¨  Classical and Molecular Genetics Ph.D. Program

·  Prior studies and degrees needed

For a successful participation in this program, M.Sc., M.D., D.V., D.D. degrees are accepted on the condition that the curriculum of the undergraduate and graduate programs of the applicant included basic biology and chemistry as major subjects, as well as training in molecular biology.

·  Features of the program

§  Objectives  This program offers training in developmental genetics in various model systems (including C.elegans), phage and bacterium genetics and biotechnology (including industrial micro-organisms), gene regulations, genetic mappings, applied human genetics, molecular evolution, and in general in advanced genetic analyses and genomics.

§  Curriculum  The curriculum is assembled so that students can gain deep theoretical knowledge (through regular courses and seminars) and detailed experience in genetic analyses (genetic and physical mappings of pro and eukaryotic genomes, chromosome cytology, complementation, mutagenesis, inverted genetics, STS and DNA polymorphisms based analyses); in phage, bacterium, C.elegans, plant molecular biology, DNA cloning and DNA chip (microarray) techniques; in bioinformatics in wide scale.

§  Currently available projects  Students in the Classical and Molecular Genetics program are recommended to participate in the work of research groups at the Eötvös Lorand University, at the research Institutes and laboratories for applied genetics and molecular biology of Ministries, of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and of Private Foundations.

Projects in focus:

Developmental genetics on C. elegans model,

The “New Phage” biology and biotechnology,

Genetics and biotechnology on industrial and agricultural microorganisms,

Genetics with model and agriculturally significant plants,

Deer genetics and genomics,

DNA diagnostics: applied human genetics, zoological applications,

Bioinformatics: developing new approaches, sequence databanks, modeling, annotations.



·          Program head:

László Orosz, D.Sc. professor

·          Program coordinator to be contacted:

Timea Sigmond Ph.D.