Welcome to the Department of Biology

Welcome to the Department of Biology of the J. E. Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem in the Czech Republic. The Department of Biology was founded at the Faculty of Education in the 60s in order to improve the education facilities in the Czechoslovak Republic. In 2005 we participated on the establishment of the newly inaugurated Faculty of Science at our university. This important event gave us new opportunities for both educational and research development.

Our department prepares qualified teachers for elementary and secondary schools. We offer two master teacher training programs of biology, which students can further combine with the study either of chemistry, physics, mathematics, geography or physical education, and a recently accredited bachelor distanced study program designed for general biological sciencies. Now, we are preparing another scientific master study programs, in which we aim to share our research experience with our students.

The scientific activities of our department have been determined by the interest of our senior lecturers who conduct their own projects in the field of systematic biology, ethology of avertebrata, cell biology and parazitology. Recently, a new young scientific team has started to work on projects aimed at biosensors and nanotechnology research.

In the near future, we plan to offer our students more scientifically oriented study programs and to create other perspective scientific teams to work in the field of modern biological sciencies.