Exchange opportunity MIND05:

DNA extraction from Czech bentonite samples

DNA extraction, detection of target genes.


• To isolate DNA from bentonite samples from Černý vrch locality
• To quantify the DNA yield and quality
• To detect target genes using qPCR method


1 week

The Candidate

Exchange opportunity for PhD or Professional.

The candidate needs to have a background in molecular biology.

Practical modalities

Accommodation will be offered at dormitories (Master student) or at UNIhotel (others) and is of about 15 min walk distance, meals – student/employee canteen.

Application modalities, other than those specified below

Deadline for application is minimum 4 weeks before the planned exchange period.

Additional information

Host: Technical University of Liberec

Country: Czech Republic

Language: English

Mentor: Jana Steinová

Contact email: alena.sevcu[at] and jana.steinova[at]


MIND reference: MIND05

Host reference: MIND-TUL-2


Applications should be submitted by email to mind.project[at] and should contain

– a motivation letter with MIND-reference to the opportunity as mentioned on this website;

– a CV of the candidate.

Approval of your request will be subject to the evaluation of your application file by a Jury composed by members of the MIND project WP3, as well as the host institution. You will be informed about the status of your application via email.

In case of questions, please contact us via mind.project[at] and always mention the MIND reference number of the opportunity.