Tanja Bagar is the CEO and Chairman of the Expert Council of the International Institute for cannabinoids. She is a deputy director in the company that operates in the field of research, development and trade and also the head of research and development in an environmental company. She is active in the academic sphere. She lectures microbiology and topics o ecoremediation at the Faculty Alma Mater Europaea and cooperates scientifically with the Austrian College of Health and Development. She is a member of the Pomurje Academy of Arts and Sciences, Slovenian Biochemical Society, the Slovenian Association of Psychologists and is one of the founders of the society for the preservation and protection of the environment. She has extensive research experience gained in the laboratory at the National Institute of Chemistry, the Faculty of Biotechnology, the National Laboratory for Health, Environment and Food, in the Topolšica Hospital and abroad at the Institute of Microbiology and Genetics at the Georg-August University of Gottingen in Germany and at the Institute for Cell Biology, University of Edinburgh. Since 2013, she participates as a peer reviewer for the national competition of research projects, organized by the Association for Technical Culture of Slovenia. For her social engagement she received a special thanks from the Slovenian Microbiological Society for participation in the promotion of microbiology, a special recognition in a frame of the Slovenian social responsibility award HORUS and an invitation to become a honorary member of the social cooperatives KonopKo.
She attended various conferences on cannabinoids and endocannabinoid system at a national and international level. She holds knowledge in the fields of microbiology, cell biology, biochemistry and molecular biology in conjunction with the endocannabinoid system and the functioning of cannabinoids, laboratory analysis ... She has completed an intensive four week e-education program Concepts of Cannabis Science I, carried out by Kenevir Research (Oregon, USA), and also follow-up program Concepts of Cannabis Science II.
Tanja Bagar was awarded a reward for talented students during her graduate studies of microbiology at the Biotechnical Faculty in Ljubljana and her bachelor thesis received the Preseren-Prize. She continued postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Medicine in Ljubljana, and received a Ph.D. in the field of biomedical sciences. As a young researcher she was awarded the Krka reward for special achievements in the field of research, for the successful completion of the doctoral thesis the municipality golden plaquette. She also completed the professional exam for at the Ministry of health.