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.

Three new post-doc positions available at RECETOX – HBM4EU
16.2.2017 | More information...

The RECETOX centre hereby opens a new call for applications - three post-doc positions are currently available within the Human BioMonitoring for Europe (HBM4EU) project supported by the Horizon 2020 programme. The applications are accepted until all the positions are filled.

Invitation to register for the RECETOX summer school 2017
15.2.2017 | More information...

Registration to the RECETOX summer school is now open! Join us at the traditional international summer school that takes place each June since 2005. This year, we will have a closer look at organic pollutants in aquatic environment.

RECETOX at a Soil Monitoring Conference
3.2.2017 | More information...

The Auditorium of the Bohunice University Campus in Brno hosted an international conference on soil monitoring on 1 and 2 February 2017. The meeting was organized by the Central Institute for Supervising and Testing in Agriculture (CISTA) in the Czech Republic under the auspices of the Czech Minister of Agriculture, Marian Jurečka, and in cooperation with the Czech national focal point with the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA).

Ivan Holoubek awarded by Brno Mayor
1.2.2017 | More information...

City of Brno awarded its personalities!

Best wishes for 2017
16.12.2016 | More information...

We would like to wish all our supporters and readers Merry Christmas and Happy New Year by using our e-card designed by Eva Rybníčková and and we look forward to working with you in 2017 again once we are all back from holidays.

RECETOX Lectured for South East Asian Countries
7.10.2016 | More information...

Director of the Stockholm Convention Regional Centre at RECETOX, Kateřina Šebková participated in two meetings recently held in Incheon, Republic of Korea. Both meetings dealt with monitoring of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and they were organized by the Ministry of Environment (MoE) and National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER), Republic of Korea. Delegates from 10 countries participated in both meetings (Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Thailand and Vietnam). The first meeting was also organized in cooperation with Ministry of Environment of Japan and National Institute of Environmental Studies in Japan and the secretariat of the three conventions (BRS).

Open Door day at Košetice Observatory
27.9.2016 | More information...

The Czech Hydrometeorological Institute organized a Saturday morning open door day at the newly refurbished Košetice Observatory in Vysočina highlands, Czech Republic on 17 September 2016.

Expert training on mercury in Slovenia
21.2.2016 | More information...

The RECETOX centre cooperates with the European Centre for Environment and Health (ECEH, Bonn) of World Health Organization (WHO) for several years. Based on our expertise, we were invited to support a capacity building training for laboratory technicians and national coordinators of the mercury exposure monitoring in pilot countries that was conducted in the Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 8 to 11 February 2016.

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