EVG laboratory started its operation in 2010 to be the first commercial lab in the region to focus on genetic testing in animals and veterinary medicine. To veterinarians in the region, we also offer hormone and allergy testing in collaboration with our European partners. In four years of operation we gained trust of the majority of veterinary clinics in Slovenia and many vets, owners and breeders across Europe and USA.
EVG laboratory focuses on the research and development of highly specific molecular-genetic tests, which represent a big part of our services. With a genetic test, we analyse DNA, which gives us insight in the development of certain diseases and influence breeding and therapeutic decisions. There is more and more awareness of the importance of genetic diseases in purebred animals and some of the tests are already obligatory in certain breeds in order to get a breeding license.
Our laboratory is equipped with high throughput and modern equipment for molecular genetic analysis (PCR, Real Time PCR, DNA sequencing, DNA profiling) which enables us to perform fast and quality services. A lot of attention is focused on quality assurance in order to perform all analysis according to internationally recognized standards. We employ three highly qualified experts in the field of genetics, veterinary medicine and microbiology holding a PhD and publications in international scientific journals.
Head of Lab
Dr. Gašper Berginc graduated from the Veterinary Faculty in Ljubljana in 2003. His research work continued in the doctoral study of biomedicine at the Medical Faculty (Department of Molecular Genetics, Institute of Pathology), which he successfully completed in 2009. During his doctoral studies, he focused on different genetic mechanisms of colorectal cancer and the development of methodologies for its early detection. He participated in several specialty courses abroad to improve his knowledge in molecular genetics. He published his work in peer reviewed scientific publications and presented it at the European and world genetic congresses.
Research and development
Dr. Simona Kamenšek graduated in microbiology at the Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, in 2003. Her research work continued in the doctoral study of genetics at the Biotechnical Faculty (Department of Molecular Genetics), which she successfully completed in 2013. During her doctoral studies, she focused on bacterial genetics and mainly studied the role and expression of antimicrobial bacteriocins Escherichia coli. She participated in several specialty courses abroad to improve her knowledge in molecular genetics (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev University, Israel). She published her work in peer reviewed scientific publications and presented it at the European genetic congresses.
Dr. Damijan Nipič graduated in microbiology at the Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, in 2003. His research work continued in the doctoral study of biomedicine at the Medical Faculty (Institute of Pathophysiology), which he successfully completed in 2010. During the doctoral research work he has dealt mainly with studying the process of cell death in primary cells as well as in established cell lines. After completing doctoral studies, he participated in several research projects in the field of genetics, microbiology and medicine as employee at the Biotechnical Faculty. He published his work in peer reviewed scientific publications and presented it at the European and world genetic congresses.
Customer relations, marketing, finances
Gregor Križanič graduated in 2004 in finance and banking. In his career he was active in the field of optimization and automation of business processes. In this area he attended several training courses at home and abroad. At the company he is responsible for all support activities of the laboratory.