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Discover our research topics! (19.09.2014)

After being moved to our new locations, the Computational Biology Group is again fully researching in the fields of systems and synthetic biology. Discover our research topics!


New Computational Biology Group Headquarter! (01.08.2014)

Our new faculty location looks stunning. Can't wait to meet you in our new laboratories!


We are moving to a new location (11.06.2014)

The opening ceremony of the faculty's new premises took place last week (link). Moving to our new location is in progress...


Project proposal invitation for potential ERASynBio partners (08.04.2014)

We would like to invite all potential partners to join us at submitting a project proposal for ERASynBio research project call. ERASynBio 2nd joint call is available on this link and is a part of seventh framework program, aimed at development and coordination of Synthetic Biology in the European research area. We are looking for any partner or consortia interested in our research work as a Computational Biology group. Potential partners or consortia with complementary expertise to our research work (see Research and Publications tab) interested in joining us at submitting the proposal should contact prof. Miha Mraz.


Invitation for foreign students (19.3.2014)

We invite foreign students to enroll in the MSc or the PhD program at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Computer and Information Science. You will have a possibility to obtain MSc or PhD title from Computer and Information Science and expert knowledge on the topics presented here under the mentorship of members of our group. Potential candidates can get more information via e-mail miha.mraz@fri.uni-lj.si or on the following link for PhD program or the following link for MSc program.

By joining our group, potential foreign students have the opportunity to apply for postgraduate study scholarship.

For more information about PhD study presentation click here. Call for enrolment into Doctoral Study Programmes at the University of Ljubljana is published here.


Annual ski trip to Golté (7.3.2014)

Our day off at the slopes of Golté.


Martin Stražar has been awarded with the prestigious University of Ljubljana Award Prešeren's prize (05.12.2013)

Martin Stražar has been awarded by the University of Ljubljana with the prestigious award Prešeren's prize for his notable work Parallel Evolutionary Algorithm for Knowledge Discovery Model of a Gene Regulatory Network, under the supervision of Miha Moškon and Miha Mraz.


Project proposal invitation for potential ERASynBio partners (03.07.2013)

We would like to invite all potential partners to join us at submitting a project proposal for ERASynBio research project call, which is a part of ERA-NET from seventh framework program and is aimed at development and coordination of Synthetic Biology in the European research area. We are looking for any partner or consortia interested in our research work as a Computational Biology group, described in this document. Potential partners or consortia with complementary expertise to our research work interested in joining us at submitting the proposal should use the contact provided in the linked document.


iGEM 2012 Slovenia team visited the Erasmus Intensive Programme (17.6.2013)

Members of the University of Ljubljana iGEM team 2012 Urban Bezeljak, Maja Somrak, Martin Stražar, Uroš Zupančič, Lucija Kadunc, Anja Golob are taking part in an Erasmus Intensive Programme "Modelling in Systems and Synthetic Biology" in Jelgava, Latvia from 9th to 22th June. The programme consists of a series of lectures and practicals, covering modelling approaches, techniques and available software. Courses are held in cooperation with system and synthetic biology groups from Latvia, Great Britain, Germany and Slovenia. The presentation regarding our team's iGEM project entitled "Synthetic gene Switches and networks. Installing synthetic networks in cells.", held by Mojca Benčina (National Institute of Chemistry of Slovenia) and Martin Stražar (University of Ljubljana) is scheduled on Thursday, 20th June.


Dr. Miha Moškon has been awarded by COBRA Exhange Programme (15.4.2013)

Dr. Miha Moškon will be able to make another visit to Synth-Bio group at the iSSB Evry, due to the awarded funding from COBRA Exchange Programme.


Annual ski trip to Velika Planina (22.3.2013)

Our day off at the slopes of Velika Planina.


Research visit at iSSB Evry, France (from 4.1.2013 to 10.4.2013)

Dr. Miha Moškon has been on a research visit at the University of Evry at the institute of Systems and Synthetic Biology (iSSB) from 4.1.2013 to 10.4.2013. Miha was a visiting researcher at Synth-Bio group which is lead by prof. Alfonso Jaramillo.

photo by William

Invitation for foreign students (2.1.2013)

We invite foreign students to enroll in the MSc or the PhD program at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Computer and Information Science. You will have a possibility to obtain MSc or PhD title from Computer and Information Science and expert knowledge on the topics presented here under the mentorship of members of our group. Potential candidates can get more information via e-mail miha.mraz@fri.uni-lj.si or on the following link for PhD program or the following link for MSc program.

By joining our group, potential foreign students have the opportunity to apply for postgraduate study scholarship.

For more information about scholarship for postgraduate study of nationals of Egypt and Tunisia for the year 2013, click here.


Our group member Jure Bordon attends Winter Simulation Conference 2012 in Berlin and visits Brandenburg University of Technology in Cottbus (12.12.2012)

Earlier in November we contacted prof.dr.Monika Heiner, head of Data Structures and Software Dependability group from Brandenburg University of Technology in Cottbus, with a suggestion of adding certain functionalities to their already powerful tool SNOOPY used for Petri Net modeling and simulation. During his stay in Germany, our group member Jure attended Winter Simulation Conference 2012 in Berlin where he met prof. dr. Heiner. On his last day in Germany he also visited the rest of her group in Cottbus where he gave a short talk about his research work and discussed possibilities of working together on SNOOPY.


iGEM 2012 team Slovenia is 1. runner up at iGEM World Championship (5.11.2012).

Held at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge (MA), our iGEM team reached the finals and the second absolute position among 190 iGEM 2012 teams confirming as well as one of the best team in the world. Slovenian team was also awarded with best Health and Medicine prize, with best Model prize and for the best Wiki page (official results). Congratulations to all team members, especially to Maja, Dušan and Martin!


iGEM 2012 team Slovenia is among three European finalists (7.10.2012)

European iGEM 2012 Jamboree is now officially over. Slovenian team was chosen as one of the three finalists among 54 teams from the whole Europe and was awarded for the best wiki presentation (official results). Congratulations to our team members for their excellent performance.

Slovenian team is lead by professor Roman Jerala and is comprised of the following members: Urban Bezeljak (Biochemistry), Anja Golob (Biotechnology), Miha Jerala (Medicine), Lucija Kadunc (Biotechnology), Zala Lužnik (Medicine), Fedja Pavlovec (Medicine), Boštjan Pirš (Medicine), Maja Somrak (Computer Science), Martin Stražar (Computer Science), Dušan Vučko (Computer Science) and Uroš Zupančič (Biotechnology).


iGEM 2012 team Slovenia wiki is now officially open (27.9.2012)

The wiki presentation of the work that will be presented on the Regional Jamboree in Amsterdam is now officially available on http://2012.igem.org/Team:Slovenia. Congratulations to our team members for their outstanding work. Well done Maja, Dušan and Martin.


Invitation for foreign students (20.6.2012)

We invite foreign students to enroll in the MSc or the PhD program at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Computer and Information Science. You will have a possibility to obtain MSc or PhD title from Computer and Information Science and expert knowledge on the topics presented here under the mentorship of members of our group. Potential candidates can get more information via e-mail miha.mraz@fri.uni-lj.si or on the following link for PhD program or the following link for MSc program.

By joining our group, potential foreign students have the opportunity to apply for postgraduate study scholarship.

For more information about scholarship for postgraduate study of nationals of Western Balkans in Slovenia for the year 2012, click here. Applications for the award of scholarships to the nationals of the Arab Republic of Egypt and the Tunisian Republic can apply here.


Visit of J. Craig Venter Institute (20.4.2012)

One of our iGEM 2012 team members (Maja Somrak) visited J. Craig Venter Institute in San Diego, where the institute staff presented their work with emphasis on current projects.

iGEM 2012 (10.4.2012)

Our members (Maja Somrak, Martin Stražar and Dušan Vučko as students and Miha Mraz, Nikolaj Zimic and Miha Moškon as mentors) will participate in the synthetic biology competition iGEM 2012 as a part of team Slovenia led by professor Roman Jerala.


Profesor Mraz visits Peking University (20.6.2011)

Professor Mraz visited the Peking University iGEM 2011 team and gave a talk about the work of our group.

iGEM 2010 - winners announced (8.11.2010)

Team Slovenia is the Winner of the BioBrick Trophy.


iGEM 2010 (5.4.2010)

Our members (Jure Bordon, Mattia Petroni, Rok Češnovar and Rok Pustoslemšek as students and Miha Mraz, Nikolaj Zimic and Miha Moškon as mentors) will participate in the synthetic biology competition iGEM 2010 as a part of team Slovenia led by professor Roman Jerala.