Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Power to the people

After BIBLIOGRAPHY reconstruction, we have finally reorganized the PEOPLE section. I hope the quoted data are correct and that nobody was overlooked - if otherwise, please, let us know and we will fix it.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

To Budapest by train

In march me and Aleš went to Budapest to meet Ákos Horváth and his co-workers. This time we were travelling by train. It was nine hours journey, not much to see or do, except planning sightseeing in Budapest.

> Aleš planning where to go and what to see in Budapest

After arrival to Budapest, Ákos kindly picked us up and drove us to Gödöllő, where we spent the night in dormitory. Compared to dormitory in Ljubljana this place was very, very quiet.

Next morning after strong coffie....
...happy face appeared :)

This day was all about business and science projects. First Ákos show us around his work place, where we had opportunity to see fish tank system for growing zebrafish and some other neat stuff, then we discussed possibility for international collaboration. Hopefully we could join our forces to do some fancy stuff together. Our stay with Ákos ended with lunch and a drive back to Budapest.

We had day and a half for seeing known and unknown attractions in Budapest and we tried to see them as much as we can. At that time "The Human Body Exhibiton" was presented in Budapest and we had to go. Well, I wanted to go (Aleš was not very excited about seeing human bodies and organs) and so we went. After exhibition (Aleš was unusually pale) we went to see some other attractions.

> Great Market Hall

> Matthias Church

> Fisherman's Bastion

 > Chain Bridge

> St. Stephen Basillica (we almost broke in, fortunately monk showed us the right door)

> Buda Castle at night

Friday, October 26, 2012

Staff changes and other important events

Anja defended her PhD thesis in April, 2012, “Molecular ecology of imotska gaovica (Delminichthys adspersus (Heckel, 1843))”, a minnow-like fish, endemic to karstic environment of the Western Balkans. They are found only in springs and associated subterranean waters. In many locations, gene flow is maintained across geographically separated populations despite the absence of superficial interconnections of those waterways. Anja concluded that the only apparent explanation for this is subterranean migration of the fish between populations, a phenomenon never before documented in epigenic fishes.

A part of her work was published in Molecular Ecology, and the picture of the studied fish, taken by Arne Hodalič, appeared as the cover image of the journal.

Two others publications came out as a result of this study, one in Journal of Biochemical Systematics and Ecology and one in Ecohydrology.

She just left afterwards.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Staff changes and other important events

In December, 2010, Klavdija Bogataj graduated with her diploma thesis “Genetic analysis of native brown trout (Salmo trutta) populations in Slovenia”. After that she remained active in the group and has performed many routine genotyping of brown trout.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


After two years of limbo (apologies to our followers and fans!), we have restarted the blog. Several things happened in the mean time, so we decided to present some of the episodes in few following blogs.

We have also started updating the site (bibliography first), but this will take some time.

Great thanks for the blog and site revival go to Urška, who helped with her computer skills and kicked me forward.