Department of Environmental Sciences

The Department of Environmental Sciences encompasses a broad range of research activities, diverse and varied as the environment itself.

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Newspaper Delo on Drugs in Slovenian Educational Institutions

Using a method of wastewater analysis, researchers of the Organic Analysis Group, led by Prof. Dr. Ester Heath discovered that the most widespread drugs in Slovenian educational institutions are nicotine, alcohol and cannabis. Unfortunately these drugs weren't the only one.

SURFBIO Training School

Online courses on Wet-dry methodologies for studying cell-surface and cell-cell interactions based on system biology will take place on November 8th to 12th, 2021.

ITN MSCA GMOS-Train Meeting at O2

The meeting is taking place from October 6th – 8th  2021, in Ljubljana, in person. This Mid-term Check is an excellent opportunity to get together the whole consortium members and to review all the work done so far, to address all the issues and to discuss future plans.

 

ERASMUS+ exchange with Kazakhstan

The overall objective was to strenghten the collaboration with Al-Farabi KazNu in the field of environmental radioactivity and gamma spectrometry, development of new approaches in teaching of gamma spectrometry techniques and methods.

Results of drugs found in wastewater of Slovenian educational institutions published

Researchers from the Department of Environmental Sciences published the results of a survey on the presence of residues of permitted and prohibited drugs and medicines that are abused in educational institutions in Slovenia in the journal Science of the total Environment.

Helena Plešnik received Krka award

Her MSc thesis entitled "Determination of bacterial lignin degradation products by liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry" which she worked on as part of the Applause project, was chosen to be awarded the Krka Award for research work at 51st Krka Awards call for best research projects.

 

 

WATSON in action

On September 28-29, the first hybrid meeting of the COST Action WATSON ‘WATer isotopeS in the critical zONe’ will take place in Ljubljana.

Legacy of the work of Dr. Hirokatsu Akagi in Slovenia

August 6, 2021 marks the first anniversary of death of our dear friend Dr. Hirokatsu Akagi well known for  his outstanding contributions in scientific research, mentoring,  public outreach, and impact on mercury policy and management.

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The Department of Environmental Sciences encompasses a broad range of research activities, diverse and varied as the environment itself.

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They are multidisciplinary, from different natural sciences to social sciences, in particular chemical, physical, geological and biological, which define our environment, society and human activities.

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With our research we would like to clarify the relationship between natural processes and human activities, and the influence of these activities on human health and the environment

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