¨  The Neuroscience Sub-program in the Neuroscience and Human Biology Ph.D. Program

ˇ  Prior studies and degrees needed

For this program, MSc, MD, MA, DV or DD degrees are accepted, preferably in biology, medicine, dentistry, pharmaceutics, biology-engeneering, agricultural sciences or psychology; however, other related specialisations may be accepted on an individual evaluation basis.

ˇ  Features of the program

§  Objectives The program focuses on two major fields of biological and bio-medical sciences: neuroscience and human biology, respectively. Neuroscience studies range from neurocytology and neurochemistry through electrophysiology to behavioral physiology and psychophysiology.

§  Curriculum  The curriculum offers theoretical and practical courses as well. Some main areas covered by the courses are:

-         development of the neuronal system;

-         formation and function of neuronal networks;

-         in vitro and in vivo neurochemistry;

-         neuropharmacology;

-         electrophysiology;

-         functional characterisation of the adult nervous system;

-         mechanisms of the biological rhythms, the sleep-awake cycle and neuronal synchronisation;

-         orghanisation of the behaviour;

-         psycho-visceral relationships, behavioural physiology;

-         human psychophysiology;

-         bone structure and human ontogeny;

-         body composition and human physiology;

§  Currently available projects  National research funds and international projects are equally available for PhD students participating in the program. Accepted students will work either in University Laboratories or in other institutions, e.g. Institute of Experimental Medicine (Hungarian Academy of Sciences Network), Semmelweis Medical School, Museum of Natural History, etc.

Problems in the focus of our projects:

Pain mechanisms,

Neuronal development and functional genetic studies,

Biological rhythms analysis,

Mechanisms of sleep and neuronal synchronisation,

Epilepsy research,

Sub-threshold toxic effect monitoring,

Modeling non-specific health problems,

Placebo research,

Human psycho-vegetative diseases.


ˇ          Program head:

László Détári, CSc, full professor

ˇ          Program coordinator to be contacted:

György Bárdos, CSc,. associate professor