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Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment
Centre is an independent department at Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, with its own research and development, educational programmes and expert activities within the field of environmental contamination. Centre focuses on persistent organic pollutants (POPs), polar organic compounds, toxic metals and their species and natural toxins - cyanotoxins.
Scientific activities of the Centre are carried out in twelve working groups collaborating within the framework of four research programmes:
- Environmental chemistry and modelling
- Organic photochemistry and supramolecular chemistry
- Protein engineering
All the research programmes are supported by advanced research infrastructure, some of which has been centralized in three core facilities:
The centres provides education in three MSc study programmes accredited at the Faculty of Science - Environmental Chemistry, Ecotoxicology, and Mathematical Biology - and organizes further specialized educational activities and courses.
- National POPs Centre (joint with the Czech ministry of environment)
- Regional POPs Centre for Central and Eastern Europe (joint Centre with the Stockholm convention / UNEP - nominated by the Czech ministry of environment)
- National laboratory for cyanotoxins (joint laboratory with the Institute of Botany, Czech Academy of Sciences)
DHL certificate - GoGreen
RECETOX centre is a regular holder of the DHL certificate on compensations for the environmental impact of greenhouse gas emissions from transport. We hold these certificates for the use green transport and services (GoGreen) in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015.