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 supports POPs monitoring in Africa
15.7.2016 | More information...

The Stockholm Convention Regional Centre and Trace Analytical Laboratories of the RECETOX Centre along with five other research institutions from Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and Uruguay supported the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and Environment Protection Agency in Ghana in the large international workshop held in Accra, Ghana 6 - 8 July 2016.

12th International Summer School at RECETOX
1.7.2016 | More information...

The National Centre for Toxic Compounds, the Stockholm Convention Regional Centre, in collaboration with its RECETOX large research infrastructure organized the 12th International Summer School on Toxic Substances in Brno, Czech Republic, 13-17 June 2016.
There were more than 40 participants from 15 countries around the world.

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).

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.

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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