• B.Sc. in Food Science and Technology, University of Ljubljana (UL), Biotechnical Faculty, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 1983-1989;
  • M.Sc. in Microbiology, UL, Biotechnical Faculty and Medical Faculty, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 1989-1993;
  • Ph.D. in Microbiology, UL, Biotechnical Faculty, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 1993-1997; 


  • More than 30 years of research experience in the field of dairy science, microbiology and biotechnology (senior research fellow);
  • Management (head of the Institute for Dairying and Probiotics, head of research program P4-0097, principal investigator in research and R&D projects);
  • Cooperation with industry;
  • Superviser at all three levels of study;
  • Lecturer.

Recognitions, awards

  • Recognition of the University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty for exemplary pedagogical, research and professional work at the Department of Animal Science (2020)


  • Slovene Microbiological Society

Research Fields

  • Dairy science, lactic acid bacteria (isolation, genotyping, fermentations, antimicrobial activity, bacteriocins, sensitivity to antibiotics), probiotics (quality, mechanisms of action), live biotherapeutics, microbiota and microbiomes (food, gastrointestinal tract), resistomes.

Selected Bibliography

  • ROZMAN, Vita, MOHAR LORBEG, Petra, TREVEN, Primož, ACCETTO, Tomaž, GOLOB, Majda, ZDOVC, Irena, BOGOVIČ MATIJAŠIĆ, Bojana. Lactic acid bacteria and bifidobacteria deliberately introduced into the agro-food chain do not significantly increase the antimicrobial resistance gene pool. Gut microbes. 2022, no. 1, art. 2127438, str. 1-17, ilustr. ISSN 1949-0984., DOI: 10.1080/19490976.2022.2127438.
  • MOHAR LORBEG, Petra, GOLOB, Majda, KRAMER, Mateja, TREVEN, Primož, BOGOVIČ MATIJAŠIĆ, Bojana. Evaluation of dietary supplements containing viable bacteria by cultivation/MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry and PCR identification. Frontiers in microbiology. 2021, vol. 12, art. 700138, str. 1-14, ilustr. ISSN 1664-302X., DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2021.700138.
  • BOGOVIČ MATIJAŠIĆ, Bojana, OBERČKAL, Jernej, MOHAR LORBEG, Petra, PAVELJŠEK, Diana, SKALE, Nina, KOLENC, Borut, GRUDEN, Špela, POKLAR ULRIH, Nataša, KETE, Marko, ZUPANČIČ JUSTIN, Maja. Characterisation of lactoferrin isolated from acid whey using pilot-scale monolithic ion-exchange Chromatography. Processes. [Online ed.]. 2020, vol. 8, art. no. 804, str. 1-19, ilustr. ISSN 2227-9717., DOI: 10.3390/pr8070804.
  • BOGOVIČ MATIJAŠIĆ, Bojana, OBERMAJER, Tanja, LIPOGLAVŠEK, Luka, SERNEL, Tjaša, LOCATELLI, Igor, KOS, Mitja, ŠMID, Alenka, ROGELJ, Irena. Effects of synbiotic fermented milk containing Lactobacillus acidophilus La-5 and Bifidobacterium animalis ssp. lactis BB-12 on the fecal microbiota of adults with irritable bowel syndrome : a randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Journal of dairy science. 2016, vol. 99, iss. 7, str. 5008-5021, ilustr. ISSN 0022-0302., DOI: 10.3168/jds.2015-10743.
  • BOGOVIČ MATIJAŠIĆ, Bojana, OBERMAJER, Tanja, LIPOGLAVŠEK, Luka, GRABNAR, Iztok, AVGUŠTIN, Gorazd, ROGELJ, Irena. Association of dietary type with fecal microbiota in vegetarians and omnivores in Slovenia. European journal of nutrition. [Print ed.]. 2014, vol. 53, issue 4, str. 1051-1064. ISSN 1436-6207. DOI: 10.1007/s00394-013-0607-6.