Name: RECETOX Research Infrastructure

Institution: Masaryk University

Coordinator: prof. RNDr. Jana Klánová, Ph.D.,


RECETOX RI is the European coordinator of EIRENE (Environmental Exposure Assessment Research Infrastructure), enabling human exposome research advancement. It brings together advanced technologies and multidisciplinary expertise necessary to address grand challenges related to chemical exposures and their impacts on population health. The existing and newly built RECETOX RI core facilities offer a wide range of services to a large variety of users from both the academic and private sectors. They provide access to accredited analytical facilities for target and non-target screening of biomarkers of exposure and effect in environmental matrices and human tissues, toxicological laboratories and omics technologies, environmental monitoring networks (MONET – Monitoring Networks) and population studies (CELSPAC – Central European Longitudinal Studies of Parents and Children), including sample and data collections and biobanking capacities. They also support the European open science policy approach by developing an open-access information platform (GENASIS – Global Environmental Assessment and Information System) and coordinate efforts at the global level (GOS4POPs – Global Observation System for Persistent Organic Pollutants). Capacities for data analysis, interpretation and modelling are also available at RECETOX RI, including advanced biostatics and bioinformatics, and data processing pipelines for functional exposomics developed in collaboration with ELIXIR (European Life-Science Infrastructure for Biological Information). The advanced infrastructure enables the development of innovative methods, technologies, products, building capacities and transferring of technology and know-how. The education activities of RECETOX RI improve the quality and professional readiness of graduates at all levels of higher education. The training courses, workshops and international summer schools are organised for attendees from universities, research institutes, health facilities, industrial enterprises, regional and state authorities, ministries, governments and international organisations. RECETOX RI is associated with the Czech national nodes to ACTRIS (Aerosol, Clouds and Trace Gases Research Infrastructure) and BBMRI-ERIC (Biobanks and Biomolecular Resources Research Infrastructure Consortium).