Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment

Centre is an independent department at Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, with its own research and development, educational programmes and expert activities within the field of environmental contamination. Centre focuses on persistent organic pollutants (POPs), polar organic compounds, toxic metals and their species and natural toxins - cyanotoxins.

Scientific activities of the Centre are carried out in twelve working groups collaborating within the framework of four research programmes:

All the research programmes are supported by advanced research infrastructure, some of which has been centralized in three core facilities:


The centres provides education in three MSc study programmes accredited at the Faculty of Science - Environmental Chemistry, Ecotoxicology, and Mathematical Biology - and organizes further specialized educational activities and courses.

Joint Centres

International Communication

Stockholm Convention Success Stories

Declaration – Research and Infrastructure Needs

Synergies Success Stories

Multi-Actor Learning for Regional Sustainable Development in Europe: A Handbook of Best Practice

South Moravia Expands as Information Hot Spot

DHL certificate - GoGreen

RECETOX centre is a regular holder of the DHL certificate on compensations for the environmental impact of greenhouse gas emissions from transport. We hold these certificates for the use green transport and services (GoGreen) in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016 .