Education and training

Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment provides university education in the fields of Chemistry and Biology within all three levels of higher education, i.e. bachelor (BSc), master (MSc) and doctoral (PhD).

Doctoral study fields

  • Environmental chemistry
  • Ecotoxicology

Master studies

  • Environmental chemistry
  • General biology, specialization in Ecotoxicology
  • Mathematical biology

Bachelor studies

  • General biology, specialization in Ecotoxicolog
  • Mathematical biology

Pc schoolroomStudies are open to applicants interested in interdisciplinary studies of chemistry, biology, mathematics and statistics. Studies in Environmental chemistry and Ecotoxicology are focused on issues of environmental stress and protection. Mathematical biology studies include management and analyses of biological, environmental and medical data.

Each year, about 30 bachelor students and 30 master students successfuly complete their studies at the Centre. Since 1994, more 60 PhD students finished and successfully defended their theses. Quality of the education is acknowledged by number of student awards at various levels including dean's and rector's awards; national competitions of master students (Barbora Jedličková 2008); best student presentations at national and international conferences including e.g. SETAC Europe (best poster; Jiří Kohoutek in 2008), DIOXIN (best student presentations, Petr Kukučka in 2010) or EuCheMS mobility and carreer development scholarships (best student presentations; Romana Kurková and Petr Kukučka in 2010, Jitka Bečanová and Jan Kuta in 2011).

Foreign student

Students use quality lecture, seminary and computer rooms and laboratories for practical exercises. Student research projects (theses) form an important part of the studies and correspond to major research projects and reflect other applied activities of the Centre.

International students and professors working in the Centre (from UK, Germany, Austria, Slovakia and others) as well as existing international cooperations provide a stimulating study environment and offer a range of student mobility opportunities including European programmes such as ERASMUS and others.

For more information contact the deputy for education - Assoc. Prof. Jakub Hofman.

Invitation to a lecture – Bryan W. Brooks
11.9.2017 | More information...

Dear colleagues and students, you are cordially invited to a very interesting lecture by Professor Bryan W. Brooks (Baylor University, Department of Environmental Science, Waco, Texas, USA), entitled "Perspectives on Urbanization and Contaminants of Emerging Concern".

Invitation to a lecture – Daniel Villeneuve – POSTPONED TO NOVEMBER
1.9.2017 | More information...

Dear colleagues and students, you are cordially invited to a very interesting lecture “Adverse Outcome Pathways – Development and Applications” by Dr Daniel Villeneuve (United States Environmental Protection Agency, Mid-Continent Ecology Division).

Invitation to a lecture – Evgenyi Shalaev
1.9.2017 | More information...

Dear colleagues, you are cordially invited to the lecture “Heterogeneity of aqueous glasses, and its pharmaceutical relevance” of Evgenyi Shalaev from Allergan plc, Irvine, CA, USA.

RECETOX research published in newspaper
28.8.2017 | More information...

Saturday 26 August 2017 issue of the "Lidové noviny” brought one and half page about the RECETOX research regarding endocrine disruptors present in water and their effects on fish.

New issue of the RECETOX Newsletter – June 2017
17.7.2017 | More information...

We have just released a new issue of the RECETOX Newsletter – June 2017 looking at the Open-access strategy for 2017 RECETOX Research infrastructure, conference reports or invitations to the upcoming events taking place in the Czech Republic or abroad.

Be a safe-food scientist – apply now for EFSA’s scientific panels
3.7.2017 | More information...

Are you a scientist with expertise in food or feed safety, animal health or environmental risk assessment? Do you want to contribute to public health in Europe and make a difference to the lives of 500 million EU citizens? EFSA is looking for scientific experts for its ten Scientific Panels and its Scientific Committee.

Sixth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health
20.6.2017 | More information...

The Sixth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health was held in Gong, Ostrava-Dolní Vítkovice, Czech Republic on 13-15 June 2017. This high-level meeting of the World Health Organization European Region countries has seen 45 countries and almost 500 participants who adopted the Ostrava Declaration on 15 June 2017.

EmCon 2018
16.6.2017 | More information...

On behalf of the organising committee we would like to announce the 1st call of the 6th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EMERGING CONTAMINANTS (EmCon2018) that will take place from the 25th to the 28th of June 2018 in Oslo, Norway and hosted by the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA).

RECETOX`s research in media
10.6.2017 | More information...

Biological effects of a substance used in cosmetic products were published in a number of the Czech and Slovak newspapers and in electronic media - Masaryk University journal MUNI, Czech News Agency (ČTK), Lidovky, Novinky, Deník, ČTK and Hospodářské noviny last week.

Trainee positions at EFSA
5.6.2017 | More information...

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), based in Parma, Italy is opening positions for trainees. This traineeship programme is a great opportunity to gain professional experience and develop and strengthen your skills and competencies in your field of interest.

Invitation to an interdisciplinary workshop – GAMU Projects 2014–2016
13.5.2017 | More information...

Masaryk University Research Department organizes a final workshop on interdisciplinary research Projects GAMU 2014–2016. The workshop will be held at Komenského nám. 2 in Brno (meeting room no 300) from 1 pm. The seminar will present four successful interdisciplinary projects implemented at Masaryk University in 2014–2016.

SAICM Intersessional process - invitation for comments
12.5.2017 | More information...

SAICM secretariat invites all SAICM stakeholders to submit input and suggestions to the Co-chairs' summary of the First Meeting of the Intersessional Process.

Would you like to participate in advancing the topic of sustainable chemistry at the global level and win a scholarship?
11.5.2017 | More information...

In 2016, Environment Ministers invited “countries, international organizations and other interested stakeholders, including the private sector, with relevant experience with the issue of sustainable chemistry, to submit by 30 June 2017 best practices in the area of sustainable chemistry, indicating how these may enhance the sound management of chemicals, inter alia through the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, as well as SAICM and chemicals and waste related MEAs.”

RECETOX succeeds in the Teaming call phase 1
10.5.2017 | More information...

The awarded RECETOX project is CETOCOEN Excellence, lead by Professor Jana Klánová, director of RECETOX: “The aim of the project is to build a sustainable and international platform to support research examining the impact of various factors on human health and ageing, minimise the burden of chronic diseases (including the related costs), and improve health and quality of life.”

Ben Feringa praises
9.5.2017 | More information...

Professor Ben Feringa, the Nobel Prize winner for chemistry for 2016, was on Czech Television in Hyde Park Civilizace talk show with Daniel Stach on 6 May 2017.

RECETOX at the Business Research Forum 2017
3.5.2017 | More information...

The second meeting of the Business Research Forum of Masaryk University took place on 27 April 2017 in the premises of CEITEC at Bohunice University Campus in Brno, Czech Republic. This year theme was “Science changes entrepreneurship. Come to do it with us!" The event was organized by the Masaryk University Centre of the Technology Transfer in cooperation with partners from ministries, South Moravian region and the City of Brno.

RECETOX 2016 brochure
29.3.2017 | More information...

Our new information brochure RECETOX 2016 was just released. We would like to acknowledge a great work of our graphic designers - Markéta Soukupová, Jakub Gregor and Radim Šustr as well as print done at Kleinwächter holding.

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