Cocoa products contain elevated Ni concentrations. The role that Ni plays in the flavour of food and its potential impact on human health can be better understood by chemical speciation analysis. Therefore the aim of the work was to investigate the Ni speciation in cocoa infusions.
Prof. Dr. Milena Horvat, Dr. David Kocman, Vesna Fajon and Majda Pavlin attended the 13th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant that was organized in Providence (Rhode Island, USA) between 16th – 21st July, 2017.
Anja Stajnko and Janja Snoj Tratnik attended the 16th International Symposium of Trace Elements in Man and Animals (TEMA 16) which was held in St. Petersburg, Russia from 26th to 29th June 2017 and was joined for the first time with the International Society for Trace Element Research in Humans (ISTERH 2017) and Nordic Trace Element Society (NTES 2017).
Doris Potočnik and Bor Krajnc attended the workshop “Isoscape summer school” which was held in Fundazione Edmund Mach di San Michele all'Adige iin Italy, from 1st to 4th August, 2017. The main topic of workshop was GIS modelling using the data of stable isotope ratio of light elements.
Prof. dr. Radmila Milačič, assist. prof. dr. Tea Zuliani, Janja Vidmar and Gregor Pavec attended the Second Slovenian congress on waters where the importance of the protection of water eco-systems was emphasized and the effectiveness and deficiency of the water management in Slovenia was critically evaluated.
BI-MK/17-18-002: Methods for trace elements preseparation and determination in some minerals and other inorganic substances. The Department was visited by three researchers from Macedonia.
This tender is open to candidates (M/F) who will complete the VII/2 level of study in chemistry and related sciences by the end of September 2017 and have never previously enrolled in a doctoral study. Application deadline: 15 June 2017
26th-30th June: RECETOX Research Infrastructure, Regional POPs Centre for Central and Eastern Europe and Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment (RECETOX), Masaryk University is extending an invitation to attend the international 13th Summer School on Toxic Compounds in the Environment 2017
The research work on the development and usage of structural alignment of mobile DNA elements, shortly sTRAST, to predict the transfer of antibiotic resistant genes to the potential bacterial hosts lead by the PI dr. Aleš Lapanje has been awarded at the biggest European microbiology conference FEMS2017.
Prof. dr. Borut Smodiš, dr. Radojko Jaćimović, and Lojze Gačnik attended the 7th International k0-Users' workshop, where the newest developments in k0 neutron activation analysis (k0-NAA) and related fields were presented.
Based on competences of Dr. Lapanje and Dr. Rijavec, the Department is a partner in recently founded project ApPLAuSE (Alien PLAnt SpEcies) - from harmful to useful with citizens' led activities, lead by the City of Ljubljana. The Department tasks are focused in development of microbial technologies to obtain valuable chemical products from the IAPS.
We are happy to inform you that our fellow Matic Bergant received the Krka prize!