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Two Master thesis

Two Master thesis were completed in collaboration with the Biotechnical Faculty University of Ljubljana:

KEJŽAR, Jan. Comparison of algae dietary supplements: antioxidative potencial and isotopic composition Primerjava prehranskih dopolnil iz alg: antioksidativni potencial in izotopska sestava, April 2020

VEZJAK, Urša. Characterization of milk and cheese by using stable isotopes of light elements = Karakterizacija mleka in sira z uporabo stabilnih izotopov lahkih elementov, December 2019

4th Festival of table olives

Prof.dr. Nives Ogrinc attended the “4th Festival of table olives” held in Koper on November 30 2019. At the festival she presented the activities performed within REALMed project to relevant stakeholders.

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FUTURE FOOD exhibition

The activities related to food research performed at Jožef Stefan Institute including ISO-FOOD are presented at the “FUTURE FOOD” exhibition opened until January 10 at the Chamber of Commerce. The exhibition is organized as a “showroom” of solutions and products with an emphasis on innovative achievements and new solutions of Slovenia.  

The FUTURE FOOD exhibition is the fourth exhibition organized under the single brand FUTURE. All FUTURE exhibitions and related conferences are organized in partnership with various Strategic Development and Innovation Partnerships (SRIPs). This year’s FUTURE FOOD exhibition is organized by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in cooperation with SRIP Food and with the support of the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology of the Republic of Slovenia and SPIRIT Slovenia.

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ISO-FOOD presented at RAFA conference

The research of Lidija Strojnik and Jasmina Masten related to ISO-FOOD activities was presented at the RAFA conference held in Prague (Czech Republic) November 5 to 9 2019. The conference is one of the largest conferences in the field of food research. This year 820 delegates participated at the conference from 53 countries from 4 continents.


Zois award was awarded

Prof. Dr. Nives Ogrinc received the Zois Award for Excellence in the Use of Stable Isotopes in Interdisciplinary Research.

Prof. Dr. Nives Ogrinc from the Department of Environmental Sciences at the Jozef Stefan Institute received the Zois Award for Excellence for the interdisciplinary use of stable isotopes of light and heavy elements in the fields of physical chemistry, ecology, metrology, food science and archaeology.

She conducted the most extensive research in the study of carbon cycling in aquatic environments and related climate change. An important result of her work is that despite the increase in carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere, the Gulf of Trieste is still not susceptible to acidification processes. She upgraded such research by introducing new methods in the field of isotopes in organic chemistry, which is a novelty on a global scale and provides new information on the origin and traceability of organic compounds in the environment. One of its greatest achievements is the use of stable isotopes in foodstuff. She was the first to establish a system for determining the authenticity and traceability of foodstuff in the Slovenian area, which helps to protect consumers and contributes to the promotion of high-quality Slovenian products. Cooperation with archaeologists has led to new insights into the development and way of living of our ancestors and represents an important contribution to the enrichment of Slovenian and world cultural heritage.

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Our sincere Congratulations!

First Congress Ambassadors of Slovenia awarded!

Prof.dr. Nives Ogrinc was awarded honorary title of the Congress Ambassador of Slovenia!

Twenty-five awarded individuals included doctors, scientists, professors, researchers and other experts in various fields who have contributed to the internationalization of Slovenia on the meetings industry’s stage. Slovenian Ambassadors Program was this year launched by the Slovenian Convention Bureau in collaboration with the Slovenian Tourist Board, the Ljubljana Convention Bureau at Ljubljana Tourism, and sixteen joining partners. The program is intended to acknowledge and honour the individuals able to successfully host many international congresses and other business events in Slovenia.

Condition for being nominated into the title of the Congress Ambassador of Slovenia 2019 was an organisation of scientific-professional or business event with a minimum of 100 attendees and at least a half international participation. Into account were taken the events that took place in the period between 2014 and 2018. Priority went to events of regional, European, and international or global associations that have brought to Slovenia as large international participation as possible or were of exceptional international importance.


Prof.dr. Nives Ogrinc obtained the award for the organization of the the 22nd International Symposium on Environmental Biogeochemistry (ISEB), which was held in Piran in 2015.

Some links:

Kongresni urad Slovenije: http://bit.ly/2QinJx3

Slovenska turistična organizacija: https://bit.ly/2pkL5am

Revija Kongres: https://bit.ly/37dlHEP

STA: https://bit.ly/2Qnw2Ii