Contaminants in the Environment

General topic: Toxic compounds in the environment

  • their sources, levels, transformations and long-range transport;
  • sampling and analytical techniques;
  • toxic and ecotoxic effects on biota, biotests and biomonitoring;
  • risk assessment, data analysis and modelling (including GIS).

Participants from around the world have 5 days of training in toxic compounds in the environment. The programme is a balanced mixture of lectures (by 5-10 invited speakers to provide the latest research developments), workshops and laboratory exercises including preparation and analyses of samples and training in the use of laboratory equipment.

The traditional trip to the monitoring station in Košetice also takes place to allow the participants to get acquainted with the instrumentation and long term monitoring programmes that run in Košetice – such as EMEP and MONET. Several social events are also organized for participants including the sightseeing of the historical centre of Brno and a reception.

dates second half of June 2018

4 ECTS credits for theoretical part
4 ECTS credits for practical exercises

  • registration fee is CZK 17 000 (approx. 630 Euros) (covering lectures and practical exercises, background materials, field trip, accommodation with breakfasts, lunches),
  • early bird registration fee is CZK 15 500 (approx. 570 Euros)
  • participants cover their travel expenses and health insurance
organized by Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment (RECETOX), Faculty of Science
contact information and application

Dr. Petra Ruzickova (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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