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NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BIOLOGY (NIB)

Overview

The National Institute of Biology (NIB) was founded in 1961. It is the third largest public research institute in the field of natural and life sciences in Slovenia and tightly collaborates with universities (more than 85 PhD students and over 30 postdocs in last ten years).

NIB is located at two premises: its headquarters, and Ljubljana (three research groups). In addition, its Marine Biology Station Piran is situated in Piran. Its highly skilled and flexible scientific staff has advanced and up-to-date research instrumentation and facilities at their disposal. ASSEMBLE Plus TA services are offered via two access providers: MSS and NiB's Department of Biotechnology and Systems Biology (DBSB). NiB itself is the Slovenian partner in the consortium. 

MBS focuses on anthropogenic pressures on coastal sea, marine biodiversity and ecology, comparative genomics, hydrography and modelling of coastal ecosystems. DBSB specialises in -omics, microorganisms and genetically modified organisms. Research is supported by research platforms, organised in two services: the infrastructural centre of MBS and Planta at DBSB.

Please note: MBS research infrastructures and services are listed under NIB in the ASSEMBLE Plus application system.

 

Ecosystems

  • Littoral hard bottom
  • Soft bottom habitats
  • Seagrass meadows
  • Stony coral banks
  • Biogenic formations
  • Coastal lagoons River mouths
  • LTER site
  • Salinas

 

Ecosystem access

  • Research vessel
  • Boat
  • Diving facilities
  • Oceanographic buoy

 

Biological resources

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Experimental facilities and technology platforms

  • Labs for chemical analysis including scintillation counter, molecular biology and microbiology manipulations
  • Microscopy facilities
  • Two growth chambers (10-m2)
  • Wet lab
  • Access to quantitative analysis of nucleic acids

 

Associated services

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Acronym: 
NiB (MBS and DBSB)
Address: 
National Institute of Biology, Marine Biology Station Piran
Fornace 41
6330 Piran
Slovenia
E-mail: 
Liaison officer: Branko Čermelj (branko.cermelj@nib.si)

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