study programme

Food Chemistry

Faculty: FCHAbbreviation: DPAP_FCHAcad. year: 2023/2024

Type of study programme: Doctoral

Study programme code: P0531D130066

Degree awarded: Ph.D.

Language of instruction: English

Tuition Fees: 4000 EUR/academic year for EU students, 4000 EUR/academic year for non-EU students

Accreditation: 24.9.2020 - 24.9.2030

Mode of study

Full-time study

Standard study length

4 years

Programme supervisor

Doctoral Board

Fields of education

Area Topic Share [%]
Chemistry Without thematic area 50
Food Science Without thematic area 50

Issued topics of Doctoral Study Program

  1. Biotechnological production of polyhydroxyalkanoates within the concept of Next-Generation Industrial Biotechnology

    Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) are polyesters of microbial origin that have many interesting properties and potential applications. This dissertation will aim at studying the biotechnological production of PHA following the current concept of Next-Generation Industrial Biotechnology using waste substrates from the food industry. This concept is based on the employment of extremophilic microorganisms as robust production hosts, the utilization of extremophiles significantly reduces the risk of microbial contamination of the biotechnological process, which is positively reflected in the economic parameters of the production. As part of the dissertation, PHA production will be studied in several selected extremophiles, including extremophile representatives belonging to the group of purple bacteria. The attention will be focused both on a comprehensive understanding of PHA metabolism and its regulation, as well as on biotechnological aspects of potential PHA production and optimization of individual cultivation strategies and individual parameters.

    Tutor: Sedláček Petr, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

Course structure diagram with ECTS credits

1. year of study, both semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hr. rangeGr.Op.
DAO_PCHBFood Chemistry and Biochemistryen0CompulsoryColyes
DAO_SPZAdvanced Bioanalytical Methodsen0Compulsory-optionalColyes
DAO_MOBAdvanced Molecular Biotechnologyen0Compulsory-optionalColyes
DAO_OCHAdvanced Organic Chemistryen0Compulsory-optionalColyes
DAO_BIPBioprocess Engineering for Food Industryen0Compulsory-optionalColyes
DAO_KCHPColloid Chemistry for Food Industryen0Compulsory-optionalColyes
DAO_PIEngineering for Food Industryen0Compulsory-optionalColyes
DAO_ANPFood Analysisen0Compulsory-optionalColyes
DAO_METMetrology and Experimental Data Processingen0Compulsory-optionalColyes
DAO_PMMikrobiology in Food Industry en0Compulsory-optionalColyes
DAO_MPVModern Methods of Food Waste Valorizationen0Compulsory-optionalColyes
DAO_POTSpecialized Food Technologiesen0Compulsory-optionalColyes