Publish Date: 01.12.2014

Category: News from the University

The first presentation of the most prominent 2014 research achievements of the University of Ljubljana took place at the Faculty of Law. The purpose of the event, which opened the University Week, was to emphasise the university’s focus on research and to present those researchers who achieved especially visible results this year. “With the most prominent achievements, the University of Ljubljana ranks at the top of global science. Basic and applied research are a part of our fundamental mission and an irreplaceable part of quality. They are the foundation on which a university education stands and must be promptly integrated into the global developments in science,” said the vice-rector for the field of scientific research at the University of Ljubljana, prof. dr. Martin Čopič.

When selecting the creators of the ten most prominent research achievements of the University of Ljubljana, the commission primarily took into account international prominence, which is evident from quotations and the influence of the journal in which the work was published. Also affecting the selection were the completed entirety of the achievement, the interest to the wider expert and general public and the benefits of its use.

The authors of the ten most prominent research achievements of the University of Ljubljana in 2014 are:

  1. Ines Mandič-Mulec, Anna Oslizlo, Polonca Štefanič and Iztok Dogša from the Biotechnical Faculty of the University of Ljubljana with the achievement titled A Private Link Between Signal and Response in Bacillus Subtilis Quorum Sensing
  2. Jože Sambt from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Ljubljana with the achievement Is Low Fertility Really a Problem? Population Aging, Dependency, and Consumption
  3. Luka Zevnik from the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ljubljana with the achievement Critical Perspectives in Happiness Research: the Birth of Modern Happiness
  4. Tadej Kotnik from Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the University of Ljubljana with the achievement Lightning-Triggered Electroporation And Electrofusion as Possible Contributors To Natural Horizontal Gene Transfer
  5. Miha Pavšič, Gregor Hunčar and Brigita Lenarčič from the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology of the University of Ljubljana with the achievement Explaining the Structure of the Tumour Marking EpCAM Molecule  
  6. Andreja Gomboc, Drejc Kopač and Jure Japelj from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the University of Ljubljana with the achievement Studying the Most Powerful Explosions in Space
  7. Primož Ziherl from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the University of Ljubljana with the achievement Mosaic Two-Lengthscale Quasicrystals
  8. Janez Kos and Tomaž Zwitter from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the University of Ljubljana with the achievement Pseudo-three-dimensional Maps of the Diffuse Interstellar Band at 862 nm
  9. Mitjan Kalin from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Ljubljana with the achievement The Nano-engineering of Contact Surfaces for the Molecular Control of Limit Lubrication and Friction
  10. Bojan Vrtovec from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Ljubljana with the achievement Heart Failure Treatment by Transplanting Stem Cells

A special booklet of the most prominent research achievements is available here: The most prominent research achievements of UL in 2014

 

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