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Borut Lazar

founder and chief scientist, a seasoned biologist with more than 15 years of education, publishing and research experience. Active in algal technology for many years being a cohesive force of many resources in the field. Previous posts include a research post at the Institute for Innovation and Development of University of Ljubljana, editor at Publishing house Modrijan, Ljubljana and a biology teacher and science mentor at Gimnazija Želimlje. Other activities include singing at the Biological Octet, diving, sailing and skiing.

+386 40 884 566
 

Robert Reinhardt

founder and chief executive officer, an entrepreneur with more than 30 years of research and business experience. As a mathematician by background, he became interested in algal technology from both the business and research perspective. Previous posts include research in computer science at Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, founder and CEO of a system integration and software development company, managing its growth from 5 to 80 employees, and its merger into international system integrator. In recent years he was active as a consultant and/or business angel in the premier slovenian online employment portal, an internet service provider in its financial reorganization and merger, in a slovenian-romanian renewable energy and agricultural company, and many others. Other activities include flying, diving, sailing.

+386 41 613 746
 

Miha Žitnik

partner and microbiology researcher, he is the heart of our lab. He has done a clone library based research of microbial community in the drinking water sources at the Institute for physical biology in Ljubljana. In AlgEn he has established most of the lab procedures. His specialties are microalgae cultivation, biomass production, process optimization, wastewater treatment, molecular techniques, microbial ecology, microbial biotechnology. He likes recreation in nature and power walk.

+386 40 366 779

AlgEn is a student friendly company, so we always have a number of students doing their research and training in our lab. We host groups of microbiology students as part of their practical education, both in the biotechnology area, but we also like to demonstrate some business aspects of biotechnology.

AlgEn has a strong partner network in business and academia. Many procedures are outsourced to our partners who are better equipped or more streamlined to work in specific areas. AlgEn likes to consider itself as the coordinator and facilitator of activities that form a solution web.

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