Career Accelerator for Research Infrastructure Scientists

Comenius University in Bratislava


Comenius University in Bratislava is a modern European university which in 2019 is celebrating its 100 th anniversary. It is the only Slovak university to be regularly ranked in  the  international  rankings of  the best universities in the world. With thirteen faculties, it offers the widest selection of study programmes (over 800) at three levels, and sever al of these study programmes are the  only ones of their kind offered in Slovakia. There is a wide range of areas of human knowledge to choose from when studying, be it in medicine, the humanities and social sciences, the natural sciences, mathematics, theology, and much more. Comenius University is a research institution that runs hundreds of domestic and international research projects. As a result, many of the students engage in  important research during their studies and can actively participate in projects, grants, and professional internship s (including abroad).

Every year Comenius University sends the highest number of students abroad out of all Slovak universities, and it receives the most international students, including from such places as Germany, Norway, Greece, Iran, Austria, and Iceland.

As a partner in this project Comenius University in Bratislava intends to cooperate with the EMBL towar ds training of the Fellows. Comenius University in Bratislava can host up to -three Fellows per year in the period 2020-2024 through secondments  and introduce them to  the ways of  working, instrumentation and procedures at Comenius University in Bratislava. Duration of secondments will be between 2 and 6 and will be arranged in communication with the Fellow. Fellows who will do secondments at Comenius University in Bratislava will come from the field related or complementary to the field of work of Comenius University in Bratislava.

At Comenius University in Bratislava Fellows will have a possibility to learn Nextgen sequencing methods, Recombinant protein production and purification, Bioinformatics and data mining methods. The Fellows will also have a chance to get acquainted with the operation of lllumina NextSeqS00 and MiSeq, digital PCR analysis and quantification, Biorad QX200 Droplet Digital PCR system, FPLC Akta avant 150/GE Healthcare, laboratory fermentor Biostat B+. Comenius University in Bratislava will dedicate supervision capacity for each fellow on secondments. During secondments, Fellows can stay employed by EMBL.

Comenius University in Bratislava intends also to host mini-secondments in a duration of up to two weeks, during which Fellows will shadow operations at Comenius University in Bratislava.