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.

Christmas Echoes and Happy New Year 2015
2.1.2015 | More information...

A traditional RECETOX Christmas Party took place on 11 December 2014. It was organized in a coordinated manner with other neighbouring departments along the northern Bohunice Campus corridor and provided a very pleasant opportunity to meet other colleagues in less formal circumstances.
We would like to acknowledge all RECETOX organizers for bringing joy to our children, students and colleagues. We sang carols with one-off RECETOX orchestra and choir, tasted home-made Christmas cookies, decorated a tree, introduced traditional Czech and Moravian habits to our international colleagues, prepared novel Christmas and New Year cards, as well as organized a traditional Christmas Charity. We appreciate all donators and we would like to announce that the collected 5600 CZK were given to a family in need. They conveyed their gratitude to everyone participating in the charity fundraising and we are glad we could be of help.

Training and Courses for Participants from Abroad
22.12.2014 | More information...

Two RECETOX researchers (Pavel Čupr, Katarína Bányiová) participated in health and environmental risk assessment of potential releases of wastes from hydrolytic destruction of mustard gas stored in dedicated locations in Libya. They lectured medical students and analytical chemists from Libya (CW / HAZMAT Accident Response Training Program for Libya) in Western Bohemia on the transfer of chemicals through the skin and on sampling techniques for environmental monitoring.

Levels of POPs in CEE Region
11.12.2014 | More information...

The Stockholm Convention Regional Centre in RECETOX provides support to the Regional Organization Group of the Central and Eastern Europe established under the Global Monitoring Plan to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants by collecting, analysing, and visualizing available data on POPs levels in air and water gathered via MONET passive sampling networks, and shown at www.genasis.cz. In addition, it also supported drafting of the CEE regional monitoring report. Members of the CEE ROG met in Brno from 7–8 October 2014 to discuss the draft of the second monitoring report on POP levels in 23 Central and Eastern European countries.

Training Academic Staff in Bosnia and Herzegovina
10.12.2014 | More information...

A three-year long (end of 2012–end of 2015) project financed by the EU TEMPUS Programme established a Training Network of experts (NETREL - Network for education and training for public environmental laboratories) to build capacities for researchers and experts in Serbia and in Bosnia and Herzegovina to become trainers in environmental analytical techniques. RECETOX provided a series of theoretical and also practical training courses to academic staff in 2014. The participants from four universities from Western Balkan countries (Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina) receive information on state-of-the-art methods for monitoring priority and river basin-specific pollutants according to the EU Water Framework Directive 2000/60/EC.

RECETOX Student Awarded at EMEC15
10.12.2014 | More information...

The international conference, 15th European Meeting on Environmental Chemistry (EMEC 15), organized by the Institute of Chemistry and Technology of Environmental Protection, Faculty of Chemistry, Brno University of Technology for the Association of Chemistry and the Environment took place in the Brno Trade Fairs (BVV) on 3-6 December 2014.

Prize for RECETOX in Cooperation of the Year 2014
30.11.2014 | More information...

The American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic and the Association for Foreign Investment, in cooperation with the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic, organized the fourth year of the Cooperation of the Year contest. This contest focused on the best cooperation between companies and the research sector. This year, 22 projects from seven universities, eight research institutes, and 28 private companies competed for the prize of 100 000 Czech crowns

New Website and Contest Announcements
10.11.2014 | More information...

Do you want to know more about the management of chemicals and cooperation in the Czech Republic? Visit our new portal www.synergie-chemie.cz. Please note that it is in Czech only, as it aims at a Czech-speaking audience.

New Papers Published
7.11.2014 | More information...

The publishing rate of RECETOX research outcomes in prestigious peer-reviewed journals almost doubled compared with same time in 2013.

Training for Secondary School Teachers
5.11.2014 | More information...

The fourth "Open Science" project provided practice-oriented training courses for secondary school science teachers. Project supervisors from universities (academics, teaching staff and researchers) prepared a comprehensive set of tutorials for chemistry, biology and physics laboratory courses that teachers themselves tested in state-of-the-art laboratories at research institutions in autumn 2014.

DENAMIC Project Partner Meeting
1.11.2014 | More information...

A two-day conference of the DENAMIC (Developmental Neurotoxicity Assessment of Mixtures in Children) project supported by the EU 7th Framework Programme was held at RECETOX from 22–23 October 2014.

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