Prof. Jakub Hofman
Head of "Soil Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology" research group
Jakub Hofman is professor at RECETOX research centre at Masaryk University and he leads the research group or Soil Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology. His research topics involve: fate, behavior and bioavailability of contaminants in soils, effects of contaminants on soil biota, soil monitoring and assessment, currently used pesticides in the environment – occurrence, fate and effects, soil microbiology and biological quality, soil protection, degradation and contamination, waste bioprocessing and assessment.
Jakub Hofman was or is the principal investigator of 9 national research projects (GACR, TACR, MEYS) and team member of another 21 national projects. International experiences involve his participation in the preparation of the several EU COST and H2020 projects, membership in SETAC (Society for Toxicology and Environmental Chemistry), work as the CR representative in Programme Committee for Societal Challenge 5 of EU H2020 in years 2017-2018, membership in the Certification Programme Committee for Certification of Environmental Risk Assessors of SETAC, presidency for Central and East Europe Branch of SETAC in years 2011-2013.
He published (data July 2019): 57 ISI WoS papers, with over 700 citations (h-index 18), over 200 conference contributions including 30 invited lectures, 2 bookchapters, 58 expert reports and 7 certified methodologies.
Jakub Hofman is guarantor of Environment and Health study programme. He is teaching Ecotoxicology, Effects of Stressors in Ecosystems, Diploma and Bachelor Seminars, Stay in Environmental Praxis. In the past he was also teaching Soil ecotoxicology, Microbial ecotoxicology, Ecotoxicological Bioassays, Methods of Field Research in Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology etc.