• LIFE NATURAVIVA: Biodiversity – Art of Life
    LIFE NATURAVIVA: Biodiversity – Art of Life
    Biodiversity collectively describes all living organisms. Included in biodiversity are also we, humans, but we have trouble understanding its significant importance for us and the threats for biodiversity.
  • NIB Services Offer
    NIB Services Offer
    The National Institute of Biology - NIB is Slovenia's leading public research institute for basic and applied research in biosciences.
  • Microplastics in the Gulf of Trieste
    Microplastics in the Gulf of Trieste
    Contamination of marine enviroment
    with plastics and consequently microplastics
    is nowadays an emerging problem.

Services and products

  • Agriculture Industry Services

    National Institute of Biology is authorized by the Ministry of Agriculture and the Environment to perform defined tasks of public service for the protection of plants.

  • Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industry Services

    We offer bioanalytical laboratory support, toxicology studies, genetic toxicology testing of different samples, residual DNA detection, improvements of production lines through systems biology, and cotoxicology studies.

  • Research equipment

    The big research equipment is used as support to our research and educational activities and serves technological development in co-operation with commercial enterprises.

  • Training and Related Services

    We offer hands on training, consulting and technical auditing, development of protocols and workflows, organization of workshops.

  • Mutagenicity analysis under GLP

    On the NIB we have certified GLP laboratory for testing mutagenicity with bacterial reverse mutation assay, or the Ames test (OECD 471).

18 Jan

Test performance study for detection of fire blight and Stewart's wilt pathogens coming up in March 2019

The National Institute of Biology is a partner in EU project Valitest (https://www.valitest.eu) which aims to improve plant pathogen diagnostics. Validation is essential to provide information on the performance of the tests that are used in diagnostic. One of the ways to gather validation data beyond a single laboratory are test performance studies (TPS). Six different pathogens will be included in the first round of TPSs in the project: Erwinia amylovora, Pantoea stewartii subsp. stewartii, citrus tristeza virus, plum pox virus, Fusarium circinatum and Bursaphelenchus xylophilus.

The National Institute of Biology is organizing TPSs for Erwinia amylovora and Pantoea stewartii subsp. stewartii. The aim is to evaluate further tests for their detection in symptomatic plant samples and in maize seeds, respectively.

Important: If you are not a Valitest project partner and as the project’s budget does not allow any external funding, the participation to the TPS will be at your own cost (consumables, chemicals, reagents) with only critical reagents provided (e.g. primers and probes). As a participant to the TPS, you would receive the evaluation report and you would be associated to the results exploitation.

Are you interested in participating? Please, see invitation letter for further details and participation information form. Using the latter, you can express your interest and provide information needed to select final participants based on a set of pre-defined criteria agreed upon within the project. Thank you.

Fit-for-purpose tests matter!
14 Dec

NIB workshop: “Where the genetically modified organisms lead us?”

In the organization of National Institute of Biology and Slovenian Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning (MESP), 13th of December 2018, a workshop “Where the genetically modified organisms lead us?” was organized.