Prof. Damjana Drobne
Prof. Dr. Damjana Drobne, head of the group for Nanobiology and Nanotoxicology at the University of Ljubljana and professor for (environmental) toxicology and for zoology with over twenty five years of research experiences. She is the founder and principal investigator of a research group for nanobiology and nanotoxicology (http://www.bionanoteam.com/). Together with national and international colleges she has published more than 100 original scientific publications and many book chapters. Her group was a partner in two large scale 7.OP EU projects (NanoMile, NanoValid), and is a partner in two Horizon 2020 project (NanoFase) and MSCA-ITN-2015 project (Pandora). At a national level, her group was founder of two national centers of excellence (CO NAMASTE and CO NanoCentre). Since 2001, she is continuously coordinating national research projects. Recently she become an advisor to Slovenian Innovation Hub-European Economic Interest Grouping (http://www.sis-egiz.eu/) as an expert responsible for nanosafety. Prof. Dr. Damjana Drobne has supervised or co-supervised about 20 PhD students. She is lecturing at undergraduate as well as postgraduate study programs at University of Ljubljana in different courses on zoology, toxicology, nanobiology and nanotoxicology. In 2017, Biotechnical Faculty awarded her by Jesenko Prize in order to recognize her lifetime achievements.