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.

NeedleNET project
31.7.2014 | More information...

A new cooperation between the Czech Republic and Slovakia has been initiated through a NeedleNet project in 2014.

Cycling of persistent organic pollutants in the monsoon
21.7.2014 | More information...

The levels of aerosols and a number of organic trace substances, namely polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and legacy persistent organic pollutants (such as many chlorinated pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls, and polybrominated biphenyls), in the supposedly very clean background air of southern Asia and the Indian Ocean are the focus of a joint field campaign by the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany (MPIC), the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Chennai, and the RECETOX Centre.

New project supporting the implementation of the Stockholm Convention
15.7.2014 | More information...

The Stockholm Convention Regional Centre hosted at RECETOX is happy to announce that it was successful in the Small Grant Projects call for a six-month long project in 2014.

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.

CYANOCOST – Managing Risks of Cyanobacteria in European Water Bodies
3.7.2014 | More information...

Cyanobacterial blooms resulting from anthropogenic nutrient pollution are one of the major problems in European freshwaters. The outcome is degradation of reservoir stability and disruption of ecosystem services such as drinking water production, aquaculture and recreation. CYANOCOST - EU COST Action ES1105 "Cyanobacteria blooms and toxins in water resources: Occurrence, impacts and management" - aims at coordinating and networking ongoing efforts and capabilities across Europe for the risk management of cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins in water bodies, by establishing a strong collaboration between academia, authorities, industry and citizens.

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.

RECETOX Newsletter new issue
15.5.2014

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

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