Tanja Bagar is the Director and, after this function, the President of the Expert Council of the International Cannabinoid Institute. She is also the Deputy Director of the company, working in the field of research, development and trade, and the manager of research and development in an environmental company. It is also active in the academic sphere. She lectures on microbiology and eco-remediation at the faculty Alma Mater Europaea and prof. scientifically cooperates with the Austrian College of Health and Development. She is a member of the Pomurje Academy of Sciences and Arts, the Slovenian Biochemical Society and the Society of Psychologists of Slovenia, and is one of the founders of the Society for the Conservation and Protection of the Environment. She has extensive research experience gained in laboratories at the National Institute of Chemistry, Biotechnical Faculty, National Laboratory for Health, Environment and Food, in the Topolšica Hospital and at the Institute of Microbiology and Genetics at the Georg-August University of Göttingen in Germany and at the Institute of Cell Biology at the University of Edinburgh. Since 2013, she has been participating as a reviewer at the national competition of research tasks organized by the Association for Technical Culture of Slovenia. For social engagement, she received the acknowledgment from the Slovenian Microbiological Society for cooperation in the promotion of microbiology, a special acknowledgment in the framework of the Slovenian award for social responsibility HORUS and an invitation for an honorary member of the social cooperative KonopKo.
As a lecturer or lecturer, she participates at various conferences on cannabinoids and endocannabinoid system, cannabis, diets, etc. at national or international level. It deals with microbiological aspects, cell biology, biochemistry and molecular biology in conjunction with the endocannabinoid system and the functioning of cannabinoids, laboratory analyses of products from hemp, etc. The intensive four-year e-learning program Concepts of Cannabis Science I, implemented by Kenevir Research (Oregon, USA), as well as the follow-up program Concepts of Cannabis Science II, has been completed.
Tanja Bagar graduated with a microbiology degree from the Biotechnical Faculty of the University of Ljubljana during her studies and received the Prešeren Prize for her diploma work. She continued her postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Medicine in Ljubljana, where she received her doctorate in the field of biomedical sciences. As a young researcher, she received a Krka Prize for special achievements in the field of research, and for a successful doctorate, she received a municipal gold medal. She passed the professional examination at the Ministry of Health.