On december 5, 2021, a friend and retired colleague has left us forever.
Congratulation to Dr. Leja Rovan. Her doctoral dissertation Method for the determination of uranium isotope ratios and its application as a novel geochemical tracer was very successfully defended.
Congratulations to Dr. Iaroslav Rybkin, who successfully defended his doctoral dissertation Development of methods for electrostatic immobilization and coupling of different microbial cells.
Dr. Lapanje and Dr. Rijavec got awarded for the bronze medal for the innovation entitled “Aggregation of Microbial Cells for Improved Fermentation” at the ARCA international innovation exhibition. The ARCA has been promoting innovation for years, following the example of the world's most prestigious innovation fairs and exhibitions, and is one of the most significant events in the calendar of the International Federation of National Innovative Federations (IFIA).
Using a method of wastewater analysis, researchers of the Organic Analysis Group, led by Prof. Dr. Ester Heath discovered that the most widespread drugs in Slovenian educational institutions are nicotine, alcohol and cannabis. Unfortunately these drugs weren't the only one.
Online courses on Wet-dry methodologies for studying cell-surface and cell-cell interactions based on system biology will take place on November 8th to 12th, 2021.
The meeting is taking place from October 6th – 8th 2021, in Ljubljana, in person. This Mid-term Check is an excellent opportunity to get together the whole consortium members and to review all the work done so far, to address all the issues and to discuss future plans.
The overall objective was to strenghten the collaboration with Al-Farabi KazNu in the field of environmental radioactivity and gamma spectrometry, development of new approaches in teaching of gamma spectrometry techniques and methods.
Researchers from the Department of Environmental Sciences published the results of a survey on the presence of residues of permitted and prohibited drugs and medicines that are abused in educational institutions in Slovenia in the journal Science of the total Environment.
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.
On September 28-29, the first hybrid meeting of the COST Action WATSON ‘WATer isotopeS in the critical zONe’ will take place in Ljubljana.
Multiparameter analyses of tap water can provide insight on the role of multiple distinct inputs and relationship between infrastructure and the environment over a range of scales.