Slovak Toxicology Society

What is our main purpose?

One of the scopes of this division is experimental modeling of adverse effects during intrauterine development and study of the effect of diverse agents on structural as well as functional integrity using modern in vivo as well as in vitro methods. Another topic of this division is to study of carcinogenity, mutagenity and teratogenity mechanisms.


This division focuses mainly on common intoxications present in the population and cooperates with experienced physicians to elucidate and solve problems of toxic exposure in humans. The help line for intoxications can be found on the

The problem of hypoxia during gravidity and labor is another big issue of this division. Renowned pediatricians and obstetricians, members of SETOX, are focusing on the early detection and treatment of these conditions.


Industrial toxicology and ecotoxicology is the main focus of the third division of SETOX.A great deal of work concerns occupational hazards and possible toxic exposure during the work process. Ecotoxicological problems are solved in the Ecotoxicological Centre Bratislava (ETC). The company provides a battery of ecotoxicological tests using aquatic organisms and biodegradability tests for the identification of hazardous properties of chemical substances, products, chemical mixtures, and different environmental matrices.

This fourth and youngest division of SETOX brings together scientists interested in in vitro methodologies and assessment of toxicity by means of alternative/in vitro methods.
The mission of IVT section is to:
  • promote in vitro toxicology and its practical applications,
  • support development and implementation of in vitro methods into toxicology praxis,
  • stimulate, support and promote use in vitro tests in the field of education,
  • serve as an information channel between national and international groups interested in toxicology in vitro,
  • arrange scientific seminars with the subject of in vitro methods.

  • WHAT's NEW?

    Next EUROTOX 2013 Meeting will be held in Interlaken, Switzerland

    June 19-21, 2013, will be organized annual interdisciplinary toxicology conference the TOXCON 2013 with international participation in Hradec Králové, Czech Republic.


    Important links

    EUROTOX Information about toxicology in EU

    Go3R - Search engine for alternative methods

    IEPT SASc Institute of Experimental Pharmacology & Toxicology

    VERSITA online publishing

    Main goals of the Society

    To support cooperation and exchange of information between SETOX and international professional organizations

    To support research and development in the field of toxicology

    To propose toxicological projects of research and development

    To support participation of members in activities at international platform

    Interdisciplinary Toxicology
    Interdisciplinary Toxicology
    The Official Journal of the SETOX