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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The Institute consists of four research departments, Technology Transfer Office, The Project Office and the management administrative unit. Five departments are located in Ljubljana, at the registered office of the NIB in the Biological Centre, and one in Piran.

Departments are relatively independent as regards programmes, human resources and finance and have their own science and business strategies and basic objectives.

The science policy of the NIB tends to link the departments and looks for synergies in activities at home and abroad.




Department of Biotechnology and Systems BiologyThe research covers tree main topics: systems biology using omics approaches, research on microorganisms and research on genetically modified organisms. Top-notch molecular biology and plant sciences related equipment is organised within the Instrumental Centre Planta.
Department of Genetic Toxicology and Cancer Biology the research is being carried out in ecotoxicology, genetic toxicology and cancer biology. Within the framework of these basic fields we investigate the water ecosystems and the pollution effects, the damages of genetic material and the origin and development of cancer diseases.
Department of Organisms and Ecosystems Researchstudies biological processes on different levels from cell to ecosystems. It creates top-level knowledge, needed for integrated understanding of organisms and their role in the environment, from neuronal mechanisms of sensing the environment and communication between cells to interactions in ecosystems.
Marine Biology Station Piran is the only institution for marine research and monitoring of sea - water quality in Slovenia. Research groups of the MBS pursue research in the fields of physical, chemical and biological oceanography.
Corporate Services The joint services are the organisational unit in charge of providing support to research organisational units. Their main activities are finance and accounting, human resources, purchase, general affairs, management of IT etc.

Within the Corporate Services:

Technology Transfer Officeis responsible for the management of intellectual property of the Institute. The office acts as a liaison with the economic sector, manages Institute's patents, and is responsible for the transfer of knowledge into society.
Project Officeworks as part of Corporate Services and provides comprehensive support to researchers in the realization of research ideas and the establishment of appropriate contacts, partnerships and networks in the national, regional and international environment.