The Parc is a pharmaceutical research platform offering a post-graduate program that is based on collaboration between academic and industrial partners. It allows you to solve real problems directly connected to some of today’s major challenges and implement results into real products!
At The Parc we want to build an environment for creative and talented students who will be able to solve current and future challenges of pharmaceutical research. Master and doctoral students work under joined supervision of academic leaders and industrial scientists. In The Parc you will gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills for your future professional career.
We focus on pharmaceutical research from discovery of new solid forms of active pharmaceutical ingredients to development of drug products and their in vivo testing. Research topics are defined in collaboration between the academic leaders and industrial experts.
The main industrial partner of the program is Zentiva, generic pharmaceutical company based in Prague, Czech Republic. Academic partners include University of Chemistry and Technology Prague, Faculty of Science of Charles University and Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague, Czech Republic.
The Parc has made my PhD easier and more enjoyable in many aspects. The access to the know-how of experts from industry is invaluable, as was the help and provision I got during the organization of my internship abroad.
In Zentiva I have as much space within my PhD program as I want.
Whoever worked with Zentiva in their PhD programs had the motivation to get better all the time.
The whole PhD program is very student-friendly.
Due to the regular meetings, frequent consultations and soft-skill training, provided by the Parc, I was able to improve my presentation and soft skills as well.
Scientific opportunities in Zentiva are practically limitless.
We were a team.
Being one of the supervisors of The Parc, I really wish something like that existed, when I was doing my PhD. The sheer amount of motivation, opportunity and support it gives to the students is amazing.
PhD supervisor, Formulation expert
The Parc responds to current challenges of pharmaceutical research related to the nature of low-molecular-weight active substances having poor solubility and low bioavailability. A number of outputs shows technological approaches leading to bioavailability increase. Recently created start-ups offer unique technologies applicable for such purposes.
As a pharmaceutical research platform is still a quite new concept in the Czech Republic, we decided to share with you how students of The Parc can benefit from having an industrial partner included in their study. Explore the cooperation with industry through the eyes of our student Eva Petříková.
We are proud of our achievements in The Parc in 2020 and we would like to share them with you. In this contribution, we are bringing the short summaries in the areas: People in The Parc, Scientific Achievements, Education, Funding and Communication. Let's look at the year 2020 in The Parc.
Are pharmaceutical scientists from The Parc open to fresh design ideas? How are the trophies for The Parc awards made? And who comes up with the ideas? If you want to know answers to these questions, read an interview with Adrian Jansa, one of the core creators of The Parc brand.
What does The Parc mean to one of our most active student supervisors from the industry? Meet Pavel Kovačík, freshly married and now also on a new career path. Over the last years, he facilitated multiple PhD research projects and provided assistance to many of our students while performing the duties of his job as a leading formulation manager.
Let’s summarize the year 2019 in The Parc. An outstanding track record was achieved in 2019: 29 PhD. students included in the program, 16 publications in impacted journals, 1 patent application, 30 international conference presentations, 6 plenary and keynote lectures, 8 research grants obtained and 4 students finalized their studies.
We interviewed one of our senior students to give you further insight into life in The Parc. According to Ondra's colleagues, he is very outgoing, a great person to work with and does his best to fulfill his roles and duties. He is a researcher, consultant of several bachelor and master students and a fresh father. Meet Ondra Rychecký!
The Parc awarded very special prices to the best students. Denisa Lizoňová received The Student Choice Award and The Expert Choice Award went to Vojtěch Klimša. Besides the original prices designed by Marathon Studio, both winning students have the option to attend a scientific conference of their choice with all the expenses covered by Zentiva.
It’s a question that many master’s students ask themselves at some point. The answer, especially in pharmacy and chemistry, isn’t trivial. It depends on many external factors. To aid the students in their decision, we interviewed many of them and tried to address their questions and concerns.