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 at 35th Dioxin Symposium in Brazil
27.8.2015 | More information...

Sao Paulo, Brazil hosts the 35th international conference Dioxin Symposium (dioxin2015) on 23-28 August 2015. This conference co-organized by the Stockholm Convention Regional Centre in Brazil - Environmental Agency of the Sao Paulo State (CETESB) in Brazil, is one of the major international meetings in the field of persistent organic pollutants - it spans from news in analytical chemistry, impacts on health and risk analysis to policy approaches and future challenges.

Capacity building workshop in Astana
20.7.2015 | More information...

A workshop on national priorities and activities related to persistent organic pollutants (POPs), mercury and reducing the volume of hazardous waste from health care sector took place in Astana, Kazakhstan on 15 July 2015.

Jean-Marie Lehn Prix for RECETOX Doctoral Student
30.6.2015 | More information...

We are very happy to announce that Tomáš Slanina, doctoral student in the group of Professor Petr Klán, received Jean Marie Lehn Prix in Chemistry in a scientific contest organized by the French Embassy in the Czech Republic in the cooperation with Sanofi Ltd, Pierre Fabre Medicament Ltd., Solvay Ltd and Bull-Atos Ltd. in May and June 2015 in the following fields: medicine, pharmacy, chemistry and IT.

June 2015 issue of the RECETOX newsletter is available
29.6.2015 | More information...

This issue contains a summary of the Andromede project supported by SoMoPro, introduces our new research field (epidemiology) and a related project CELSPAC:TNG, and describes RECETOX`s success at the international conference in Geneva in May 2015.
We wish you a nice reading!

RECETOX’s Success in the Stockholm Convention Conference
23.6.2015 | More information...

The third simultaneous meetings of the three conferences of the Parties to the three conventions (twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention (BC COP-12), the seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention (RC COP-7), and the seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention (SC COP-7)) were held back-to-back in the International Conference Centre (CICG) in Geneva from 4 to 15 May 2015.

Top Paper in ES&T in 2014
19.6.2015 | More information...

We are proudly announcing that Environmental Science and Technology Journal (ES&T) has released its top publications for 2014 and RECETOX author received a TOP PAPER in Environmental Technology in 2014 out of 1700 works published in that year.

Scope of accreditation broadened
9.6.2015 | More information...

We are very happy to announce that our Trace Analytical Laboratories (LSA) successfully broadened their accreditation in May 2015.

11th Summer School on Toxic Compounds in the Evironment – final programme available
2.6.2015 | More information...

11th year of the traditional Summer School we be held on 15-20 June 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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