

Guidance of regenerating axons as precondition for better clinical results of functional reinnervation after traumatic nerve injury
1 position, supervisor prof. P. Dubový

Functional repair of damaged nervous system - cellular and molecular mechanisms as a basis for improving clinical outcome
1 position, supervisor prof. P. Dubový

Cellular and molecular mechanisms of selective navigation afferent and motor axons after traumatic peripheral nerve damage
1 position supervisor prof. P. Dubový

Characteristics of Schwann cells, motor and sensory axons as an important factor in functional nerve reinervace neural prostheses and preparation
1 position supervisor prof. P. Dubový

Variability of blood supply of the tarsal and metatarsal bones
1 position supervisor MUDr. Lenka Vargová

Variability of muscle insertions with regard to enthesopathies
1 position supervisor MUDr. Lenka Vargová

Ability to differentiate human embryonic stem cells, depending on the number of underwent passages
1 position supervisor doc. MUDr. M. Sedláčková, CSc

Morphological and histochemical characteristics of normal and pathologically altered bone marrow stem cells
1 position supervisor doc. MUDr. M. Sedláčková, CSc


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