100 years of the prestigious Scottish Institute The Rowett Research Institute: the impact on the development of microbiology in nutrition of domestic animals and humans in Slovenia

Eva AVGUŠTIN, Maša ZOREC

Abstract


One century is passing by from the foundation of one of the most respected research institutes in the field of animal and human nutrition, the Scottish Institute The Rowett Research Institute (RRI). In addition to the exceptional influence on the development of the science of nutrition itself, RRI researchers have been significantly involved in the development of science of nutrition and, particularly, of microbiology related to animal and human nutrition in Slovenia. Since the early 1980s, several Slovenian microbiologists have visited RRI, conducted research and developed personal contacts, some retained for more than 40 years. The cooperation was extremely fruitful, which is reflected through joint scientific publications and their visibility, the implementation of formal and informal research projects, and the collaboration in organization of international scientific symposiums. Slovenian researchers, who visited the RRI, built their own careers on the basis of the acquired knowledge and significantly contributed to the development of microbiology in Slovenia. They importantly participated in the establishment of a university study of Microbiology, which will shortly celebrate its 25th anniversary, and is due to its achievements the pride of Biotechnical Faculty and of University of Ljubljana.

Keywords


research institutes; The Rowett Research Institute; Slovenia; microbiology; animal nutrition; human nutrition

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