Academic mobility 

18. 10. 2023 from 14:00, University of South Bohemia

What is so great about leaving for research or postdoctoral stay, and what would probably annoy you? What is it like to move with your family, and what should you focus on when choosing the right place for you? Join us and find out about academic mobility during and after PhD. 

The seminar is organized in cooperation with the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice.


The seminar is open to all students. We believe it will be most beneficial for PhD students in life sciences. However, even motivated undergraduate students or students from social sciences and humanities may benefit from attending. 

This seminar is co-organized in cooperation with the University of South Bohemia and with the support of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

Registration is now open.



Opening word

14:10 - 15:30

Short talks (Chrudinová, Moons, Miláček, Mottl)

15:30- 15:40


15:40- 16:20

Panel discussion

16:20 - 18:00

Snack and refreshments, coffee, networking, and informal discussions


Mgr. Martina Chrudinová, Ph.D.


Martina Chrudinová received a degree in biochemistry from the Faculty of Science at Charles University. During her PhD, she worked in the lab of Dr. Jiří Jiráček at the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry in Prague, where she studied analogs of insulins and related insulin-like growth factors (IGFs). For her first postoc, she then moved to Altindis Lab at Boston College, where her work was to characterize recently discovered viral insulins. After this experience, she unplannedly returned back to Jiráček Lab, where she currently continues to discover the secrets of insulin-like molecules during her second postdoc.

Tanisha Moons, MSc

PhD student

Tanisha Moons comes from Belgium and she is pursuing her PhD in parasitology at the University of South Bohemia in the Czech Republic. Her research is focused on the microbiomes of kissing bugs, the vectors of Chagas disease (a neglected tropical disease). She did her two-month internship in Athens, Georgia, USA.  

Mgr. Matěj Miláček

PhD student

Matěj Miláček finished his Master’s cum laude and he continued to study hormonal regulation of insect development in a doctoral programme at the University of South Bohemia in the lab of Marek Jindra at Entomology Institute of Biology Center in Czech Budweis. While his PhD project aims to find genes directly regulated by juvenile hormone receptor, he went to the lab of David Martín in Barcelona for a 2-month internship to work on the role of juvenile hormone in the development of Drosophila tissues. This stay commenced a collaboration between the labs, and they are currently applying for a two-year mobility grant.

Mrg. Ondřej Mottl, Ph.D. 


Ondřej Mottl is a researcher with a main focus on quantitative ecology, macroecology, palaeoecology, and community ecology with an interest in data science. He is currently working on developing state-of-the-art tools to study global biodiversity patterns and lowering the barriers to scientific exploration. He obtained his PhD in entomology at the University of South Bohemia and then he moved for a postdoc in Norway to work at the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Bergen.