Education

The CCT, as a joint research centre of the Masaryk University and the Academy of Sciences (Institute of Botany), guarantees and supports number of Ph.D. and M.Sc. works and theses for students of Ecotoxicology and Environmental Chemistry Ph.D. programmes at Masaryk University, Faculty of Science. Various classes are also provided such as Environmental Aspects of Biotoxins.

Ph.D. students and theses (defended):

Pavel Babica, Ph.D. (2006)
Ecological a ecotoxicological aspects of cyanotoxins
Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Blahoslav Marsalek, Ph.D.

Blanka Buryskova, Ph.D. (2005)
Teratogenity a embryotoxicity of organic pollutants
Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Blahoslav Marsalek, Ph.D.

Michaela Drabkova, Ph.D. (2007)
Methods for elimination of cyanobacterial blooms
Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Blahoslav Marsalek, Ph.D.

Marie Smutna (born Feldmannova), Ph.D. (2006)
Experimental models of chronic ecotoxicity with aquatic invertebrates
Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Blahoslav Marsalek, Ph.D.

Jakub Gregor, Ph.D. (2005)
Fluorecence methods for phytoplankton quantification: Applications in laboratory and field studies
Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Blahoslav Marsalek, Ph.D.

Hana Slovackova, Ph.D. (2008)
Study of the ecological role of viruses and bacteria in aquatic ecosystems
Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Blahoslav Marsalek, Ph.D.

Lenka Sejnohova, Ph.D. (2008)
Microcystis - new findings in peptide production, taxonomy and autecology by cyanobacterium Microcystis
Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Blahoslav Marsalek, Ph.D.

Ondrej Adamovsky, Ph.D. (2010)
Accumulations and effects of cyanotoxins in the aquatic environment
Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Ludek Blaha, Ph.D.

Jiri Kohoutek, Ph.D. (2010)
New and less studied cyanobacterial metabolites
Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Ludek Blaha, Ph.D.

Daniel Jancula, Ph.D. (2010)
Ecotoxicological evaluations of methods managing eutrophication and water blooms
Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Blahoslav Marsalek, Ph.D.

Lucie Blahova, Ph.D. (2010)
Methods to analyse cyanobacterial toxins - practical and routine applications
Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Blahoslav Marsalek, Ph.D.

Running Ph.D. projects:

Darina Vinklarkova, MSc.
Non-chemical methods for removal of cyanobacterial blooms
Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Blahoslav Marsalek, Ph.D.

Zlatica Novotna, MSc.
Development of fluorescent technology in order to assess water ecocystem
Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Blahoslav Marsalek, Ph.D.

Dr. Veronika Paskova
Biomarkers and their application in experimental ecotoxicology
Supervisor: Klara Hilscherova, Ph.D.

Cornelia Johanna De Hoogh-Carpentier
Evaluation of nutrients pollution in surface waters
Supervisors: Assoc. Prof. Blahoslav Marsalek, Ph.D., Prof. Dr. Wim Admiraal (Univ. Amsterdam)

Dr. Katerina Bartova
Biochemical mechanisms of cyanobacterial toxins
Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Ludek Blaha, Ph.D.

MSc. theses (defended):

Ondrej Adamovsky, MSc. (2005)
Biochemical and biological methods for detection of cyanotoxins
Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Ludek Blaha, Ph.D.

Lenka Ambrozova (2006)
Cytotoxicity and allergenic potential of cyanobacterial metabolites
Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Ludek Blaha, Ph.D.

Katerina Bartova (2005)
Cyanotoxins effects on autotrophic organisms assessed with biochemical parameters
Supervisor: Klara Hilscherova, Ph.D.

Martin Benisek (2005)
In vitro models of embryotoxicity and cell differentiation in ecotoxicology
Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Ludek Blaha, Ph.D.

Lenka Horanska (2005)
Methods for detection of the acetylcholin esterase activity inhibitors
Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Blahoslav Marsalek, Ph.D.

Daniel Jancula (2005)
Assessment of methods for elimination of cyanobacterial blooms
Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Blahoslav Marsalek, Ph.D.

Jiri Kohoutek (2005)
Chromatographic determination and preparative isolation of cyanotoxins
Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Ludek Blaha, Ph.D.

Hana Pernicova (2006)
Ecotoxicity of cyanobateria - identified toxins vs. other factors in complex cyanobacterial blooms
Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Ludek Blaha, Ph.D.

Katerina Prasnickova (2006)
Cyanobacterial lipopolysacharides - isolation and toxicity assessment
Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Ludek Blaha, Ph.D.

Sylva Schovankova (2006)
Toxicity of cyanobacteria in aquatic environment - effects of known cyanotoxins and other metabolites
Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Blahoslav Marsalek, Ph.D.

Katerina Vlasakova (2006)
Vicia faba - a model for the study of cyanobacterial genotoxicity
Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Blahoslav Marsalek, Ph.D.