PhD study




The main goals of this project are 1) design, synthesis and characterization of [n]helicenes and helicene-like molecules, and 2) study of their interactions with broad spectrum of biomacromolecules, DNA and proteins. PhD applicant will be involved not only in experimental but also in computational projects concerning chemistry and toxicological evaluation of helical aromatics. The main impact of these projects will be in pharmacology, toxicology and related disciplines.


Admission procedure 2018/2019

Dissertation topic of the training department:

Department of Medical Chemistry and Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Palacký University in Olomouc, Hněvotínská 3 (phone 585 632 302)


Dissertation topic title:

  • Purine de novo synthetic pathway – study of the kinetics

Supervisor: prof. RNDr. Tomáš Adam, Ph.D.


1 position in the full-time form of study.


Application deadline:                                              14. 5. 2018


Date and location of the entrance examination:     18. 6. 2018 – 11:00, library of Department of Medical Chemistry and Biochemistry, Hněvotínská 3, Olomouc


Anticipated maximum number of admitted students:

  • Full-time form: 1 student


Examination format: oral


Contents of entrance examination:       

Background in biochemistry, analytical chemistry and molecular biology.






Evaluation criteria:    

Knowledges of basic topics in biochemistry, a good command of English, scientific motivation and innovative thinking shall be appreciated.


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




prof. RNDr. Jitka Ulrichová, CSc.

Head of Department of Medical Chemistry and Biochemistry


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