Friday 13. February 2015

Copper in the Environment and GMOs in Food: Reason to worry?

Tuesday February 17 and Wednesday February 18, Irena Kurajić will give three open lectures at the University Centre of the Westfjords. The topics will be ecotoxicology (case study on copper) and the debate on whether geneticall modified organisms (GMOs) are harmful or not. Irene has extensive experience in teaching the subject at vocational and high school level in Slovenia.

Tuesday from 12:00 to 13:30:
  • Case Study: Copper - Really as Innocent as it Looks Like?


Wednesday from 12:00 to 13:30:
  • Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO): A Real Threat to the Environment or a Fiction? 

Everyone is welcome to attend.
About Irena: 
Irena Kurajić was born in 1974 in Novo mesto, Slovenia. She studied agriculture at Biotechnical University in Ljubljana, the capital city of Slovenia. First she worked as a technologist in a large scale strawberry production. From 1999 she teaches biotechnology and laboratory exercises at Grm Novo mesto - centre of biotechnics and tourism. Since Higher Vocational College was founded at the Centre mentioned, she is responsible for the Abiotic factors in the environment and ecotoxicology teaching as well. She leads numerous laboratory exercises and workshops for young and adult population. She is a mentor of different research, project and diploma papers every year. She is specially interested in a role of biotechnology at solving environmental problems. In a local environment she is a strong promoter of organic gardening. With her husband and two daughters she lives in Brezice, Slovenia.