Field of studyAnimal Physiology

Single-subject study
Type of studydoctoral
Language of instruction
Standard length of studies4,0 years
Accrediteduntil 31. 5. 2020
Field of study code1511V003
Degree programme codeP1527
Offered byFaculty of Science

The field concerns the study of the metabolism of invertebrate animals, especially insects, and the study of changes influenced by various factors of the external environment (temperature, nutrition, etc.). Another focus is the study of the adaptation mechanisms of higher animals, especially mammals, in relation to nutrition factors, in combination with the study of rhythmic changes in metabolic parameters. In the laboratory of insect sensory physiology, the sensitivity of insects to magnetic fields is studied with the intention of carrying out electro-physical studies on insect individuals. At the cell and molecular level, the role of highly unsaturated fatty acids is studied, especially arachidon acids and their metabolites – eicosanoids in the transfer of cytokine signals during multiplication and differentiation of cells in mammals. In recent years, research has been carried out in the field of neurophysiology and molecular psychiatry. Research on bumblebees is also being carried out – their biology, cultivation under controlled conditions, and their use as pollinators. The field integrates methodological approaches from physiology, molecular biology, genetics, cell biology, and the morphological fields.

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in 11 days (30. 4. 2014)

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