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.

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).

Training for experts from Kazakhstan and Serbia
10.11.2015 | More information...

More than twenty experts from Kazakstan and Serbia will participate in an intensive training in the RECETOX Research Infrastructure unit Trace Analytical Laboratories in Brno 23-27 November 2015.

RECETOX Research Infrastructure
30.10.2015 | More information...

The RECETOX Research Infrastructure (RI) is a distinct part of the RECETOX Centre. The Centre studies challenges and linkages between the environment and health. Four research programs and three core units form the Centre. These three core units are managed together as the RECETOX RI, providing its users with an ever-expanding range of expertise and services through transnational open-access.

Outpits of the Czech-Indian-Norwegian cooperation
19.10.2015 | More information...

International environmental blog quotes our research the Czech-Indian-Norwegian cooperation is featured in a new story recently published in the internet magazine thethirdpole.ent that looks at Asian water crisis in the area around Himalaya and Hindu-kush mountain range, supplying with water around 20% of the world`s population.

Conference on air protection in the national administration
15.10.2015 | More information...

The RECETOX Research Infrastructure would like to invite representatives of the national, regional and local authorities as well as experts from stakeholders dealing with air contamination to participate at the 10th meeting of the national conference Air Protection in the National Administration, theory and practice taking place in the hotel Centro in Hustopeče, Czech Republic on 10-12 November 2015. The RECETOX Centre partnered with the long term organizers of the conference - Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic, Vodní zdroje Ekomonitor Ltd., Ascend Ltd., Bioanalytika CZ Ltd. and Institute of Chemical Technology in Prague - for the first time and brings EEA grant support.

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!

Visits to RECETOX
2.10.2015 | More information...

RECETOX opened its premises and laboratories for several events in August and September.

RECETOX at ISEE in Brasil
17.9.2015 | More information...

Doctoral students Katarína Bányiová and Anežka Nečasová from Human Exposure Assessment and Risks research group received ISEE grant to travel to and participate at the 27th Conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) in São Paulo, Brazil 30 August to 3 September 2015.

11th International Summer School 2015
8.9.2015 | More information...

The 11th International Summer School on Toxic Compounds organized jointly by the Stockholm Convention Regional Centre in the Czech Republic (RECETOX), RECETOX Research Infrastructure in cooperation with UNEP, the Ministry of Environment of the Czech Republic and CYNACOST (EU COST ES1105 Action) was held on the RECETOX premises in Brno, Czech Republic from 15-20 June 2015. This year, 42 students from 28 countries took part in the course.

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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