Laboratory of elemental and speciation analysis

Laboratory of elemental and speciation analysis is focused on analyses of trace elements as well as micro and macro elements (Cd, Pb, Hg, Ni, Cr, Pt, Zn, Fe, Cu, Mn, Co, Ca, Mg, Te, Au, Ag, Se), both in environmental and biological samples, and in food of plant and animal origin. For determination of these elements we use the AAS method and we analyze individual species of mercury (Hg2+, MeHg+, EtHg+, PhHg+) by HPLC-CV-AFS method.

One of our main research directions is the study of diffusion and kinetic processes taking place in the environment using DGT (diffusion gradient technique in thin film) to analyze bioavailable forms of especially heavy metals.

Ing., Andrea Ridošková, Ph.D.

Head - Laboratory of elemental and speciation analysis
Research Assistant

Phone: 420 545 133 276
Address: ÚCB AF, Zemědělská 1, 61300 Brno - Budova D
Office: BA02N3006

Team members

  • Ing., Andrea Ridošková, Ph.D.
  • RNDr. Josef Hedbávný
  • doc. Mgr. Pavlína Pelcová, Ph.D.
  • Ing. Vendula Smolíková

Topics of Ph.D. theses

  • Volné téma-kovy v životním prostředí
  • Optional topic
  • Biologická dostupnost rtuti pro užitkové plodiny


  • GAČR: Diffusive gradient in thin film technique (DGT): an effective tool for predicting mercury bioavailability. 2019-2021.
  • OP VVV: . 2019-2023.


  • Ridoskova, A.; Pelfrene, A.; Douay, F.; Pelcova, P.; Smolikova, V.; Adam, V.; Bioavailability of mercury in contaminated soils assessed by the diffusive gradient in thin film technique in relation to uptake by Miscanthus × giganteus. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 2019, 38, 321-328. DOI: 10.1002/etc.4318.
  • Brtnicky, M.; Pecina, V.; Hladky, J.; Radziemska, M.; Koudelkova, Z.; Klimanek, M.; Richtera, L.; Adamcova, D.; Elbl, J.; Galiova, M. V.; Balakova, L.; Kynicky, J.; Smolikova, V.; Houska, J.; Vaverkova, M. D.; Assessment of phytotoxicity, environmental and health risks of historical urban park soils. Chemosphere 2019, 220, 678-686. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2018.12.188.
  • Pelcova, P.; Zouharova, I.; Ridoskova, A.; Smolikova, V.; Evaluation of mercury availability to pea parts (Pisum sativum L.) in urban soils: Comparison between diffusive gradients in thin films technique and plant model. Chemosphere 2019, 234, 373-378. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.06.076.
  • Strejckova, A.; Dvorak, M.; Klejdus, B.; Krystofova, O.; Hedbavny, J.; Adam, V.; Huska, D.; The strong reaction of simple phenolic acids during oxidative stress caused by nickel, cadmium and copper in the microalga Scenedesmus quadricauda. New Biotech. 2019, 48, 66-75. DOI: 10.1016/j.nbt.2018.07.004.
  • Horky, P.; Skalickova, S.; Urbankova, L.; Baholet, D.; Kociova, S.; Bytesnikova, Z.; Kabourkova, E.; Lackova, Z.; Cernei, N.; Gagic, M.; Milosavljevic, V.; Smolikova, V.; Vaclavkova, E.; Nevrkla, P.; Knot, P.; Krystofova, O.; Hynek, D.; Kopel, P.; Skladanka, J.; Adam, V.; Smerkova, K.; Zinc phosphate-based nanoparticles as a novel antibacterial agent: in vivo study on rats after dietary exposure. J. Anim. Sci. Biotechnol. 2019, 10, 1-12. DOI: 10.1186/s40104-019-0319-8.
  • Sedlakova, J.; Rezac, P.; Fiser, V.; Hedbavny, J.; Red fox, vulpes vulpes L., as a bioindicator of environmental pollution in the countryside of Czech Republic. Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2019, 67, 447-452. DOI: 10.11118/actaun201967020447.
  • Vicarova, P.; Docekalova, H.; Postulkova, E.; Mares, J.; Kopp, R.; Pelcova, P.; Reduction of Mercury Accumulation in Carp Tissues (Cyprinus carpio L.) by Natural Organic Matter and Chlorides. International Journal of Environmental Research 2018, 12, 127-133. DOI: 10.1007/s41742-018-0076-0.
  • Pelcova, P.; Vicarova, P.; Docekalova, H.; Postulkova, E.; Kopp, R.; Mares, J.; Smolikova, V.; The prediction of mercury bioavailability for common carp (Cyprinus carpio L.) using the DGT technique in the presence of chloride ions and humic acid. Chemosphere 2018, 211, 1109-1112. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2018.07.202.
  • Hynstova, V.; Sterbova, D.; Klejdus, B.; Hedbavny, J.; Huska, D.; Adam, V.; Separation, identification and quantification of carotenoids and chlorophylls in dietary supplements containing Chlorella vulgaris and Spirulina platensis using High Performance Thin Layer Chromatography. J. Pharm. Biomed. Anal. 2018, 148, 108-118. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpba.2017.09.018.
  • Urbanova, L.; Horky, P.; Skladanka, J.; Pribilova, M.; Smolikova, V.; Nevrkla, P.; Cernei, N.; Lackova, Z.; Hedbavny, J.; Ridoskova, A.; Adam, V.; Kopel, P.; Antioxidant status of rats’ blood and liver affected by sodium selenite and selenium nanoparticles. PeerJ 2018, 6, 1-11. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.4862.
  • Kovacik, J.; Klejdus, B.; Babula, P.; Hedbavny, J.; Ascorbic acid affects short-term response of Scenedesmus quadricauda to cadmium excess. Algal Res. 2017, 24, 354-359. DOI: 10.1016/j.algal.2017.04.026.
  • Kovacik, J.; Babula, P.; Peterkova, V.; Hedbavny, J.; Long-term impact of cadmium shows little damage in Scenedesmus acutiformis cultures. Algal Res. 2017, 25, 184-190. DOI: 10.1016/j.algal.2017.04.029.
  • Buchtelova, H.; Dostalova, S.; Michalek, P.; Krizkova, S.; Strmiska, V.; Kopel, P.; Hynek, D.; Richtera, L.; Ridoskova, A.; Adam, P.; Kynicky, J.; Brtnicky, M.; Heger, Z.; Adam, V.; Size-related cytotoxicological aspects of polyvinylpyrrolidone-capped platinum nanoparticles. Food Chem. Toxicol. 2017, 105, 337-346. DOI: 10.1016/j.fct.2017.04.043.
  • Kovacik, J.; Babula, P.; Hedbavny, J.; Comparison of vascular and non-vascular aquatic plant as indicators of cadmium toxicity. Chemosphere 2017, 180, 86-92. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2017.04.002.
  • Adamcova, D.; Radziemska, M.; Ridoskova, A.; Barton, S.; Pelcova, P.; Elbl, J.; Kynicky, J.; Brtnicky, M.; Vaverkova, M. D.; Environmental assessment of the effects of a municipal landfill on the content and distribution of heavy metals in Tanacetum vulgare L.. Chemosphere 2017, 185, 1011-1018. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2017.07.060.
  • Pelcova, P.; Vicarova, P.; Ridoskova, A.; Docekalova, H.; Kopp, R.; Mares, J.; Postulkova, E.; Prediction of mercury bioavailability to common carp (Cyprinus carpio L.) using the diffusive gradient in thin film technique. Chemosphere 2017, 187, 181. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2017.08.097.
  • Martinek, P.; Kula, E.; Hedbavny, J.; Reaction of leaf weevil Phyllobius arborator (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) to manganese content in diet . Environ. Entomol. 2017, 46, 131-136. DOI: 10.1093/ee/nvw144.
  • Ridoskova, A.; Docekalova, H.; Pelcova, P.; Prediction of cadmium, lead and mercury availability to plants: A comparison between diffusive gradients measured in a thin films technique and soil grown plants. J. Elem. 2017, 22, 349-363. DOI: 10.5601/jelem.2016.21.2.1075.
  • Svec, P.; Kovacik, J.; Hedbavny, J.; Babula, P.; Rotkova, G.; Klejdus, B.; Impact of Anions, Cations, and pH on Manganese Accumulation and Toxicity in the Green Alga Scenedesmus quadricauda. Water Air and Soil Pollution 2016, 227, 1-9. DOI: 10.1007/s11270-016-2859-2.
  • Kovacik, J.; Gruz, J.; Biba, O.; Hedbavny, J.; Content of metals and metabolites in honey originated from the vicinity of industrial town Kosice (eastern Slovakia). Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. 2016, 23, 4531-4540. DOI: 10.1007/s11356-015-5627-8.