Assoc. Prof. Klára Hilscherová
Head of "Bioanalytical toxicology" research group

Klára Hilscherová is an associate professor of environmental toxicology at RECETOX at Masaryk University, leading the research group of Bioanalytical Toxicology. She has received PhD in Environmental Chemistry and became associate professor of Ecotoxicology in 2016. During her PhD studies, she has studied for two years in National Food Safety and Toxicology Center at Michigan State University, USA, where she has also worked for another 2 years as a pos doc under the supervision of Prof. J.P. Giesy.

She has been involved in numerous EU and national projects, both fundamental and applied. Currently, she is a MU PI of H2020 project ERGO and H2020 MSC ITN project NaToxAq. She is a member of international expert bodies within Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence and NORMAN association (working group Bioassays and biomarkers in water quality monitoring and Effect-directed analysis for hazardous pollutants identification) and a member of Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC).

She published over 140 WoS papers, has > 3800 citations, h-index 34. She has supervised more than 10 Ph.D. students, has over 200 conference contributions including 14 invited lectures, 5 book chapters.

Her current research interests focus namely on the ability of compounds to interfere with hormonal regulation (endocrine disruption) and related human and ecological risks. She has extensive experience in biochemical and aquatic toxicology of pollutants and their complex mixtures, biodetection tools and in vitro systems for the detection of harmful, namely endocrine disruptive effects. Her research group develops and implements novel approaches to study toxic potential of relevant exposure mixtures, mixture toxicity drivers, adverse outcome pathways and biomarkers namely linked to endocrine disruption, investigates cyanobacteria and their (eco)toxicology, associated human and environmental health risks.

She is teaching number of courses, such as Fundamentals in Toxicology, Experimental and Applied Toxicology and Ecotoxicology, Effects of Stressors in Ecosystems. Previously she has also taught Aquatic Toxicology, Advanced Methods in Ecotoxicology, or Introduction to the study of Special Biology. She is a member of the doctoral committee in the field of Environmental Health Sciences.

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Field of study: Ecotoxicology

Field of study: Environmental Chemistry

Field of study: Environmental chemistry and toxicology

Field of study: Environmental chemistry and toxicology

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