7th Conference of Natural Sciences and Technical PhD Study Programmes at UJEP

7th StudKon 2024

June 24 – 25, 2024

Centrum of natural and technical science at UJEP Campus

About StudKon

The conference is intended mainly for doctoral students of the study programmes “Environmental Chemistry and Technology” (FŽP UJEP), “Applied Nanotechnology” (PřF UJEP), “Applied Ion Technology” (PřF UJEP) and “Computer Methods in Science and Technology” (PřF UJEP). However, doctoral students from other faculties, especially the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (FSI UJEP), relevant natural and technical science programmes, and early-career researchers are all welcome and encouraged to join. In 2024, the scope of the conference is expanded to include students of the new doctoral programme “Landscape Reclamation and Ecosystem Services” (FŽP UJEP) for the first time. The focus of this new doctoral programme is on educating experts in the field of landscape, ecosystems and their services, especially in terms of human impact and climate change. As part of the internationalization of StudKon, doctoral students from the University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava ,Slovakia will participate.

Another innovation compared to last year is that the StudKon will be a two-day event.

The conference scope is becoming very interdisciplinary reflecting the scientific evolution of the doctoral programmes at the Faculty of Environment and Faculty of Science UJEP. Topics cover emerging scientific fields such as preparation and characterization of (nano)materials and their applications, green and sustainable chemistry, chemical and physical modifications of materials, chemistry and physics of materials, environmental and analytical chemistry, phytoremediation and biotechnology, modelling in chemistry, physics and materials, materials for energy applications, and other related topics. This year for the first time topics for landscape reclamation, such as anthropogenic influence on landscape, ecosystem services, human impact and climate changes, topics related to soil environment and brownfields and their remediation, ecological indicators for archaeology, sustainability, are also welcomed.

Contributed papers (talks) and poster presentations are accepted for the conference. The event will be attended by supervisors and consultants, members of the doctoral councils, and invited experts from other institutes (for example Institute of Inorganic Chemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences).

The main aim of StudKon is to provide students with the opportunity to practise and improve scientific presentation skills and to obtain constructive/critical feedback on their dissertation topic in a friendly environment. An integral part of StudKon is a knowledge exchange among doctoral students, supervisors, senior researchers and members of doctoral councils.

The conference is held in English.

Prizes for the best talks and posters will be given.

StudKon is a mandatory part of the Environmental Chemistry and Technology curriculum (FŽP UJEP).

Conference Programme

StudKon 2024 is NEWLY planned as a two-day event. DOWNLOAD PROGRAMME IN PDF.

Book of abstracts is available online only. DOWNLOAD BOOK OF ABSTRACTS IN PDF.

MONDAY 24. 6. 2024
Registration 8:00 – 9:00
Morning sessions 9:00 – 14:00
9:00 – 9:15 Opening and welcome session
9:15 – 10:40

Talks session 1

9:15    Oksana Batkivska

9:35    Ladislav Bříza

9:55    Lenka Vavrincová

10:15  Anna Kokavcová

10:35 – 11:10 Coffee break
11:10 – 12:30

Talks session 2

11:10   Jan Čundrle

11:30   Abdulmannan Rouhani

11:50   Kristýna Šedivá

12:10   Václav Harrandt

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch break
Afternoon sessions 14:00 – 18:00 
14:00 – 15:20

Talks session 3

14:00   Jakub Neumann

14:20   Jiří Brejcha

14:40   Miroslava Sincak

15:00   Michaela Kocholatá

15:20 – 15:40 Taking photo together
16:00 – 18:00 Poster session + light refreshment
Evening programme 18:00 – 22:00
18:00 – 19:00 Invited talk: doc. Mgr. Martin Veselý, Ph.D.: Historical development of brewing and drinking beer in the region. (talk will be in Czech, slides in English).
19:00 – 22:00 Barbecue
TUESDAY  25. 6. 2024
Morning sessions 9:30 – 14:00
9:30 – 10:50

Talks session 4

9:30    Pavlína Mimrová

9:50    Robert Ato Newton

10:10  Kateřina Hamalová

10:30  Anna Paříková

10:50 – 11:20 Coffee break
11:20 – 12:40

Talks session 5

11:20  Saddam Hussain Mubin

11:40  Eva Štěpanovská

12:00  Tereza Dušková

12:20  Jan Štěpka

12:40 – 13:40 Lunch break and technical break
13:40 – 14:00 The Miroslav Broul award ceremony and conclusion of the conference

Accompanied program

A social event including banquet will take place in the evening. We are also planning some special talk, we will specified it later


Traditionally, M. Broul Prize for the best talks and posters will be awarded.

Miroslav Broul Prize:
The conference will also include a competition for the best oral presentations and posters. The committee, composed of members of the PhD councils and other invited experts, will evaluate the scientific level and originality of the work as well as the students’ contribution and their abilities to engage with the audience and to defend their work during scientific discussion. The committee will also take into account the student’s year of study. First-year students, who will mostly present the vision, strategy and goals of their ambitious projects can win over research-oriented presentation of older colleagues. The first three places will receive financial reward (in the form of an extraordinary scholarship) in the amount of 10, 7.5 and 5 thousand CZK. Who was Miroslav Broul? – document in Czech

The points for evaluation are:

  • Scientific level: the relevance of the topic to the national and word context, originality, ambition, quality of hypothesis and design of the approach for their solving.
  • Student’s contribution: Passion for work, the ability to present results, realistic estimation of their impact, ability to analyze results, relevant conclusions or solutions of problems
  • Formal skills: Speaking and presentation skills, technical and visual aspects of the presentations including language level, and adherence to the lecture time.
  • Discussion: demonstration of the knowledge of presented topics and relevant topics, the ability to respond to questions, defending presented results, highlighting the strengths of their work.

List of talks and posters


  • Talk session 1
    • Oksana Batkivska (1st year, Applied nanotechnology, PřF UJEP): Exosomal Galectins: Key Players in Cell Proliferation and Tumor Progression
    • Ladislav Bříza (1st year, Environmental chemistry and technology, FŽP UJEP): Novel approach to recovery of Li2CO3 from spent lithium batteries
    • Lenka Vavrincová (1st year, Applied analytical and bioanalytical chemistry, UCM Trnava, Slovakia): Carbonized sewage sludge as a renewable source of phosphorus for plants
    • Anna Kokavcová (1st year, Computer modelling in science and technology, PřF UJEP): Modeling of Heat Transfer in Granular Media: Influence of mixing dynamics and material properties

    Talk session 2

    • Jan Čundrle (1st year, Environmental chemistry and technology, FŽP UJEP): Study of hydrolysis of sulfonylurea herbicides on nanoceria
    • Abdulmannan Rouhani (1st year, Landscape reclamation and ecosystem services, FŽP UJEP): Human health risk assessment of potentially toxic elements in urban green spaces (Case study: Ústí nad Labem-centrum)
    • Kristýna Šedivá (1st year, Landscape reclamation and ecosystem services, FŽP UJEP): Enhancing Seed Germination and Photosynthetic Efficiency in Poppy (Papaver somniferum L.) Using Cold Plasma Treatment
    • Václav Harrandt (2nd year, Computer modelling in science and technology, PřF UJEP): Multiphase Flow Simulations: Exploring Bubble Dynamics with Volume of Fluid Method

     Talk session 3

    • Jakub Neumann (2nd year, Applied ion technology, PřF UJEP): Characterization of individual microscopic particles using a combination of micromanipulation, microscopy and microanalytical methods
    • Jiří Brejcha (3rd year, Engineering technology, FSI UJEP): Evaluation of the influence of the elastomeric matrix on the properties of a rubber compound containing sustainable raw materials
    • Miroslava Sincak (3rd year, Biotechnology, UCM Trnava, Slovakia): Impact of low-frequency electromagnetic field on yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae growth
    • Michaela Kocholatá (3rd year, Applied nanotechnology, PřF UJEP): Isolation and Characterization of Plant Exosomes for Biomedical Applications

    Talk session 4

    • Pavlína Mimrová (3rd year, Computer modelling in science and technology, PřF UJEP): Molecular modeling of alkali halides using phase-transferable models: aqueous solutions, anhydrous crystals, crystalline hydrates, molten salts
    • Robert Ato Newton (4th year, Environmental chemistry and technology, FŽP UJEP): Biochar Assisted Phytoremediation with Miscanthus × giganteus in Trace Elements Contaminated Soil
    • Kateřina Hamalová (3rd year, Applied nanotechnology, PřF UJEP): Chitosan/alginate biofilms with deep eutectic solvents in Microbial Fuel Cells
    • Anna Paříková (3rd year, Applied nanotechnology, PřF UJEP): Computational Fluid Dynamics Studies for Optimizing Stem Cells Cultivation

    Talk session 5

    • Saddam Hussain Mubin (master student, Hydroscience and engineering, TU Dresden, Germany): Assessment of Biochars Properties Prepared from Different Feedstocks and Their Prospects as Carbon-capturing and Sequestering Construction Materials
    • Eva Štěpanovská (3rd year, Applied ion technology, PřF UJEP): Modification of graphene-like materials and polymer thin films with energetic ions for their application in energy storage
    • Tereza Dušková (4th year, Applied nanotechnology, PřF UJEP): Harnessing Perfluorocarbon-Based Nanocarriers for Rhodium (III) NHC Complex Delivery: Synthesis, Characterization, and Cytotoxicity Evaluation
    • Jan Štěpka (4th year, Applied nanotechnology, PřF UJEP): Influence of CeO2 nanoparticles and alginite particles on microbial communities in hemp rhizosphere and soil: DNA sequencing and bioinformatics approach

    Poster session

    • Slavomír Adamec (3rd year, Environmental chemistry and technology, FŽP UJEP): Distinguishing of anthropogenic contamination and natural geogenic anomaly  in soils in Northwestern Bohemia
    • Adeyemi Adejare (master student, Hydroscience and engineering, TU Dresden, Germany): The Effect of Ryegrass on Enhancing Soil Carbon and Nutrients Storage
    • Gabriela Bílková (3rd year, Environmental chemistry and technology, FŽP UJEP): Birch foliar analysis for mapping weak soil contamination by zinc
    • Katrien Boonen (3rd year, Environmental chemistry and technology, FŽP UJEP): The effect of acidifying pollution on spruce growth
    • Šárka Dědičová (3rd year, Computer modelling in science and technology, PřF UJEP): External electric field induced structural change of oligo(ethylene glycol) in explicit solvents: A molecular dynamics study
    • Jaffar Iqbal (1st year, Landscape reclamation and ecosystem services, FŽP UJEP): Effect of variety on the chemical composition of the grain of spelt (Triticum. spelta L.) wheat
    • Jaroslava Jarolímková (2nd year, Applied nanotechnology, PřF UJEP): Liquid exfoliantion of molybdenum disulfide for hydrogen evolution reaction
    • Alexandra Kinder (1st year, Molecular biology, UCM Trnava, Slovakia): Variability of durum wheat (Triticum durum) in intake and accumulation of zinc
    • Petr Panuška (5th year, Applied nanotechnology, PřF UJEP): A perfusion system for testing of the effects of electrical field on osteogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells
    • Muhammad Roman (1st year, Landscape reclamation and ecosystem services, FŽP UJEP): Temporal Trends in Winter Wheat Yields: The Role of Fertilization, Proceeding Crop and Weather Over Decades of Field Experiments
    • Michal Syrový (3rd year, Applied nanotechnology, PřF UJEP): Non-public topic
    • Martin Šulc (4th year, Environmental chemistry and technology, FŽP UJEP): Gypsum technology of separation Li2CO3 from Zinnwaldite mineral
    • Vojtěch Trnka (1st year, Applied nanotechnology, PřF UJEP): Microfluidic Blood-Brain-Barrier model for extracellular vesicles transport studies
    • Muhammad Zubair (1st year, Landscape reclamation and ecosystem services, FŽP UJEP): Miscanthus x giganteus: An Industrial Crop for Phytoremediation of Pharmaceuticals from Hospital Wastewater in Soil


Students will register for the conference by sending the abstract to studkon@ujep.cz. The deadline for the abstract submission is June 3, 2024. Students must use the Abstract Template available by clicking here where all details are given. Please, indicate your preference for either poster or talk in the registration email. These are ONLY preferences; the PhD councils and the conference committee will decide about the final form of your presentation. The final decisions will be announced on June 10, 2024. Please, send your abstract in Word format only.

Attention: If your results are somehow classified (for example due to patenting process), please inform us in the registration email. The book of abstracts will be printed and published online.

Members of PhD councils, supervisors, and other non-student guests should make registration using the online form

Guidelines for authors

The conference, including oral and poster sessions, is held in English. We strongly recommend consulting your presentation/poster with your supervisor and/or consultant(s).

Oral presentations. The time allowance is 15 minutes + 5 minutes for discussion. We ask that you send the presentation to the organizers before the StudKon event. In emergencies, the presentation may also be uploaded before the talk sessions or during the coffee break. Please, provide the presentation in PowerPoint format only.

Poster presentations. The short poster introduction will not take place this year. The poster should be in A0 format (portrait oriented). Poster holders will be available all day. Authors should hang their posters well in advance of the session. We would like to offer free printing of the posters on our plotter located at the Faculty of Environment. If you want to take advantage of this offer, please send the poster by 20 June, 2024 to the StudKon email or you can bring it in person to Daniel Bůžek (office 5.09) or David Žižka (office 5.03). During this Thursday we will be available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Posters will be printed out in bulk print for economical printing. Please try to remove any background colors. The poster should be in A0 format and in PDF format.

Venue & catering

The conference will take a place at UJEP Campus in the Centrum of natural and technical sciences. 

Some catering will be available during the conference, however, the lunch is not provided by organizers. Students can order lunch in Menza as usual. 

Important dates

3. 6. 2024 – Deadline for registration and abstract submission

10. 6. 2024 – Decision of the committee on final poster/oral students’ contributions

12. 6. 2024  Final program will be published

24. – 25. 6. 2024 – StudKon event

Previous years

5th StudKon 2022 – Campus UJEP 13 6. 2022

… in progress

4. StudKon 2021 – FŽP UJEP 28 6. 2021

Program a kniha abstrakt zde

Tiskovou zprávu o průběhu StudKonu v roce 2020 je k přečtení zde

Seznam vítězů:

Cenu M. Broula za nejlepší přednášku získali:

1. Místo: David Poustka (PřF)
2. Místo: Aloui Norchene (FŽP)
3. Místo: Petr Panuška (PřF)

Cenu M. Broula za nejlepší poster získali:

1. Místo: Jan Dočkal (PřF)
2. Místo: Jan Štěpka (PřF)
3. Místo: Dominik Pilnaj (FŽP)

3. StudKon 2020 – FŽP UJEP 29 6. 2020

Program a kniha abstrakt zde

Tiskovou zprávu o průběhu StudKonu v roce 2020 je k přečtení zde

Seznam vítězů:

Cenu M. Broula za nejlepší přednášku získali:
1. Místo: Eliška Rezlerová (PřF)
2. Místo: Jiří Smejkal (PřF)
3. Místo: Diana Nebeská (FŽP)
Cenu M. Broula za nejlepší poster získali:
1. Místo: David Poustka (PřF)
2. Místo: Eliška Wildová (FŽP)
3. Místo: Dominik Pilnaj (FŽP)
Cenu V. Štengla za neotřelý nápad či originální konstrukci zařízení získal:
Petr Panuška (PřF)
Cenu Student Star, kterou si volili studenti mezi sebou, získal:
Petr Aubrecht (PřF)

2. StudKon 2019 – Perlová voda 10. a 11. 6. 2019

Program a knihu abstraktů z roku 2019 naleznete pod tímto odkazem.

Tiskovou zprávu o průběhu StudKonu v roce 2019 je k přečtení zde.


Conference email: studkon@ujep.cz

List of organization board:

prof. Ing. Pavel Janoš, CSc. FŽP pavel.janos@ujep.cz
Mgr. Michaela Liegertová Ph.D. PřF michaela.liegertova@ujep.cz
Ing. Daniel Bůžek, Ph.D. FŽP daniel.buzek@ujep.cz
Ing. Jiří Orava, Ph.D. FŽP jiri.orava@ujep.cz
Mgr. Petr Ryšánek, Ph.D. PřF petr.rysanek@ujep.cz
Ing. Tadeáš Riley Wangle, Ph.D. FŽP tadeas.wangle@ujep.cz
Mgr. Jan Černý FŽP jan.cerny@ujep.cz
Bc. David Žižka FŽP david.zizka@ujep.cz
doc. Ing. Josef Trögl, Ph.D. FŽP josef.trogl@ujep.cz

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