Location and facilities
The Headquarters of the Institute
The Institute is located 14 km west of the city centre, not far from the Belgrade airport, still in the green part of town called Soko Salaš, and can be considered the “real, actual “salaš” (typical farm in Vojvodina) near Belgrade.”
The Institute has 360 m2 of laboratory space in the Laboratory block where as an independent organizational entity operates accredited Laboratory of Chemistry and Microbiology. Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, Laboratory of Meat and Egg Quality, Laboratory of Mycotoxicological Testing and Laboratory of the Biogas Production Research from agricultural by-products and food industries are located in these premises, but also in other parts of the Institute.
Also, the Institute is conducting its research in the “open laboratory” at the Experimental Centre, which consists of 300 ha of experimental plots, 6 experimental farms, experimental plant for the production of animal feed and the experimental slaughterhouse. In the Experimental centre, at any time, there is in average 2000 animals of different species, breeds and categories, from indigenous livestock breeds to new breeds developed at the Institute. Only in such closed, fully functional and controlled system is it possible to adequately perform and cover the width and multidisciplinary aspect of the research that we do.
The Institute has 24 full-time researchers with scientific and research titles and 4 researchers with professional titles involved in the implementation of on-going research projects. Each year as part of on-going projects, on average two scholarship recipients of the competent Ministry are engaged on projects.
In addition to employees with scientific, research, and professional titles, at the Institute, 9 employees are with a university degree. According to the educational profile in the Institute the following are employed: agronomists of all specialties, veterinarians, biologists, chemists, technologists, economists, lawyers and one architect. This profile of staff employed enables a multidisciplinary approach to solving the problems of modern food production.
The Institute pays special attention to education and training of young researchers, as well as its high school students, and doctoral students, as a valuable investment in the future development.