RECETOX is a research center of the Faculty of Science, Masaryk University. In 2018 it celebrated 35 years of its existence. RECETOX is engaged in research and education in the field of management of environmental and health risks related to chemicals around us.
Toxic substances from the air, cosmetics and outdoor clothing. There is a unique laboratory from Brno
What research is taking place at the RECETOX at Masaryk University? Why is the center dedicated to this research and how important is it to cooperate with, for example, the city of Brno and the South Moravian Region? Read the article from Aktuálně.cz, where you will learn more.
We don't have a cure, but we're definitely not without effective medication, says immunologist Vojtěch Thon
The immunologist's view of COVID-19, its spreadind and existing drugs that could help today. Read the interview for iDnes.cz with prof. Vojtěch Thon from RECETOX.
Kick-off meeting of the CETOCOEN Excellence
On Thursday 16th of January 2020, the CETOCOEN Excellence project has been started. The partners met at the working meeting together with the representatives of European Commission and Research Executive Agency.
CETOCOEN Excellence project ceremonially launched
We launched the strategic TEAMING project, in which we will closely cooperate with our partners from UCL, ETH Zurich, BBMRI-ERIC and ICRC in the next seven years.
Our research groups focus on
- environmental contaminants,
- study their behavior in the environment,
- employ advanced techniques for modeling their long-distance transport,
- bioaccumulation in living organisms, and
- their health effect on organisms, humans, and populations.
Education and training
We provide education at all levels of university studies in following interdisciplinary and attractive study programmes:
- Environment and Health
- Computational Biology and Biomedicine.
“At RECETOX, we deal with the interdisciplinary research and education in the area of environment and health.”prof. Jana Klánová
Director of RECETOX
Research Infrastructure (RI)
RECETOX RI provides access to technologies and services in three unique core facilities:
- Trace Analytical Laboratories,
- Population studies,
- Information systems.
Science and Society
RECETOX closely cooperates with national and international institutions in implementing international treaties and conventions, through the National Center for Toxic Compounds and the Stockholm Convention Regional Center.
Doing so, ensures that results of research and development activities are translated into policy – forming of new legislation or contributing to a ban on production of harmful substances or products containing them.