study programme

Food Chemistry

Faculty: FCHAbbreviation: DPAP_FCHAcad. year: 2022/2023

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. Utilization of prokaryotes for biotechnological production of polyhydroxyalkanoates and other high-value metabolites

    Thermophilic prokaryotes reveal numerous unique features which make them extremely interesting for microbial biotechnology. This dissertation work will be focused on the in-depth study of two very interesting thermophilic bacteria – gram-negative bacterium Schlegelella thermodepolymerans and also gram-positive bacterium Aneurinibacillus sp. H1. Both bacterial strains were recently described as very promising producers of polyhydroxyalkanoates – microbial polymers with the potential to replace petrochemical polymers in numerous applications. In this work, production polyhydroxyalkanoates will be studied employing numerous cultivation as well as molecular-biology approaches. Furthermore, tools of metabolic engineering will be used to improve the production of polyhydroxyalkanoates and other high-value metabolites.

    Tutor: Obruča Stanislav, prof. 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