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 – Jessica Legradi
21.2.2018 | More information...

You are cordially invited to a very interesting lecture by Dr Jessica Legradi (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and RWTH Aachen) entitled “Alternative approaches to study developmental neurotoxicity”.

Invitation to register for the RECETOX summer school 2018
19.2.2018 | 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.

RECETOX at Mercury Week in Geneva
23.9.2017 | More information...

In parallel to the first meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury, a series of activities – Mercury Week – is organized from 22 to 29 September 2017 in different places of the city of Geneva to raise the awareness of the public about mercury, its uses, its effects, and how the Minamata Convention contributes to the global solution.

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.

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).

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