Andraž Dolar is a researcher at Biotechnical Faculty of the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. He is experienced in the field of ecotoxicology and invertebrate’s immunology. In recent years his main research activity focuses on studying the effects of microplastics on terrestrial invertebrates. Besides the use of classical toxicological endpoints in his researches, he is particularly interested in investigation of changes at cellular and subcellular levels, including immune responses. In his master’s and doctoral theses, he has developed and optimised a methodology to evaluate immunological changes in a model organism, terrestrial crustacean Porcellio scaber, in case of exposure to various environmental pollutants. Recently, he has been devoted to the study of changes at the level of gene expression resulting from the interaction of the organism with various internal and external challenges.
In 2022, he also became a professor of biology at the Rudolf Maister Grammar and Secondary School in Kamnik.
Awards, honors, and grants:
- (2022) University award for the best research achievements in 2022
- (2022) Faculty Prešeren’s prize
- (2018) Faculty award, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
- (2012-2018) Zois Scholarship