Faculty of Mathematics, Physics
and Informatics
Comenius University in Bratislava


Doctoral Degree Program


(Biophysics - until 31.8.2019)


full time / external

Usual duration:

full time form 4 years, external form 5 years

Program director:

prof. RNDr. Tibor Hianik, DrSc.

Related study programs: master's degree programs Biophysics and Chemical Physics and Biomedical Physics

Description of the Study Program

Biophysics is an interdisciplinary scientific discipline which is studied at most distinguished world universities. PhD study in biophysics allows the students to obtain scientific knowledge necessary for individual creative work focused on application of physics in the study of the processes in living organisms on a molecular level. The program is also focused on the application of nanotechnologies in targeted drug delivery, development of biosensors for medical diagnosis, food safety and for environmental monitoring. Graduates of the PhD program in Biophysics obtain theoretical and methodological knowledge on biophysics and similar scientific disciplines at the level of the current state of the art. Graduate will also be able to conduct scientific research and solving complex tasks in the fields of molecular biophysics, molecular spectroscopy, photobiophysics, modelling of biophysical systems, biochemistry, bioelectrochemistry, molecular physiology, pharmacology, theoretical medicine, modern medical diagnosis and bionanotechnologies.

Doctoral Scholarships

Full-time doctoral students who have permanent residency in the European Union are entitled to receive a scholarship for the entire standard duration of their studies. The scholarships are paid starting on the date of enrollment. The scholarship is determined in accordance with the tables included in the Law no. 553/2003 Z.z. as follows: 

  • prior to completion of the qualification exam: 807,50 EUR (6th class, 1st level)
  • after successful completion of the qualification exam: 940,50 EUR (7th class, 1st level)

Scholarships are not subject to taxes or other fees.

Doctoral studies are considered an equivalent to full time employment and in the majority of cases cannot be combined with another employment. Job holding applicants who intend to keep their job are advised to apply for the external (distance) form of doctoral studies. Doctoral students enrolled in the regular form are expected to participate in teaching activities such as conducting recitations or exam grading, in accordance with the needs of their corresponding departments.

Thesis Topics for Academic Year 2020/2021

More detailed information about Thesis Topics

  • Nanočasticami a ultrazvukom sprostredkovaný cielený prenos liečiv do buniek
    (supervisor: prof. RNDr. Tibor Hianik, DrSc., FMFI UK, konzultant: Mgr. Zuzana Garaiová, PhD., FMFI UK), form: full time
  • Využitie nanoštruktúr a DNA aptamérov na vývoj biosenzorov na diagnostiku nádorových ochorení
    (supervisor: prof. RNDr. Tibor Hianik, DrSc., FMFI UK), form: full time
  • Analýza komplexov sekvencií priónov s malými molekulami, molekulovo-dynamické simulácie a kvantovochemické výpočty
    (supervisor: prof. RNDr. Ján Urban, DrSc., konzultant: Mgr. Milan Melicherčík, PhD., FMFI UK), form: full time
  • Vyšetrovanie účinkov studenej plazmy a plazmou aktivovanej vody na imunokompetentné bunky 
    (supervisor: doc. RNDr. Zdenko Machala, PhD., FMFI UK), form: full time
  • Vplyv genetických manipulácií na biofyzikálne vlastnosti membrány kvasiniek
    (supervisor: prof. RNDr. Libuša Šikurová, PhD., FMFI UK), form: full time
  • Funkcionálne nanoštruktúry - magnetotozómy a etozómy ako nosiče liečiv v protinádorovej terapii
    (supervisor: prof. RNDr. Melánia Babincová, PhD., FMFI UK), form: full time
  • Úloha spektrálnych charakteristík telových tekutín, extracelulárnych mikrovezikúl a molekulových markerov v diagnostike nádorových ochorení
    (supervisor: doc. RNDr. Iveta Waczulíková, PhD., konzultant: RNDr. Milan Zvarík, PhD.,  FMFI UK), form: full time
  • Účinky plazmou aktivovanej vody na klíčenie semien a rast rastlín
    (supervisor: doc. RNDr. Karol Hensel, PhD., FMFI UK), form: full time

Centre of Biosciences SAS

  • Úloha proteín-proteínových interakcií v regulácii srdcového ryanodínového receptora
    (supervisor: Mgr. Jana Gaburjáková, PhD., Centrum biovied SAV)
  • Regulácia ryanodínového receptora (RYR) z mozgu vo fyziologických a patofyziologických podmienkach
    (supervisor: Mgr. Marta Gaburjáková, PhD., Centrum biovied SAV)