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BION Institute

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
1.02.07  Natural sciences and mathematics  Physics  Biophysics 
1.03.00  Natural sciences and mathematics  Biology   
2.07.00  Engineering sciences and technologies  Computer science and informatics   
4.06.00  Biotechnical sciences  Biotechnology   
2.03.03  Engineering sciences and technologies  Energy engineering  Renewable resources and technologies 
2.03.05  Engineering sciences and technologies  Energy engineering  Systematic research 

Code Science Field
P170  Natural sciences and mathematics  Computer science, numerical analysis, systems, control 
P175  Natural sciences and mathematics  Informatics, systems theory 
P180  Natural sciences and mathematics  Metrology, physical instrumentation 
P190  Natural sciences and mathematics  Mathematical and general theoretical physics, classical mechanics, quantum mechanics, relativity, gravitation, statistical physics, thermodynamics 
P200  Natural sciences and mathematics  Electromagnetism, optics, acoustics 

Code Description
Technology transfer 
Evaluation (rules)
source: COBISS
Data for the last 5 years (citations for the last 10 years) on March 27, 2023; A3 for period 2017-2021
Database Linked records Citations Pure citations Average pure citations
WoS 35  386  332  9.49 
Scopus 39  427  380  9.74 
Research groups (1)
no. Code Name of group Responsible person No. of publications
1. 0431-001  Group for bioelectromagnetic and environmental measurement  PhD Igor Jerman  385 
Researchers (9)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Status No. of publications
1. 27663  Andrej Gregorčič  Biology  Researcher  12 
2. 31663  Luka Jan  Biology  Researcher 
3. 05092  PhD Igor Jerman  Metrology  Researcher  279 
4. 21417  PhD Rok Krašovec  Biochemistry and molecular biology  Researcher  31 
5. 19026  PhD Robert T. Leskovar  Computer intensive methods and applications  Researcher  76 
6. 23244  Branka Lovrečič  Public health (occupational safety)  Researcher  14 
7. 31664  Matej Plankar  Biology  Researcher  14 
8. 10741  PhD Romana Ružič  Metrology  Researcher  133 
9. 28636  Suzana Veren  Mathematics  Researcher 
Research projects (13) Legend
no. Code Title Period Responsible person No. of publications
1. V2-0501  Slovenija - nizkoogljična družba (Slovene)  9/1/2008 - 8/31/2011  PhD Stanko Hočevar  5,397 
2. Z4-9571  Bioengineering of adaptive mutation in bacteria Escherichia coli  7/1/2007 - 6/30/2009  PhD Rok Krašovec  31 
3. L2-6372  Construction of magnetic configurations for improvement of human quality of life  7/1/2004 - 6/30/2007  PhD Romana Ružič  336 
4. L2-5038  Application of various (electro)magnetic fields in the process of preparation and final synthesis of complex materials  1/1/2003 - 12/31/2005  PhD Metod Škarja  336 
5. L1-3113  Phytoremediation systems and protecton of streams  6/1/2002 - 6/30/2004  PhD Alexis Zrimec  370 
6. L4-3343  Feed Conversion Improvement and Stress Alleviation Using the Bioelectromagnetics Methods in Pig Husbandry   7/1/2001 - 6/30/2004  PhD Igor Jerman  463 
7. J1-3186  Joint effects of binary mixtures of cadmium, zinc and mercury on selected test animals and plants  7/1/2001 - 6/30/2004  PhD Damjana Drobne  8,345 
8. J6-2187  Logika življenjskih procesov (Slovene)  1/1/2000 - 6/30/2002  PhD Igor Jerman  311 
9. J2-2264  Merjenje magnetnih polj z NMR in biološki učinki magnetnih polj (Slovene)  1/1/2000 - 6/30/2002  PhD Dušan Fefer  3,123 
10. L3-2416  Mikrobiološka razgradnja dioksinov (Slovene)  1/1/2000 - 6/30/2002  PhD Zdravko Podlesek  3,082 
11. J1-7391  Fiziološke raziskave mikorize (Slovene)  1/1/1996 - 6/30/2001  PhD Marjana Regvar  2,907 
12. J6-9087  The development of the gene theory and its implications  1/1/1997 - 12/31/1999  PhD Igor Jerman  608 
13. J2-8921  The measurements and mechanisms of biological effects of electromagnetic fields  1/1/1997 - 12/31/1999  PhD Anton Jeglič  2,891 
Mentors for junior researchers (2)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Status
1. 05092  PhD Igor Jerman  Metrology  Researcher 
2. 10741  PhD Romana Ružič  Metrology  Researcher 
Bion, a private scientific institute was founded in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, in the year 1990, when our country changed its political system into a democracy. This was the first time it was possible to establish private scientific institutes. Since its beginning the aim of the Bion institute has been to investigate the as yet not very well understood phenomenon of the influence of various electromagnetic fields on organisms. On the one side, this research area covers the influence of weak non-ionizing electromagnetic fields on various living beings (Electro- and Magnetobiology) and on the other the still provocative question of endogenous, at least partially coherent electromagneticfields in organisms and their role in the living process (Bioelectromagnetics). Since 1992 the Institute has been acknowledged as a research organization by the Slovene Ministry of Science and Technology. With the first we try to develop a good biological sensor system which would detect any or certain weak electromagnetic fields. We obtained encouraged results with cress seedling germination treated in certain stress conditions, which react to many weak electric and magnetic fields and with marine algae bioluminescence, which were used to test the theory of pa amagnetic resonance. For these research we are also introducing new organisms on the basis of luminescence measurements and measurements of endogeneous rhythms of various organisms. For long years and besides purely biological methods we also introduced instrumental methods such as computerized electrophotography (which measured the indirect influences of supposedly weak electromagnetic emission from organisms through water or imprinting of molecular information into water) as well as differential contrast photography (which detect weak very subtle changes of ambient luminosity around objects). Many results confirmed our hypotheses and were published in international scientific journals. These methods together with biological sensor tests allowed to detect electric, magnetic as well as subtle properties of various products (which are sold for improving human's health).We are also participating in the development of such products. We also introduce new area of work in the direction of environmental protection. For the purpose of detecting and evaluating polluted water and sediments we offer biological tests on the basis of two methods: bioluminescence measurements of bacteria (Vibrio fischeri) and ultraweak bioluminescence measurements of water cress. From 1993 to 1998 our Institute also actively participated in the project of EU called COST B4 - Unconventional medicine in Europe. Through our work in this filed we tried to improve the methodology of basic research in the field of unconventional medicine, especially on recognizing and checking the effects of ultraweak energy emission, that is commonly covered under the name of bioenergetic healing.
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