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.

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.

IsoCont - New important project at O2

This month, a large three-year research project on the transfer of mercury from Idrija through the Soča river to the Gulf of Trieste began, led by our head of the department, Prof. Dr. Milena Horvat.

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.

Partnerstvo za oceno tveganja kemikalij (PARC)


PARC je evropski projekt, ki ga sofinancira Evropska unija (EU) v okviru zdravstvenega programa Obzorje Evropa 2021 (Horizon Europe 2021). Projekt združuje 200 partnerskih organizacij iz 28 evropskih držav ter številne strokovnjake iz celega sveta. Proračun projekta je 400 milijonov EUR.

Science and Art


Exhibition of Agnes Meyer-Brandis: ‘Tree ID’

Lidija Strojnik won the price for the poster


At the RAFA 2022, 10th International Symposium on RECENT ADVANCES IN FOOD ANALYSIS, Lidija Strojnik won the prize for the poster entitled: Tracing the geographical origin of fruits and vegetables; the Slovenian model.

Congratulations Lidija!

Kick-off meeting FishEUTrust


FishEUTrust: European integration of new technologies and socio-economic solutions for increasing consumer trust and engagement in seafood products

Important News for our Department


The Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning of the Republic of Slovenia has authorised the Jožef Stefan Institute for a further 6 years to carry out operational monitoring, namely to assess the total ambient air load in the area of evaluation of the mercury parameter.