Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

J. Stefan Institute, Jamova 39, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
phone: +386 1 477 3900,
fax: +386 1 477 3984


Research Groups: Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Proteolysis, Structural Biology, Toxinology
E-mail addresses (search form) and phone numbers Lists of publications (since 1995) Feedback
List of harmful substances used at our department: toxicity, first aid and other information; Institute Waste Chemicals Service (in Slovenian)
List of journals from the field of biochemistry and molecular biology at J. Stefan Institute and their locations
List of electronic journals (sorted alphabetically) at J. Stefan Institute with links for direct access

Departmental events

No regular Thursday seminars are scheduled in the next weeks.  [see the list of Thursday seminar candidates]


Biology Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Biotechnology
References and Search Engines Journals on-line Related organizations
MAIN, the program for macromolecular
Scientific meetings SBD, Slovenian Biochemical Society
Events, Weather, Slovenia on WWW
(in part in Slovenian language)
For general information on proteases, check PROLYSIS and the MEROPS homepage: classification and links to all known peptidases and inhibitors (edited by Rawlings and Barrett).

WWW sites for Biologists,
American Type Culture Collection,
E.coli Genetic Stock Center at Yale,
Philogeny and Biodiversity, The Tree of Life project,
NCBI's taxonomy browser,, the Microbiology information portal,
Plant Disease Handbook,
Registry of Slovenian flora @ Slovenian Acad. Sci. & Arts,
Scopoli, a programme for recognition of medicinal plants, their active substances and effects (in Slovenian only).


Biochemistry and Molecular Biology WWW Virtual Library at

SwissProt @ExPASy, a protein sequence database,
PIR (protein sequence database @ Univ. of Georgetown),
Protein Data Bank (PDB) search form,
GenBank current release (via NCBI), a DNA/RNA sequence bank.

MIPS SRS (Sequence Retrieval System) - access to various sequence databases,
ENTREZ, a reference and sequence browser,
ABIM on-line genetic analysis tools at the Universite Aix-Marseille I,
BCM Search Launcher at the Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, Texas) / alternative link,
CMS Molecular Biology Resource - a useful set of links for molecular biologists,
List of links for mol. biologists (compiled by Amos Bairoch @ExPASy),
EC enzyme database with a searchable index of enzymes and the updated EC list of peptidases,
Genestream tools (FAST, BLAST, ALIGN and similar),
BLAST sequence comparisons at NCBI,
Webcutter: restriction endonuclease analysis of your DNA,
RestrictionMapper: a new restriction cleavage tool on the Web.

Visualization of biological molecules - Jena Image Library (Univ. of Jena, Germany),
Mol.Biol. Protocols; there's a special page with more protocol collections and a few test protocols in Slovenian and English,
Laboratory Tools: Rob Beynon Buffer Calculator, Peptide Properties Calculator, Periodic Table of elements, DNA (and protein) unit conversions,
PROLYSIS, the server at the University of Tours /France/ with useful information on proteases and inhibitors,
Protein Degradation Resource - how do cells know which protein to degrade and when?


LifeSciencesWorld - the Biotech Search Engine and source of information
Biospace, the Biotech hub page - daily biotech news,
US Patent search 1976 - recent,
Biotechnology patents and new technologies,
BioExchange, the Bio-Pharmaceutical Network: news, jobs, tools, protocols, directories.


Acta Crystallographica Sec. D on-line (full access for JSI),
Biochemical Journal on-line (incl. full papers),
Biochemistry on-line (incl. full papers),
Biological Chemistry homepage,
Cell - full text (only available from our department),
Cell death and differentiation (only for our department),
EMBO Journal (abstracts free of charge, on-line subscription required for full text),
FEBS Journal (former Eur. J. Biochem) homepage (full text available for *ijs domain - click onto 'login via IP identification' ),
Immunity tables of contents,
JBC on-line (full access restricted to JSI),
Journal of Immunology full text,
Molecular Biology and Evolution on-line (full access for JSI),
Nature on-line (full access for *ijs domain),
Neuron tables of contents,
Nucleic Acids Research full text,
PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA),
Protein Science,
Science on-line (full access for JSI).

ScienceDirect, all journals published by Elsevier (full access for JSI),
BioMedNet; a full-text journal databank (ceased operating in 2004 but still contains some interesting publications).


NCBI MEDLINE search form,
Institute's Science Information Centre (library), ISI Impact Factors (for local users only) and the Web-of-Science entry point,
COBISS, the bibliographic network of Slovenia, and its automatic personal bibliography service (COBIB),
SCOPUS, the reference search engine (combined bibliographic and Web searches),
Dictionary of cell biology, 2nd edition,
Dictionary of genetic terms at TU Munich.

General dictionaries:
Roget's Thesaurus,
English Acronyms and Abbreviations,
Merriam-Webster's WWWebster Dictionary,
Hypertext Webster interface
LookWAYup, a dictionary and basic translation tool (test link).
Internet search engines:


NIH homepage,
Department of Protein Crystallography at the Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried (Munich),
National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana, Slovenia,
Institute of Biochemistry, Medical Faculty, University of Ljubljana,
Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Ljubljana - Chair of Biochemistry,
NIB - National Institute of Biology, Ljubljana,
Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana; Department of Biology - Chair of Biochemistry,
Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ljubljana (in Slovenian),
Veterinary Faculty, University of Ljubljana (in Slovenian).

Societies, discussion groups in molecular biology

EMBO, the European Molecular Biology Organisation,
FASEB, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology,
The International Proteolysis Society (IPS),
IST (International Society on Toxinology),
Biosciences in Slovenia,
Terminology Commission (in Slovenian only) of the Slovenian Biochemical Society .

Governmental offices and trade unions:

Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology (in Slovenian),
Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS) (in Slovenian),
SVIZ Trade Union (in Slovenian only) and the JSI Trade Union pages.


10th International Symposium on Proteinase Inhibitors and Biological Control, Portoroz, Slovenia [June 23-27, 2007] 

The past 5th International Conference on Cysteine Proteinases and Their Inhibitors, Portoroz, Slovenia [September 2 to 6, 2006].

A full list of proteases & inhibitors conferences is available from the International Proteolysis Society homepage. 

Some more links from the homepage of the Slovenian Biochemical Society .


  Ljubljana daily events and Cankarjev dom (Cultural & Congress Centre),
Lectures, seminars, science...,
Institute's newspaper NOVICE,
Weather forecasts of the Environmental Agency of the Republic of Slovenia,
Slovenian information resources: Mat'Kurja and search engines,
Daily news: MOREL, RTV Slovenia,,
An interactive map of Ljubljana,
The latest version of the Slovenian phone book (Telekom basic search).


Seminars take place every Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in the Biochemistry seminar room and are organized and chaired by Roger Pain.


Send comments and suggestions for new links or format improvements to Marko.Dolinar@IJS.SI .

Basic information in Slovenian is available on a separate page.