Prof. Luděk Bláha
Head of Environmental Toxicology research programme
Luděk Bláha is professor of Environmental Toxicology at Faculty of Sciences, Masaryk University, and has a broad range of research experiences in the fields of ecotoxicology, mechanistic toxicology and effect biomarkers. His research is focused on emerging anthropogenic contaminants and natural toxins produced in cyanobacterial water blooms.
Luděk Bláha coordinated 14 research grants, two large-scale infrastructure projects (INCHEMBIOL and RECETOX-Networking), and was co-PI at of 8 other collaborative projects. He served as a vice-chair of the EU COST Action ES1105 CYANOCOST, and participated in numerous national and international projects supported e.g. by NATO, NIH or EU programmes (e.g. FP6 ECODIS, FP7 EUROECOTOX and AQUAREHAB, H2020 HBM4EU and OBESOGENS). He is a member of Environmental Risk Assessment Working Party at European Medicines Agency, Certification Judgment Panel of SETAC Certified Risk Assessor Programme and several journal editorial boards such as Environmental Sciences Europe or Chemosphere.
Prof. Bláha has published more than 130 ISI WoS papers with has more than 3400 citations (h-index 31), 15 book chapters and presented over 100 conference contributions including 15 invited talks.
He is teaching courses on Ecotoxicology, Biomarkers and toxicity mechanisms and Good Laboratory Practices. He is the chair of Doctoral Board of Environmental Health Sciences programme at RECETOX.