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.

Second Slovenian congress on waters, Podčetrtek, 19-20 April, 2017

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.


Janko Jamnik Doctoral Scholarship

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

13th Summer School on Toxic Compounds in the Environment 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

Award for the presentation of the research work at the FEMS2017 congress

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.

Start of new service contract for the European Commission

Jožef Stefan Institute, TEA SISTEMI and IEI will provide assessment of national transposition and implementation of the EURATOM drinking water directive 2013/51/Euratom for the European Commission Directorate-General for Energy. The project is coordinated by the Department of Environmental Sciences and will last 18 months.