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Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 06/2000 PhD in Molecular Biology, University of Belgrade

  • 1998 – 2000 PhD thesis, Institute of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering (IMGGE) and University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia

  • 1994 – 1998 Magister of Science, IMGGE and University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia

  • 1989 – 1994 Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia

 

Research Career

  • 03/2014 Professor at the Medical Faculty, University of Cologne, Germany

  • 03/2012 Visiting Professor at Medical Faculty, University of Belgrade, Serbia

  • 07/2010 Private Lecturer (Privatdozent) – University of Cologne

  • 2009-2014 Independent Junior Group Leader, CECAD at the Institute of Genetics, Cologne, Germany

  • 2011-2012 Senior Researcher, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

  • 2006 – 2010 Assistant Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

  • 2000 – 2005 Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Medical Nutrition, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

 

Awards and Honors

  • 07/2012 ERC Starter – Consolidator Grant

  • 2007 The Jeanssons Foundation Annual Award for

  • 2006 Assistant Professorship from the Swedish Research Foundation(VR)

 

Member of organizing committees:

  • 10th European meeting on Mitochondrial Pathophysiology; EuroMit 10 – Cologne, Germany, 2017

  • EMBO Advance Course “Mitochondria in life death and disease” Crete, Greece, 2015

  • 9th European meeting on Mitochondrial Pathophysiology; EuroMit 9 – Tampere, Finland 2014

  • First Cologne Aging Meeting, Cologne, Germany, May 2013

  • EMBO/FEBS Advance Course “Mitochondria in life death and disease” Crete, Greece, 2012

  • 8th European meeting on Mitochondrial Pathophysiology; EuroMit 8 - Zaragoza, Spain 2011

  • Mosbach Colloquium “Biology of Ageing: Mechanisms and Interventions” Mosbach, Germany, 2010

  • FEBS Advance Course “Mitochondria in life death and disease”; Aussois, France, 2009

  • Key Symposium: “Biology of Ageing”; Saltsjöbaden, Stockholm, Sweden, 2007

 

Referee for Grant Offices

  • German Research Foundation (DFG) – Germany

  • The French National Research Agency – France

  • Medical Research Council – UK

  • Research into Ageing – UK

  • Austrian Academy of Science – Austria

  • National Research Council (NCN)– Poland

  • National Research Council (CNCS)– Romania

  • Dutch National Science Foundation(NOW) – The Netherlands

 

Referee for Scientific Journals

  • Nature

  • PLoS ONE

  • Science

  • Ageing Cell

  • Nature Genetics

  • Experimental Gerontology

  • Cell Metabolism

  • BioEssays

  • PLoS Biology

  • BiochimicaBiophysicaActa

  • PLoS Genetics

  • Journal of Neurochemistry

  • The Journal of Experimental Biology

  • Genes & Nutrition

  • Laboratory Investigation

 

Research Support

  • 2013-2018 ERC Consolidator Grant: “Mitochondrial unfolded protein response and the role in ageing”

  • 2012 -2016 Marie Curie Initial Training Network: “MARieCuRIeAGEing Network“

  • 2011-2014 German Research Foundation (DFG): “Dissecting the role of mitochondrial translation defects in ageing“

  • 2011-2014 Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne: “Mitochondrial function and dysfunction in neurodegeneration“

  • 2011-2013 Fritz ThyssenStiftung Grant: “DARS2 deficiency in mice: Modelling the mitochondrial involvement in leucoencephalophaty“

 

Invited Speaker (2008-2013)

2013

  • 3rd Lung Conference; Munich; Germany, October 4-5 2013

  • “Tissue Repair and Regeneration: Gordon Research Conference”, New London, New Haven, USA, June 16-21 2013.

  • “Mitochondria, Metabolic Regulation and the Biology of Aging” Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain; February 13-16 2013.

 

2012

  • “DNA and Aging”: XII Topic Day; October 3-4 2012; Grenoble, France

  • "Mitochondrial Molecular Biology" June 13-16 2012; Fiskebackskil Sweden

  • FEBS Advanced Lecture Courses: Mitochondria in Life, Death and Disease. Crete, Greece. May 9 -12 2012.

 

2011

  • “The Old Patient”: Prevention and Intervention: from Molecular Biology to Clinical Perspectives" 16th-18th September 2011; Halle, Germany

  • FASEB Summer Research Conference: Mitochondrial Assembly and Dynamics in Health Disease and Ageing July 17th-22nd, 2011 Steamboat Springs, Colorado, USA

  • DKFZ-ZMBH Alliance Forum: Ageing and Cancer: from molecules to organisms. May 19th-21st, 2011, Heidelberg, Germany

  • The Mitochondrial Research School: May 16th -18th, 2011, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

2010

  • The International Symposium “100 Years of Ivan Djaja’s Belgrade School of Physiology” 14th-19th September 2010

  • Gordon Conference on Biology of Ageing. Les Diablerets, Switzerland. August 22nd -27th, 2010.

  • 16th European Bioenergetic Conference (EBEC), Warsaw, Poland. July 17th -22nd, 2010.

 

2009

  • 1st Meeting of the Austrian Association of Molecular Life Sciences and Biotechnology (ÖGMBT), Innsbruck, Austria September 21st – 23rd 2009

  • FEBS Advanced Lecture Courses: Mitochondria in Life, Death and Disease. Aussois, France September 16th -20th 2009.

  • Embo Lecture Course in “Mitochondrial Medicine: from genetics to biological mechanisms and beyond” Bologna, Italy April 18th -22nd 2009.

 

2008

  • Gordon Conference on Mitochondria and Chloroplasts. University of New England, Biddeford, ME, USA, August 10th -15th, 2008

  • The Ninth International Symposium on Neurology and Neuroendocrinology of Ageing, Bregenz, Austria July 20th -25th, 2008

  • Bari International Symposium "Mitochondrial Physiology and Pathology", Bari, Italy, June 22th - 26th, 2008