Education and training

Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment provides university education in the fields of Chemistry and Biology within all three levels of higher education, i.e. bachelor (BSc), master (MSc) and doctoral (PhD).

Doctoral study fields

  • Environmental chemistry
  • Ecotoxicology

Master studies

  • Environmental chemistry
  • General biology, specialization in Ecotoxicology
  • Mathematical biology

Bachelor studies

  • General biology, specialization in Ecotoxicolog
  • Mathematical biology

Pc schoolroomStudies are open to applicants interested in interdisciplinary studies of chemistry, biology, mathematics and statistics. Studies in Environmental chemistry and Ecotoxicology are focused on issues of environmental stress and protection. Mathematical biology studies include management and analyses of biological, environmental and medical data.

Each year, about 30 bachelor students and 30 master students successfuly complete their studies at the Centre. Since 1994, more 60 PhD students finished and successfully defended their theses. Quality of the education is acknowledged by number of student awards at various levels including dean's and rector's awards; national competitions of master students (Barbora Jedličková 2008); best student presentations at national and international conferences including e.g. SETAC Europe (best poster; Jiří Kohoutek in 2008), DIOXIN (best student presentations, Petr Kukučka in 2010) or EuCheMS mobility and carreer development scholarships (best student presentations; Romana Kurková and Petr Kukučka in 2010, Jitka Bečanová and Jan Kuta in 2011).

Foreign student

Students use quality lecture, seminary and computer rooms and laboratories for practical exercises. Student research projects (theses) form an important part of the studies and correspond to major research projects and reflect other applied activities of the Centre.

International students and professors working in the Centre (from UK, Germany, Austria, Slovakia and others) as well as existing international cooperations provide a stimulating study environment and offer a range of student mobility opportunities including European programmes such as ERASMUS and others.

For more information contact the deputy for education - Assoc. Prof. Jakub Hofman.

Werner von Siemens Award in 2015 heads to RECETOX again
8.2.2016 | More information...

We are pleased to announce that the only awarded Masaryk University representatives at the 18th annual Werner von Siemens Award for students, scholars and teachers in natural science were the team of Associate Prof. Vladimír Šindelář, Ph.D. including his colleagues, Dr. Václav Havel and Dr. Mirza Arfan Yawer who received the Best Project in Basic Research for Bambusurils: compounds for detection and transport of inorganic anions in water.

New issue of the RECETOX newsletter - January 2016
2.2.2016 | More information...

We have just released a new issue of the RECETOX Newsletter. This issue lists feedback of seven RECETOX staff stemming from their international mobility projects supported by Norwegian funds and EEA grants.

RECETOX showcased its work at GEO2015
18.11.2015 | More information...

Mexico City and ministers had an unique opportunity to get acquainted to the RECETOX`s work enhancing implementation of the Stockholm Convention in an exhibition booth. The exhibition was held 10-12 November 2015 in Mexico City at the occasion of the Group on Earth Observation meeting (GEO XII Plenary and Mexico City Ministerial Summit) and Latin America Geospatial Forum (LAGF2015).

New newsletter issue is available
14.10.2015 | More information...

September 2015 issue of the RECETOX newsletter is now available This issue contains a summary of the courses and trainings undertaken this summer, news from the RECETOX research infrastructure, introduces Biogate project supported by SoMoPro, and invites to the Air Protection and national authorities.
We wish you a nice reading!

Conference Air 2015
17.5.2015 | More information...

The 12th Czech-Slovak Conference Air 2015 (Ovzduší 2015 in Czech) was held in hotel Žebětínský dvůr, Brno, Czech Republic from 20-22 April 2015. It was organized by RECETOX (Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment) research infrastructure in cooperation with the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute and sponsored by Českomoravský cement a.s. – Heidelberg Cement Group, SITA Ltd, and SIAD Czech, Ltd.

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