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.

Rudolf Lukeš Award
10.7.2014 | More information...

Czech Chemical Society (expert group on organic, bioorganic and medicinal chemistry) in cooperation with the Czech chemical company Lach-Ner grants Rudolf Lukeš Award to one distinguished researcher per year for excellent and significant results at the international level in organic, bioorganic and medicinal chemistry. The international jury decided that the third year winner became Professor Petr Klán, leader of the research programme Organic Photochemistry and Supramolecular Chemistry in RECETOX.

CSI:Environment partner meeting
30.6.2014 | More information...

The Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment hosted pre-final meeting of the CSI:Environment network partners at its premises from June 27rd to 28th, 2014. The aim of the gathering was to take stock of progress of 16 early stage researchers who carry their research and Ph.D studies in chemistry, microbiology, biochemistry and ecotoxicology at one of the partner institutions and who have access to training and expertise in other network partners’ establishments.

Success in a call, but the university will fund our research project itself
28.5.2014 | More information...

The Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment submitted its proposal to the Operational Programme Research and Development for Innovation call that closed in mid-January 2014. The call was for projects bringing distinguished researchers from abroad to the Czech Republic while establishing a new research field at an institution.

Research team got the J.G. Mendel Prize
18.5.2014 | More information...

Dies Academicus celebrations at the Masaryk University took place in kino Scala in Brno on May 6, 2014. The Rector of the Masaryk University, Dr. Mikuláš Bek, awarded outstanding researchers, and the best Ph.D and Master students of the University.

RECETOX Newsletter new issue

A new issue of the RECETOX Newsletter, released in April 2014, is available in the Information materials / RECETOX Newsletter section.

N-trophy 4th contest
5.5.2014 | More information...

For a fourth year, six young RECETOX researchers, biologists and chemists, spent part of their free time as lecturers and organizers of the interdisciplinary competition course N-trophy (biology, chemistry, physics and logic) for talented high school students.

Two years in Turkey
2.5.2014 | More information...

Professor Ivan Holoubek from our Centre is currently spending two intensive years in Ankara, Turkey. He is working there as a key expert in the EU technical assistance project implemented by the NIRAS IC consortium since June, 2013.

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