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of old and new names, topics!


A complete reconsideration of the activities within the program provided the very broad
areas of the contributing institutions. The Network has activities in each possible fields

The following list shows the most important topics covered by the 18 institutions. The
institutions are marked by A1 – University of Vienna, A2 - Karl-Franzens University,
A3 - Technical University of Graz, BG - Neofit Rilski University, CZ - Charles
University, HR – University of Zagreb, HU1 - University of Pécs, HU2 – Eötvös
Loránd University, HU3 - University of Debrecen, MK – Ss. Cyril and Methodius
University, PL - Warsaw University, RO1 - Babes-Bolyai University, RO2 - University
of Medicine and Pharmacy, Târgu-Mures, RO3 - Iuliu Hatigenau University of
medicine and Pharmacy of Cluj Napoca, RO4 - North University of Baia Mare, SK1 -
Comenius University, SK2 - Constantin Philosopher University, SR – University of
Prishtina (temporarily seated in Kosovska Mitrovica). The list of these 16 universities
and their participation in the past years is described in details in the Objectives!

Although, from the beginning we had the aim to exchange mainly undergraduate
students, it became clear that besides this the opportunity to work in the partner
universities is a major goal for PhD students. During the last years the ratio of teacher-
mobility decreased, compared to students, but this still has an important role for
completing special courses and also to dispute the scientific results of the students.
Several Universities have been involved in Joint Programs for (i) creating common
curricula of educational schemes, (ii) for supervising undergraduate and post-graduate
(PhD) students on the basis of „co-tutelle”, and (c) to award joint degrees in BSc and
PhD level. This new application provides also similar joint plans.

This year seven Joint Programmes have been/are/will be formed and included in the
application (some of them different from the previous year application). Each joint
programme activity has a written agreement (several are undersigned by the Rectors and
some have been prepared in drafts). The following joint programs are formulated: (a)
Joint studies in pharmaceutical chemistry, (b) Implementation of electromigration
techniques in PhD research, (c) Summer School on Bioanalysis of Proteins and Related
Compounds, (d) Common BSc and MSc curriculum in the Chemistry teacher line, (e)
International Master’s Degree Programme, (f) Joint study and research within chemical
sciences, (g) Joint research and education in electromigration methods.
The special contributions of the participating Universities cover a very broad area
within analytical chemistry, bioanalysis, clinical chemistry and pharmaceutical


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Analysis of proteins: HU1, HU2, HR, SK1, RO1, SK2
Analytical chemistry (in general): SK1, A1, A3, CZ, HU1, HU3, HR, MK, PL, BG,
Application of HPLC methods: PL, HU1, HU2, MK, RO1, RO2, RO3, RO4, SK1, BG
Atomic absorption in bioanalysis: A3, PL, MK, HU3, SK2
Bioanalytical methods (in general): RO1, RO2, BG, RO4, A1, HU1, HU2, HR, PL,
Biomarkers for clinical analysis: PL, HU1, RO3,
Biotransformation: RO1
Capillary electrochromatography: SK1, PL, HU1, CZ
Capillary isoelectric focusing: HU1
Capillary isotachophoresis: SK1, CZ
Chemical engineering: RO1, A3
Chemometry: CZ, HU1, HU2, RO4
Chip-technology: SK1, HU3, PL
Chiral separation A1, HU1, HU2, HU3, RO1, RO2
Clinical applications: HU1, HU3, PL, RO2, SR, RO3
Combinatorial chemistry: BG, HU2
Computer simulations: RO2, CZ, SK1, HU1, HU2
Crystallography in protein studies: HR
Derivatization methods (classical, microwave-assisted): HU2
Development of new methods in analytical chemistry: BG, HU1, HU3, SK1, A1, A2,
PL, RO1, RO2, CZ, MK, RO4
Drug analysis: A2, BG, HU1, HU2, PL, RO2, SR, RO3
Food analysis: RO4, SK2
Electrochemistry: RO2
Environmental chemistry: HU1, HU2, RO1, SK2, RO4
Enzymatic analysis and derivatization: PL, RO4
Flow analysis: A2, PL
Gas-chromatography, GC-MS: A3, HU1, HU3, MK
HPLC method development: A2, A3, HU1, SK1, RO1, PL
Instrumental techniques in bioanalysis: A1, A2, A2, BG, SK1, SK2, HU1, HU2, HU3,
HR, RO1, RO2, PL, MK
Lab-on-a-chip: CZ, HU1, HU3, SK1
Mass spectrometry: A1, A3, PL, HU1, SK1, RO4
Mathematical simulation of separation processes: SK1, CZ
Microfluidics: A2, SK1, CZ, HU1, HU3
Micro-HPLC: PL
Nanomaterials in solid-phase extraction: PL
Nanotechnology: HU3, PL, SK1
NMR conformation analysis (small molecules, proteins): HU2
On-line preconcentration techniques: A3
Physical chemistry: RO2, HU1, CZ, SK2
Teaching bioanalytical methods for undergraduates and PhD students: HU1, HU2, HU3,
HR, CZ, PL, SK1, SK2, A1
Theoretical approaches in analytical chemistry: CZ, PL, SK1
Food safety bioanalysis: RO4

A list of the courses, with ECTS credits (!) are offered by the partners. Due to the large
number of courses, the list is in the Appendix of the Long Description (please, see

The Summer Schools include special topics that are relevant mainly to the hosting
University. Summer Schools include poster presentations, where students present their
results and discuss it with teachers from each Partner. A "Young Scientist" session have
been and will be organized in the last two and in the coming summer schools for oral
presentations of undergraduate diploma students and PhD students, who have been
participating in the joint programs of the Network.
A special contribution to the activity of the Network is the publication of scientific
papers. It is already difficult to track all papers, but more than 35 publications appeared
in international journals until now. The publications indicate acknowledgement to
The next Summer School is aiming the discussion of bioanalysis in protein research and
related topics.


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The partners of this Network have formed two successful consortia with other research
Institutes and Universities from Europe and obtained financial support within the
Framework Programs of European Union. At present (during the last 2 years, several
bilateral agreements and projects were awarded also (BG-HR, BG-PL, HU1-RO1, BG-

A special intention of the CEEPUS network is to build bilateral and/or multilateral
scientific and/or educational project agreements wherever it is necessary within special
topics. Each participating University has international connections in Europe (other than
CEEPUS), which gives an opportunity to combine those programs and activities with
the CEEPUS network, such as Aktion Österrreich-Ungarn Aktion, Österreich-Slovakei,

Another, very important task is to show the results of our activities in international level
within the scientific literature. Therefore, we formulated a special issue for the Summer
Schools in the Journal of Biochemical and Biophysical methods, in order to measure
our scientific level in a very general way. The leading publisher, Elsevier has accepted
our application for this special issue, therefore, we can be sure that the scientific level of
our network is high. The last issue of the Summer School has appeared in February,
2008, including more than 6 papers from the participants of the Network.

The Network formulated a comprehensive task, i.e. teaching and learning the bioanalytical methods in the
participating Universities. During the 10-year activity of this Network we are ascertained that the
investigation and analysis of biologically important substances is one of the major topics of the World in
the XXI-st Century. The genetically modified bioorganisms, the environmental pollution, as well as
substances for medical treatment all require the methodology that enables us to identify, follow, quantify
and structurally discover small and macromolecules, but also macroassemblies up to whole cells.

Therefore, the newly developed educational curricula in Europe relating to natural sciences and health
sciences are based extraordinarily on these topics.
University agreements and exchange programs cover the joint development of basic subjects of
instruction, commonly organised courses and recently several Universities have built doctoral programs
and doctoral schools for co-tutelle and mutual research work.
The Network built in 1998, having the title: Teaching and Learning Bioanalysis, therefore, focuses on the
following activities within the University Exchange Program:
1. To promote and support the participation of students in courses at the partner Universities.
2. To promote the work of diploma students at the partner Universities.
3. To promote PhD students to continue their studies at the partner Doctoral Schools of the partner
4. To organize Summer Schools in different fields of bioanalysis.
5. To promote the mobility of teachers for giving special courses at the partner Universities within the
different fields of bioanalysis.

A major activity within the Network is the development of joint curricula and PhD programs between
partner Universities on a bilateral level. Such curricula help the students for an easy mobility exchange
and the PhD students to continue their research work under a common supervision from two doctoral
schools. Such joint programs have been continued from the beginning of this CEEPUS Network, and are
planned for the coming academic years, as well.

Although, a precise statistics is not available, we count that more than 20 PhD degrees, ca 20 common
diploma work, and more than 50 articles were prepared during the 10 years of Ceepus H-76, CII-HU-
0010-01-0607, CII-HU-0010-02-0708 and CII-HU-0010-03-0809. Successful Summer Schools have been
organized in Bratislava – 1999 (capillary electrophoresis), Pécs – 2000 (HPLC and separation methods in
chiral analysis), Warsaw – 2002 (instrumental bioanalysis), in Cluj – 2003 (biotransformation), in Sofia –
June 2004 (analytical and bioanalytical monitoring methods), Prague – May 2005 (theoretical background
of bioanalytical methods), in Pécs - June 2007 (mass spectrometry and instrumentation in bioanalysis), in
Nitra – June 2008 (nanotechnology in bioanalysis). The Summer School, within the Academic Year
2008/2009 is organized in Sozopol, Bulgaria. The applications for the participation in the Summer
Schools are not included in the recent traffic sheets, becuase the respective National Ceepus Offices are
providing support for the summer schools. The planned topic of the next Summer School (2008/2009) is
synthetic methods in bioanalysis.
A very important activity of the partners is to assemble in Coordination Meetings regularly, once or two
times each year. This is perfect for the discussions on the problems and future plans. The last Meeting
was held in Nitra, June 2008. The next coordination meeting is planned to be held in Sozopol, during the
Summer School. In 2009/2010 we plan a Summer School to be organized by the University of Zagreb on
the topic of “bioanalysis of proteins and related materials”.
The title of our network is describing the main activity of the Network: TEACHING AND LEARNING
Each partner institution works in this field employing different aspects of bioanalysis possessing a diverse
scientific community of analytical and clinical chemists, biochemists, molecular biologists, pharmacists,
medical doctors, chemical engineers, chemists, etc. The Institutes and Departments in this network are
responsible for the education in analytical and/or clinical chemistry, as well as, pharmaceutical analysis in
undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels at the respective Universities. Besides the teaching
activities of these Institutes each of them are internationally recognized in their scientific activities, as

The central aim of the network is to combine the knowledge and experience for a higher level of teaching,
development and application of modern bioanalytical methods. Since the ECTS system has been
introduced in our countries we offer lectures and courses by applying the credit system (i.e., the
undergraduate and PhD studies, the regular or facultative courses, as well as the lectures given by the
visiting teachers are defined by credits). Such an approximation will give a good background also for the
“two-stage” high-education system according to the Bologna agreement of the European Universities.

From the history of this Network it is clear that a broad partnership was built since 1998. This partnership
is a living partnership, and so it resulted that in some years different partners were not included, and we
almost each year included “newcomer” Universities. This year, e.g. besides that two Universities will not
participate in the Network, University of Vienna will join the Network AGAIN, since this University was
actually one of the Founders. Two new Romanian Universities will also join the Network. The 18
Universities provide an excellent background and broad spectrum to the Teaching and Learning facilities
in Bioanalysis.

This living structure of the Network always ensured the optimal functioning, and provided excellent
opportunities for the mobility trips for both, students and teachers.



The investigation and analysis of biologically important substances is one of the major topics of the
World in the XXI-st Century. The genetically modified bioorganisms, the environmental pollution, as
well as substances for medical treatment all require the methodology that enables us to identify, follow,
quantify and structurally discover small and macromolecules, but also macroassemblies up to whole cells.
Chemistry in general becomes one of the most important areas in natural science. Although, the
knowledge of the whole chemistry is necessary for successful research and application, it is important to
define sub-areas that have very high importance, too. One of those important areas analytical chemistry
can be considered the broadest, since it is used in every subtopics, and, vice versa, it needs the knowledge
of every other chemistry areas, such as, physical chemistry, inorganic and organic chemistry,
environmental chemistry and biochemistry. Our Network chose, therefore, one of the broadest areas,
bioanalytical chemistry, although, through this area we found that chemistry can – and should – be
handled. The methods of bioanalysis are of great importance in most of the areas of everyday life,
because the techniques are applied in food industry, environment, healthcare, drug industry, quality
control, etc.
The Network was built by several internationally recognized institutes that have been involved in the
development and application of modern analytical chemical and clinical chemical methods in Central and
Eastern Europe. During the past ten “CEEPUS-years”, the institutes in this network have built a strong
and effective background for common work within Teaching and Learning Bioanalysis.
The Network built in 1998, having the title: Teaching and Learning Bioanalysis, therefore, focuses on the
following activities within the University Exchange Program:
1. To promote and support the participation of students in courses at the partner Universities.
2. To promote the work of diploma students at the partner Universities.
3. To promote PhD students to continue their studies at the partner Doctoral Schools of the partner
4. To organize Summer Schools in different fields of bioanalysis.
5. To promote the mobility of teachers for giving special courses at the partner Universities within the
different fields of bioanalysis.
The network includes Universities from almost all CEEPUS countries providing a very nice framework.
The Departments represent various aspects of analytical, bioanalytical, biochemical and clinical
chemistry, etc., but all are responsible for the education of different aspects in bioanalysis. All have a
common interest in research that is the application and development of modern separation techniques, e.g.
HPLC, capillary electrophoresis, lab-on-a-chip, physical chemical analysis, biotransformation and other
instrumental bioanalytical methods. These conditions provide excellent background to combine the
teaching resources and to assemble and develop a common educational scheme in bioanalysis and
analytical chemistry. Special scientific interests of the different institutes and the special conditions of the
Universities give a very good supplement for the network participants. The main aim is to share and
divide the knowledge and experiences in the different fields for both, educational and research purposes.
The partners of this Network are internationally recognized laboratories and institutes. The main
researchers have published more than 2000 papers within the last 10 years that gives a very deep
scientific background of the educational purposes in Bioanalysis.


The most important educational work is to provide a joint background for University studies for the
undergraduate and PhD students.
This is done via the Joint Programs, via single mobility exchanges, and via Summer Schools. The results
include thesis for diploma students, thesis for PhD students and common scientific papers in
internationally recognized, high-level journals.
In our Network we use the following calculation for the recognition of the mobilities.
1 credit = ca. 8-15 contact hours + ca. 15-20 hours home work for understanding and literature searching,
The lists of the courses at the different Universities that will be offered for the students indicating the
credits can be found in the Appendix of this Long Description.
The participation of students in the education and research at a foreign University is the main purpose of
this network. The special Summer Schools have been and will be organized to give opportunity for
students at the hosting University and also participants from this network to participate in extensive
theoretical and practical courses. This form served as the most useful form to exchange the special
knowledge of the different laboratories. During the years from 1998 till 2007 all participant Universities
performed an extensive mobility exchange. At least once, a year coordination meetings were held and will
be held in the future, too.
For PhD students the Institutes announce different special research topics and also PhD courses that have
already resulted in joint projects, degrees, common scientific publications and contributed to the success
of the PhD studies.


After the acceptance of the Bologna agreement we accommodate our activities to fit in this European
system. Lecture notes, common courses, summer courses and other activities have been organized and
characterized by commonly used credits. PhD students are continuously sent and accepted at every
University to continue short research practice for their studies. The purposes of such visits are twofold, 1.
to perform studies of common interest, 2. to learn new techniques at the hosting institutes, that have
special experiences in different scientific areas.

SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE                     RESEARCH         AND      OTHER      ACTIVITIES        AT    THE

The Department of Analytical and Food Chemistry of the University of Vienna covers a broad spectrum
of expertise in modern analytical chemistry, in particular separation science, mass spectrometry,
immunoanalytical chemistry, real-time PCR and sensor technology.
One of the main topics of the group focuses on the development of selective sample preparation methods
in order to allow the determination of traces of analytes in complex matrices such as food, biological and
environmental samples. This research area includes the development of sample pre-treatment methods
based on the selective interactions between antigens and antibodies, such as immunoaffinity
chromatography and immuno-ultrafiltration. The group has an expertise on the entrapment of proteins in
the pores of sol-gel glasses by the so-called sol-gel technique, an immobilisation technique which offers
several advantages compared to other immobilisation methods, e.g. the covalent binding of proteins.
Analytes of interest are for example endocrine disruptors (bisphenol A), mycotoxins, polycyclic aromatic
hydrocarbons and heterocyclic aromatic amines. Separation/detection of the analytes is carried out with
HPLC-UV, HPLC-fluorescence detection and/or HPLC-MS.
Another main topic of the group is the development of analytical methods to determine allergens in food.
Food allergies pose an increasing health problem, particularly in industrialized countries. The actual
prevalence of allergic reactions to food is estimated to be about 3% in the adult population and between 6
and 8% in young children. The only preventive strategy for an allergic patient is to strictly avoid the food
to which he is allergic. In order to facilitate the identification of allergenic ingredients in foodstuffs,
according to European Union legislation fourteen allergenic foods must be indicated in the list of food
ingredients. The group deals with the development of both immunoanalytical methods, e.g. enzyme
linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs), immunosensors and immunoblots, and methods based on the
amplification of specific DNA sequences by the polymerase chain reaction (PCR).

Karl-Franzens-University is one of 3 universities in Austria, where a diploma degree program of
Pharmacy is offered. In Graz, about 100-200 students start these studies every year. The educational task
of the Laboratory of Drug Analysis at the Dept. of Pharmaceutical Chemistry is teaching of Analytical
Chemistry for pharmacy students. The research activities of Associate Professor Martin Schmid involve
drug analysis including capillary electrophoresis techniques such as capillary zone electrophoresis (CZE),
micellar electrokinetic chromatography (MEKC) and capillary electrochromatography (CEC). A special
topic is the chiral separation of drugs by CE. Chiral separation gained much interest in recent years, since
it is known that the enantiomers of compounds of biological and pharmaceutical interest can display
different biological and pharmacological activities. In some cases even toxic effects were observed with
the unwanted enantiomer. The main goal of the group of M.G. Schmid is to develop new methods for
chiral separations using CZE, MEKC and CEC. CEC is a promizing technique, whereby packed
capillaries with chiral phases orl coated capillaries containing the chiral selector are used. This project
includes the synthesis of both new chiral selectors for CZE and new chiral phases for CEC and the
application to the chiral resolution of compounds of biological and pharmaceutical interest. In this work
advanced students such as diplomands and PhD-students could be involved. A recent trend is to
synthesize monolithic phases in capillaries for their use in CEC. A second goal of this group is to develop
separation methods for bioanalytic purposes, mostly in collaboration with Medical University Graz.

In this department from the Technical University Graz the main focus is directed towards instrumental
analysis by chromatography, atomic spectroscopy, hyphenation and sample preparation. The educational
tasks include courses from basic analytical chemistry to instrumental analysis, chromatography and trace
analysis for all chemistry students including students of biochemistry, food chemistry and bioengineering.
The research activities of the group concentrate on method- as well as instrument development for trace
analysis of organic as well as inorganic compounds. Mainly HPLC-MS-UV-DAD and GC-MS-FID-
ECD-NPD are used for separation purposes. For inorganic analyses mostly AAS, ICP-OES and ICP-MS
are applied. In order to meet all requirements of selectivity and sensitivity for the analysis, appropriate
sample preparation is usually mandatory. Thus, all steps of sample clean-up by extraction, fractionation
and/or chemical derivatization are studied systematically. The advanced extraction techniques include
solid phase micro extraction, f1uidised bed extraction, microwave assisted extraction, headspace
extraction, etc. For fractionation, mainly dedicated solid phase adsorption or distribution systems are
applied. In many cases derivatization is a selective and efficient means to address specific functionalities.
Presently we are focussing on derivatization in microwave fields and in supercritical media.
The analytical application of this methodology is quite widespread and includes monitoring of pesticides
and organic pollutants in drinking water resources and diverse other complex sampie matrices, method
development for pharmacokinetic studies, quality control and migration studies for packaging materials in
contact with food and hygienic products, analytical solutions for biogas production, speciation of
organometallics and similar. Some of the techniques involved e.g. microwave- and fluidised bed
techniques are conducted in close cooperation with instrument manufacturers. Advanced students may be
successfully integrated into these projects.

The South-western University is a center of a rich educational and scientific activity, one of the most
authoritative spiritual fireplaces outside the capital. There are 10 500 Bulgarian and foreign students at
the University. The Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics was founded in 1989 by a decree of the
Council of Ministers. It was organized to pursue higher education and research in different fields of
natural science. The Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics currently offers Bachelor, Master and
PhD degree programmes, as well as specialized courses for further education. It also offers a programme
to obtain a qualification as a Secondary School Teachers of natural science disciplines.
The Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics was founded in 1989 by a decree of the Council of
Ministers. It was organized to pursue higher education and research in different fields of natural science.
The enormous development and differentiation of the natural sciences and their rapidly growing
importance in the life of the globalizing world put the institutions providing education and research in this
field in a very important position. In order to best serve the needs of the modern society the Faculty went
through various organization adjustments during the years.
The Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics currently offers Bachelor, Master and PhD degree
programmes, as well as specialized courses for further education. It also offers a programme to obtain a
qualification as a Secondary School Teachers of natural science disciplines. The programme involves
collateral study including also pedagogical and didactical disciplines.
Much emphasis is placed on experimental work and students are invited to join research with their tutors
as soon as possible. They are encouraged to participate in many extracurricular activities and projects.
As a whole the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics provides an attractive learning, research and
working environment for students and staff and offers the global outlook, professional skills and
adaptability for students to succeed in today's rapidly changing international workforce.
The Department of Chemistry at the South-West University is giving courses in the following levels of
university education: B.Sc. in Chemistry, M.Sc. in Bioorganic Chemistry, Ph.D. programs in Bioorganic
Chemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The main education task of this department includes the
teaching of organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry and analytical chemistry (in
general; instrumental methods - mass and infrared spectroscopy, atomic spectroscopy, NMR, HPLC;
separation methods). The main research topics include: physical chemistry - applied electrochemistry,
solution structure and thermodynamics; organic chemistry - new synthetic methods, mechanisms of
reactions; bioorganic chemistry - rational design of chemotherapeutic agents; environmental and
analytical chemistry - analytical methods of detection and determination of pollutants, separation methods
in environment protection.
The Department of Chemistry and the Laboratory of Biologically Active Peptides are working together in
this Network. The Laboratory was established in Blagoevgrad as a division of the Institute of Molecular
Biology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. The activities of the Laboratory include synthesis, analysis and
pharmacological investigations of bioactive peptides – search for stable and potent agonists and
antagonists of opioid receptors, development of selective procedures for industrial and small scale
synthesis of peptides.
Another major area of interest is the development of conformationally restricted unnatural amino acids
and dipeptide mimetics for the preparation of novel molecular architectures.
Among the special research activities, the staff members of the Laboratory take part in the teaching at the
undergraduate (resulting in M.Sc.) and postgraduate (resulting in Ph.D.) level for students in the field of
bioorganic chemistry, biochemistry and molecular biology.

The laboratory of electromigration separation methods, Faculty of Science, Charles University, is
engaged both in theoretical and practical investigation of electromigration separation processes. The main
topic in the theoretical aspect is the study of disturbing phenomena in electromigration methods and
searching ways of their elimination. The electromigration dispersion is one of the deteriorating
phenomena, which is a consequence of the nonlinearity of electromigration. It causes peak dispersion and
various deformations of peak shapes and significantly decreases the separation efficiency. We have
introduced and are currently improving a user-friendly computer program, which can be easily applicable
in electrophoretic practice for interpretation of electropherograms, predicting behaviour of background
electrolytes and optimization of their composition. The practically directed investigation is the application
of these programs: using system peaks for determination of critical micelle concentration or electrolytes
oscillation study. Another research field are studies of the mechanism of enantioselective separations,
new stationary phases for HPLC and HPCE, environmental analysis methods. We also search for
application of the replaceable charged beds to solution of real separation problems. Undergraduate and
graduate students as well as PhD students are involved in all research activities of the groups.

The University of Zagreb (1669) is the oldest and biggest university in South-Eastern Europe. Ever since
its foundation, the University has been continually growing and developing and now consists of 29
faculties, three art academies and the Centre for Croatian Studies. With its comprehensive programmes
and over 50,000 full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students the University is the strongest
teaching institution in Croatia. It offers a wide range of academic degree courses leading to Bachelor's,
Master's and Doctoral degrees in the following fields: Arts, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Engineering,
Humanities, Natural and Social Sciences. It is also a strongly research-oriented institution, contributing
with over 50 percent to the total research output of the country.
The Faculty of Science has 7 departments (Chemistry, Physics, Geophysics, Biology, Geology,
Geography and Mathematics). The Faculty employs a total of 189 full professors, associate professors
and assistant professors and 244 assistants. About 5000 students per academic year are studying in 19
different fields. From the founding of the graduate studies (1960) up to now, 2 302 candidates defended
their doctoral thesis.
Department of Chemistry at the Faculty of Science has 5 laboratories (Laboratory of general and
inorganic chemistry, Laboratory of analytical chemistry, Laboratory of organic chemistry, Laboratory of
biochemistry and Laboratory of physical chemistry).
In the Laboratory of general and inorganic chemistry one group is working on structural bioanalysis.
Their project includes studies on the crystal and molecular structure of biomacromolecules
(crystallization of proteins and structure solution by the single-crystal X-ray diffraction method). Several
other groups are working on synthesis and structural characterization of metal complexes that can act as
model systems for interpretation of different interactions in proteins. The ligands are usually those of
biological interest (Schiff bases, amino acids etc.). In the lab there is an Oxford Diffraction Xcalibur 3
diffractometer with a CCD detector which is excellent for doing small molecule crystallography. Students
(undergraduate, graduate, Master of Chemistry or PhD) can do research within any of these groups.

University of Pécs is the oldest university in Hungary, which was founded in 1367 (although it had a
significant break interval in its activity). The Department of Analytical Chemistry (Faculty of Sciences)
and the Institute of Bioanalysis (Faculty of Medicine) are working together in this Network.
Instrumentation in mass spectrometry, spectrophotometry, capillary electrophoresis and HPLC using
various detection techniques are available. During the last three years the laboratories were obtaining
substantial support for instrumentation, which accessed the amount of ca: 400000 euro. University of
Pécs has a strong education in chemistry and biology lines, and also in the “environment-researcher” line.
The main research areas include the development and application of HPLC and CE methods for different
analytical chemical and biochemical purposes. The main educational task of the department includes
teaching analytical chemistry, bioanalytical chemistry, biometrics and chemometrics to undergraduate
and PhD students. The groups of Professor F. Kilár have been involved actively in the development and
application of new separation methods, both in HPLC and CE (capillary electrophoresis) coupled to mass
spectrometry. The main topics of these research works include protein biochemistry, environmental
chemistry, chiral analysis, isoelectric focusing and bacterial protein analysis. Undergraduate and graduate
students as well as PhD students are involved and can be included in the research work of the groups. An
extensive improvement of the activities has been introduced in 2005, because three MS apparatus have
been installed in the two institutes. This is the coordinator university for the whole Network.

The Eötvös Loránd University is the oldest permanently working and one of the biggest universities in
Hungary. In 1989 the Institute of Chemistry moved to a modern new building at the new campus of the
Faculty of Science. Here, we can offer state-of-the-art facilities for the education of our students.
The Department of Organic Chemistry has been providing courses for chemistry, biology, physics,
geology, environmental and information science majors at the undergraduate (3-year BSc and 2-year
MSc) and postgraduate ((resulting in PhD) level and for students engaged in the chemistry teacher
training courses (resulting in MSc). These courses comprise lectures, seminars, consultations, laboratory
exercises and field studies as well.
Our main courses are: Organic Chemistry, Chemistry of Natural Products, Reaction Mechanisms in
Organic Chemistry, Spectroscopic Methods and Basic and Advanced Preparative Laboratory, Analytical
Biochemistry, Separation Techniques and Technologies.
In addition to teaching chemistry, the Department conducts research in various fields of organic and
bioorganic chemistry. Presently, the main on-going research projects have been focussing on the
following fields: Synthesis, isolation, characterization and structure elucidation of biologically active
macromolecules. Combinatorial chemistry: synthesis and analytical characterization of peptide and small-
molecule libraries. Microwave-assisted organic synthesis. Conformational analysis by chiroptical
methods, FT-IR and NMR spectroscopy. Green chemistry. Organofluorine chemistry. Organometallic
chemistry. Surface phenomena and nanostructures. Nuclear and cosmochemistry. Mössbauer
spectroscopy. Anti-cancer drug research: understanding the role of proteolytic processes in metastasis.
Conjugation of biologically active molecules (eg. Peptide epitopos, drugs, radionuclides) to
macromolecular carrier compounds. The Institute is well equipped with modern analytical instruments,
such as HPLC systems, a Capillary Electrophoresis instrument, an Over-pressured Layer Chromatograph,
Circular Dichroism Spectograph, FT-IR spectrophotometer, X-ray crystallography, NMR, mass
spectrometers. ICP-MS

The University of Debrecen includes 8 faculties with a student population of 25,000.
The Faculty of Science studies and teaches biology, physics, earth sciences, chemistry, mathematics,
informatics and environmental sciences at the highest level. It trains teachers, preparing them to teach the
curriculum of the Hungarian public education service, experts who apply and teach science and
technology, and scientists who both research and carry forward the developments of the sciences. The
various departments and research groups of the Institute of Chemistry investigate the latest and most
exciting aspects of the discipline. Internationally renowned results are achieved in several fields of the
kinetics of exotic reactions, metal complexes of amino acids and peptides, biologically active and
potentially pharmaceutically applicable metal complexes, synthesis and structure of organic compounds
(alkaloids, antibiotics and carbohydrates), mechanisms of enzyme action, and cationic polymerization.
Important studies are conducted on the development and application of instrumental analytical methods.
The Department of the Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry offers numerous basic and optional courses
for undergraduate students like chemists, chemistry teachers, biologists, biotechnologists, pharmacists,
clinical chemists and for postgraduate and PhD students. The main analytical subjects (lectures, seminars
and practical laboratory courses) are the Analytical Chemistry, Instrumental Analytical Chemistry
Laboratory Practice, Environmental Analysis. Some special lectures on separation techniques (e.g.
capillary electrophoresis) and analytical methods (e.g. atomic absorption spectrometry) can be also
attended by students.
Our recent research activities are focused on the analysis of cephalosporin antibiotics in clinical samples,
the determination of inorganic anions, cyanobacterial toxins in environmental samples using capillary
electrophoresis. We are making efforts to use capillary electrophoresis as a versatile tool for medical
diagnosis (e.g. cephalosporin prophylaxis in neurosurgery monitored by CE). The electrophoresis is
performed also in chips made from PDMS. In these chips new methods for introducing minute volume of
samples are being developed in cooperation with the group of Dr. Gomez (Cal. State Univ., Los Angeles,
Dept. of Chemistry). These chips are intended to use for determination of physical-chemical parameters
of compounds.
In these research topics students (chemists, pharmacists, biologists and biotechnologists) are involved.
There is a strong contact with different teams in the field of clinical application of CE and in the training
of undergraduate and Ph.D. students. We participate in training of Ph.D. students in the frame of the
Doctoral School in Chemistry within the University Debrecen, and also within Erasmus programs.

The Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje was founded in 1949 consisting three faculties and
today it represents a family of twenty-three faculties, ten institutes and other institutions.
The present structure of the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University can be illustrated with the following
figures: over 36,000 students from the Republic of Macedonia as well as over 700 foreign students are
enrolled at all faculties; over 2,300 teaching and scientific staff and associates are engaged in the
teaching, educational and scientific process at the faculties and over 300 at the institutes.
In its up-to present development of the University, over 100,000 students acquired their Bachelor degree,
over 5,000 candidates obtained their master’s degrees while over 2,000 became doctors of science.
The Ss. Cyril and Methodius University consists of 23 Faculties and 10 Institutes.
In the beginning the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics had five Chairs, for Mathematics,
Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Geography, and grew into the Faculty of Natural Sciences and
Mathematics by the end of 1958. The development of natural and mathematical sciences undoubtedly had
a profound and fundamental effect on the overall evolution of the University. It has been the principal
source in providing scholars for the University, teachers for elementary and high school education, and
professionals for industry.
The first Ph.D. dissertation completed at the University of Skopje was in mathematics in 1952. In the last
forty years more than 220 doctoral degrees and 300 masters degrees in the areas of biology, chemistry,
geography, informatics, mathematics and physics, have been awarded by the Faculty. The number of the
faculty is 160 professors and associates. The Faculty offers different degrees such as B.Ed., B.Sc. and
B.Eng. in the areas of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, geography, ethnology, informatics, and
The Institute of Chemistry is one of the oldest institutes, both in the Faculty of natural sciences and
mathematics and in the University as well. It was established in 1958 (as one of the five institutes within
the faculty of natural sciences and mathematics), as a follower of the Chair of Chemistry which was
established in 1946, at the very foundation of the Faculty of Philosophy.
The Institute has a faculty of more than forty professors and associates. Many of them have spent some
time in various research enters in Europe, the United States of America and Australia. The principal
objective of the Institute is to provide for both education and research in various fields of chemistry which
appear to be important for the further development of the Republic of Macedonia.
The Institute of Chemistry is composed of four divisions: Division of inorganic chemistry, division of
organic chemistry, division of analytical chemistry and division of physical chemistry.
The Institute offer curricula leading to a degree in Chemistry. There is a possibility of majoring in either
educational or engineering chemistry. Depending in the major area, students are awarded with B. Ed. or
B. Sc, diploma upon completion of the program. The majors in both educational and engineering
chemistry are four-year programs, which are divided into eight semesters and have around thirty credit
hours per week. The major in engineering chemistry is further divided into a major applied analytical and
structural chemistry, major in applied preparative chemistry and an analytical biochemistry.
The graduate program is two-level program, leading to an M. Sc. and Ph. D. Degree in Chemistry. The
Master's degree program is a two-year (four semesters) program, consisting of both common and elective
courses. A student should select not less than 300 credit hours (90 credits). A Master's thesis has to be
written in the research field of interest. An internal criterion exists as a precondition for a thesis defence:
the individual should publish at least one paper closely related to his or her Master thesis research area.
Starting 2009-2010 school year one-year postgraduate studies and three-years doctoral studies will be
introduced. The curicula are uder the preparation.
Bioanalysis are present at our Institute at the Laboratory of atomic spectroscopy and the Laboratory of
chromatography. The Laboratory for atomic absorption spectroscopy has 3 atomic absorption
spectrometers (flame, electrothermal, hydride generation and cold vapour) and two microwave systems
(one for total digestion and one for the extraction). This equipment is used for the determination of
different metals in various types of samples: human fluids (blood, serum, urine) or other samples from
human organs (tissue, hair, nails, kidney stones etc.), plant and food samples. Chromatography (high-
performance liquid chromatography and gas chromatography) is mainly used for the determination of the
content of flavonoids and essential oil in medical plants; pesticide determination in food samples and drug
analysis in biological fluids, as well.

Warsaw University is the largest university in Poland with more than 60 000 students and 5500
employees working at 18 Faculties. The University offers undergraduate and doctoral studies, organizes
summer schools, postgraduate studies and vocational courses, initiates interdisciplinary programmes and
introduces new teaching techniques.
The Faculty of Chemistry has been regarded as one of the top chemistry departments in the country for
decades. There are fully developed programs in analytical chemistry, biochemistry, inorganic, nuclear,
organic and physical chemistry as well as in chemical physics for undergraduate students and Ph.D
students. The Faculty is divided to teaching divisions and 21 research laboratories.
Laboratory for Flow Injection Analysis and Chromatography consists of two professors, 3 Ph.D.
associates, 5 Ph.D. students, and 8 M.Sc. students (every academic year).
Current research activity of group is carried out in the field of high-performance separation methods
(HPLC with UV/Vis, fluorimetric and mass spectrometry detection and capillary electrophoresis with
UV/Vis and fluorimetric detection), flow injection analysis, development of chemical sensors and
biosensors, trace analysis and speciation of elements with atomic spectroscopy methods, and development
of new materials for sample clean-up and preconcentration of various analytes.
New HPLC and CE separation methods are being developed for environmental applications (fluorinated
surfactants, pesticides, biogenic amines), trace determination of neurotransmitters and their metabolites in
physiological fluids, archeometry, food analysis and speciation of trace elements. Flow-injection analysis
research is oriented towards determination of total organic fluoride and speciation of trace elements with
atomic spectrometry. In the field of sensors studies are carried out on design of potentiometric chiral
sensors, and amperometric biosensors for detection amino acids, aryl alcohols and microcystins. In the
field of new materials for sample processing the electropolymerized and chemically polymerized
conducting polymers and carbon nanomaterials are investigated from preconcentration of trace analytes
from environmental samples.
The Department of Biochemistry and Biochemical Engineering of the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical
Engineering of "Babes Bolyai" University of Cluj – Napoca focuses on the bioprocessing of organic
substrates and separations of practical useful proteins through chromatographic and electrophoretic
methods. The main goal is to obtain chiral bioactive and biomimetic compounds through selective cell
and enzymatic catalysis, as well as analytical methods involving separation of bioorganic compounds,
mainly by chromatographic means (GC, LC and HPLC) and their structural analysis through NMR, IR,
UV and mass spectrometry. The main educational task of the Department includes the teaching of
biochemistry, biocatalysis, biochemical engineering and technology of enzymatic and fermentative
processes to students in chemistry and chemical engineering. Undergraduate and graduate students, as
well as, PhD students are involved in the research activities of the Department. The Department of
Analytical Chemistry is giving courses in analytical chemistry for undergraduate and graduate students in
chemistry and chemical engineering. The research activities are focused in the following areas: atomic
spectroscopy (AES, AAS, ICPAES), electroanalytical techniques (potenciometry, voltammetry),
separation science (TLC), trace analysis, environmental analysis (water, soil), speciation of elements. The
activities are instrumentation development - low power plasmas, new surface modified electrodes for
determination of environmental pollutants and new stationary phases for TLC separations.

The team of Department of Bioanalytics is located in the Faculty of Pharmacy at Medical University of
Targu Mures. This University is one of the oldest and traditional institutes in Romania, with about 4000
students and 300 teachers working at 3 faculties. Our department offers numerous basic and optional
courses for undergraduate students like medical doctors, pharmacists, dentists and for postgraduate and
PhD students. The main areas of the research activities embrace especially some problems of modern
separation techniques and electrochemistry. Particular accent is put on organic electrochemistry, both on
theoretical and practical (analytical and preparative) points of view. The preferred electrochemical
methods and techniques are as follows: polarography, potentiometry, chronopotentiometry,
chronoamperometry, conductometry, preparative electrolysis, electroanalytical separation methods
(capillary electrophoresis). This latter area is developed by us especially as a contribution to
diversification of the combinatorial chemistry fields. In the combinatorial chemistry and electrochemistry
the chemical synthesis and analysis meet and complete each to another mutually.
Among separation methods we have been employing principally: TL, PC, GC, CE, HPLC and EC ones.
Their application areas were impurity detection of drugs, qualitative and quantitative determinations,
interaction and stability studies. These research fields are extended on bioavailability and bioequivalence
Within the CEEPUS network, members of our Institute have participated with lectures and posters at all
Summer Schools organized by CEEPUS Network. As a result of the mobility of the short term students
and teachers of our institute, a several articles were published, PhD-works completed, and lectures held,

Founded in 1872, the Faculty of Medicine was part of the Franz-Joseph University. In 1919, Iuliu
Hatieganu was named Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine. The Faculty continued to develop
its curriculum and increase the number of its disciplines, so that in 1948 the Institute of Medicine and
Pharmacy was created, with the faculties of General Medicine, Hygiene, Pediatrics, Dentistry and
Pharmacy. In the academic year 1990, the Institute became the University of Medicine and Pharmacy,
with the following faculties: Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy, and in 1993 the University was
designated as the "Iuliu Hatieganu" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, after its first Romanian
Professor of Clinical Medicine, who also was the first Dean of the Faculty of Medicine. In 1996, the
University participated in a contest organized by PHARE for the selection of primary level university
institutions (LOIs), and was the only Medical University in Romania designated a primary level
university. The University has both Undergraduate (UG) and Postgraduate programmes (PG). In addition
we have opened a new department specifically for foreign students where the full undergraduate course is
taught solely in English and French. “Iuliu Hatieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy from Cluj-
Napoca has five faculties: Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Pharmacy, Faculty of Dentistry, Faculty for
Licensed Medical Assistants and Midwifes, Faculty of Science for Health.
The Faculty of Pharmacy has a complex structure including teaching staff and laboratories for all
fundamental and specialty study disciplines. After 1989, new targets were initiated: the computerization
of the education process, restructuring of the curricula according to contemporary European standards by
adopting the transferable credit system as a basis for international mobility grants and prizes for students.
Several departments of the Faculty of Pharmacy are involved in bioanalysis, by giving master courses,
either basics or specials. The bioanalysis is included in the curricula of many disciplines, such as
analytical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, biochemistry, physical chemistry, drug analysis, toxicology,
bromatology, biopharmacy, farmacology, pharmaceutical chemistry and pharmacognosy. Many
postgraduate courses are provided for specialists in the area of bioanalysis. The research activity includes
drug analysis, metabolites identification and determination, drug synthesis and other aspects concerning
pathways, interactions and distribution of drugs in humans. Many analytical methods are used, such as
separation techniques including HPLC-MS or CE, electrochemical, spectroscopic or biological

The team of Chemistry Biology belongs to Faculty of Science – North University of Baia Mare. The
department coordinates I.Licences studies in the field of: Chemistry (background theoretical and practical
knowledge in various branches of chemistry and in the fields at the border between chemistry and other
disciplines: •knowledge on analysis methods / skills to use modern analysis equipment; •ability for the
statistical interpretation of experimental data), Biology ( theoretic and practical education: • to identify
classes and single – out individual vegetal structures at histologic, anatomic and systematic level; •
cellular biology; • to know human and animal anatomic and histologic structures, ability to recognize the
various animal species; •to identify and cultivate species of saprophyte, food and pathologic
microorganisms; • to know the pathogenic germs of animal, bacterian or fungic origin;• to become
knowledgeable in the field of ecology, to develop abilities for the analysis and monitoring of natural and
artifical ecosystems); Food Control and Expertise-CEPA and Food Engineering - IPA (theoretic and
practicaal education: • the structure of raw and auxiliary materials in use in the preparation of food
products; •the parameters specific to various technologies in use for the preparation and processing of
food products; •the characteristics and operation of equipment specific to the food industry; •the
identification of contaminants along the food chain, of fake food products by using modern testing
equipment; •the expectations and feeding behaviour of consumers; •hygiene and quality requirements in
the food industry; •the elaboration of marketing research in the food industry) and II.Master programs:
Analysis Methods used in Quality Control of Environment and Products (•training of highly –specialised
experts in the field of product quality control and the analysis of quality of environment factors; •training
of specialist staff able to make use and improve modern methods of analysis in use domestically and
abroad in the monitoring of the quality of products and environment; • to gain competence in environment
and product quality assurance matters; •training of specialists with broad technical reach, that could allow
them to engage in further independent training in the field they have graduated or in related fields;
•developing the abilities that students would need in research – innovation activities in order for them to
get familiar with scientific research and to extend educational attainment up to doctoral studies either in
the country or with foreign universities), Biology-Biochemistry (• specific skills regarding the use of
biologic processes to elaborate active substances in demand in various branches of applied biology:
medicine, pharmaceuticals, pharmacology, pharmacognozy; •to strenghten the practice of methods
applied to obtain, analise, test and use active substances of biologic origin; •to reinforce the understanding
of cellular biology in connection with genetics, molecullar biology, bio – chemistry, IT, medicines
science; •to build and enhance capabilities to transfer and apply the bio – technology knowledge in
various contexts in other fields such as : agriculture, medicine, environment protection, pharmaceuticals,
alcohol, beer and wine production; •to build a clear picture about the technical and economic benefits that
genetic transformations enable in the manufacturing of medicines, vaccines, plants resistent to diseases
and to noxious matter as well as in the phyto – remediation of the environment harmed by the human
factor; •to educate the specific skills that the cultivation of in – vitro cells and tissues requires in order to
produce plants and by – products that are inputs in demand for various industries, such as the supply of
pharmacologically active substances; •to establish and to put to test the capacity to succeed in the others’
involvement in creative activities, that would materialise in the coordination of independent learning
processes; • to embrace continuous learning by enrolling in doctoral programs; to further hone after
graduation scientific research activities that will materialize in studies in relevant publications, in
attending scientific sessions; •to reach demonstrable high capability to compete and high level of
performance, based on benchmarking against the achievements of graduates of other equivalent studies).
      Actual research activity of the team, in which are included many young researchers,, embraces the
fields of expertise: I. Agriculture, food safety and security, biotehnologies (• Food chain contaminants; •
The lay-out of agri-food products that meet the principles for durable agriculture and ensure consumer
health; • The technical – economic competitive upgrade of horticulture – vineyards products; • The
marketing of agricultural and agri – food products; • Ecologic agri – food products; • Residuals and
contaminants minimization along the whole food chain; • Traceability along the food chain;
•Environment protection technologies (bio-remediation); • Interdisciplinary research covering the soil,
plants, animal, food and human factor relationships; • Food bio – technologies) and II. Environment (•
The impact of ecology accidents on environment and population; • Environment quality monitoring, the
monitoring of inorganic waste and pollutants residing in various media; • Polluting processes, means and
mechanisms to reduce environment pollution ; • The protection and ecologic restauration of critically –
harmed areas and the preservation of protected areas ; • The identification of biologic and ecologic
diversity at local, regional and national level; • The profiling of the actual status and trends identification
as regards the dynamics of various biologic and ecologic; components; • The identification of driving
factors in the erosion and deterioration of biologic and ecologic diversity; • The identification of functions
of the components of biologic and ecologic diversity; • The elaboration and testing of eco – technologies
for the rehabilitation and ecologic reconstruction of contaminated soils; Data acquisition, processing and
mathematical modelling regarding the behavior of polutants in contaminated areas). New last generation
performed equipment aquisitioned increased the accuracy of the obtained results.

The University of Prishtina has a strong Medical teaching background, and would like to participate in the
development of common curricula, as well as in exchange of students and teachers

Department of Analytical Chemistry at Comenius University in Bratislava is giving courses in the
following levels of university education: B.Sc. courses in Chemistry, M.Sc. courses in Analytical
Chemistry (the subjects typically consist of lectures, seminars and practical laboratory courses. M.Sc.
thesis must be defended before final exams in front of the M.Sc. commission), Ph.D. programs in
Analytical Chemistry (this is a strictly individual study and research program covering a 3-4 year period.
The study program is prepared in dependence on the subject area of the thesis work).
The subject areas in analytical chemistry with research are following:
(1) Electroseparation science (CE), (a) fundamentals and methodology of electroseparations in capillary
tubes, including capillary isotachophoresis (ITP), capillary zone electrophoresis (CZE), combinations of
capillary ITP-ITP and combinations of capillary ITP-CZE and techniques of capillary preparative
electroseparations ITP and ITP-ITP; (b) fundamentals and methodology of electroseparations on chips
(lab-on-a-chip), including ITP, ZE, ITP-ITP, ITP-ZE and ZE-ZE; (c) developments of instrumentation,
e.g, such as new modules for the CE separation systems and CE detectors (a traditional subject of
research performed at this department); (d) analytical applications based on CE and covering:
environmental analysis (e.g., inorganic ions in water and soil, organic contaminants such as pesticides and
their metabolites in various environmental matrices), bioanalysis (e.g., drugs and their metabolites and/or
enantioseparations in various biological matrices, amino acids, peptides and some proteins as present in
different biomatrices); (e) computer based simulations as applied to CE separations. These cover static (i)
and dynamic (ii) techniques. The static programs include, e.g., “HPCESIM” (J. Reijenga and E.
Kenndler); “MEKC” (J. Reijenga and M. Hutta); “ITP steady-state”, “ITP spacer”, and “ITP-CZE” (a
group from this department and by co-worker from other universities). A dynamic simulation program
“SIMUL“, by Gaš et al. from Charles University (currently, ver. 5.0,,
serving as a powerful tool for research and application in CE.
(2) Chromatography separation science (HPLC), (a) developments of HPLC methods for very fast trace
analysis and speciation of environmentally pollutants in water, sediment, soil and air, also by use of
monolithic columns; (b) developments of HPLC methods for very fast trace analysis of substances in
biological - clinical, biotechnological and food samples; (c) applications of HPLC methods for
characterizations and analyses of humic substances, air particulates and aerosol humic-like substances,
characterization of lignins, and/or analysis of lignins and carbohydrates in solutions originated from
processes of cellulose and wood pulp bleaching, or in a waste solutions or liquors; (d) studies of
interactions between macromolecules and low-molecular weight substances naturally occurring in
environmental samples (humic substances - pesticides) and biological samples (proteíns -
pharmaceutically important substances); (e) developments of HPLC methods for the analyses of
diastereoisomers and enantiomers of chiral pesticides in environmental matrices; (f) research on tenzides
and applications for environmental sample pre-treatment (cloud-point extraction) and HPLC analysis
(micellar liquid chromatography).
(3) Atomic spectroscopy (AS), (a) determination of heavy metals (Hg, Pb, Cd, Cu, Pb, Cr) in different
types of environmental samples (water, soils, sediments, sludge) and biological samples (plants, food,
body fluids); (b) determination of elements by generating hydrids (As, Sb, Se) in different types of
environmental samples and biological samples; (c) speciation of heavy metals and elements generating
hydrids in water, soils and sludge; (d) determination of bio-accessible forms of elements in soils and
sludge; (e) techniques available, (i) atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) by flame and electrothermic
atomizers, (ii) AAS with electrothermic atomizator and "slurry" sampling, (iii) AAS with electrothermic
atomizer and "solid" sampling, (iv) Atomic emission spectrometer with inductively coupled plasma (ICP-
AES), (v) Atomic absorption spectrometer with inductively coupled plasma (ICP-AAS).
Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra with more then 13 000 students studiing at 5 Faculties
provides higher education in the line with Cyril-Metodian tradition in education, humanism, democracy
and tolerance. Faculty of Natural Sciences is created by the 8 Departments (Department of Chemistry,
Department of Mathematics, Department of Physics, Department of Computer Science, Department of
Botany and Genetics, Department of Zoology and Antropology, Department of Geography and Regional
Development and Department of Ecology and Environmental Studies). The Faculty offers both one-
subject science and teacher training (two-subjects) master degree programmes. One-subject master degree
5-year programmes prepare young scientists in natural sciences branch of research. Two-subject master
degree 5-year teacher training programmes prepare students – future teacher for primary and all types of
secondary schools.
Department of Chemistry is headed by Klaudia Jomová, associated professor in Biotechnology. The
Department of Chemistry offers optional lectures for undergraduate students like chemistry teachers,
biologists and ecologists, as well. At the Department there are 4 laboratories. Two of them are used by
students at the laboratory techniques, practices in inorganic, physical and analytical chemistry,
biochemistry and also in methodology of school experiments.
For research goals there are 2 laboratories of applied biochemistry equipped with the modern
instrumentation for isolation of biomolecules (for DNA analysis, PCR), electrophoretic separation (gel
electrophoresis) and the detection (UV/VIS spectrophotometry).
Atomic absorption spectrometer is used for investigation of component of environment.
A recent field of research is the investigation of metal effects on the changes in protein composition of
plants, . Our second scientific interest is the analysis of metals in the system „soil – plant“ for
phytoremediation purposes and selenium suplementation of vegetables and the determination of inorganic
and organic selenium in plants and soil.
In the above mentioned research topics undergraduate and PhD students are involved. In training of PhD
students we cooperate with the Department of Botany and Genetic and the Department of Ecology. Our
PhD students also participated in training within Ceepus.
Department of Chemistry is preparing university graduates as teachers for secondary schools. The best
graduates could continue in postgraduate PhD study of Environmental Science or Applied Biology. The
study is build up on modern principles of chemistry basic knowledge of general and physical chemistry
underlining the study of compound structure and its relationships to their physical and chemical
properties. Disciplines like inorganic, organic, biochemistry as well as analytical chemistry and
computers are in teaching chemistry in our department. Teaching of didactics of chemistry completes the
study of chemical disciplines. During study the students are led to scientific activity, which results in
publications, diploma works and in works of student scientific competition program. In the field of
scientific activity Department is oriented to study of relationship between electron structure and reactivity
(as well as spectral characteristic – ESR, UV, NMR) of oxyl radicals and EDA complexes important in
polymer chemistry. Part of scientific program of Department is devoted to research in analytical
agrochemistry. Here the relationships between contain of heavy metals (e.g. Cd, Pb, and Hg) in
vegetables and location of individual agrochemical regions in south – west Slovakia is studied. Research
in didactics of chemistry is engaged in the field of creativity of students and in computer aided education
of chemistry and in implantation of new knowledge and new experiments to education process. The
government of Slovakia supports the research at the Department together with University grant projects.
In scientific activity Department collaborates with other university chemical laboratories both within
Slovakia and in abroad.

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1. Melánia, Feszterová - Csilla, Páger - Ferenc, Kilár. Sledovanie obsahu anorganického dusíka v pôde.
    In: Aktuálne problémy riešené v agrokomplexe : zborník z medzinárodného vedeckého seminára. -
    Nitra: SPU, 2006. - ISBN 80-8069-799-x. - (2006), s.6-10.
2. Melánia, Feszterová - Csilla, Páger - Ferenc, Kilár. Obsah vybraných frakcií síry a dusíka v pôde. In:
    Aktuálne problémy riešené v agrokomplexe : zborník z medzinárodného vedeckého seminára. -
    Nitra: SPU, 2008. s.1-4, ISBN 978-80-552-0151-1
3. Curticapean A., Muntean Daniela, Curticapean Manuela, Dogaru Maria, Vari Camil – Optimized
    HPLC method for tramadol and O-desmethyl tramadol determination in human plasma, J. Biochem.
    Biophys. Methods 2008, 70(6): 1304–1312
4. Donáth-Nagy G., Buchwald P., Vancea Sz., Croitoru M., Tokés B. – The quantitative characterization
    of free radical sources and traps by electromigration applications, J. Biochem. Biophys. Methods
    2008, 70(6): 1317–1323,
5. Donáth-Nagy Gabriela, Mitroi Brîndusa – Corelatii între constantele de aciditate ale unor acizi slabi si
    efectul lor de tamponare asupra oscilatiilor de pH, Revista de Medicina si Farmacie – Orvosi és
    Gyógyszerészeti Szemle 2007, 53:204-208,
6. Vasas, D. Szydlowska, A. Gaspar, M. Welker, M. Trojanowicz, G. Borbely, Determination of
    microcystins in environmental samples using capillary electrophoresis, J. Biochem. Biophys. Meth.,
    66 (2006) 87-97.
7. G.Hancu, A.Gáspár, Á.Gyéresi, 1,4-Benzodiazepin származékok elválasztása kapilláris
    elektroforézissel, Orvostudományi Értesíto, 2005, 78, 191-195.
8. G.Hancu, A.Gáspár, Á.Gyéresi, Separation of 1,4 – Benzodiazepines by Micellar Elektrokinetic
    Capillary Chromatography, J.Biochemical and Biophysical Methods, 2007, 69, 251-259
9. G.Hancu, Á.Gyéresi, A.Gáspár, 1,4-Benzodiazepinek elválasztása micelláris kapilláris
    elektroforézissel ciklodextrinek segítségével, Orvostudományi Értesíto, 2007, 80, 58-61.
10. G.Hancu, A.Gyeresi, A.Gaspar, Micellar electrokinetic capillary chromatography of 1,4-
    benzodiazepine derivates and their degradation products, Revista de Chimie, 2008, 341, 164-173.
11. Gagyi L., Gyéresi Á., Gergely A., Enantioseparation of betablockers on teicoplanin chiral stationary
    phase using chiral chromatography, Buletin de Stiinte Medicale / Orvostudományi Értesítõ, 2007,
    80, 1, 54-57
12. Gagyi L., Gyéresi Á., Kilár F., Capillary zone electrophoretic separation of H1-antihistamine
    enantiomers using chiral selection, Buletin de Stiinte Medicale / Orvostudományi Értesítõ, 2006, 79,
    3, 382-388
13. Gagyi L., Gyéresi Á., Kilár F., Role of biochemical structure in stereoselective recognition of beta-
    blockers by ciclodextrins in capillary zone electrophoresis, Journal of Biochemical. and Biophysical
    Methods, 2008, 70, 6, 1268-1275,
14. Gagyi L., Gyéresi Á., Kilár F., Role of chemical structure in stereoselective recognition of beta-
    blockers and H1-antihistamines by human serum transferrin in capillary zone electrophoresis,
    Electrophoresis 2006, 27, 8, 1510-1516.
15. Hancu G., Gáspár A., Gyéresi Á, Separation of oxazepam enantiomers by cyclodextrin modified
    micellar elektrokinetic capillary chromatography, Farmacie, 2008, LVI, 4, 381-388
16. Hancu G., Gáspár A., Gyéresi Á., Applications of capillary electrophoresis for the separation of
    some 1,4-benzodiazepine derivatives, Farmacie, 2006, LIV, 6, 46-55
17. Hancu G., Gáspár A., Gyéresi Á., Separation of 1,4-benzodiazepines by micellar elektrokinetic
    capillary chromatography, Journal of Biochemical. and Biophysical Methods, 2007, 69, 251-259,
18. Hancu G., Gyéresi Á, Gáspár A., Cyclodextrines as buffer modifiers in the separation of
    benzodiazepine derivates by micellar elektrokinetic capillary chromatography, Timisoara Medical
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23.     Karadjova, J. Cvetkovic, T. Stafilov, S. Arpadjan, On the determination of lead in wine by elec-
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24.       Serafimovski, I. Karadjova, T. Stafilov, D. Tsalev, Determination of total arsenic and
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26.       Surowiec, K. Pawelec, M. Rezeli, F. Kilar, M. Trojanowicz, Capillary electrophoretic
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Please, use red text for the new defenses!
(Do not forget to include the year of defense for the previously given names!)
Jana Lokajova (CZ)
Vlastimil Hruska (CZ)
Gabriel Hancu (RO2)
Jozica Majda Bundaleska (MK)
Lena Wójcik (PL)
Dorota Szydlowska (PL)
Izabella Surowiec (PL)
Anna Stafiej (PL)
Paula Podea (RO1)
László Gagyi (RO2)
Melánia Feszterová (SK2)
Andrea Vargová (SK2)
Silvia Jakabová (SK2)
Jana Švikruhová (SK2)


Please, do not remove the old courses, just strike through, if you do not offer them,
and use red text for the new courses!
Pécs, Instrumental Analysis, MSc. Regular, 8 h lecture / month + 16 h practice / month, 2-6 credit
Pécs, Capillary electrophoresis, Facultative, 8 h lecture / semester + 16 h practice / semester, 2 credit
Pécs, Studies with bacteria by CE, MSc Diploma work, 3-4 months, 20 credits / diploma
Pécs, Studies on molecular recognition, PhD (sub)topic, 1-6 month, credit determined later
Eötvös Loránd, Bioorganic Analytical and Spectroscopic Methods, Regular, 2 h lecture / week+ 6 h
practice / week, 8 credit
Eötvös Loránd, Electromigration Methods, Regular, 2 h lecture / week+ 8 h practice / month, 4 credit
Eötvös Loránd, Characterization of Combinatorial Libraries by Multidimensional OPLC , Diploma work,
2–3 months, credit determined later.
Eötvös Loránd, Chemical Genetic Methods for Studying Ligand–Protein Interactions, PhD topic, 3–6
months, credit determined later
Warsaw, HPLC theory and application, Facultative, 15 h lecture /semester +24 h practice /semester, 2
Warsaw, Separation and preconcentration methods, Facultative, 15 h lecture / semester, 1 credit
Warsaw, Automatization in Analytical Chemistry, Facultative, 32 h /semester, 2 credit
Bratislava, Liquid Chromatography, MSc. Regular, 1 month (a block course)lectures, seminars, practical
training (72 hours in total), 9 credit
Bratislava, Electroseparation Techniques, MSc. Regular, 1 month (a block course)lectures, seminars,
practical training (72 hours in total), 9 credit
Bratislava, Research Topic in Separation Science(chromatography, electroseparations), MSc. Diploma
work, 6 months (practical work and seminars on a research topic), 44 credit
Bratislava, Advanced Courses in Chromatography, PhD (sub)topicfacultative, lectures and seminars (36
hours in total), credit not yet fixed
Bratislava, Advanced Courses in Electroseparations, PhD (sub)topicfacultative, lectures and seminars (36
hours in total), credit not yet fixed
University of Debrecen, Capillary electrophoresis, Facultative for grad. student, 8 h lecture / month, 3
University of Debrecen, Capillary zone electrophoresis, Facultative for Ph.D student, 8 h lecture / month,
3 credit
University of Debrecen, Instrumental analysis, Regular, 8 h lecture / month, 3 credit
University of Debrecen, Instrumental analysis, Laboratory practice, 24 h practice / month, 5 credit
University of Debrecen, Analysis of inorganic anions using CE, Diploma work, 6 month, 10 credit
University of Debrecen, Study of electrostacking techniques for CE, Diploma work, 6 month, 10 credit
KFUniGraz, Einführung in die Arzneimittelanalytik, Regular, 2 h /week / 1 Semester, 2 credit
KFUniGraz, Chromatographie, Regular, 2 h/ week / 1 Semester, 2 credit
KFUniGraz, Instrumentelle Analytik, Regular, 2 h /week / 1 Semester, 2 credit
KFUniGraz, Chiral separation by HPLC and CE, Diploma work, 3 months, 20 credit
KFUniGraz, Electrochromatography, PhD (sub)topic, 2-6 months, credit determined later
Nitra, Biophysical and colloidal chemistry, Regular, 1 h lecture/week + 1 h seminar/week, 4 credit
Nitra, Biochemistry , regular, 2 h / week / 1 Semester, 4 credit
TU Graz, Laboratory project exercises, Seminar, lab work, 1 month, 8 credit
TU Graz, Chromatograpy and organic sample preparation, Diploma work, 4 – 6 months, 30 credit
TU Graz, Chromatograpy and organic sample preparation, PhD (sub)topic, 1-6 month, credit determined
MedPharm Tg. Mures, Electromigration based bioanalytical methods: Kinetics and mechanism of
electrode processes, Facultative, 8 h lecture / semester, 2 credit
MedPharm Tg. Mures, Supramolecular inorganic metal-oxygen clusters and their bioacatalytic
applications, Facultative, 8 h lecture / semester, 2 credit
MedPharm Tg. Mures, An introduction in computer aided research for bioanalytical purposes,
Facultative, 8 h lecture / semester 16 h practice / semester, 2 credit
MedPharm Tg. Mures, Exotic phenomena in chemistry: applications os oscillating reactions in
bioanalytics, Facultative, 8 h lecture / semester, 2 credit
Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Application of Fourier transformation in methods of structure analysis, 15 h
lecture / semester, 2 credits
Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Methods of X-Ray crystal structure determination, 15 h lecture + 15 h
seminar / semester, 3 credits
Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Crystal chemistry, 15 h lecture + 15 seminar / semester, 3 credits
Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Crystallization of proteins, 8 h lecture + 8 h practice / semester, 2 credits
Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Master of Chemistry, 2 semesters, 30 credits
Zagreb, Faculty of Science, PhD work the area of analytical and/or structural chemistry, credits
determined later


Please, do not remove the old courses, just strike through, if you do not offer them,
and use red text for the new courses!
Pécs, Ferenc Kilár, Studies of molecular recognition with proteins by CE, 8 hours, 1 credit
Pécs, Ferenc Kilár, Isoelectric focusing in miniaturised format (theory and practice), 15 hours, 1 credit
Pécs, Ferenc Kilár, Structure function relationship in transferrin studied by bioanalytical methods and
model calculation, 8 hours, 1 credit
TU Graz, Ernst Lankmayr, Organic sample preparation, 12 hours, 1 credit
Bratislava, Dusan Kaniansky, Electroseparations and miniaturized analytical systems, 8 hours, 1 credit
Bratislava, Dusan Kaniansky, On-line combinations of electroseparation techniques, 8 hours, 1 credit
Bratislava, Marian Masar, Electrophoretic separations on chips, 8 hours, 1 credit
Bratislava, Jozef Marak, Data evaluation in electrophoresis, 8 hours, 1 credit
Bratislava, Milan Hutta, Analytical and bioanalytical HPLC, 8 hours, 1 credit
Debrecen, Attila Gáspár, Miniaturization and improving the sensitivity of flame atomic absorption
spectrometry, 8 hours, 1 credit
Debrecen, Attila Gáspár, Speciation analysis using capillary electrophoresis and atomic spectrometry, 8
hours, 1 credit
Budapest, Gábor Dibó, High-Throughput Analytical Methods, Hyphenated Techniques, 8 hours, 1 credit
Budapest, Gábor Dibó, Combinatorial Approaches in Chemical Genetics and Proteomics, 16 hours, 2
KFUniGraz, Gerald Gübitz, Chiral separation by HPLC, 8 hours, 1 credit
KFUniGraz, Gerald Gübitz, Fundamentals of Chirality, 8 hours, 1 credit
KFUniGraz, Gerald Gübitz, Flow-Injection Analysis, 8 hours, 1 credit
Cluj, Florin Dan Irimie, Selectivity in enzymatic reactions, 8 hours, 1 credit
Cluj, Florin Dan Irimie, Resolution of racemates through enzymatic methods, 8 hours, 1 credit
Nitra, Ondrej Kysel, Theoretical treatment of weak intermolecular interactions including biomolecules., 8
hours, 1 credit
Prague, Bohuslav Gas, Theory of electromigration and computer tools for optimization of the separation,
12 hours, 1 credit
Targu Mures, Béla Tokés, Electromigration based bioanalytical methods: Kinetics and mechanism of
electrode processes, 8 hours, 1 credit
Targu Mures, Augustin Curticapean, Supramolecular inorganic metal-oxygen clusters and their
biocatalytic applications, 8 hours, 1 credit
Targu Mures, Marius Marusteri, An introduction in computer aided research for bioanalytical purposes, 8
hours, 1 credit
Targu Mures, Gabriella Donáth-Nagy, Exotic phenomena in chemistry: applications of oscillating
reactions in bioanalytics, 8 hours, 1 credit
Targu Mures, Silvia Imre, Validation of drug analysis methods, Facultative, 16 h lecture / semester, 1
Warsaw, Ewa Pobozy, On-line preconcentration methods in CE, 8 hours, 1 credit
Warsaw, Marek Trojanowicz, Sensors in Bioanalysis, 8 hours, 1 credit
Zagreb, D. Matkovic-Calogovic, Bioinorganic chemistry, 8 hours, 1 credit
Zagreb, D. Matkovic-Calogovic, Structural chemistry, 8 hours, 1 credit
Zagreb, I. Vickovic, X-ray detectors, 8 hours, 1 credit