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Eftimov, Tome, Korošec, Peter, Potočnik, Doris, Ogrinc, Nives, Heath, David John, Koroušić-Seljak, Barbara. How to perform properly statistical analysis on food data? : an e-learning tool : advanced statistics in natural sciences and technologies. V: MÉNDEZ-VILAS, A. (ur.). Science within food: up-to-date advances on research and educational ideas, (Formatex food science series, no. 1). Badajoz: Formatex Research Center. 2017, 8 str. http://www.formatex.info/foodscience1/book/144-151.pdf (Book Chapter)

Trdin, M., Nečemer, M., Benedik, L. (2017). Fast decomposition procedure of solid samples by lithium borates fusion employing salicylic acid. Analytical chemistry 89, no. 5, 3169-3176, doi: 10.1021/acs.analchem.6b04980

Trdin, M., and Benedik, L. (2017). Uranium, polonium and thorium in infant formulas (powder milk) and assessment of a cumulative ingestion dose. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis 64 (2), 198-202, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfca.2017.09.005

Peeters, K., Zuliani, T., Žigon, D., Milačič, R., and Ščančar, J. (2017). Nickel speciation in cocoa infusions using monolithic chromatography – Post-column ID-ICP-MS and Q-TOF-MS. Food Chemistry 230, 327-335, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2017.03.050

Mahne Opatić, A., Nečemer, M., Kocman, D., Lojen, S. (2017). Geographical origin characterization of Slovenian garlic using stable isotope and elemental composition analyses. Acta Chimica Slovenica 64 (4), 1048-1055, http://dx.doi.org/10.17344/acsi.2017.3476

Mahne Opatić, A., Nečemer, M., Lojen, S., and Vidrih, R. (2017). Stable isotope ratio and elemental composition parameters in combination with discriminant analysis classification model to assign country of origin to commercial vegetables – A preliminary study. Food Control 80, 252-258, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodcont.2017.05.010

Benedik, L., and Trdin, M. (2017). Determination of low level Np-237 by various techniques. Applied Radiation and Isotopes 126, 208-213, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apradiso.2017.02.005

Kandolf Borovšak, A., Ogrinc, N., Lilek, N., Korošec, M. Feeding honey-bee colonies (Apis mellifera carnica Poll.) and detection of honey adulteration. Acta alimentaria : an International Journal of Food Science, ISSN 0139-3006, 2017, vol. 46, iss. 2, str. 127-136, doi: 10.1556/066.2016.0002.

Dunn, P. J., Goenaga-Infante, H., Goren, A. C., Şimsek, A., Bilsel, M., Ogrinc, N., Armishaw, P., Hai, L. CCQM-K140 : carbon stable isotope ratio delta values in honey. Metrologia, ISSN 0026-1394, 2017, vol. 54, tech. supp. , str. 08005-1-08805-25, doi: 10.1088/0026-1394/54/1A/08005.

Eftimov, T., Korošec, P., Koroušić Seljak, B., A Novel Approach to Statistical Comparison of Meta-heuristic Stochastic Optimization Algorithms using Deep Statistics, Information Sciences 417C (2017) pp. 186-215; doi: 10.1016/j.ins.2017.07.015

Eftimov, T., Koroušić Seljak, B., Korošec, P. A rule-based named-entity recognition method for knowledge extraction of evidence-based dietary recommendations. PLoS ONE, 12(6): e0179488. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0179488

Eftimov, T., Korošec, P., Koroušić Seljak, B. StandFood: Standardization of Foods Using a Semi-Automatic System for Classifying and Describing Foods According to FoodEx2, Nutrients, ISSN 2072-6643, 9(6), 542; doi: 10.3390/nu9060542

Golja, V., Dražić, G., Lorenzetti, M., Vidmar, J., Ščančar, J., Zalaznik, M., Kalin, M., Novak, S. Characterisation of food contact non-stick coatings containing TiO2 nanoparticles and study of their possible release into food. Food additives & contaminants. Part A., Chemistry, analysis, control, exposure & risk assessment, ISSN 1944-0049, no. 3, vol. 34, str. 421-433, doi: 10.1080/19440049.2016.1269954

Lorenzetti, M., Drame, A., Šturm, S., Novak, S. 2017. TiO2 (Nano)Particles Extracted from Sugar-Coated Confectionery. Journal of Nanomaterials. doi: 10.1155/2017/6298307


Bat, K., Eler, K., Mazej, D., Mozetič Vodopivec, B., Mulič, I., Kump, P., Ogrinc, N. 2016. Isotopic and elemental characterisation of Slovenian apple juice according to geographical origin: preliminary results. Food chemistry, 203, 86-94. doi: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2016.02.039

Česen, M., Lambropoulou, D.A., Laimou-Geraniou, M., Kosjek, T., Blaznik,U., Heath, D.J., Heath, E. 2016. Determination of bisphenols and related compounds in honey and their migration from selected food contact materials. Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 64 (46), 8866-8875, doi: 10.1021/acs.jafc.6b0392.

Kroflič, A., Germ, M., Mechora, Š., Stibilj, V. 2016. Selenium and its compounds in aquatic plant Veronica anagallis-aquatica. Chemosphere, 151, 296-302, doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2015.12.103.

Nečemer, M., Potočnik, D., Ogrinc, N. 2016. Discrimination between Slovenian cow, goat and sheep milk and cheese according to geographical origin using a combination of elemental content and stable isotope data. Journal of food composition and analysis, 52, 16-23, doi: 10.1016/j.jfca.2016.07.002

Novak, S., Lorenzetti, M., Drame, A., Vidmar, J., Ščančar, J., Filipič, M., 2016. Diversity of TiO2 nanopowders’ characteristics relevant to toxicity testing. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 2016, doi: 10.1007/s11051-016-3437-7

Potočnik, D., Nečemer, M., Mazej, D:, Jaćimović, R., Ogrinc, N. 2016. Multi-elemental composition of Slovenian milk : analytical approach and geographical origin determination. Acta IMEKO, 5 (1), 15-21. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21014/acta_imeko.v5i1.292

Potočnik, T., Ogrinc, N., Potočnik, D., Košir, I.J. 2016. Fatty acid composition and δ13C isotopic ratio characterisation of pumpkin seed oil. Journal of food composition and analysis, ISSN 0889-1575, 2016, vol. 53, str. 85-90, doi: 10.1016/j.jfca.2016.09.005.

Salles, P., Menezes, M.A., Jaćimović, R., Campos, T.P.R. 2016. Inorganic elements in sugar samples consumed in several countries. Journal of radioanalytical and nuclear chemistry, 308, 485-493, doi: 10.1007/s10967-015-4478-6.

Vidmar, J., Milačič, R., Goljq, V., Novak, S:, Ščančar, J. 2016. Optimization of the procedure for efficient dispersion of titanium dioxide nanoparticles in aqueous samples. Analytical methods, 8 (5), 1194-1201, doi: 10.1039/C5AY03305E.


Germ, M:, Kacjan-Maršič, N., Turk, J., Pirc, M., Golob, A., Jerše, A., Kroflič, A., Šircelj, H., Stibilj, V. 2015. The effect of different compounds of selenium and iodine on selected biochemical and physiological characteristics in common buckwheat and pumpkin sprouts = Vpliv različnih oblik selena in joda na izbrane biokemijske in fiziološke lastnosti pri kalicah navadne ajde in buč. Acta biologica slovenica, 58 (1), 35-44.

Hiroki, A., Narukawa, T., Inagaki, K., Jaćimović. R., Horvat, M., et al. 2015. Report of the key comparison CCQM-K108 determination of arsenic species, total arsenic and cadmium in brown rice flour. Metrologia,  52, 08005, doi: 10.1088/0026-1394/52/1A/08005.

Kandolf Borovšak, A., Ogrinc, N., Lilek, N., Noč, Boštjan, Božič, J., Korošec, M., 2015. Vpliv krmljenja čebeljih družin na njihovo živalnost in pristnost medu. Acta agriculturae Slovenica, 106 (1), 31-39. doi: 10.14720/aas.2015.106.1.4.

Klančnik, A., Toplak, N., Kovač, M., Ogrinc, N., Jeršek, B., 2015. Robust PCR-based method for quantification of bovine milk in cheeses made of caprine and ovine milk. International journal of dairy technology, 69 (4), 540-549, doi: 10.1111/1471-0307.12287.

Kristan, U., Černe, M., Jaćimovič, R., Benedik, L. 2015. Polonium-210 and selenium in tissues and tissue extracts of the mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis (Gulf of Trieste). Chemosphere, 119, 231-341.

Novotnik, B., Zuliani, T., Ščančar, J., Milačič, R. 2015. Content of trace elements and chromium speciation in Neem powder and tea infusions. Journal of trace elements in medicine and biology, 31, 98-106, doi: 10.1016/j.jtemb.2015.04.003.

Smodiš, B., Černe, M., Jaćimović, R., Benedik, L. 2015. Transfer of uranium and radium to Chinese cabbage from soil containing elevated levels of natural radionuclides. Journal of radioanalytical and nuclear chemistry, 306 (3), 685-694, doi: 10.1007/s10967-015-4198-y.


Brenčič, M., Vreča, P., 2014. Applicability study of deuterium excess in bottled water life cycle analyses = Uporabnost devterijevega presežka v analizi življenjskega kroga embaliranih vod. Geologija, ISSN 0016-7789. [Tiskana izd.], 2014, vol. 57, no. 2, str. 231-244, doi: 10.5474/geologija.2014.020

Knap, M., Ogrinc, N., Potočnik, K., Vidrih, R., 2014. Antioxidant activity in selected Slovenian organic and conventional crops. Acta agriculturae Slovenica, ISSN 1581-9175. [Tiskana izd.], 2014, letn. 103, št. 2, p 281-289, graf. prikazi, tabele. http://aas.bf.uni-lj.si/september2014/12_Knap2.pdf, doi: 10.14720/aas.2014.103.2.12.

Kristan, U., Kanduč, T., Osterc, A., Šlejkovec, Z., Ramšak, A., Stibilj, V. 2014. Assessment of pollution level using Mytilus galloprovincialis as a bioindicator species: the case of the Gulf of TriesteMarine Pollution Bulletin, DOI 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2014.09.046.

Mechora, Š., Stibilj, V., Germ, M. 2014. Response of duckweed to various concentrations of selenite. Enviromental Science and  Pollution Research, DOI 10.1007/s11356-014-3270-4.

Miklavčič, A., Kocman, D., Horvat, M. Human mercury exposure and effects in Europe. Environmental toxicology and chemistry, ISSN 0730-7268, 2014, vol. 33, issue 6, p 1259-1270, doi: 10.1002/etc.2482.

Štrekelj, P., Stibilj, V., Gaberščik, A., Germ, M., Kreft, I. 2014. Enhancement of selenium concentration in Tartary buckwheat sprouts by soaking seeds in Se solutions. Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment, 12 (1), 419-423.

Horvat, M., Degenek, N., Lipej, L., Snoj Tratnik, J., Faganeli, J. 2014. Trophic transfer and accumulation of mercury in ray species in coastal waters affected by historic mercury mining (Gulf of Trieste, northern Adriatic Sea). Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 21 (6), 4163-4176. 

Faganeli J., Hines M., Horvat M., Falnoga I., Covelli S. 2014. Methylmercury in the Gulf of Trieste (Northern Adriatic Sea): From Microbial Sources to Seafood Consumers. Food Technology and Biotechnology,  52 (2), 188-197. 

Rožmarić, M., Rogić, M., Benedik, L., Barišić, D., Planinšek, P.  2014. Radiological characterization of tap waters in Croatia and the age dependent dose assessment. Chemosphere, 111, 272-277. 

Šlejkovec, Z., Stajnko, A., Falnoga, I., Lipej, L., Mazej, D., Horvat, M., Faganeli, J., 2014. Bioaccumulation of arsenic species in rays from the Northern Adriatic Sea. International journal of molecular sciences, ISSN 1422-0067, 2014, vol. 15, no. 12, p 22073-22091, doi: 10.3390/ijms151222073.

Vreča, P., Krajcar Bronić, I., Leis, A., Demšar, M., 2014. Isotopic composition of precipitation at the station Ljubljana (Reaktor), Slovenia – period 2007-2010 = Izotopska sestava padavin na postaji Ljubljana (Reaktor), Slovenija – obdobje 2007-2010. Geologija, ISSN 0016-7789. [Tiskana izd.], 2014, vol. 57, no. 2, str. 217-230, doi: 10.5474/geologija.2014.019.

Žagar, D., Sirnik, N., Četina, M., Horvat, M., Kotniik, J., Ogrinc, N., Hedgecock, Ian M., Cinnirella, S., De Simone, F., Gencarelli, Christian N., Pirrone, N. Mercury in the Mediterranean. Part 2, Processes and mass balance. V: 16th International Conference on Heavy Metals in the Environment, 23-27 September, 2012, Rome, Italy. Heidelberg: Springer, vol. 21, no. 6. 2014, letn. 21, št. 6, p 4081-4094, ilup, doi: 10.1007/s11356-013-2055-5.

Žvab Rožič, P., Dolenec, T., Lojen, S., Kniewald, G., Dolenec, M. 2014. Using stable nitrogen isotopes in Patella sp. to trace sewage-derived material in coastal ecosystems. Ecological indicators, 36, 224-230. 


Kovač, N., Glavaš, N. Dolenec, M., Rogan Šmuc, N., Šlejkovec, Z. 2013. Chemical Composition of Natural Sea Salt from the Sečovlje Salina (Gulf of Trieste, northern Adriatic), Acta Chimica Slovenica, 60 (3), 706-714.

Ščančar, J., Zuliani, T., Žigon, D., Milačič, R. 2013. Ni speciation in tea infusions by monolithic chromatography—ICP-MS and Q-TOF-MS, Analytical an Bioanalytical Chemistry, 405 (6), 2041-2051.

Planinšek, P., Benedik, L., Smodiš, B., 2013. Comparison of various dissolution techniques for determination of Po-210 in biological samples. Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 81, 53-56.

Mechora, Š., Stibilj, V., Germ, M., 2013. The uptake and distribution of selenium in three aquatic plants grown in Se (IV) solution. Aquatic Toxicology, 128/129, 53-59.

Kristan, U., Arribére, M., Stibilj, V., 2013. Selenium species and their distribution in freshwater fish from Argentina. Biological Trace Element Research, 151 (2), 240-246.

Rožmarić, M., Rogić, M., Benedik, L., Štrok, M., Barišić, D., 2013. Seasonal and spatial variations of 210Po and 210Pb activity concentrations in Mytilus galloprovincialis from Croatian coast of the Adriatic Sea. Chemosphere, 93, (9), 2063-2068.

Miklavčič, A. Casetta, A., Snoj Tratnik, J., Mazej, D., Krsnik, M., Mariuz, M., Sofianou, K., Špirić, Z., Barbone, F., Horvat, M., 2013. Mercury, arsenic and selenium exposure levels in relation to fish consumption in the Mediterranean area. Environmental Research, 120, 7-17.

Miklavčič, A., Mazej, D., Jaćimović, R., Dizdarevič, T., Horvat, M., Mercury in food items from the Idrija Mercury Mine area. Environmental Research, 125, 61-68.

Halder, D., Bhowmick, S., Biswas, Asit K., Chatterjee, D., Nriagu, Jerome O., Mazumder, R. B., Šlejkovec, Z., Jacks, G., Bhattacharya, P. Risk of arsenic exposure from drinking water and dietary components: Implications for risk management in rural Bengal. Environmental Science and Technology, 47 (2), 1120-1127.

Korošec, M., Golob, T., Bertoncelj, J., Stibilj, V., Koroušić-Seljak, B., 2013. The Slovenian food composition database. Food Chemistry, 140 (3), 495-499.

Koroušić-Seljak, B., Stibilj, V., Pograjc, L., Fidler Mis, N., Benedik, E., 2013. Food composition databases for effective quality nutritional care. Food Chemistry, 130 (3), 495-499.

Deroma, L., Parpinel, M., Tognin, V., Channoufi, L., Snoj Tratnik, J., Horvat, M., Valent, F., Barbone, F., 2013. Neuropsychological assessment at school-age and prenatal low-level exposure to mercury through fish consumption in an Italian birth cohort living near a contaminated site. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, 216 (4), 486-493.

Novotnik, Breda, Zuliani, Tea, Ščančar, Janez, Milačič, Radmila. Chromate in food samples: an artefact of wrongly applied analytical methodology? Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, 28 (4), 558-566.

Vidic, A., Ilić, Z., Benedik, L., 2013. Recent measurements of 234U/238U isotope ratio in spring waters from the Hadžići area. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 120, 6-13.

Ščančar, J., Zuliani, T., Milačič, R., 2013. Study of nickel content in Ni-rich food products in Slovenia. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, 32 (1), 83-89.

Smodiš, B., Štrok, M., Černe, M., 2013. Radioecology around a closed uranium mine. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 299 (1), 765-771.

Valiente, L., Saxby, D., Merrick, J., Horvat, M., Milačič, R., Jaćimović, R., 2013. Final report on CCQM-K89: Trace and essential elements in Herba Ecliptae. Metrologia, 50, Technical Supplement 20, 53 pp.

Valiente, L., Horvat, M., Bennet, J. B., Kotzeva, B., 2013. Final report on APMP.QM-S5: Essential and toxic elements in seafood. Metrologia, 50 (1A), 47 pp.

Štrok, M., Smodiš, B., 2103. Soil-to-plant transfer factors for natural radionuclides in grass in the vicinity of a former uranium mine. Nuclear Engineering and Design, 261, 279-284.

Vromman, D., Lutts, S., Lefevre, I., Somer, L., de Vreese, O., Šlejkovec, Z., Quinet, M., 2013. Effects of simultaneous arsenic and iron toxicities on rice (Oryza sativa L.) development, yield-related parameters and As and Fe accumulation in relation to As speciation in the grains. Plant and Soil, 371 (1-2), 199-217.

Kreft, I., Mechora, Š., Germ, M., Stibilj, V., 2013. Impact of selenium on mitochondrial activity in young Tartary buckwheat plants. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 63, 196-199.

Germ, M., Pongrac, P., Regvar, M., Vogel-Mikuš, K., Stibilj, V., Jaćimović, R., Kreft, I., 2013. Impact of double Zn and Se biofortification of wheat plants on the element concentrations in the grain. Plant, Soil and Environment, 59 (7), 316-321.

Cvelbar, D., Žista, V., Kobal, K., Žigon, D., Žakelj-Mavrič, M., 2013. Steroid toxicity and detoxification in ascomycetous fungi. Chemico-Biological Interactions, 202, 243–258.

Germ, M., Pongrac, P., Regvar, M., Vogel-Mikuš, K., Stibilj, V., Jaćimović, R., Kreft, I., 2013. Impact of double Zn and Se biofortification of wheat plants on the element concentrations in the grain. Plant, soil and environment, 59 (7), 316-321.


Bat, K., Vidrih, R., Nečemer, M., Mozetič Vodopivec, B., Mulič, I., Kump, P., Ogrinc, N., 2012. Characterization of Slovenian apples with respect to their botanical and geographical origin and agricultural production practice. Food Technology and Biotechnology, 50 (1), 107-116.

Benedik, L., Jeran, Z., 2012. Radiological of natural and mineral drinking waters in Slovenia. Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 151 (2), 306-313.

Burnik Šturm, M., Vreča, P., Krajcar Bronić, I. 2012. Carbon isotopic composition (δ13C and 14C activity) of plant samples in the vicinity of the Slovene nuclear power plant. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 110 (1), 24-29.

Černe, M., Smodiš, B., Štrok, M., Benedik, L., 2012. Radiation impact assessment on wildlife from an uranium mine area. Nuclear Engineering and Design, 246, 203-209.

Furdek, M., Vahčič, M., Ščančar, J., Milačič, R., Kniewald, G., Mikac, N., 2012. Organotin compounds in seawater and Mytilus galloprovincialis mussels along the Croatian Adriatic coast. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 64 (2), 189-199.

Johansen, M. P., Barnett, C. L., Beresford, N. A., Brown, J. E., Černe, M., Howard, B. J., Kamboj, S., Keum, D. K., Smodiš, Borut, Twining, J. R., Vandenhove, H., Wood, M. D., 2012. Assessing doses to terrestrial wildlife at a radioactive waste disposal site: Inter-comparison of modelling approaches. Science of The Total Environment, 427-428, 238-246.

Kacjan-Maršić, N., Burnik Šturm, M., Zupanc, V., Lojen, S., Pintar, M., 2012. Quality of white cabbage yield and potential risk of ground water nitrogen pollution, as affected by nitrogen fertilisation and irrigation practices. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 92 (1), 92-98.

Kristan, U., Arribere, M., Stibilj, V., 2012 Selenium species and their distribution in freshwater fish from Argentina. Biol. trace elem. res., 7 p., doi: 10.1007/s12011-012-9560-0.

Mechora, Š., Germ, M., Stibilj, V., 2012. Selenium compounds in selenium-enriched cabbage. Pure and Applied Chemistry, 84 (2), 259-268.

Milačič, R., Ajlec, D., Zuliani, T., Žigon, D., Ščančar, J., 2012. Determination of Zn-citrate in human milk by CIM monolithic chromatography with atomic and mass spectrometry detection. Talanta, 101, 203-210.

Ovca, A., van Elteren, J. T., Falnoga, I., Šelih, V. S., 2012. Comparison of zinc species in two specimens of edible plants and their fate in the human gastrointestinal tract. Pure and Applied Chemistry, 2, 301-311.

Ramšak, A., Ščančar, J., Horvat, M., 2012. Evaluation of metallothioneins in blue mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis) as a biomarker of mercury and cadmium exposure in the Slovenian waters (Gulf of Trieste): a long-term field study. Acta Adriatica, 53 (1), 71-86.

Rožmarić, M., Rogić, M., Benedik, L., Štrok, M., Barišić, D., Gojmerac Ivšić, A., 2012. 210Po and 210Pb activity concentrations in Mytilus galloprovincialis from Croatian Adriatic coast with the related dose assessment to the coastal population. Chemosphere, 87 (11), 1295-1300.

Rožmarić, M., Rogić, M., Benedik, L., Štrok, M.., 2012. Natural radionuclides in bottled drinking waters produced in Croatia and their contribution to radiation dose. The Science of The Total Environment, 437 (1), 53-60.

Ščančar, J., Zuliani, T., Žigon, D., Milačič, R., 2012 Ni speciation in tea infusions by monolithic chromatographyICP-MS and Q-TOF-MS. Anal. bioanal. chem., [in press] 2012, 11 p., doi: 10.1007/s00216-012-6611-5.

Štrok, M., Smodiš, B., 2012. Transfer of natural radionuclides from hay and silage to cow’s milk in the vicinity of a former uranium mine. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 110 (1), 64-6.