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.

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.

Open-Door Day at Košetice Observatory
20.3.2017 | More information...

Are you interested in evnironmental monitoring? Enjoying weekend at spring Vysočina highlands? There is an opportunity for celebrating World Water Day and World Meteorology Day with us

New issue of the RECETOX Newsletter – February 2017
17.3.2017 | More information...

We have just released a new issue of the RECETOX Newsletter – February 2017 looking at the outcomes of conference reports or invitations to the upcoming ones taking place in the Czech Republic or abroad. In addition, we are introducing our new Horizon 2020 project – HBM4EU on human biomonitoring and providing updates on activities of the Stockholm Convention Regional Centre in the Czech Republic – mission to Malaysia.

Three new post-doc positions available at RECETOX – HBM4EU
16.2.2017 | More information...

The RECETOX centre hereby opens a new call for applications - three post-doc positions are currently available within the Human BioMonitoring for Europe (HBM4EU) project supported by the Horizon 2020 programme. The applications are accepted until all the positions are filled.

Invitation to register for the RECETOX summer school 2017
15.2.2017 | More information...

Registration to the RECETOX summer school is now open! Join us at the traditional international summer school that takes place each June since 2005. This year, we will have a closer look at organic pollutants in aquatic environment.

RECETOX at a Soil Monitoring Conference
3.2.2017 | More information...

The Auditorium of the Bohunice University Campus in Brno hosted an international conference on soil monitoring on 1 and 2 February 2017. The meeting was organized by the Central Institute for Supervising and Testing in Agriculture (CISTA) in the Czech Republic under the auspices of the Czech Minister of Agriculture, Marian Jurečka, and in cooperation with the Czech national focal point with the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA).

Expert training on mercury in Slovenia
21.2.2016 | More information...

The RECETOX centre cooperates with the European Centre for Environment and Health (ECEH, Bonn) of World Health Organization (WHO) for several years. Based on our expertise, we were invited to support a capacity building training for laboratory technicians and national coordinators of the mercury exposure monitoring in pilot countries that was conducted in the Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 8 to 11 February 2016.

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