Sampling and measurements of different Hg forms in Anhovo Cement Plant flue gases

First week after short New Year holidays, co-workers from the Department of Environmental Sciences, dr. Jože Kotnik, dr. Igor Živković, and Jan Gačnik performed sampling and measurement of different mercury fractions in flue gases of the Cement Plant Anhovo. Work was conducted within planned field samplings of the MercOx project.

Prof. Dr. Alexander Gusev is visiting laboratory for colloid biology

He is professor, head of laboratory as well as director of the institute at Derzhavin Tambov State University, Tambov, Russia and he is also working at the National University of Science and Technology in Moscow. He is interested in nanotoxicology, plant nanobiotechnology, antibacterial nanomaterials, carbon nanomaterials and bioaccumulation of nanoparticles.

IJS video

Check out an IJS video that nicely reminds us of why we do what we do and why our work is so important and fascinating.

The story of truffles

The news related to the research on authenticity and traceability of food taking truffles as an example was published on IAEA news website.

World Metrology Day


Boosting metrology in food and nutrition benefits Society as a whole and the economy, providing reliable measurements for trade, health, safety, environmental protection, sustainability of agrifood systems and law enforcement, and providing evidence of this reliability.


Call For MSCA ITN FoodTraNet Early Stage Researcher (ESR) Applications


We announce the start of the application period for 15 Early Stage Researcher (ESR) positions offered by the 9 host organisations participating in the MSCA ITN scheme entitled “ Advanced research and Training Network in Food quality, safety and security” (FoodTraNet).

The WICO 2020 interlaboratory comparison test passed with flying colours


Great news from the International Atomic Energy Agency: our department achieved excellent results and was among the best participating laboratories at the latest International Water Isotope Inter-Comparison Test (WICO) for the analysis of stable isotope composition of oxygen and hydrogen (δ18O and δ2H) in different environmental water samples with isotope-ratio mass spectrometry. 

Johanna received the best case study presentation award


Johanna Robinson, a young researcher was awarded for the best case study presentation titled “When technology fails: a case study of a premature CS tool” at a Citizen Science with Application to Nuclear, Seismic and Air Quality Monitoring: APPLICATIONS in Air Quality Monitoring Workshop held online 15 - 19 Mar 2021 by The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP)