The 2011 Award of the National Institute of Biology for Exceptional Doctoral Work in the Field of the Activities of the National Institute of Biology
For the first time in the history, the National Institute of Biology awarded a prize for an extraordinary doctoral thesis defended in the past academic year. This year's award was given to Dr. Jana Petković. The results of her doctoral thesis with the title Mechanisms of Toxic and Genotoxic Activity of Titanium Oxide Nanoparticles were published in five scientific articles and a chapter in a book published by an international publishing house. She was the first author of three articles and the mentioned chapter. Two articles were published in the most eminent journals from this field. Jana Petković was also awarded a Krka Prize for her doctoral thesis.
Professor Dr Marina Dermastia (left) and the Director of the National Institute of Biology, Professor Dr Tamara Lah Turnšek (right), present the award to Jana Petković. (foto: Aleksandar Gnjidić)