Bojana Žegura currently works in the Department of genetic toxicology and cancer biology at the National Institute of Biology (NIB) and is Assistant professor in Toxicology at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. She works in the field of genetic toxicology and alternative methods for drug testing. Her main research is focused on studying the mechanisms of toxicity/genotoxicity and recently also endocrine disrupting activity of environmental and anthropogenic pollutants. Particularly she is interested in the adverse genotoxic effects of cyanotoxins such as microcystins, nodularins, cylindrospermopsin and lately also ß-N-methylamino-L-alanine and their complex mixtures including also other ubiquitous environmental pollutants. She has the expertise in applying standard and novel methodologies and developing new in vitro cell models and approaches for in vitro testing including physiologically more relevant 3D cell models and differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells into the hepatocyte-like cells that can be used for drug metabolism/in vitro toxicology studies. She has published more than 70 scientific publications with more than 1730 citations. Her h-index is 20. In addition, she has established a Laboratory that holds the accreditation for performing the mutagenicity studies in compliance with the OECD Principles of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and is responsible for Quality Assurance within the GLP Laboratory.