Biotechnological Hub of the NIB (BTH-NIB)

The purpose of the investment project BTH-NIB is the assurance of the appropriate infrastructural conditions for the use of research and developmental opportunities in the fields of operation of the NIB.

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Dr. Maja Opalički Slabe

Working place: Research Assistant

Telephone number: +386 (0)59 23 27 33
Department: Department of Organisms and Ecosystems Research


  • BSc in Environmental Sciences: School of Environmental Sciences, University of Nova Gorica, Nova Gorica. Diploma thesis (2013): Groundwater fauna as bioindicator of hydrogeological characteristics of the alpine karstic aquifer (mentors: Prof. Anton Brancelj PhD, Nataša Mori PhD)
  • PhD in Environmental Sciences: Graduate School, University of Nova Gorica, Nova Gorica. Doctoral dissertation (2019): Regional biodiversity and seasonal dynamics of the bacterial communities in karstic springs of Slovenia (mentor: Prof. Anton Brancelj PhD)

Research activity:

During my undergraduate and graduate studies my research was focused on groundwater fauna and microorganisms in karst springs. Currently, I am the project manager of LIFE NATURAVIVA, Biodiversity – Art of Life project, with which we present the importance of biodiversity to the general public.

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