The Institute consists of four research departments, Technology Transfer 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.
INSTITUTE CONSISTS OF:
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 Research
studies 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.
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.
Technology Transfer Office
is 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.