Contract number



Department of Biology

Type of project

Research Programmes/Infrastructural Centres

Type of project

Network of research and infrastructural centres University of Ljubljana (MRIC UL)




01.01.2022 - 31.12.2027

Project manager at BF

Kostanjšek Rok

IC mikroskopija bioloških vzorcev Fotografija 1

The Infrastructure Center for Microscopy of Biological Samples (IC MBV) operates at the Department of Biology, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, and is intended for:

  • Supporting research in the field of visualizing biological objects,
  • Training personnel for work in the field of microscopy,
  • Collaborating with related centers and potential users from other research areas,
  • Developing microscopy in Slovenia with an emphasis on specific methods for preparing diverse biological samples.

The infrastructure center is part of the infrastructure centers of the Biotechnical Faculty within the framework of the Research Infrastructure Center Network of the University of Ljubljana (MRIC UL). It is available to researchers, educators, students, and external users.

Center Manager
Prof. Dr. Rok Kostanjšek
Večna pot 111, 1000 Ljubljana
+386 1 320 3373


  • Light microscope Axioimager Z1 + Apotome (Microscopy room): contact Rok Kostanjšek, Aleš Kladnik
  • Motorised upright light microscope Axio Imager M.2 (Chair of Botany): contact Aleš Kladnik
  • Light microscope Axioskop 2 MOT (Chair of Botany): contact Aleš Kladnik
  • Light microscope Axioskop (Chair of Zoology): contact Rok Kostanjšek
  • Motorized fluorescence stereomicroscope Nikon SMZ25 (Chair of Zoology): contact Miloš Vittori
  • Stereomicroscope Leica MZ FLIII (Chair of Zoology): contact Rok Kostanjšek
  • Stereomicroscope Stemi SV 11 (Chair of Botany): contact Aleš Kladnik
  • Scanning electron microscope JEOL JSM-7500F: contact Rok Kostanjšek
  • Transmission electron microscope Philips CM 100: contact Jasna Štrus, Maruša Pompe Novak (NIB, Planta Infrastructure Center)
  • Micro-CT Neoscan N80: contact Rok Kostanjšek

Microscope reservations
To reserve microscopes, contact the caretakers. You can use the online calendar for reservation, but it is also necessary to check the physical calendar at the microscope.