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.

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.

New paper in STOTEN

The newest study of the variation of U isotope ratios in water and sediments in the karst aquifer of Krka River in Croatia showed that U isotopes are  identifiers of authigenic carbonate and can be used for quantification of terrestrial CO2 sinks related to carbonate weathering.

Helena Plešnik received Krka award

16.9.2021

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

2.9.2021

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

World Metrology Day

20.5.2021

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

11.5.2021

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).