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.

Golden medal for cooperation with industry
27.6.2016 | More information...

The first International Exhibition of Technical Innovations, Patents and Inventions (Invent Arena) was held in Werk Arena in Třinec, 16-17 June 2016 under the auspices of International Federation of Inventors’ Associations (IFIA), Deputy Prime Minister for Science, Research and Innovation in the Czech Republic, Minister of Education, Youth and Sports in the Czech Republic, Minister of Industry and Trade, President of Industry Association in the Czech Republic, President of the Czech Academy of Sciences and Mayor of the City of Třinec.

Invitation to another INNOLEC lecture – flame retardants
24.6.2016 | More information...

We would like to invite you to an INNOLEC lecture by our US research partner, Dr. Marta Venier (Indiana University Bloomington). She will speak about Flame retardants: What’s new and what’s old on Thursday 30 June 2016 at University Kampus Bohunice, RECETOX pavilion (A29), Kamenice 753/5, 2nd floor, room 252 from 10 am.

GMP Data Warehouse tweet scores high
20.6.2016 | More information...

RECETOX prepared an electronic tool – Global Monitoring Plan Data Warehouse – for United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to support implementation of the Stockholm Convention in 2014. The GMP Data Warehouse provides information and global data on the occurrence of persistent organic pollutants in air, water and breast milk. Secretariat of the three chemicals and waste global environmental agreements (BRS secretariat) highlighted these outputs on Twitter (@brsmeas, on 10 June 2016 and this tweet caught attention of almost 65,000 users in a week!

New issue of the RECETOX Newsletter - May 2016
13.6.2016 | More information...

We have just released a new issue of the RECETOX Newsletter looking at the outcomes of the REFORM project supported by the 7th EU framework program for science and research in 2011–2015 (FP7), on final achievements of the DA VINCI project implemented together with the Norwegian Agency for Air Research (NILU). Moreover, Professor Lammel`s team showcases results of an investigation of POP fluxes in the Aegean Sea and a glimpse of applied research for new technology for reversible osmosis will also be provided.

Invitation to INNOLEC lecture - Jakob Wirz
8.6.2016 | More information...

Interested in photochemistry? We would like to invite all to another INNOLEC course. This time, a long-term collaborator with RECETOX, Professor Jakob Wirz, University of Basel will speak on Theodor Förster`s Impact on Photochemistry and Biophysics.

Invitation: Joint seminar: Norwegian students & SETAC 2016 conference wrap-up
5.6.2016 | More information...

We invite all interested audience to participate in the next Joint RECETOX seminar. A group of Norwegian students will present outcome of their research on waste water, chemicals in aquatic environment and exposure to chemicals (see agenda for more details).

RECETOX and ERA-Planet
2.6.2016 | More information...

A new Horizon 2020 (EU framework program supporting research and development) project with the RECETOX involvement started in February 2016. A network of 36 partner organizations from 15 European countries was established for this ERA-Planet (The European network for observing our changing planet, no. 689443).

Invitation to a seminar our research in the Mediterranean
18.5.2016 | More information...

A Joint seminar will be held in RCX1 lecture room (pavilion A29, level 2 corridor, room 252) next Tuesday, 24 May 2016 at 9am.

12th Summer School on Toxic Compounds in the Environment
18.5.2016 | More information...

This year's summer school will be held on 13–17 June 2016.

Tomáš Slanina awarded by Masaryk University Rector
17.5.2016 | More information...

On 11 May 2016 at the Dies Academics ceremony, Dr. Mikuláš Bek, Rector of Masaryk University, acknowledged the successes of 18 of the best students and researchers of Masaryk University.

RECETOX participates in the Interlaboratory Assessment of POPs Laboratories
5.5.2016 | More information...

The 3rd round of the ”Biennial Interlaboratory Assessment of POPs Laboratories” – IL2016-POP will take place this summer in July. RECETOX laboratories were invited to take part due to theirs long term support of the Global Monitoring Plan of the Stockholm Convention on POPs and operation of the MONET networks.

Regional meeting on mercury and SAICM
17.2.2016 | More information...

The Stockholm Convention Regional Centre in the Czech Republic and UNEP Chemicals organized mercury and SAICM regional consultations in the premises of the RECETOX Centre in Brno, Czech Republic on 3 and 4 February 2016. These consultations for countries in the Central and Eastern European and Central Asian region focussed on the Minamata Convention on Mercury in preparation for the 7th session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee held in Jordan in March 2016, and served also as platform to exchange information on the course of implementing priorities of the Strategic Approach to International Chemical Management (SAICM).

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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