Seminars, lectures, conferences

  • Seminars and Lectures at JSI
  • Lectures for the Biophyscis Laboratory, F5, JSI, and the Slovene Biophysical Society
  • Organisation of Conferences, Congresses, Meetings


Prof. Jun-ichi Fukuda, PhD, National University Corporation Kyushu University,  Fukuoka, Japan: Lectures Oscillating edge current in polar active fluid in Numerical study of martensitic transformation of a cubic blue phase liquid crystal, 19. 3. 2024

Prof Jonathan Selinger, Kent State University, Advanced Materials and, Liquid Crystal Institute, Kent, Ohio, USA: Director Deformations, Geometric Frustration, and Modulated Phases in Liquid Crystals, February 1, 2024


Prof. Torben R. Jensen Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) and Department of Chemistry University of Aarhus, Denmark: Fast cation conductivity in the solid state – the fundament for development of novel types of batteries, December 13, 2023

Dragomira Majhen, PhD Laboratory for Cell Biology and Signalling Division of Molecular Biology Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia: Adenoviral vectors for gene transfer and vaccination, December 8, 2023

Nenad Lazarević, PhD, Center for Solid State Physics and New Materials, Institute of Physics Belgrade, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia: Lattice, spin, and charge excitations in Fe(Se:S), November 28, 2023

Diego Rubi, Laboratorio de Ablación Láser Instituto de Nanociencia y Nanotecnología, CONICET-CNEA Buenos Aires, Argentina: Oxide-based memristive devices with non-standard mechanisms, November 24, 2023

Dardas Dorota, PhD, Institute of Molecular Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poznań, Poland: Towards the estimation of effective elastic properties of liquid crystal blue phases, October 13, 2023

Pirker Luka, PhD, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana: Interactions between TMDCs and metals, September 29, 2023

Radosław Strzałka, PhD, Faculty of Physics and Applied Computer Science, AGH Univeristy of Science and Technology, Kraków, Poland: Phononic and phasonic disorder in quasicrystals – recent results from AGH Kraków group, June 9, 2023

Uroš Jagodič, PhD,Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana: Formation and properties of topological defects in liquid crystals, June 2, 2023

Gregor Pirnat, MSc,Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana: Droplet microcavity based methods for probing soft and biological materials, May 19, 2023

RNDr. Pavol Priputen, PhD, Institute of Materials Science, Slovak University of Technology, Trnava, Slovakia: Unusual order/disorder behavior in Al-Co-Cu-Fe-Ni high-entropy alloys, April 25, 2023

Katja Gosar, MSc, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana: Quantum memory based on cold cesium atoms, April 21, 2023

Tina Arh, MSc,Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana: Experimental signatures of a quantum spin liquid: the case of neodymium heptatantalate, March 31, 2023

Yoshiko Takenaka, PhD, Research Institute for Sustainable Chemistry, AIST, Tsukuba, Japan: Self-assembly of liquid crystal and the challenge for the topological change, March 17, 2023

Marion van Midden Mavrič, PhD, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana: How to decouple the topography from the electronic and magnetic structure of surfaces using scanning probe microscopy?, March 3, 2023

Matjaž Gomilšek, PhD, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana: Quantum magnetism, topology and ab initio calculations: From frustration to uncertainty, February 3, 2023

Aleksander Matavž, PhD, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana: Nanoporous thin-film sensors for the detection of volatile organic compounds, January 27, 2023

Primož Koželj, PhD, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana: Physical properties of high-entropy alloys and other newly-discovered metals, January 13, 2023


Miloš Davidović, PhD, Vinča Institute of Nuclear Sciences, National Institute of the Republic of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia: Towards high resolution particulate matter urban mapping – Mobile monitoring in the city of Novi Sad during winter and summer 2022, December 8, 2022

Dorota Dardas, PhD, Institute of Molecular Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poznan, Poland: Electrooptical and viscoelastic properties in chiral liquid crystals, October 21, 2022

Andraž Rešetič, PhD, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana: Thermomechanical and 2H-NMR studies of polymer-dispersed liquid crystal elastomers, October 19, 2022

Prof. Pankaj Kumar, Department of Applied Sciences,Chitkara University Institute of Engineering and Technology, Chitkara University, Punjab, India: Topographically Induced Vertical Alignment of Liquid Crystal via Self Assembled Spherical Nanoparticles, September 29, 2022

Serap Namlı, Middle East Technical University, Department of Food Engineering, Ankara, Turkey: Polymer-Based Aerogels and their Potential Use in Food Systems, August 26, 2022

Robin T. K. Schock, Institute for Experimental and Applied Physics, University of Regensburg, Germany: Non-destructive low-temperature contacts to MoS2 nanoribbon and nanotube quantum dots, August 4, 2022

Ali K. Yetisen, PhD, Faculty of Engineering, Imperial College London, UK: Optical Biosensors for Point-of-Care and Implantable Diagnostics, August 5, 2022

Rok Podlipec, PhD, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana: New correlative microscopy approaches for toxicology studies of nanomaterials, June 17, 2022

Matej Bobnar, PhD, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana: Research of the structural details of thermoelectric materials, June 6, 2022

Anna Ryzhkova, PhD, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana: Liquid crystal colloids: from nano-particles to microlasers, May 16, 2022

Mahendran Vellaichamy, PhD, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana: Physics and Optics of Magnetic nanoemulsions, May 6, 2022


Venkata Subba Rao Jampani, PhD, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana: The role of interfacial tension in liquid crystal dispersions: self-shaping droplets, December 15, 2021

Georgios Kordogiannis, PhD, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana: Experimental studies of phase transitions in soft and bio matter, November 2, 2021



Prof. Jin Kim Hae, Korea Basic Science Institute, Daejeon, South Korea,: Flexible all Solid State Li Battery Studies in KBSI, June 3, 2019

Philipp Haslinger, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria, and University of California, Berkley, California, USA: Atom Interferometry: Gravity, Blackbody Radiation and Chameleons, February 1, 2019

Assist. Prof. Andreas K. Hüttel, Institute for Experimental and Applied Physics, Regensburg, Germany: Quantum Transport Measurements of MoS2 and WS2 Nanotubes, November 20, 2019

Prof. Tanigaki Katskumi, WPI Advanced Institution for Materials Research, Tohoku, Japan: Itinerant Anti-ferromagnetic BaMn2Pn2’s Showing Both Large Negative and Positive Magneto-resistance, February 13, 2019

El Marssi Mimoun, Université de Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens, France: Ferroic Superlattices: Artificial Structures for New Physical Properties, July 2, 2019

Dr. Bojana Višić, Institute of Physics Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia, and Jožef Stefan Institut, Ljubljana: Optical Properties of WS2 Nanotubes, December 10, 2019


Hüttel Andreas K., Institute for Experimental and Applied Physics, Regensburg, Germany: Millikelvin transport experiments on carbon nanotubesnanoelectromechanics, spectroscopy, and more, August 16, 2018.

Prof. Katsumi Tanigaki, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan: First realization of electrically driven organic semiconductor laser, January 29, 2018.

Dr. Kimouche Amina, Aalto University, School of Science, Aalto, Finland: Atomically precise graphene nanoribbons through on-surface synthesis, June 19, 2018.

Dr. Masoomeh Hashemi,Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran: Nematic colloids in topological environments: the mutual role of topology and geometry, April 19, 2018.

Dr. Umerova Saide, NanoTechCenter LLC, Kiev, Ukraine: Formation of the Structures and Properties of Layered Nanocomposites for Printed Electronics, November 8, 2018.

Dr. Sheng Guo, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden: Physical Metallurgy of high-entropy alloys, April 17, 2018.

Prof. Xiangewi Zhao, State Key Laboratory of Bioelectronics, Southeast University, Nanjing, China: Plasmonic Nanofocusing for Bioanalysis, October 5, 2018.

Dr. Yuichi Kasahara, Kyoto University, Department of Physics, Kyoto, Japan: Quasiparticle Heat Transport in the Quantum Spin Liquid States of α-RuCl3 and 1T-TaS2, September 17, 2018.


Prof. dr. E. Brasselet, Univerza v Bordeauxu, Bordeaux, France: Spin-Orbit Optomechanics: from Solid State to Soft matter Systems, January 9, 2017.

Filippo Caracciolo, Universita degli Studi di Pavia, Dipartimento di Fisica, Pavia, Italy: Dynamic Nuclear Polarization Enhanced NMR Sepctorscopy, May 26, 2017.

Dr. Deepak Venkateshvaran, University of Cambridge, Cavendish Laboratory, Optoelectronics Group, Cambridge, Great Britain: Organic Thermoelectrics, March 31, 2017.

Dr. Stefan Foelsch, Paul-Drude-Institut in Freie Universitaet Berlin, Berlin, Germany: Quantum Dots Created by Atom Manipulation with the Scanning Tunneling Microscope, May 5, 2017.

Dr. Sharmistha Ghosh, University of Calcutta, DST-INSPIRE Faculty, Department of Physics, Calcuta, India: Unique Features of Short Bent-Core Liquid Crystal Molecules, November 10, 2017.

Dr. Andreja Jelen: FIB-SEM Nanolaboratory, December 8, 2017.

Prof. dr. Janez Štrancar: New Research Opportunities Presented by the Superresolution / Two-photon Fluorescence Microscope, May 31, 2017.

Prof. dr. Katsumi Tanigaki, Tohoku University, Materials Physics & Nano Solid-State Physics, Department of Physics Graduate School of Science, Sendai, Japan: Revisit on the Phase Diagram of Superconducting A3C60Fullerides, June 2, 2017.

Dr. Venkata Subba Rao Jampani, University of Luxembourg, Physics and Materials Science Research Unit, Luxembourg, Luxembuorg: Taming the Liquid Crystal Defects for Dynamic Systems, December 13, 2017.

Dr. Stanislav Vrtnik: Superconductivity and Magnetism of High-Entropy Alloys, November 17, 2017.


Franci Bajd, PhD: Applications of magnetic resonance microscopy in medicine and food science, May 19, 2016.

Andraž Kocjan, PhD: Towards new high-entropy alloys and transition to bulk metallic glasses, June 30, 2016.

Victor Putz, PhD: Funding Opportunities with the US Air Force International Science Offices, May 15, 2016.

Prof. Dong Ki Yoon: Molecular arrangement of liquid crystal phases in the confined geometries at micron and nanometre scales, June 29, 2016.


Brigita Rožič, PhD: From Electrocalorics to Self-organization of Gold nanorods, December 18, 2015.

Anton Gradišek, PhD: Towards zero carbon emissions: NMR investigation of materials for solid state hydrogen storage, November 20, 2015.

Magdalena Wencka, PhD, Institute of Molecular Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poznan: Ferroic and relaxor coexistence in


crystals microwave and EPR studies, June 9, 2015.

Nina Kravets, PhD, Nonlinear Optics and Optoelectronics Laboratory, Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy: Nonlinear light beam propagation in reorientational nematic liquid crystals, June 4, 2015.

Valentina Domenici, PhD, Dipartimento di Chimica e Chimica Industriale Univesita di Pisa, Pisa, Italy: Bilayer composites based on liquid crystalline elastomers, March 26, 2015.

Professor I. Lukyanchuk, PhD, Laboratory of Condensed Matter Phyisics (LPMC), University of Picardie, Amiens, France: Elecrodynamics and Self-Organization of Polarization Landau-Kittel Domains in Ferroelectric Films, Superlattices and Nanoparticles, February 17, 2015.

Amal Kasry, PhD, Biosensor Technologies Department, Austrian institute of Technology, Vienna, Austria: Real Time, Fluorescence-Based Biosensing Technologies; from Metal Surfaces to Graphene, February 6, 2015.


Dr. Matej Kanduč: Stimuli-responsive Nanoreactors − Theoretical Concepts and Modeling, October 24, 2019
Bor Kavčič, Institute of Science and Technology, Vienna, Austria: Short Study of Translation (Inhibitors), March 8, 2019
Naofumi Shimokawa, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Nomi, Ishikawa, Japan: Self-organization in Negatively Charged Lipid Bilayer Membranes, November 11, 2019
Dr. Stane Pajk: Razvoj in sinteza fluorescentnih sond za sted mikroskopijo, December 5, 2019
Prof. Yan Shiwei, Beijing Normal University, Department of Physics, Beijing, China: Statistical Physics and Quantitative Descriptions of Biological Systems, July 30, 2019


Dr. Benčina Metka and dr. Mavrič Tina: TiO2 nanocevke/nanodelci v biomedicini, Odsek za tehnologijo površin in optoelektroniko, February 22, 2018

Prof. dr. Stopar David: Mehka mikrobna tkiva v redkih bakterijskih suspenzijah, January 25, 2018

Dr. Šegota Suzana, Laboratory for biocolloids and surface chemistry, Division of Physical Chemistry, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Hrvaška: The structural properties of flavonoids in relation to structural changes in model membranes under oxidative stress conditions, May 31, 2018

Izr. prof. Štajduhar Ivan, Department of Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Rijeka, Reka, Hrvaška: Towards data-driven approaches for medical image analysis, December 7, 2018


Dr. Alenka Čopič, CNRS, Institut Jacques Monod, Paris, France: Kako gigantski amfipaticen heliks prekriva lipidne kapljice, April 13, 2017

Mitja Drab: Električni dvojni sloj na nanoskalah: opis s fermi-diracovo statistiko, October 26, 2017

Dr. Anže Lošdorfer Božič: Multipolni razvoj porazdelitve naboja v proteinih in njegova pH odvisnost, December 7, 2017

Luka Mesarec: Stabilnost membranskih nanostruktur, February 2, 2017

Dr. Dimitris Polychronopoulos, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, London, Velika Britanija: Exploring the Mystery of Extreme Non-Coding Conservation in our Genomes, March 31, 2017

Doc. dr. Iztok Prislan: Kalorimetrija na dlani: možnosti uporabe v biokemiji, January 19, 2017

Doc. dr. Izidor Sosič: Odkritje in optimizacija nepeptidnih kovalentnih zaviralcev imunoproteasoma, November 30, 2017

Doc. dr. Daniel Svenšek: Rast in transport bakterijske kolonije: koliko se obnese kontinuumski opis kolektivne dinamike bioloških sistemov?, March 23, 2017


Prof. dr. Gregor Anderluh, National Institute of Chemistry: Raziskave interakcij perforina z lipidnimi membranami, February 25, 2016

Assistant prof. dr. Marko Anderluh, Chair of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Farmacy, Univerza v Ljubljani: Antagonisti lektinov v antiadhezivni terapiji (To glue or not to glue), November 24, 2016

Dr. Franci Bajd, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, University of Ljubljana: Applications of magnetic resonance microscopy in medicine and food science, May 19, 2016

Dr. Sabya Dasgupta, National University of Singapore, Mechanobiology Institute, Singapore; Institute Curie, Paris, France: Dynamics at Cell-Cell Interfaces of Epithelial Tissues, March 31, 2016

Dr. Matjaž Humar, Department of Condensed Matter Phyiscs, “Jožef Stefan” Institute, Ljubljana, Wellman center for Photomedicine, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Zd: Bio-lntegrirana fotonika Celični laserji in biokompatibilni optični valovodi, May 12, 2016

Matej Krajnc, Department of Theoretical Physics, “Jožef Stefan” Institute: Mehanika nagubanih epitelijev, January 28, 2016

Prof. dr. Damijan Miklavčič, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana: Elektroporacija v biomedicini, biotehnologiji in živilski tehnologiji, March 17, 2016

Prof. dr. Matej Praprotnik, Department of Molecular Modelling, National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana; Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, University of Ljubljana: Večskalne računalniške simulacije biofizikalnih sistemov, June 26, 2016

Doc. dr. Andraž Stožer, dr. med., Institute of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Maribor: Elektrofiziološki, optofiziološki in grafično-teoretični pristopi pri preučevanju celic beta, October 20, 2016

Dr. Lucallibiana, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria: Viral RNA compactness resilience against mutations: The effect of mutations synonymity and distribution,  December 1, 2016


Hrvoje Petković, PhD, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana: Biosintezni inženiring kot komplementarni pristop pri razvoju novih biološko aktivnih učinkovin in industrijskih bioprocesov, January 15, 2015.

Urban Simončič, PhD, and Damijan Valentinuzzi, MSc, Faculaty of Mathematics and Physics, University of Ljubljana, in Reactor Physics Department, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana: Slikovno vodeno zdravljenje raka, January 21, 2015.

Mukta Kulkarni, Biophysics Laboratory, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana: Anodic tio2 nanostructures: formation and applications, February 12, 2015.

Professor Brigita Lenarčič, PhD, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Ljubljana: Biologija epcam in trop-2 na strukturnem nivoju, March 17, 2015.

Ajasja Ljubetič, PhD, National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana: Določevanje strukture membranskih proteinov s primerjavo merjenih in modeliranih konformacijskih prostorov stranskih verig, April 2, 2015.

Vojko Jazbinšek, PhD,  Institute of Mathematics, Physics and Mechanics, Ljubljana: Neposredna zaznava nevronskih tokov z jedrsko magnetno resonanco pri zelo nizkih frekvencah, April 9, 2015.

Professor Kristina Sepčić, PhD, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana:Označevanje s holesterolom bogatih membranskih mikrodomen z ostreolizinom A, April 16, 2015.

Professor Jens Honore Walther, PhD, Technical University of Denmark, Kgs. Lyngby & Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich: Heat and mass transfer in nanoscale systems, April 23, 2015.

Assistant Professor Marko Gosak, PhD, Physics Department, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Maribor, and Physiology Institute, Faculty of Medicine, University of Maribor: Živa tkiva kot kompleksne mreže, May 14, 2015.

Assistant Professor Primož Peterlin, PhD, Radiophysics Department, Institute of Oncology, Ljubljana: (Medicinska) fizika v radioterapiji, May 28, 2015.

Tadej Kokalj, PhD, Biosensors Laboratory, KU Leuven, Belgium: Od digitalne mikrofluidike do digitalnega testa, June 11, 2015.

Matija Milanič, PhD, Physics Department, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, University of Ljubljana, and Department of Compley Matter, Jožef Stefan Institute: Hiperspektralno slikanje in hiperholesterolemija, July 2, 2015.

Markéta Havrdová, Regional Centre of Advanced Technologies and Materials, Department of Experimental Physics, Faculty of Science, Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic: Nanoparticles-based contrast agents and their in vitro cytotoxicity, October 22, 2015.

Professor Ines Mandić-Mulec, Phd, Food Science Department, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana: Socialnost mikroorganizmov: kdo s kom, kako in zakaj?, November 12, 2015.

Assistant Professor Jernej Jorgačevski, PhD, Neuroendocrinology Laboratory – Molecular Cell Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, and CELICA, biomedical centre, d.o.o.: Mikroskopija sted, November 22, 2015.

Patricia Cotič, PhD, Institute for Mathematics, Physics and Mechanics, Ljubljana: Združevanje sočasno merjenih eeg in fmri signalov za raziskave spontane možganske aktivnosti pri 7 t, December 3, 2015.

Bing-Sui Lu, PhD, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana: Molecular recognition of dsdna molecules by van der Waals interaction, December 10, 2015

The mathematical design of new materials, Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge, UK, 3. 1.–28. 6. 2019

  • The conference was co-organised by dr. Miha Ravnik, associate of the F5 Department

Expert Meeting of Laboratory of Biophysics, Zelenica, May 27–28, 2019

The 14th International Conference on Quasicrystals (ICQ14), Kranjska Gora, May 26–31, 2019

The 8th Regional Biophysics Conference 2018, Zreče, May 16–20, 2018

11th conference on fundamental physical research, Terme Dobrna, November 23, 2018

Expert meeting F-5, Orehov gaj, December 10, 2018

10thLiquid Matter Conference, LIQUIDS 2017, Ljubljana, July 16–21, 2017

Exploring the Molecular World by Advanced Fluorescence Microscopy Approaches, IJS, September 12–14, 2017

Alpine NMR Workshop, Recent Advances in NMR Methods and Applications to Materials, Bled, September 21–24, 2017

6th Workshop on Liquid Crystals for Photonics, JSI, September 14–16, 2016

10th conference of physicists in basic research, Otočec, November 16, 2016

International school Bottom-up Approaches of Hybrd materials: Preparation and Design, JSI, May 26–28, 2015