NIB

Dr. Barbara Breznik

Working place: Scientific Associate

Telephone number: +386 (0)59 23 28 70
Email: barbara.breznik@nib.si
Department: Department of Genetic Toxicology and Cancer Biology

Scientific expertise
Cancer research, cancer biology; stem cells; advanced cellular and animal model for cancer research; brain tumors; proteolytic enzymes; biomarkers; immunotherapy

Education
•    PhD (2018), International Postgraduate School Jožef Stefan Ljubljana, Slovenia
•    Master of Pharmacy (2013), Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Employment
•    Visiting assistant project scientists at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), USA (2020-2021)
•    Research assistant at Department of Genetic Toxicology and Cancer Biology, National Institute of biology, Ljubljana, Slovenia (2018-present)
•    Visiting researcher at Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2017)
•    Young researcher; Department of Genetic Toxicology and Cancer Biology, National Institute of Biology Ljubljana (2013-2018)

Research projects
•    Post-doctoral ARRS research project Z3-187O »The impact of mesenchymal stem cells in glioblastoma therapeutic resistance«, webpage: http://projects.nib.si/gliostemcell/, principal investigator (2019-2021)
•    Bilateral ARRS project Slovenia-USA »Natural killer cells in immunotherapy of glioblastoma« in collaboration with UCLA, principal investigator (2019-2021)
•    ARRS research programme P1-0245 »Ecotoxicology, toxicogenomics and carcinogenesis«, National Institute of biology, Ljubljana, Slovenia, PI prof. Tamara Lah Turnšek, webpage http://www.nib.si/eng/index.php/projects?view=project&id=82 (2019-2024)
•    Project of European Programme of Cross-Border Cooperation for Slovenia-Italy (Interreg) TRANS-GLIOMA “New Therapies of glioblastoma based on cross-border translation research platform”, PI prof. Radovan Komel, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, webpage: https://www.ita-slo.eu/sl/TRANS-GLIOMA, https://www.facebook.com/TransGlioma/ (2017-2020)


Teaching experineces
•    Elected assistant in the field of Cell Biology, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
•    Teacher of laboratory practical courses Cancer Biology at Biotechnical Faculty UL and Cancer Biochemistry at Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering UL, Slovenia
•    Co-supervisor of bachelor’s and master’s thesis at University of Ljubljana

Bibliography
•    COBISS
https://bib.cobiss.net/bibliographies/si/webBiblio/bib201_20200406_122935_36319.html
•    RESEARCHGATE
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Barbara_Breznik2
•    GOOGLE SCHOLAR https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=sl&authuser=1&user=Gl2o_IEAAAAJ

Memberships
European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC)- member of PathoBiology group; Slovenian Pharmaceutical Society; Slovenian Biochemical Society; Management committee substitute in EU-founded COST action 16119: In vitro 3-D total cell guidance and fitness