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Head of the PhD study programme:

dr hab. Piotr Rozpądek
phone: +48 12 664 6108
e-mail: piotr.rozpadek@uj.edu.pl

PhD Student Administration Office:

mgr Magdalena Pisarczyk
phone: +48 12 664 4525
magdalena.pisarczyk@uj.edu.pl

 

Limits of places
[regular recruitment]:

September round:

MCB: 2 places
JCET: 2 places
Solaris: -

July round:

MCB: 3 places
JCET: 5 places
Solaris: 2 places

Admission:

​>> Online Application System <<

Past calls:

List of past calls

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>>PhD study programme in Biomedical Sciences<< v. 22/23  [eight-terms]
>>PhD study programme in Biomedical Sciences << v. 22/23 [six-terms]

List of potential PhD advisors [MCB]

PhD Programme in Biomedical Sciences is a programme at the Doctoral School of Exact and Natural Sciences the Jagiellonian University in Krakow with a strong inter-disciplinary, international inter-sectoral research and training dimension.

We will recruit early stage researchers (ESRs) in an open call, targeting the most talented and motivated ESRs in the fields of Biological and Medical Sciences. The recruitment process will adhere to the guidelines set in the code of conduct for the recruitment of researchers and the European charter for researchers, ensuring transparency of the recruitment process based on the merit and skills of applicants. The recruitment process will not discriminate applicants based on their personal features.
Training will be focused on the interest and expertise of researchers working at the Malopolska Centre of Biotechnology (MCB), Jagiellonian Centre for Experimental Therapeutics (JCET) and National Synchrotron Radiation Centre (SOLARIS).
The program covers various areas of biology:

  • synthetic,
  • structural,
  • molecular,
  • cellular,
  • developmental

and utilizes plants, viruses, bacteria, invertebrates and vertebrates.
The program is also linked to interdisciplinary studies in endothelial biomedicine. 

Our Students offered a place in our PhD programme will obtain a full scholarship funded by the Polish government regardless of nationality.
The applicants are free to choose the research topic and supervisors from the focus areas based on their personal interests and qualifications. We encourage our students to get involved in the broad range of scientific activities of MCB, JCET and Solaris research groups. It is also an excellent opportunity to learn to think across disciplines and build up initial collaborations and cross-disciplinary skill sets.
The programme is run in English, either in a six-semester or in an eight-semester system.
During their studies, our students are expected to attend training courses in transferable and general research skills, participate in the students' and outreach activities, present their work regularly and attend seminars.

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Searching for compensatory mechanisms in type 1 diabetes (Supervisor: dr hab. Maria Walczak)

Searching for compensatory mechanisms in type 1 diabetes (Supervisor: dr hab. Maria Walczak)

Project description

Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is a multifactorial autoimmune disease characterised by the destruction of pancreatic β-cells, leading to irreversible insulin deficiency. Many studies confirm that physical activity in T1DM increases insulin sensitivity, reduces blood glucose levels, decreases body fat, improves body mass composition and cardiovascular function. In this context, it is particularly intriguing that people with T1DM can have remarkable achievements, especially in competitive sport at the Olympic level [1,2].
Therefore, the aim of this study will be to search for unknown compensatory mechanisms in an animal model of T1DM. The research hypothesis will be verified in T1DM patients, active and inactive in sports, treated at the Department of Metabolic Diseases and Diabetology of the University Hospital in Krakow.
The research hypotheses and questions posed in this project are based on published results indicating the presence of unknown compensatory mechanisms that are activated in individuals with T1DM involved in competitive sports. It was hypothesised that compensatory mechanisms may be activated in the endothelium and may be related to increased synthesis of endogenous vasoprotective, anti-inflammatory and anti-thrombotic mediators in the endothelium. The results of the study will bring closer to answering the question of whether type 1 diabetes confers a metabolic advantage in certain sports.
References:
  1. Benbenek-Klupa T, Matejko B, Klupa T. Metabolic control in type 1 diabetes patients practicing combat sports: at least two-year follow-up study. Springerplus. 2015 Mar 17;4:133. doi: 10.1186/s40064-015-0919-5.
  2. Matejko B, Benbenek-Klupa T, Malecki MT, Klupa T. Type 1 Diabetes and Combat Sports: Improvement in Glycemic Control With Gained Experience. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2018 Sep;12(5):1088-1089. doi: 10.1177/1932296818769337.

How to apply?

To make the application process fast and easy, please follow the rules. Remember to send your application to Online Application System.

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