The 2015 Award of the National Institute of Biology for Exceptional Doctoral Work in the Field of the Activities of the National Institute of Biology

The 2015 Award of the National Institute of Biology for Exceptional Doctoral Work in the Field of the Activities of the National Institute of Biology

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The National Institute of Biology Award for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis in the field of activity of the National Institute of Biology in 2015 was given to:

Dr. Jana Erjavec, who holds a Slovenian patent as a result of her doctoral thesis and is also the recipient of the Krka Award for 2015. She has co-published three scientific papers, which have hitherto been cited 24 times.

Title of PhD thesis: Antibacterial Activity of Mushroom Protein Extracts and Pure Proteins and their Influence against Plant Pathogenic Bacterium Ralstonia Solanacearum

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Maja Ravnikar

Dr. Nina Prezelj, who has published six scientific papers so far (the seventh is about to be published). Out of these, three papers are part of a doctoral thesis. All papers are in the A1 category and have already been cited 27 times.

Title of PhD thesis:
Molecular Interactions between Phytoplasmal Casual Agents of Grapevine Yellows Disease and Grapevine (Vitis Vinifera L.) 

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Marina Dermastia


Dr. Nejc Rački, who has published five papers, out of which four papers are part of a doctoral thesis, four are in the A1 category, and have been cited 14 times so far.

Title of PhD thesis:
New Methods for Detection and Removal of Waterborne Virus

Supervisor:
Prof. Dr. Maja Ravnikar