PhD positions open

The work of Cell-in-fluid Research Group at Faculty of Management Science and Informatics combines interdisciplinary approaches to mathematical modelling of biological processes. PhD projects are focused on development and implementation of mathematical models for description of micro-scale flows with immersed biological material. PhD projects are closely related to research topics of the Cell-in-fluid Research Group.

We offer 2 distinct topics. For each topic it is possible to recruit more than one applicant, depending on number of available positions at the faculty.

Applications for the 3-year PhD program can be submitted 1 April - 31 May 2017. The projects start 1 September 2017. Information about the submission process is available at Faculty webpage (in Slovak language). Since all the documents are in Slovak language only, we offer assistance with the submission process. Please, contact Ivan Cimrak.

The program offers:

  • excellent scientific and transferable skills training
  • participation at recognized international conferences
  • possibility of short-term research visits
  • last but not least, participation in an exciting research

The program language is Slovak or English. There are no tuition fees. Successful candidates receive a standard tax-free fellowship as well as assistance with administrative matters, accomodation, visas etc. We invite applications from motivated students of any nationality. We are looking forward to your application for a PhD fellowship in Zilina, Slovakia.


  • Computer image and video processing for development and verification of computational models of biological cells

Supervisor: Ivan Cimrak

  • Analysis of CTC cell models for development of microfluidic devices

Supervisor: Katarina Bachrata

  • Identification of cell flow characteristics for development of microfluidic devices

Supervisor: Katarina Bachrata


04.04. 2017
New PhD positions

In our research group we open two PhD positions starting from September 2017. More information are available at dedicated page.

10.01. 2017
Invitation to a Workshop

Cell-in-fluid Research Group organizes the 2nd Workshop on Modelling of Biological Cells, Fluid Flow and Microfluidics - February 5-9, 2017. More information here.

10.05. 2016
New article published

The members of our group published an article in Journal of Computational Science (2015 Impact Factor 1.231). The title of the article is Simulation study of rare cell trajectories and capture rate in periodic obstacle arrays. Congratulate Martin, Iva, Renáta and Ivan.

08.04. 2016
New article published

Recently, new article has been published in Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering,  (Impact Factor 1.770). The title of the article is Collision rates for rare cell capture in periodic obstacle arrays strongly depend on density of cell suspension. The article is available at journal website or at our publication section

08.01. 2016
New article published

Recently, new article has been published in International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering (Impact Factor 2.052). The title of the article is Non-uniform force allocation for area preservation in spring network models. The article is available at journal website or at our publication section. Congratulate Iveta and Ivan.

04.09. 2015
Welcome new colleagues

Starting in September, two doctoral students joined the group: Martin Slavik and Marek Kotus. Welcome!

26.08. 2015
PhD degree obtained

We congratulate Iveta on obtaining the PhD degree. Good luck (not only) in your further scientific research.

02.08. 2015
Conference in Edinburg

In July, Iveta and Martin B. attended the Discrete Simulation of Fluid Dynamics (DSFD2015) conference. They presented our preliminary results on analysis of periodic obstacle arrays.

15.10. 2014

Our group participated at ICNAAM 2014 conference. I.Cimrák organized a symposium at the conference with title Modelling of Biological Cells, Fluid Flow and Microfluidics. 

05.09. 2014
New members in the group

Two new PhD students have joined our research group: Jana Kadlecová and Martina Bušík. Welcome :-)

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