Prof. dr. Milena Horvat is a Head of the Department of Environmental Sciences of the Jožef Stefan Institute and a Dean of the International Postgraduate School Jožef Stefan. Her main expertise is in the area of environmental chemistry with a focus on trace metals analysis and speciation. She has been an author and co-author of over 230 SCI journal articles and several book chapters related to the development of analytical methods in areas of characterization and identification of mercury contaminates sites, biogeochemical cycling of mercury in terrestrial and aquatic environment, mercury in industry and biomonitoring as part of the exposure assessment of humans and ecosystems.