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Biological tests for toxicity and genotoxicity determination in water, soil and food

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
4.02.00  Biotechnical sciences  Animal production   

Code Science Field
B006  Biomedical sciences  Agronomics 
B003  Biomedical sciences  Ecology 
toxicity, genotoxicity, biotests, water, soil, food, GIS
Evaluation (rules)
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Researchers (16)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  16039  PhD Maja Berden Zrimec  Metrology  Researcher  2004 - 2007  260 
2.  21437  PhD Tadej Čepeljnik  Biotechnology  Researcher  2004 - 2007  51 
3.  11155  PhD Damjana Drobne  Biology  Researcher  2004 - 2007  859 
4.  19122  PhD Erika Glasenčnik  Biology  Researcher  2004 - 2006  92 
5.  22444  PhD Barbara Lah Jarc  Biotechnology  Researcher  2004 - 2007  38 
6.  17528  Marta Majdič    Technical associate  2004 - 2007 
7.  08404  PhD Romana Marinšek Logar  Animal production  Head  2004 - 2007  510 
8.  15858  PhD Zdenka Mazej Grudnik  Biology  Researcher  2004 - 2007  214 
9.  17263  Emil Meden    Technical associate  2004 - 2007  109 
10.  03098  PhD Franc-Viktor Nekrep  Animal production  Researcher  2004 - 2007  196 
11.  07678  Rudi Ramšak  Biology  Researcher  2004  288 
12.  08604  PhD Cvetka Ribarič Lasnik  Plant production  Researcher  2004  278 
13.  19903  Melita Šešerko  Plant production  Researcher  2004 - 2007  124 
14.  03588  PhD Tatjana Tišler  Control and care of the environment  Researcher  2004 - 2007  370 
15.  17864  PhD Maša Zorec  Animal production  Researcher  2004 - 2006  71 
16.  16040  PhD Alexis Zrimec  Biology  Researcher  2004 - 2007  225 
Organisations (3)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0104  National Institute of Chemistry  Ljubljana  5051592000  21,455 
2.  0481  University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty  Ljubljana  1626914  66,527 
3.  1007  Eurofins ERICo Slovenija Inštitut za ekološke raziskave d.o.o. (Slovene)  Velenje  5583055000  2,451 
The competitive production of healthy and safety food in Europe acquires effective and reliable monitoring through the whole production chain, in scope of which there is the analytical control of water, soil and produced food, which is carried on by physico-chemical analytics and biotests for toxicity and genotoxicity detection. Physico-chemical methods can not comprise all the paramethers of quality and safety of water, soil and food only the biotestscan prove zhe integral effects of environment on living organisms. Both groups of analyses are needed for the relevant assessment of soil, water and food contamination and most of all for the relevant risk assessments. The EU directives strongly support the application of biotests in safety assessment of chemicals, veterinary medicines, phytopharmaceutical preparations and in environmental risk assessment. The is a lack of genotoxicity and toxicity biotests in Slovenia and the practise is not coordinated to EU directives. For this reason we first want to analyse the existent biomonitoring of environment and food and further on connect the existent cappacities in this field, supply with the missing methods according to the EU directives. This kind of work would support the sustainable environment management and competitivenes of Slovene agriculture. The project offers as a result a complete system for ecotoxicological testing of water, soil and food in Slovenia. The introduction of all advised biotests for toxicity and genotoxicity testing and the development of some new ones is planed by the project. A selected small area of Slovenia will be first tested by this proposed model and the results would be the basis for the creation of the expert system by GIS technology. The final result of the test offers the expert system for water and soil monitoring and for foretelling the situation of soil and water in Slovenia (GIS-SLO-EKO).
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