Hybrid IASWS 2022


The organizing committee of the International Symposium on the Interactions between Sediments and Water and the International Association for Sediment Water Science would like to invite you to the 15th Symposium to be held in Piran, Slovenia & Online, between 13 and 15 June, 2022. Participants wishing to present their research findings should submit a short abstract for the consideration of the Scientific Committee.

Award for one the most excellent achivements of UL in 2021


Commission for Research and Development of the University of Ljubljana has awarded research 'Modern organic pollutants - how can we control them with algae?' as one of the most excellent research achievements of the University of Ljubljana in 2021.



Dear colleagues, partners and friends!

At this festive time, we want to thank you for all the many ways you have contributed in making O2 successful and productive.

Happy holidays!





Leja Rovan PhD defense


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.

Iaroslav Rybkin PhD defense


Congratulations to Dr. Iaroslav Rybkin, who successfully defended his doctoral dissertation Development of methods for electrostatic immobilization and coupling of different microbial cells.

Bronze medal for innovation awarded to Dr. Lapanje and Dr. Rijavec


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).

Newspaper Delo on Drugs in Slovenian Educational Institutions


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.

SURFBIO Training School


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.

ITN MSCA GMOS-Train Meeting at O2


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.


ERASMUS+ exchange with Kazakhstan


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.