At the National Institute of Biology, financed by the Slovenian Research Agency, we are currently performing a pilot monitoring of Slovenian waste waters for the SARS-CoV-2 virus and mutations connected to its variants of concern.
The principles of sustainable development and modern environmental protection policy require systematic monitoring of the status of nature and human environment.
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.
The big research equipment is used as support to our research and educational activities and serves technological development in co-operation with commercial enterprises. We offer hands on training, consulting and technical auditing, development of protocols and workflows, organization of workshops too.
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.
On the NIB we have certified GLP laboratory for testing mutagenicity with bacterial reverse mutation assay, or the Ames test (OECD 471).