Michal Hocek Group


Prof. Ing. Michal Hocek, PhD. DSc.

Field of study:

Organic Chemistry or Medicinal Chemistry


We will design and synthesize modified nucleoside triphosphates bearing diverse functional groups for enzymatic synthesis of modified oligonucleotides which will be applied in selection and construction of new functional nucleic acids, e.g. aptamers or aptazymes and for the construction of fluorescent or redox probes for applications in chemical biology.


1. Hocek, M.: „Enzymatic Synthesis of Base-Functionalized Nucleic Acids for Sensing, Cross-linking, and Modulation of Protein–DNA Binding and Transcription“ Acc. Chem. Res. 2019, 52, 1730-1737.
2. Micura, R.; Höbartner, C. Fundamental studies of functional nucleic acids: aptamers, riboswitches, ribozymes and DNAzymes. Chem. Soc. Rev. 2020, 49, 7331–7353.


Faculty of Chemical Technology & Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology, UCT Prague; Faculty of Science, Charles University

How to apply:

At the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the CAS / IOCB Prague, we are looking for talented, independent, and highly motivated PhD students with an MSc. degree or equivalent in life sciences or related fields. We are offering more than 20 new exciting projects in organic and medicinal chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, analytical, and physical chemistry.

  • Online registration deadline: 3 March 2024
  • Interview Day: 21 March 2024

Learn more and apply at www.uochb.cz/en/call-for-phd-applications.