Education and academic degree • Master degree: 06/09/2000: Master of Pharmacy, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Pharmacy (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Marija Sollner Dolenc). The title: The synthesis of benzoxazine fibrinogen receptor antagonists. • PhD degree: 27/10/2004: Pharmacy, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Pharmacy (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Marija Sollner Dolenc). The title: Design and synthesis of integrin receptor modulators. • Assist. Prof.: 2008 • Assoc. Prof.: 2012 Areas of expertise, past and current projects • The design, synthesis and biological evaluation of antagonists of lectin DC-SIGN as potential antiviral agents: these studies are in cooperation with the following researchers: Prof. dr. dr. Anna Bernardi, Università di Milano, Italy, Dr. Javier Rojo Marcos, Instituto de Investigaciones Químicas, CSIC - Universidad de Sevilla, Spain et al. Franck Fieschi, Institut de Biologie Structural, CEA-CNRS-UJF, Grenoble, France. • The design, synthesis and biological evaluation of integrin receptor antagonists and antithrombotic compounds with dual mechanism of action. • Methods for radiofluorination of various ligands as markers for positron emission tomography: Work is ongoing in collaboration with Assist. Prof. Dr. Sylvie Mavel, Laboratoire de Chimie Thérapeutique the Faculty of Pharmacy in Tours, France (Faculté de pharmacie, Tours, France). • European project: EUR-Intafar (inhibition of New Targets for Fighting Antibiotic Resistance). Funded by: European Community Sixth Framework Programme (FP6), Contract number (LSHM-CT-2004-512138). • European project: MAREX (Exploring Marine Resources for Bioactive Compounds: From Discovery to Sustainable Production and Industrial Applications). • The applied project: Synthesis and use of vildagliptin for the preparation of pharmaceutical dosage forms, successfully completed, the invention was patented by an international patent application.
Biography Updated on 1 April 2012