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.

12th Summer School on Toxic Compounds in the Environment
29.4.2016 | More information...

This year's summer school will be held on 13–18 June 2016.

Call for Expressions of Interest 2016 for new members of the EEA Scientific Committee
27.4.2016 | More information...

The European Environment Agency (EEA) currently looks for candidates to become new members of EEA Scientific Committee in the following areas:

  • Socio-technical systems (2 candidates)
  • Socio-ecological systems (1 candidate)
  • Sustainability (2 candidates)
  • Data-established and emerging sources of environmental data flows (1 candidate)
Invitation to intellectual property rights workshop
26.4.2016 | More information...

The Technology Transfer Office of the Masaryk University and the RECETOX project support team would like to invite you to a half a day workshop on Intellectual Property Rights Protection and Commercialization of Scientific Outcomes at Masaryk University.

11.4.2016 | More information...

Hotel Diplomat in Prague, Czech Republic hosts an international conference CEECHE 2016. This Central and Eastern European Conference on Health and Environment is organized jointly by the Institute of Experimental Medicine, Academy of Sciences Czech Republic and University of Kentucky, USA and focuses on new methods for addressing and assessing environmental health risks that are relevant to the Central and Eastern Europe.

Closing workshop of the Da Vinci project
30.3.2016 | More information...

We would like to invite you to the closing workshop of the Da Vinci project held at RECETOX on 5 April 2016 from 9:30am.

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).

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.

Global progress in the elimination of polychlorinated biphenyls
11.1.2016 | More information...

Expert Meeting on the Effectiveness Evaluation of Implementation of the Stockholm Convention for PCB and Sixth Meeting of the Advisory Committee of the PCB Elimination Network (PEN) was organized by the Stockholm Convention Secretariat in cooperation with the UNEP Chemicals and Waste Branch, and the SCRC-Czech Republic that hosted the meeting in its premises from 14-16 December 2015.

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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