Matjaz Ocepek holds the D.V.M. degree. He is a Senior Research Fellow at the Veterinary Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia. He is the person in charge of the Laboratory for Especially Dangerous Bacterial Diseases and the Laboratory for Molecular Bacteriology at the Institute of Microbiology and Parasitology at the Veterinary Faculty. He is engaged in development and implementation of the methods for diagnostics of zoonoses and of especially dangerous bacterial diseases of animals and molecular methods for animal bacterial diseases. He is also a leader of several scientific projects and a Principal Investigator of one of the main research groups at the Veterinary Faculty. Besides the research work he also gives lectures to undergraduate (microbiology) and postgraduate (microbiological techniques) students. Currently, he is a Mentor for five Ph.D. students. He has published more than 80 original scientific papers, and he is a Member of the Editorial Board of the Slovenian Veterinary Research, a reviewer for several international scientific journals, and a Member of the European Society of Mycobacteriology (Chairman of the 31st ESM congress), International Association for Paratuberculosis, International Society for Infectious Diseases, and Slovenian Microbiological Society (Vice President).
Biography Updated on 3 November 2013