On 8 February a group of fourteen young scientists from Masaryk University were awarded a scholarship of 4.2 million Czech crowns. The money has been granted by the City of Brno’s PhD Talent Programme. The Masaryk University doctoral students are among twenty talented young researchers from Brno universities. The money will allow them to focus more intensively on their scientific work. The students will receive 6 million crowns (220,000 EUR) over three more years. Each of them will receive financial support of 300,000 CZK (11,100 EUR).
The students have received three-year scholarships from the South Moravian Centre for International Mobility, which is supported by the City of Brno. In this, the sixth year of the programme, 106 doctoral students applied for the scholarship. The twenty winners were chosen by a jury of professionals from the forty who made it to the finals.
The scientific work of the award-winning doctoral students from Masaryk University is focused on research areas such as proteins, prostate cancer, leukaemia and cybersecurity.
List of award-winning Masaryk University doctoral students
Štěpánka Bittnerová, Department of Physical Electronics, Faculty of Science
Gabriela Daňková, Loschmidt Laboratories, Faculty of Science
Marek Kravec, Department of Expertimental Biology, Faculty of Science
Martin Krkoška, Faculty of Science and The Czech Academy of Sciences
Antonín Kunka, Loschmidt Laboratories, Faculty of Science
Martin Laštovička, Faculty of Informatics
Adam Midlik, National Centre for Biomolecular Research, Faculty of Science
Petra Paclíková, Department of Expertimental Biology, Faculty of Science
Helena Peschelová, Masaryk University´s Ceitec Institute
Lucie Pešková, Department of Histology and Embryology, Faculty of Medicine
Eva Pešlová, Faculty of Medicine, St. Anne's University Hospital Brno
Juraj Rusnačko, Department of Condensed Matter Physics, Faculty of Science
Masoud Shekargoftar, Department of Physical Electronics, Faculty of Science
Jan Sokolov, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science